[nabs-l] JAWS

Michael Ausbun mausbun at nevada.unr.edu
Tue May 16 23:43:59 UTC 2017


Hello All:
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to know multiple ways of
preforming a task. If you have even 30 minutes each day, take some time and
play with narrator or NVDA. As others have said, when one fails, as windows
users, we have lots and lots of alternative methods we can, and should, use
to effectively complete our tasks. This is a luxury we have as windows
users. 
	On a slightly different note, I find that JAWS 18 works beautifully
with windows 10 (something I never thought I would say, before I started
attending the Louisiana Center). I have yet to have any issues, and, when
combined with office 365, I find myself a very happy computer geek.
Hope all is well!
Respectfully,
Michael Ausbun

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Subject: Re: [nabs-l] JAWS

I was going to comment on that too. You are not clueless without sighted
help. I use narrator to rescue me from jaws "conking out" e.g: crashing.
Sometimes you either do need to use the task manager however or restart
depending on which part of jaws crashed. But if you can alt-tab and reboot
jaws with narrator you should be fine. Also setting up a hotkey like
ctrl+alt+j might be useful.
HTH,
On 5/16/2017 6:48 PM, Aaron via NABS-L wrote:
> I don't think that the statement "jaws would conk out on you and you'd 
> need sighted assistance..." What about installing NVDA or learning how 
> to use narrator.
>
> Thanks,
> Aaron Linson
> CEO Blind Faith Project
> CEO Linson Productions
> Aaron Linson
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Ashley
Bramlett
> via NABS-L
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:38 PM
> To: steve.jacobson at visi.com; National Association of Blind Students
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> list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Ashley Bramlett <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] JAWS
>
> Hello,
>
> It seems like many of you including those tech savvy people are having
> trouble with Jaws 18 and either Word or Outlook.
> Given that these are mainstream products used often in work settings, this
> could be a serious problem since if you are typing or something important,
> you do not want jaws to conk out on you. Without jaws, you are clueless
and
> would need a sighted person's help to save your work and shut down the pc
> properly.
>
> Does freedom scientific know about this? Kelsey, did you contact FS about
> this? This sounds bad and something FS needs to be working on ASAP.
>
> I've got jaws 18 and I think it has froze on me in Word. I'm using older
> software. Its windows 7 and Microsoft 2010.
> I'll keep this all in mind and next time it crashes on me, I'll make a
note
> and call FS.
>
> Ashley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Jacobson via NABS-L
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:20 PM
> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
> Cc: Steve Jacobson
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] JAWS
>
> Which version of Outlook are you using and which build of JAWS 18?  I have
> also had problems since a recent build, Build 2738, of JAWS and Office
2016
> through Office 365.  Certainly problems are minimized by more speed and
more
> memory, but it does seem as though something has gotten more troublesome
> recently.  I have reverted to JAWS 17 when I know I am going to be doing a
> good deal of work in Outlook, Word or Excel, and the problems are a good
> deal less when I do that.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Steve Jacobson
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:26 AM
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> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] JAWS
>
> I think this problem doesn't matter what version of jaws that you have. I
am
> running 18 and outlook, they both work fine on my machine.
>
>
> On May 16, 2017 10:15:50 AM Gary Wunder via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I find this happening more than I would like. What version of Outlook 
>> are you using?
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Kelsey
> Nicolay
>> via NABS-L
>> Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 10:49 PM
>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Cc: Kelsey Nicolay
>> Subject: [nabs-l] JAWS
>>
>> Hello,
>> I was hoping someone who uses JAWS could help me out.  I have been on 
>> JAWS
>> 18 at work since November.  I have noticed within the past couple 
>> months, JAWS has a tendency to crash.  Most of the time when this 
>> happens, I can
> get
>> JAWS 17 started or turn on Nvda, but on Friday, it locked up to the 
>> point where I could not perform any keystrokes, not even standard 
>> Windows keystrokes like alt fbled.  I later determined from Nvda that 
>> Outlook had stopped responding, but when this causes JAWS to lock up 
>> and prevent me
> from
>> doing keystrokes, there's a problem.  What I ended up doing was 
>> pressing
> the
>> power button to initiate a shutdown and then boot up again.  IT did a 
>> scan of my computer and couldn't find anything.  Therefore, has anyone 
>> else experienced similar issues when using JAWS 18 on Windows 7? JAWS 
>> 17 never did this.
>> Thank you,
>> Kelsey Nicolay
>>
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