[nobe-l] JAWS 13 is out TODAY--lucky 13

Elizabeth Phillips evp at email.arizona.edu
Tue Oct 25 00:36:54 UTC 2011

Wow is that really true?  And do you need jaws 12 in order to upgrade or is
11 sufficient?  Do you know if it's costing us another $1000 to buy the

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Subject: [nobe-l] JAWS 13 is out TODAY--lucky 13

JAWS 13 is out TODAY--lucky
 Freedom Scientific just released JAWS 13

One of the biggest items is Convenient OCR--for all those nasty PDF files
that are inaccessible and refuse to be read...AH HAH...there is a solution

Frequently, you will encounter images that contain textual information.
These can include a PDF file, the setup screen of an application, or the
menu of selections for a DVD movie. While these images contain text that is
readable by a sighted person, JAWS is unable to read the text as it is part
of the image.

The new Convenient OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature enables you
to access any image on the screen that includes text. With just a few simple
keystrokes, JAWS will recognize the image in a matter of seconds and
activate the JAWS cursor so you can navigate the resulting text. The
recognized text will be in the same location as the actual image on the
screen. In order to differentiate the recognized text from other text that
may be in the window, JAWS will use a different voice when it encounters the
recognized text. When you activate the PC cursor, or switch to another
application or dialog box, the text is removed, and you will need to perform
the OCR again.

To use Convenient OCR, the following layered keystrokes have been added:

INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W. Recognizes the current application window that has
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, S. Recognizes the entire screen.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, C. Recognizes the currently selected control, such as a
graphical button.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, Q. Cancels recognition while it is in progress.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, H. Speaks a brief help message describing the commands
in the OCR layer.

Read about all the new features at JAWS

More info at:www.yourtechvision.com

Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
CEO, TechVision
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
Email:  yourtechvision at gmail.com <deniserob at gmail.com>
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com
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