[Pibe-division] JAWS spelling magic

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 15:49:47 CDT 2011

JAWS spelling magic 
Jaws offers up a great spell check option that WORD cannot.

Word offers you the applications key any time you misspell a word. Open 
word and misspell any word, arrow into it and then hit your applications
 key. Those of you who do not know what the applications key is, on a 
desktop keyboard, it is the 3rd key to the right of the space bar. It is
 the key you most likely have never used because you have no idea what 
it does. It is a very powerful key. Any time you do not know how to 
spell a word, spell it out the best you can, then hit that applications 
key and it will give you the correct spelling...that is as long as you 
have not misspelled it so badly WORD really has no idea what you want.

The next spell check in WORD is F7. I will provide a lesson on that later on, as it is very involved.

But the power spell check for JAWS is ALT+SHIFT+L. Try it out. Open 
word, misspell several words, then hit the command ALT+SHIFT+L and it 
will bring up your misspelled words and tell you how many you have in 
the document. Hit enter on the word and you will pop back exactly to the
 word, hit your applications key and enter on the correct spelling. 
Repeat the command ALT+SHIFT+L and continue until all words are 
correctly spelled.

Today, as I showed one of my students this power command, I could hear 
her smile across the miles of our virtual screen. She lit up the room 
and once again, she is shown how technology is making her life so much 
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired
TechVision-Independent Contractor
Specialist in blind programming/teaching/training
509-674-1853     deniserob at gmail.com
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