[Pibe-division] JAWS 13 is out TODAY--lucky 13

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 24 22:48:38 UTC 2011

Scientific just released JAWS 13 today

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 now

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:

Recognizes the current application window that has focus.
S. Recognizes the entire screen.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, C. Recognizes the 
currently selected control, such as a graphical button.
Q. Cancels recognition while it is in progress.
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
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com 
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