[Pibe-division] JAWS 13 is out TODAY--lucky 13
Dr. Denise M. Robinson
dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 24 17:48:38 CDT 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:
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, W.
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.
INSERT+SPACEBAR, O, H. Speaks
a brief help message describing the commands in the OCR layer.
all the new features at JAWS
More info at: www.yourtechvision.com
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
email: yourtechvision at gmail.com
Website with hundreds of lessons: yourtechvision.com
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