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

Dr. Denise M. Robinson dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 24 18:05:22 CDT 2011


Yes, Eric, you are so right...gave me chills just reading all about it.

 
       Denise 
                                                                                                              

Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D. 
CEO, TechVision
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
email:  yourtechvision at gmail.com
Website with hundreds of lessons that are all done with keystrokes: www.yourtechvision.com 


 



>________________________________
>From: "EricGuillory at aol.com" <EricGuillory at aol.com>
>To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
>Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 3:58 PM
>Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] JAWS 13 is out TODAY--lucky 13
>
>
>This is indeed big news. I'm sure improvements to text recognition will 
need to be made and adjustments implemented to fix potential bugs. But the 
access this gives us is truly fantastic, and the time-saving possibilities are 
exciting to consider.
> 
>EG
> 
> 
>In a message dated 10/24/2011 5:49:26 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 
dmehlenbacher at yahoo.com writes:
>Freedom  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.
>>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  13 
>> More info at: www.yourtechvision.com
>>
>>       Denise 
>> 
>>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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