Re: Dell computer and JFW

Interesting you should say that, as I find Paypal to be extremely easy to 
use with JFW. Of the two user interfaces, JAWS has my vote bar none in 
terms of a logical layout.

Bruce

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On Sat, 20 Nov 2004, chevelle wrote:

> Hi Bill,
> wow! you know quite aq bit. I have used Jaws with an Alva and the power
> braille. For my personal use I do have the Alva satellite series. You hit
> the point. There are times when I want to use the braille display only. With
> Jaws I can do this. With Window-eyes everytime I advance to the next 44
> letters window-eyes will talk. It drives me crazy! At least with Jaws the
> times I want to use the braille display to read e-mail, or entire documents,
> I can do this with the braille display, and Jaws will not talk at all while
> I use the braille display. If Window-eyes could do that I would probably
> switch because again Window-eyes does seem to do a much better job of
> working on the internet than Jaws. Lately I have noticed a trend with jaws.
> Here is an example. If I go to www.deankoontz.com, and I want to read an
> excerpt from one of his books, Jaws for some reason starts to act weird!
> Sometimes it will read part of a line and just stop speaking in the middle
> of a word. I can't even use the braille display at this point. If I press
> the down arrow sometimes I have to wait a long time before Jaws will speak.
> Sometimes Jaws won't even speak. Another website that this happens is
> www.paypal.com. I have to switch to Window-eyes to finish setting up an
> account.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill" <bill.cam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 6:37 PM
> Subject: Re: Dell computer and JFW
>
>
>> trying to keep this on jfw topic.
>>
>>
>> jfw of course is maid by freedom scientific.
>>
>>
>> prior to the telesensory merger jfw best support occurred with alva
>> braille
>> displays, that best support now may be with the power braille or other
>> telesensory now freedom scientific products.
>>
>> point being jfw support for braille may vary  depending on your braille
>> display because their more apt to implement their scripts for their own
>> hardware products.
>>
>> so bottom line is this do you have a freedom scientific braille display.
>>
>> if the answer is yes then you may find jfw the better tool for braille
>> support.
>> not to mention a one stop  for answers to your tech questions on how to
>> use it.
>>
>> comparing braille support is a tricky thing.
>>
>> main reason for this is how its implemented in the differant products.
>>
>> some products are designed more for solo braille use with no speech while
>> others are designed to work in conjunction with the screen voice.
>>
>> on the flip side the individuals braille skill plays a part in what is
>> best
>> for you.
>>
>> if braille is your first choice and your able to read like a jack rabbit
>> then you will want a package that caters to no speech.
>>
>> if on the flip side your braille is only so so  but you have a need for
>> silent feedback then the combo option may be best for you.
>>
>>
>> this is not to say that the products do not have over lapping features.
>> a product design more to be braille only will also offer speech and vice a
>> versa.
>>
>> so the combo unit can also be used with speech only.
>>
>> still the main design determines ease of use.
>>
>> bottom line its more oranges and apples than what is best and  inferior.
>>
>>
>> bill
>>
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