RE: JAWS--good product--potential problem

Well, if what I experience is in fact Carpel Tunnel, it's from the swing of 
my cane and not from the keyboard.  Believing as I do that surgery could 
only make this kind of an issue worse, I've been making the same efforts as 
others, I.E. exercising the wrists as much as I can.  And it must be 
working, cause I walked about two miles with the cane yesterday and didn't 
get numb once.  Actually, I didn't even think about it until now, but
there it is.
And if you think Jaws commands are bad, try some of the contortions for 
Window-Eyes commands.  <grin>
At 11:13 PM 12/19/2003 -0600, you wrote:

>Hello List,
>Amen! I have been using a keyboard since about 1978 or so and do not
>have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, I have Arthritis. The amount of keystrokes
>one has to contend with with JAWS pales by comparison with earning one's
>salary based on ten cents per line of installed COBOL code.
>   JAWS has some shortcomings but it sure is a lot better than what was
>available ten years ago. What we can do on a micro computer today makes
>what we could do on a mainframe computer twenty years ago look like
>writing on stone tablets. If you want a real thrill, try programming by
>reading the screen with an Opticon. Want to talk about wrist action.
>CYS...
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>Behalf Of David Poehlman
>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 9:21 PM
>To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: JAWS--good product--potential problem
>
>
>I have two things to say here.
>1> if one has a suggestion, one should write to:
>suggestions@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx and if there is a problem asking for a
>solution like how do I do this or that with jaws or some thing that is
>not readily apparent, we are here to help. A success story is always
>welcome, I downloaded this program and it works really well with jaws
>with a few tweaks or no tweaks at all.
>
>2> There are so many ways to use jaws that if someone has a problem with
>down arrow on web pages, they should come up with another approach.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Tusing" <ptusing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 8:51 PM
>Subject: JAWS--good product--potential problem
>
>
>Greetings,
>Although I do appreciate the effort behind and the great value of using
>JAWS:
>I  am  hearing from a growing--but  not scientific-polled group of
>people who are reporting problems. Their  issue which I do not wish to
>become my  issue  or  your issue is due to stress or repeat motion
>strain on the hands due to the  increased number of  keystrokes we get
>to  use as years  go by. Being fair, we do  have Internet  keystrokes
>which work to a certain
>extent:  however, the inability to "remove" totally blank  lines from
>the web page reading experience has  such  people abandoning 5. Very few
>people keyboard constantly as we screen reader users  do as our software
>is keyboard driven and the  increased risk of carpel tunnel syndrome is
>always there. Why can't F S give us a toggle for "lessening" the  number
>of  totally blank lines since the Internet keystrokes although O
>K--certainly are not 100%.
>Why can't we "choose"   to turn  "off"   totally blank lines  on some
>or
>all web sites?
>After all,  if JAWS can encounter text then one can surely program to
>locate (and  hopefully) remove totally blank lines. Repeat use damage
>can ruin a career. Thank you.
>
>
>
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