Window Eyes 8.2 beta Screen Reader Software Screen Reading software is usually appropriate for customers seeking employment or college training if they have prerequisite typing and computer skills and are unable to use screen magnification software. Window Eyes, System Access, NVDA and JAWS are four screenreading software being used today. Window Eyes 8.2 beta Screen Reader Software is available from GW Micro. The GW Micro website http://www.gwmicro.com/ provides much valuable information. Window Eyes Pricing Information Window-Eyes: $895.00 Window-Eyes 2-Upgrade SMA: $199.00 Window-Eyes 3-Upgrade SMA: $299.00 Payment Plan: As low as $39.00/month 60 Day Evaluation: $39.00 Agency Licenses, Site Licenses and Educational discounts are available. Please contact sales@xxxxxxxxxxx for more information. Window-eyes Featurings support for Windows XP (Home, Professional, and Media Center), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista (all 32-bit and 64-bit versions, including Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Premium, Vista Home Basic, Vista Business, and Vista Enterprise), all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008, and all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Window-Eyes puts you in the hands of the m Window Eyes System Requirements additional recommendations: for software speech, a multichannel sound card such as the Sound Blaster RG or Sound Blaster live, is strongly recommended. Note that increased RAM will assist in the performance of software speech. Window Eyes latest version specific info can be found at http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Latest_Features/ There is a very comprehensive "read me" documentation covering important information about the most recent 8.2 beta version. Below is a short excert from that document. In order to read the complete document, visit: http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Beta/Readme/ Welcome to Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2 GW Micro is proud to announce the release of Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2. In addition to the features introduced in Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 1, Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2 brings the ability to navigate by ARIA landmarks, ARIA Live support, and stability improvements based on customer feedback. Keep reading to learn more about Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2, and what it can do for you. Keeping In Touch Now that you have the power of Window-Eyes at your fingertips, why not join up with other Window-Eyes users on a GW Micro e-mail list? There are several to choose from: GW-Info for lively discussions of GW Micro products and services, GW-News for GW Micro news announcements only, GW-Scripting for Window-Eyes script developers and users, and many more. To subscribe, unsubscribe, or manage an existing subscription, visit http://www.gwmicro.com/lists. Subscribing is as simple as entering your email address in the email address edit box, selecting the Subscribe/Default radio button, selecting the GW-Info email list from the combo box of available lists, then selecting the Modify button. You will then receive a confirmation message. Select the link provided in the confirmation email, and you will become a member of the largest public network of Window-Eyes users, always eager and willing to answer any questions you may have. Although we encourage all users to help each other with questions and problems, you can take comfort in knowing that the GW-Info list is constantly monitored by GW Micro employees. You may also contact us directly by using the contact information listed above. Thank You! Window-Eyes is developed with you in mind. Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions, comments, or suggestions that you may have; we are eager to hear from you. Now read on to learn more about your latest investment, and thank you for choosing Window-Eyes! IMPORTANT INFORMATION The following documentation consists of important information that you need to know before using this version of Window-Eyes. 1. You must already have an existing copy of Window-Eyes 7.5 (including 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.4, or 188.8.131.52) or Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 1 installed before installing Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2. If you elect to install this version on a computer running either Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, please use the dedicated setup available on the Window-Eyes beta website as versions less than Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 1 will not install on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. 2. If you are running Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2008 or 2008 R2, Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2 will not install over a version of Window-Eyes less than 7.5. If you are running a version of Window-Eyes less than 7.5, you will need to upgrade to Window-Eyes 184.108.40.206 by contacting our order department at 260-489-3671, or orders@xxxxxxxxxxxx 3. Access to the public Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2 program is limited to valid, registered copies of Window-Eyes for XP, Vista, 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2. To check your eligibility for the public Window-Eyes Beta program, visit http://www.gwmicro.com/beta, enter your 10 character serial number in the edit box provided, and press enter. Anyone running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 is welcome to run Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2 using the separate, dedicated Window-Eyes installation package available from GW Micro's web site. 4. As of July 13, 2010, Microsoft ended support for all Windows 2000 products. Window-Eyes 8.0 Beta 2, therefore, will not install under Windows 2000, and requires at least Windows XP SP3 to run. 5. This beta will eventually expire and revert to a 30-minute demonstration mode. It is your responsibility to either update to the final version of Window-Eyes 8.0 when it becomes available or downgrade to Window-Eyes 7.5 before the beta times out. 6. While GW Micro believes the Window-Eyes public beta is stable enough for public testing, bugs may still exist. Please report any problems using the contact methods listed above. 7. The feature set for the final Window-Eyes 8.0 is subject to change at GW Micro's discression. This readme is divided up into various sections. The start of each major section will begin with two plus signs and the start of each minor section will begin with two minus signs. This means that you can search for ++ to move to the start of a major section, and -- to move to the start of a minor section. If you are reading the manual on a Windows PC using Notepad, we recommend maximizing the Notepad window with ALT-SPACE, then X. It is also a good idea to make sure that "word wrap" is enabled. This is usually found under the format menu of Notepad. Other Excerpts from this site include: Window-Eyes is nothing less than the most stable screen reader available on the market today. Featuring Windows 2000, Windows XP (Home, Professional, and Media Center), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista (all 32-bit versions, including Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Premium, Vista Home Basic, Vista Business, and Vista Enterprise) and Windows Server 2008 compatibility, Window-Eyes puts you in the hands of the most powerful screen reading software ever created. Window-Eyes gives total control over what you hear and how you hear it. Plus, with its enhanced Braille support that control is extended to what you feel as well. On top of all that, the power and stability of Window-Eyes means that most applications work right out of the box with no need for endless tinkering in order to get them to function properly. Window-Eyes is your key to opening the doors of a world with unlimited information. A world where work takes precedence over technical hassles. Window-Eyes is a leading software application for the blind and visually impaired, which converts components of the Windows operating system into synthesized speech allowing for complete and total access to Windows based computer systems. Window-Eyes integration into Windows is seamless, providing you with instant access to the operating system without having to learn a complicated set of keystrokes. Applications that utilize standard Microsoft controls will be spoken automatically with little to no configuration necessary. Other applications may require simple modifications to Window-Eyes whose options are easily accessible via a well organized, speech control panel. The Window-Eyes User's Guide (available in a multitude of formats -- see below) provides detailed instructions and examples for beginning configuration options such as voice parameters and verbosity, as well as advanced instruction for tasks such as setting up user and hyperactive windows, and creating customized settings for individual applications. GW Micro is committed to the user. Our partnerships with mainstream companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia, and PeopleSoft allows us to make Window-Eyes one of the primary tools for testing product accessibility. We work hard to make sure that Window-Eyes provides you with the best access possible for the most popular applications. You expect a lot from Window-Eyes. And you should. We're raising those expectations further with Window-Eyes, designed to harness the power of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. Windows has customized itself to individual work habits and preferences. Window-Eyes does the same, making it the most productive, easy-to-use screen reader ever. Window-Eyes Feature List Industry standard scripting support provides users with the tools to enhance the accessibility and usability of third party applications, the operating system, and even Window-Eyes itself. GW Micro is also proud to offer Script Central, a centralized script repository where both script users and script developers can gather to distribute and discuss Window-Eyes scripts. Support for Excel 2000/XP/2003/2007 Support Support for Word 2000/XP/2003/2007 Revolutionary PowerPoint 2000/XP/2003/2007 Support Complete Access to Microsoft Outlook 2000/XP/2003/2007 Calendar and Email Easily Read and Access Email Headers (including Attachments) in Outlook and Outlook Express Powerful Internet Support with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Remote Access with Citrix Metaframe XP Tip of the Day Powerful Set File Manager Remote Access with Microsoft Terminal Services Multiple Keyboard Layouts Remote Access with Microsoft Windows XP Remote Desktop Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Menu Levels Includes Microsoft Speech Software Synthesizer Includes DECtalk Access 32 Includes Ten Eloquence Voices MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) Support Support for all video systems Ability to read text under the mouse pointer as it moves Switch Braille displays on the fly Switch synthesizers on the fly More Supported Braille Displays than the Competition Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista Mobile and Network Installation Options Text, PDF, Windows Help, Daisy, HTML Documentation Works with many applications "out of the box." Little or no extra configuration required. No Authorization Keys (applies to U.S, Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand) First to support Adobe PDF, Macromedia Flash, and more Unprecedented Stability and Performance Contact info: GW Micro, Inc. 725 Airport North Office Park Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Ph: 260-489-3671 Fax: 260-489-2608 www.gwmicro.com sales@xxxxxxxxxxx support@xxxxxxxxxxx Hours: M-F, 8a-5p, EDST Window Eyes Technical support department at support@xxxxxxxxxxx or via phone at 260-489-3671. Window Eyes User Interface The Window Eyes 7.1 User Interface includes menus of: The Window Eyes 7.1 User Interface includes menus of: 1. File (ALT + F) a. Save (S) b. Manage Sets and Scripts (M) c. Select Synthesizer (Y) d. Select Braille Display (B) e. Startup Options (R) f. Exit (X) 2. Screen (ALT + S) a. Rate (R) b. Pitch (P) c. Tone (T) d. Volume (O) e. Blank Lines (B) 3. Keyboard (ALT + K) a. Voice (V) b. Rate (R) c. Pitch (P) d. Tone (T) e. Volume (O) f. Keyboard Layout (K) 4. Mouse (ALT + M) a. Voice (V) b. Rate (R) c. Pitch (P) d. Tone (T) e. Volume (O) 5. Hotkeys (ALT + O) a. Cursor (C) b. Mouse (M) c. Browser Mode (B) d. Miscellaneous (I) e. User Windows (W) f. Office (O) 6. Baille (ALT + B) a. Hot Keys (H) b. Options (O) c. Apply Braille Settings to All Programs (A) d. Braille Windows (B) 7. Global (ALT + L) a. Menu Level (M) 8. Help (ALT + H)\ a. Window-Eyes Manual (W) b. Window-Eyes Scripting Manual (S) c. Window-Eyes ReadMe (R) d. Tip of the Day (T) e. Error Reporting (R) f. Window-Eyes Updates (U) g. About Window-Eyes (A) Window Eyes Training manuals can be found at: http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Manual/ Window Eyes free 30 Minute Demo can be found at: http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/Demo/ Basic registration is required. The Window-Eyes demo is fully functional except for one item (which is excluded in the full version of Window-Eyes): the demo will time out after 30 minutes. You will need to reboot for an additional 30 minutes. You may do this an unlimited number of times. Please note: The Window-Eyes demo is 30.5 MB in size. If you would prefer to have the demo on a free CD, please contact our sales department at 260-489-3671. Window Eyes Hot Keys - Quick Reference Guide This appendix describes all hot keys. Each of these keys can be defined by you through the various sections of the hot keys menu of the Voice Control Panel. Many of the items in each section of this menu have been assigned hot keys, while others have been left unassigned. Until an item has been assigned a hot key, it is unusable by Window-Eyes. There is no functional reason to assign items you don't need. For example, you probably would never use the previous, current and next paragraph hot keys from within a spread-sheet program. Generally, assign keys that your application program does not use, or does not use often. If you do assign some of your application's program's keys as Window-Eyes hot keys, it's OK. you just have to press the bypass hot key (INS-B) before you press the hot key, if you want Window-Eyes not to execute the key but, instead, pass it along to the application program. The majority of the hot keys which read something (excluding the read window hot keys) use the coordinates of the currently active window. Let's say that the active window has a left column of ten and a right column of twenty. When you press the Current-Line hot key, Window-Eyes only voices the characters between 10 pixels from the left side of your user window and 20 pixels from the right side of your user window. Along with the default hot key layout, there are three other layouts offered. The default layout makes heavy use of the numeric keypad. Most people prefer this approach. However, if you are using a keyboard which doesn't have easy access to a keypad or if you are more comfortable with a layout similar to Vocal-Eyes you may want to consider one of the alternatives. Of course you can also customize the hot keys to your exact needs through the hot keys menu. But if you want to quickly change the layout for all set files to the laptop or Vocal-Eyes layout, you can do the following. Press CTRL-BACKSLASH to go to the Window-Eyes control panel, press ALT-K for the keyboard menu, and then press K to access the keyboard layout options. Select one of the available layouts, and press ENTER. Once you select an option you will be asked if you wish to continue. If you wish to abort the change, simply press the letter "N." If you wish to continue press the letter "Y." It will take several seconds to complete the task. Once it has finished, your new layout will take effect immediately. Although you can change the hot key layout, keep in mind that this manual assumes the default layout is being used. All references to hot keys are based on the default layout. If you change the layout, keep this in mind. You can always return to the default layout by selecting the Default Layout option. The last keyboard layout you selected will be checked in the keyboard layout menu. While in the list box of available hot keys, you can do the following to move through the list: Press the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to move one entry at a time. Press the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keys to move twenty entries at a time. Press the HOME key to go to the first entry or END to go to the last entry. Repeatedly press the first letter of the option you want until you get there. Each press of the letter will move you to a new entry which starts with that letter. Start spelling out the entry you want. As you type out the entry, Window-Eyes will move you to the next entry in the list that matches what has been typed so far. Continue spelling the entry until you get to the entry you wish. If you pause more than one second between keystrokes, the sequence will restart beginning with the character after the one second pause. This is an excellent method of getting to the entry as quick as possible. Default Layout Quick Reference Guide The following is a quick reference guide listing the most commonly used hot keys of the default keyboard layout which takes great advantage of the numeric keypad. The numpad is laid out in the following fashion, again starting with the top left most key, the Num Lock key, and moving in a downward direction. Row 1: NUMLOCK SLASH (/) STAR (*) DASH Row 2: 7 (HOME) 8 (UP ARROW) 9 (PAGE UP) PLUS (+) Row 3: 4 (LEFT ARROW) 5 (CENTER) 6 (RIGHT ARROW) Row 4: 1 (END) 2 (DOWN ARROW) 3 (PAGE DOWN) ENTER Row 5: 0 (INS) DELETE Normal The hot keys below are listed in the order that they appear on the numpad, starting with the top left most key, the NUMLOCK key. NUMLOCK - Toggles NUMLOCK state on or off SLASH - Single Click Left Button STAR - Single Click Right Button DASH - WE/Mouse Toggle 7 - Mouse Top Left 8 - Mouse Line Prior 9 - Mouse Top Right PLUS - Cursor to Mouse 4 - Mouse Character Prior 5 - Mouse Line 6 - Mouse Character Next 1 - Mouse Bottom Left 2 - Mouse Line Next 3 - Mouse Bottom Right DELETE - Default Button With INS The hot keys below are listed in the order that they appear on the numpad, starting with the top left most key, the NUMLOCK key, and holding down the INS Key (Number 0 on the number pad). If keys that were listed above are not listed below, then they have no function with the INS key held down. SLASH - Toggle Left Button STAR - Toggle Right Button DASH - Sync WE and Mouse 7 - Mouse Clip Prior 8 - Mouse Clip 9 - Mouse Clip Next PLUS - Mouse to Focus 4 - Mouse Word Prior 5 - Mouse Word 6 - Mouse Word Next 1 - Mouse Sentence Prior 2 - Mouse Sentence 3 - Mouse Sentence Next DELETE - Drag and Drop With Control The hot keys below are listed in the order that they appear on the numpad, starting with the top left most key, the NUMLOCK key, and holding down the Control Key. If keys that were listed above are not listed below, then they have no function with the Control key held down. 8 - Cursor Paragraph PLUS - Cursor Position 4 - Cursor Character 5 - Cursor Line 6 - Cursor Word 2 - Cursor Sentence DELETE - Cursor Unicode/attribute With Control + INS The hot keys below are listed in the order that they appear on the numpad, starting with the top left most key, the NUMLOCK key, and holding down the Control INS key combination. If keys that were listed above are not listed below, then they have no function with the Control INS key combination held down. PLUS - Mouse Position 5 - Cursor Character 1 - Mouse Paragraph Prior 2 - Mouse Paragraph 3 - Mouse Paragraph Next DELETE - Mouse Unicode/attribute With Control + Shift The hot keys below are listed in the order that they appear on the numpad, starting with the top left most key, the NUMLOCK key, and holding down the Control Shift key combination. If keys that were listed above are not listed below, then they have no function with the Control Shift key combination held down. 8 - Mouse Up Delta 4 - Mouse Left Delta 6 - Mouse Right Delta 2 - Mouse Down Delta With Alt The hot keys below are listed in the order that they appear on the numpad, starting with the top left most key, the NUMLOCK key, and holding down the Alt key. If keys that were listed above are not listed below, then they have no function with the Alt key held down. 5 - Mouse Up Down Speak With Alt-INS The hot keys below are listed in the order that they appear on the numpad, starting with the top left most key, the NUMLOCK key, and holding down the Alt INS key combination. If keys that were listed above are not listed below, then they have no function with the Alt INS key combination held down. 7 - Mouse Beginning of line 8 - Top To mouse 4 - Left to mouse 6 - Mouse To right 1 - Mouse End of line 2 - Mouse To bottom Robert Acosta, President Helping Hands for the Blind Email: boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx Web Site: www.helpinghands4theblind.org You can assist Helping Hands for the Blind by donating your used computers to us. If you have a blind friend in need of a computer, please mail us at the above address.