Here's something Gary Campbell wrote:
Here are some other keys you might find useful while doing this.
While playing or recording p will pause the recording. Pressing it again will
While playing you can press [ to set the start of the selection and ] to set
the end. I like to hit p, then the appropriate bracket. If you don't stop (by
pressing space), you can start playing and then back up with arrow keys to try
again. (What you can't do is back up before the point where you started
If you press CTRL+F6 you will move the focus to the selection bar. If you tab
through this toolbar you will find a Selection start and Selection End (or
length, depending on the setting of some radio buttons). You can left/right
arrow through the digits of the start/end time. You can change the value by
typing numbers or by up/downarrow. If you press the APP key to get the context
menu, you can change the format of the displayed time. I leave mine set on
hh:mm:ss+miliseconds. That lets you make very fine adjustments to the
While in the track panel, if stopped, [ and ] bring up a dialog allowing you to
set the start or end of the selection, which is also a way to read the
selection start or end time. (If you are using JAWS, the JAWS script for
Audacity provides keystrokes that will speak the start and end of the
selection. They also speak the position when arrowing the cursor when stopped.)
and here's the link to the JAWS scripts installer he's been working on:
Known issues with this release:
In toolbars CTRL+TAB says "grabber". (Issue #4)
You can download the 2.1.0-beta.5 installer here.
You can view the latest README.
From: Alison codamusic
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2016 7:59 AM
Subject: [audacity4blind] New member Introduction
My name is Alison Trelfa and I have just found this list through trying to find
support online for the Audacity program. I use JAWS and I would very much
appreciate help with Audacity. I do see that there is a manual for those of us
using screen readers and for reference it seems very good, but I do not seem to
take info in very well in this way. It is the same for many other programs I
use. Are there any video or audio tutorials that I can be located to which goes
through the basic functions of editing such as deleting parts of a song, for
example taking out instrumental breaks and so on? I run a choir and have found
some excellent backing tracks, but they often have instrumental breaks in the
middle which leaves the choir standing doing nothing which I hate.
I am very excited to learn much more about this program and I am sure you will
help me enormously.
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