Re: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

  • From: Alex Midence <alex.midence@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 00:12:27 -0500

MessageTo address the prtability issue and the extra keyboard, they sell these 
rolling rubber keybards now that some people use for PDA's and such.  I'm sure 
they can be found with a usb port that will fit a laptop.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:43 PM
  Subject: RE: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

  Just for an FYI:
  I use a laptop, but attached a regular keyboard to it.  This way I can keep 
my fingers going in the same direction regardless if I am at work with my desk 
top or at home with my laptop.
  Of course it makes your laptop, a bit less portable, because you have to pick 
up the machine and the keyboard. 
  Just another option, if you don't want to jump into learning new key strokes 
right away.

  Barbara Anne 
  -----Original Message-----
  From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Dave Mitchell
  Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:28 AM
  To: JAWS Help
  Subject: JAWS 11 & Laptop Shopping / PC or Mac

  Hi All:  I have been using JAWS since 2.0 but always on a Desk Top PC with 
Microsoft operating systems.
  I'm contemplating adding a laptop and just reviewed the Freedom Scientific 
site for guidance without success.  Perhaps I missed some obvious resources at 
the site but mostly I went around in circles.  As an aside, they hide their 
pricing as good as anybody it seems.  <G>

  On point, how difficult is the learning curve from PC to Laptop within 
Windows based machines?
  Also, does anyone operate both a Desk Top Windows PC and a Mac laptop?
  If the best idea would be to stay with a Windows laptop, do I shop Cosco and 
the like, Dell or what?
  My needs do not stray much from using the Internet, e mail and basic word 
  Thanks for any help and, if this subject   can possibly be off topic, you can 
send reply's direct to:


  Thanks again, Mitch

  "Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."  
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