actually I'm not hip on the newer versions, I.E. 2007 and 2010, the older versions were quite well supported, if you figured out where to find the blinking!!!... shortcuts
smile yes there are things that are extremely hard to do but I was able to pass my access class with a 4.0 at a highly technical computer college with little outside assistance (mostly when I was picking colors out of the color grid that used to be used).
what you need to do is one, make sure you have the sample database on hand (this means doing a custom install on office, or doing a change in the change/reinstall/remove wizard)
you will also want to open a blank database, and go to each tab from tables to reports, one at a time and go through the various jaws hot key actuations insert f1 twice fast, insert w and insert h and probably want to copy and make a document of these things since within them are a lot of shortcuts for stuff that most folks never hear of but are vital to generating a fully functional database.
I have created database menu's, multi reference databases and other such items. and yes there are a few things that sighted assistance will probably be needed for, in my class (MSO 2000 was the newest latest and greatest then) there was a grey square in the middle of the forms screen that had to be clicked for doing some things (I hope they replaced that thing), and I had to get an assistant to watch as I tried to maneuver to it with my jaws cursor, once we got things arranged so she could see where I was on the screen, we found a graphic I could label, and I could then count up X number of spaces and go left Y number of spaces and that put me in the grey square, but once I knew that I could trip it every time.
but it can be conquered well enough!you will probably want to check on the Microsoft site, there are pages with keyboard shortcut guides that can give you abilities you never before knew were there for you in an office ap
HTH, elf Moderator, Blind Access Help Owner: Alacorn Computer Enterprises Specialists in customized computers and peripherals - own the might and majesty of a Alacorn! www.alacorncomputer.com proprietor, The Grab Bag, for blind computer users and programmers http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann byrne" <annakb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 8:53 AM Subject: Re: Microsoft Access question
Try using the JAWS cursor. Page down, then arrow up one line. Maybe. Good luck! Access 2007 isn't well supported at all. At 10:35 AM 3/2/2011, you wrote:There's one lister who has had some success with MS-Access, but it's not well supported with any JAWS scripts. You may have to use a lot of JAWS cursor groping.DaveComposed on a Dell Latitude 630 in the general vicinity of my Audio Recording and Mixing Studios, San Francisco Bay Area.----- Original Message ----- From: <mailto:ShannonR@xxxxxxxxx>Shannon Ramsay To: <mailto:jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 08:29 Subject: Microsoft Access question Hello,I am using Jaws 12 with Microsoft Access 2007. I know there is a toolbar at the bottom of the screen with things like "first record", "next record", "last record", etc. I can't figure out how to get there from the keyboard. Is there a keyboard command to get to this control bar? Where would I look for the answer to this question?Thanks, Shannon-- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.comJFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfwAlternative archives located at: http://n2.nabble.com/JAWS-for-Windows-f2145279.htmlIf you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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