RE: jaws 11 and net books

  • From: Adrian Spratt <Adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:11:57 -0400

You've been given numerous suggestions by this point. Be aware that JAWS
enables you to select a laptop keyboard or desktop keyboard configuration.
If the device you buy lacks the keys that JAWS requires, you can follow
other listers' suggestions and connect a numpad, which you can buy cheaply
at places like Radio Shack. With a numpad, you can use JAWS's desktop
You're already using JAWS, so presumably you know you can install it via
either your JAWS disc or a JAWS download from the Freedom Scientific
website. NO need to worry about thumb drives at this stage.
It's time to make your decisions and move on.


From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of carlos g
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:01 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: jaws 11 and net books

any suggestions on wich net books to look for,
i was looking at a toshiba cause it has the home key end page up and down.
But I was going to try to install jaws on there demo to test it.
By the way any suggestions on how to get jaws on it.
I don't have experience with a thumb drive.
so i thought put jaws on it then uninstall it.


From: inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: jaws 11 and net books
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:49:53 -0700

not on all of them
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Bob - KA5ETA 
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: jaws 11 and net books

    On a netbook you have to use the function key and arrow key and some
other combination get the page up, page down, and others like that.  Also
you will have to set jaws to a laptop keyboard.  It is a learning curve.   

----- Original Message ----- 
From: carlos g 
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6:39 PM
Subject: jaws 11 and net books

Hi list,
My name is Carlos I am new to the list.
I use to post once in a while years ago.
Well I just bought a net book.
my sighted friend hlped me buy it.
Its an hp net book from best buy.
Since I never had a net book i did not know what to look for.
The first thing was that when the computer was turnd on it did not go in to
windows right away instead showing some hp media thing.
I prbably could not hae figuered ou what was going on if not for my sighted
friend setting it up.o
then i found the insert but worked as a print screen first and as an insert
only in conjction of pressing the function ke.
Thats not good with jaws.
Now i just have fond out it doesn
have a home page up page down or end key.
I took it to best buy and they are goig to let me exchange it for another on
i have had it for mor thann a month so they are making an exception to there
rulesbecause the naure of the situation.
if any one has had prolems with net books like this or has any suggestions
on specific brands like please let me know.Its a nice netbook but i don't
think i could get uso not having a home key or page upor page dow or end.
thanks for any help.
The sales person in best buy suggested toshiba net books but i don't know.

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