Dear Lois,Although I have been uwsing jaws for several years, this note I read will be very helpful for me. I use xp and jaws 7.1, I guess my biggest problem is learning how download free music and when it is complete and where it goes, never have really have downloaded.
Thanks, Craig to do----- Original Message ----- From: "Lois Goodine" <al415@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:46 AM Subject: Re: what is best way to learn JAWS and the pc as a total newbie?
Though it is difficult for one who has no prior knowledge of computers, the Jaws training sessions, downloadable from the FS site, is one of the best ways to learn everything, and get started from scratch because they teach one's way around PC use and Jaws use simultaneously. This is also the least expensive route. Teachers need to be paid for their time and knowledge. Also, National Braille Press has had some very good books on computer usage that are very comprehensive. Trouble there is, the last thorough one they published is on XP. They have only keystroke charts for Vista after that. You might check out NLS and other audio book sources for things like "Computers for Dummies", etc. But they will not be much help to a blind person just getting started. Again, the Jaws material is good because their tutorials are aimed specifically at the blind user who needs to learn something about the computer at the same time he's learning how to make it work. Just some thoughts on this matter by one who had to do it that way. Someone came to my home and set up my first computer, installed Jaws, and showed me how to turn the machine on and off. Then I was totally on my own with a package of six cassette tapes. So I dug in with much trepidation at first, following instructions to the letter and calling FS to ask beginners' questions when I got stuck. After I began to understand the internet, I found out where I could ask questions on lists, and found helpful books and tutorialsHope thie helps. Lois Goodine.. -- 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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