[AI] New jaws 12

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JAWS 12 Features

The following features are new to JAWS 12. For more information and
complete demonstrations, listen to the
August 2010 FSCast.

JAWS BrailleIn

The JAWS BrailleIn feature allows you to work with your computer using
only your Perkins-style braille keyboard. A number of braille
keystrokes are available
to control your computer. Visit the
Braille Display Input Commands
 Web page for a list of supported keystrokes. For other braille
displays, contact the manufacturer for a list of keystrokes.

Contracted Braille Typing

Using the new Contracted Braille Input feature, you can now type
contracted braille using your Perkins-style braille keyboard, and then
have it immediately
translated back as normal text in the current e-mail, document, or
form. If an application or specific edit box does not support
contracted braille, JAWS
announces the message, "Computer Braille."

Contracted Braille Input is off by default. To turn it on, do the following:

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. In the Search edit box, type "Contracted Braille Input" without the quotes.
3. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Contracted Braille Input in the
filtered search results in the tree view.
4. Next, press SPACEBAR to select the Contracted Braille Input check box.
5. Press TAB to move to the OK button, and then SPACEBAR to save the
change and close Settings Center. You can now type in contracted
braille using your
Perkins-style braille keyboard.
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Settings Center

JAWS Settings Center is a new feature that allows you to quickly
configure and globally apply JAWS settings, or configure and apply
settings for a specific
application. It consolidates all options into one convenient dialog
box. It includes a Search edit box, which provides an extremely fast
way to find and
edit JAWS functionality. Settings Center continues to use JCF files
and is a direct replacement for Configuration Manager.

Settings Center consists of six primary areas described below. Press
TAB or SHIFT+TAB to move through different parts of the dialog box.

list of 6 items
. Application combo box: Select an application from the list to modify
its settings for use with JAWS. To retrieve the JAWS default settings,
press CTRL+SHIFT+D.
To retrieve application settings, press SHIFT+TAB to move focus to the
Application combo box. Next, select the application from the combo
box, and then
press TAB to move focus back to the tree view pane.
. Search edit box: Press CTRL+E to move focus to the Search box. Type
a search word or phrase in the edit box to reduce the number of items
that appear
in the tree view list. Press DOWN ARROW to move to search results, and
then press ENTER to move focus directly to that item in the tree view.
. Settings tree view pane: Use the tree view pane to select and change
settings for the selected application. To retrieve the JAWS default
settings, press
CTRL+SHIFT+D. To retrieve application settings, press SHIFT+TAB twice
to move focus to the Application combo box. Next, select the
application from the
combo box, and then press TAB to move focus back to the tree view
pane. For a brief description of the item selected in the tree view,
press TAB to move
focus to the read-only edit box. Use the Say Line or Say All commands
to read the help message. To vertically scroll through the tree view,
use the UP
and DOWN ARROW keys, PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keys, or first letter
navigation. Use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys to expand or collapse
tree view groups.
Use the SPACEBAR to move through and change settings for each option.
. Configuration display pane: As you move through the tree view, a
sighted user can simultaneously track cursor movement using the
configuration display
pane. Press F6 to switch between the tree view and this pane. This is
necessary when typing in an edit or edit spin box.
. Help message pane: Displays context-sensitive help for the item
currently selected in the tree view. Use the Say Line or Say All
commands to read the
help message.
. Apply, OK, and Cancel: Use Apply to make changes. Use OK to save
changes and close Settings Center. Use Cancel to close Settings Center
without saving
changes.
list end

To use Settings Center, do the following:

list of 2 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center. Settings appear for
the application that has focus. The cursor is in the Search edit box.
2. If you know the setting that you want to change, type a term for it
in the edit box. For example, type the word "braille" without the
quotes for a filtered
list of braille settings. Next, press DOWN ARROW to move to the
filtered results in the tree view.
list end

Note: To load the default JAWS settings, press CTRL+SHIFT+D, and then
search for the setting as previously described.

To select a different application, press SHIFT+TAB to move to the
Application edit box. Use ARROW Keys or first letter navigation to
select the application,
and then press CTRL+E to search for the setting as previously described.

list of 2 items
3. Press SPACEBAR to select check boxes, radio buttons, or other
buttons, and press F6 to switch between an edit box and the tree view
to change settings.
4. Choose Apply to apply changes and remain in Settings Center, OK to
save changes and exit Settings Center, or Cancel to close Settings
Center without
saving changes. The new settings are saved to the appropriate JCF file.
list end

Virtual Ribbon Menu

The Ribbons in Microsoft Office applications and Windows 7 create an
accessibility challenge due to inconsistent navigation between various
groups and items.
For example, when you enter the Lower Ribbon and press the ARROW keys
to move between items in a group, you can skip items and unexpectedly
move into another
group. Pressing TAB gives no indication that you have left one group
and entered another. Using first letter navigation to find items can
be difficult
and frustrating. Finally, because of a group's layout, you do not know
if you should navigate up, down, left, or right to select an item.

The new Virtual Ribbon provides predictable navigation, lets you see
everything in the Ribbon, and offers consistency when navigating with
ARROW keys. For
example, the ARROW and TAB keys move focus from the Upper Ribbon tabs
to the Lower Ribbon groups. Once in a group, the ARROW, TAB, and
SHIFT+TAB keys move
through all items in a group, move from one group to the next, and
wrap to the beginning of the Ribbon. For submenus, SPACEBAR and ENTER
expands menus,
and ESCAPE collapses menus.

Reverse Panning Buttons for Braille

Reverse Panning Buttons is a new feature that allows you to switch the
direction of left and right panning buttons. This is a great benefit
if you are a
two-handed braille user who reads different parts of a braille line at
the same time. By the time your right hand reaches the end of the
display, your
left hand can be back at the left side of the display ready to advance
it. This can significantly increase braille reading and is ideal for
braille power
users.

To use reverse panning, do the following:

list of 5 items
1. Press INSERT+F2 and select Settings Center.
2. In the Search edit box, type "Reverse Panning Buttons" without the quotes.
3. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Reverse Panning Buttons in the filtered
search results in the tree view.
4. Press SPACEBAR to select the Reverse Panning Buttons check box.
5. Press TAB to move to the OK button, and then SPACEBAR to save the
change and close Settings Center.

JAWS is now configured so that when you press a left Navrow button or
Panning key, panning advances to the right. Likewise, when you press a
right Navrow
button or Panning button, panning advances to the left. To restore
normal panning operation, repeat this procedure and clear the Reverse
Panning Buttons
check box.
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Marking and Returning to a Place in Word

Word uses bookmarks to let you mark and later find locations in a
document. However, this also means that you are editing and changing
the document. Using
the new Marked Place feature in JAWS, you can now mark a location
without affecting the document. It allows you to easily return to the
marked place any
time, even after closing Word or rebooting your computer. There is no
need to remember that location or use Navigation Quick Keys or a
dialog to find it,
as you would a bookmark. Also, if you share the document with others,
the marker will not be available to them. Press CTRL+WINDOWS Key+K to
set or move
the marker. Only one marker can be set per document. Press WINDOWS
Key+K to return to the marked location.

This feature also makes it easy to select large blocks of text. Just
mark a starting point in the document, read and navigate until you
reach the end of
the text that you want to select, and then press INSERT+SPACEBAR, M.
This acts the same way as clicking and dragging a mouse over text.
Once selected,
feel free to copy, cut, or paste the text anywhere you like.

Text Analyzer

When editing a document using speech only, inconsistencies such as
unmatched parentheses, unintentional format changes, extra whitespace,
and stray or unspaced
punctuation can often be missed. The new Text Analyzer feature is a
tool that notifies you of these errors in your document by using a
spoken message or
WAV file. You can configure JAWS to announce discrepancies by count,
by description, or by sound while proofreading the document by line,
sentence, paragraph,
or Say All command. Braille users will benefit from this since a sound
can be emitted before the user has time to read the entire line
looking for errors.

Text Analyzer is off by default. To turn it on, do one of the following:

list of 3 items
. Use the new layered keystroke, INSERT+SPACEBAR, T. By pressing and
releasing INSERT+SPACEBAR, and then pressing T, the Text Analyzer can
be switched on
or off.
. Open Settings Center (INSERT+F2), press CTRL+E and search for Text
Analyzer, and then press SPACEBAR to select an alert notification.
. Use the Adjust JAWS Options dialog box (INSERT+V) to select Text
Analyzer, and then select the type of alert notification to use.
list end

If multiple issues are identified in the document, press ALT+WINDOWS
Key+I to move to the next item, or ALT+SHIFT+WINDOWS Key+I to move to
the previous
item. Note that these keystrokes can still be used even if Text Analyzer is off.

Say All Schemes

Continuous reading of a Web page or Word document with numerous links
can be frustrating due to constant interruptions that identify links
and headings
on the page. An example of this is when you read a Wikipedia article
using the Say All command, where many words in the article are links
to other articles.
The Say All Scheme feature can alleviate this annoyance by using an
unobtrusive sound or no link and heading indication at all to provide
a smooth reading
experience when using the Say All command.

Say All Schemes is located in the Say All group in Settings Center.
Select No Change to continue using the current speech and sounds
scheme in use. Select
Say All Text with Sounds to hear a subtle WAV file sound, such as a
Ding, when JAWS reads a link or heading. Select Say All Text Only to
ignore HTML elements
like links and headings. You can also use Add/Remove, which is a
button in the Say All group, to add and use other schemes for Say All
Reading.

Automatic Notification of Updates

When JAWS starts, it can now alert you if a software update is
available. You then have the option to install it now or later. This
is known as Automatic
Notification of Updates and is on by default.

If you decide not to install the JAWS update now, you can always
manually check for updates using the update feature in the JAWS Help
menu. To turn auto
notification on or off, choose Basics in the JAWS Options menu, and
select or clear the Automatic Notification of Updates check box.

Hotkey Component for Structured Braille Support

When using Structured Mode, you can configure the amount of
information and the order in which the information appears on the
braille display when navigating
the controls in a dialog box, an Office Ribbon, or a spreadsheet.
Component information includes a control's name, state, type, and so
on. Using the Define
Structured Mode feature, you can now determine if hotkeys are included
in the descriptive details and the placement of this information on
the braille
display. This provides several benefits. For familiar or less complex
application, you can turn off hotkey information, which will save
valuable space
on a small braille display. For complex applications, you can turn on
hotkey information and change its relative position on the braille
display so that
it immediately appears after the name of the control. The hotkey
component is turned off by default.

To turn on the hotkey component and change its position, do the following:

list of 8 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. In the Search edit box, type "Define Structured Mode" without the quotes.
3. Press DOWN ARROW to move to Define Structured Mode in the filtered
search results in the tree view.
4. Press SPACEBAR to choose the button and open the Control Type
Options dialog box. Focus is in the Control Properties page.
5. Select a control from the Control Properties list, and then choose
Modify Control.
6. In the Available To list, select Hotkey and add it to the Show On
list. Use the Up or Down buttons to change its position in the list.
7. Choose OK to close this dialog box, and OK again to close the
Control Type Options dialog box.
8. Press TAB to move to the OK button, and then SPACEBAR to save and
close Settings Center.
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Note: To turn off the hotkey component, select Hotkey from the Show On
list, and choose the Remove button.

Update to MLB Scores and NFL Scores

The MLB Scores and NFL Scores lookup sources in Research It have been
expanded and now provide links to box scores and game summaries. Each
game listed
in the Virtual Viewer is now a link. Select any link to launch your
Web browser and read a recap and statistics of past games, or a
preview of future games.
In addition, the MLB Scores lookup source has been revised to list all
baseball games together instead of grouping separately into American
and National
leagues.

Keyboard Lock

The Keyboard Lock feature is useful when you want to prevent
accidental keyboard action. A typical example for locking the keyboard
would be when you are
transferring files across a network or when a download is in progress.
This feature will prevent file transfer or download cancellation if
you accidentally
press a key. Keyboard Lock is also ideal for JAWS Tandem sessions
where it can prevent inadvertent keyboard activity on the target-side
computer.

While the keyboard is locked, you can still run JAWS reading commands
like Say Line, Say Window Title, and Say Word. For example, you can
position the JAWS
cursor at a specific location on the screen, and then use the Say Line
command to monitor that location while the keyboard is locked. Also,
the invisible
cursor and the braille cursor can roam the screen without moving the
active cursor.

To switch Keyboard Lock on and off, press INSERT+SPACEBAR, L. Although
this feature locks the keyboard and braille display, it does not
affect mouse activity.

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Enhancements in JAWS 12.0.413 (September 2010)

The following is a list of improvements available in this public beta
release. Note that while many customer reported enhancements are
included in this
release, the following is a list of more notable changes.

JAWS
list of 19 items
. Updated the NBA and NHL lookup sources in Research It so that links
to box scores and game summaries are available.
. Resolved a reported issue with team abbreviations and misspelling
when using the NFL lookup source in Research It.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing tree level changes
when expanding and collapsing topics in the JAWS help system.
. Resolved an issue where Dictionary Manager would fail when adding a word.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS took a long time to start.
. Resolved contracted English braille errors with the e-a, e-r, o-u,
i-n, e-n, and s-t signs.
. In the JAWS Startup Wizard, the Grade 2 braille setting is now
labeled Contracted Braille Input.
. Resolved a customer reported issue of sluggish operation when using
braille during a remote desktop connection.
. Resolved an issue where the incorrect value for the braille reading
line end position was being written to the configuration file.
. Resolved Research It speech issues when using INSERT+B or closing
the Virtual Viewer.
. Resolved a customer reported issue regarding the use of CTRL+TAB,
CTRL+PAGE DOWN, and CTRL+PAGE UP.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where items in the Research It
Options dialog list were not announced correctly.
. Resolved several customer reported items regarding INSERT+F1 help
message descriptions.
. Resolved a braille issue where JAWS would announce an error after
changing the User Pan Mode setting to Fixed Panning Increment.
. Resolved an issue where Manual Forms Mode would not activate when
pressing ENTER in a form field.
. When opening a list of links, focus is now on the link closest to
the current cursor position. This was a customer reported issue.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would not announce
long descriptions for graphic links on a Web page. The ALT+ENTER
keystroke will now do
this.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would close after
pressing SHIFT+END in a command window.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS announced the wrong description for
check boxes embedded in an HTML table.
list end

Adobe Reader and Adobe Flex
list of 1 items
. Resolved multiple issues when using edit combo boxes and form fields
in Adobe Reader and Adobe Flex.
list end

Firefox
list of 6 items
. Resolved an issue where JAWS did not correctly identify buttons in
Google Reader.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would not announce some lines of text
on a Web page when using the JAWS Cursor or Invisible Cursor.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly reading ARIA landmark
labels or announcing buttons and links with the assigned
ARIA-DescribedBy property.
. Resolved issues with the ARIA-Label property and the ARIA-Controls
property when using JAWS with Firefox.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not correctly announcing items in
an ARIA tree view.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS did not support the built-in audio
player in Firefox 3.5.
list end

Internet Explorer
list of 10 items
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would only speak one
line at a time when using paragraph navigation to move through a list
of elements on
a Web page.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS incorrectly inserted line breaks in
Virtual Cursor presentation.
. Resolved an issue where changes to the Custom Page Summary option
caused JAWS to stop reading PlaceMarkers.
. Resolved an issue where a voice that was selected for a control type
in Speech and Sounds Manager would continue in use while reading the
remainder of
a Web page using the Say All command.
. Resolved an issue where the voice selected for a specific control
type would be used when using Navigation Quick Keys to select that
control.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing clickable items
while moving through a Web page.
. Resolved an issue where Web page elements that use the ARIA drag and
drop property were announced twice.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not correctly
reading the Internet Explorer 8 About dialog box.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS did not correctly read
search at the National Library Service for the Blind Web site.
. If a download link on a Web page was selected, which then launched a
download dialog box, pressing ALT+TAB to return to the Web page would
place focus
at the top of the page instead of the initial link. This issue has
been resolved.
list end

Microsoft Excel
list of 8 items
. Resolved an issue where an incorrect keystroke for Set Cell Marker
was listed in the JAWS help file.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not supporting grouped worksheets in Excel.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS did not provide font or attribute
information for row or column title cells.
. Resolved an issue for editing the X and Y axis titles in Excel 2007 tables.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was announcing all
items in a context menu instead of the currently selected item.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS would not announce a
file name that is highlighted in the Save As or Publish as PDF edit
boxes.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where a worksheet with a large
number of filtered items would stop speech and then cause JAWS to
close.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not correctly
announcing items in the Manage Rules dialog box.
list end

Microsoft Office
list of 2 items
. Resolved an issue in the Options menu dialog box used for several
Office 2007 applications. JAWS now correctly reads highlighted items
that appear in
the Category list box.
. Resolved an issue with the Backstage View, an Office 2010
replacement for the File menu in Office 2003 and the Office button in
Office 2007, where JAWS
was using incorrect terminology to describe interface elements.
list end

Microsoft Outlook
list of 12 items
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would not respond if an appointment in
Outlook 2003 was set to 11:00 a.m.
. When an Outlook 2007 or higher message contains a table, JAWS now
provides a notification describing the best way to view the
information in your Web
browser.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not announcing characters
phonetically when moving by characters in an e-mail message.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would close after turning off the
Navigation pane in Outlook Calendar.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing combo box labels when
moving through the Calendar Options dialog box.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was speaking the tutor help message for
each calendar as it gained focus in the Calendar Folders tree view.
. Resolved an issue in Calendar where JAWS would only announce the
first appointment on days that contained multiple appointments.
. Resolved an issue in Contacts in Outlook 2010 where items were not
announced while moving through the Manage Views dialog box.
. Resolved an issue in the Outlook 2010 Calendar where JAWS was not
announcing dates and appointments.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was announcing the Date category twice
when using Outlook 2007.
. Resolved a customer reported issue in Outlook 2007 or later where
JAWS did not move focus to an item that was found using the JAWS Find
dialog box.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing all
information when creating a new appointment in Outlook Calendar.
list end

Microsoft PowerPoint
list of 2 items
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was reading individual lines of text as
a paragraph when reading by line.
. Resolved an issue in PowerPoint where JAWS would announce the number
1 instead of bullet when reading a bulleted list.
list end

Microsoft Word
list of 25 items
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce Ribbon or form field
information twice.
. Resolved an issue where the error message "Unknown function call to
CellChangedEvent" would appear while in a table and opening or closing
a dialog menu.
appears.
. Resolved an issue where the error message "CellChangedEvent" was
announced several times when a table gained focus.
. Resolved an issue where the WINDOWS Key+COMMA and WINDOWS Key+PERIOD
keystrokes were not working correctly while reading the current row or
column in
a Word table.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS announced the previous
character or word instead of the text at current cursor position. This
happened when
navigating by character or word while configured for phonetic spelling.
. Resolved an issue where speech would stop and JAWS would close when
trying to read a long passage of text after toggling text case using
SHIFT+F3.
. Resolved an issue where INSERT+TAB did not announce column title,
row title, or cell contents.
. When moving through a table of contents, JAWS no longer announces
the underlying cross reference information.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would announce "blank" instead of the
word with focus when using CTRL+LEFT ARROW to move to the previous
word.
. Resolved an issue where the contents of a different table cell were
read instead of the current table cell when using ALT+WINDOWS Key+LEFT
ARROW or ALT+WINDOWS
Key+RIGHT ARROW.
. Resolved an issue where form fields were announced twice when using
Navigation Quick Keys to move through a form.
. JAWS now retains the value set for the "Define Bookmark Table Column
and Row Titles Override" option in the Adjust JAWS Options dialog box.
. Resolved an issue where table cell coordinates were not announced
when using various keystrokes to move through a table.
. When paragraph marks are on in a document, JAWS now announces the
marks when moving by line.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would not identify background colors in
Word when using Speech and Sounds Manager.
. Resolved an issue where vertical bars were not announced while
reading a table using the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW keys. This happened
while configured for
Screen Layout Mode.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would not announce text marker items
such as spaces and tabs.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS did not announce the type of text
alignment used in the document.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would not read new form fields created
in Word 2007.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would not announce the item selected in
the Underline combo box.
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading
everything in the Bookmark dialog box.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS would not turn off the italic, bold,
and underline attributes in a Word 2003 document.
. Resolved an issue regarding consistent terminology in Hot Key help messages.
. Resolved an issue with Word and Outlook where a braille display did
not show proofreading marks when this option was turned on.
. Resolved several braille issue with Word where positional
information, field name, and value information for check boxes, list
boxes, and form fields
was not being shown on a braille display.
list end

WinAmp
list of 1 items
. Resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS was not announcing the
state of a check box during Winamp installation.
list end

Windows 7
list of 1 items
. Resolved a customer reported issue with Windows 7 where JAWS did not
announce the correct number of items when moving through a split
button menu. Also
resolved an issue with help text descriptions in Windows Explorer.
list end

Windows Live Mail
list of 3 items
. Resolved an issue when using the ALT+1 key to read or move to the
>From field in a message header.
. Resolved an issue where after deleting the current e-mail message,
JAWS would not announce the headers or content of the next e-mail
message.
. Resolved issues with text descriptions for Hot Key help messages.
list end

Windows Media Player
list of 1 items
. Resolved an issue with Windows Media Player and Research it when
running JAWS on a Windows XP computer.
list end
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