JAWS 10 Highlights
Eric Damery
Vice President Software Product Management
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Key New Features
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JAWS Tandem™
Auto Forms Mode
Real Speak Solo “Direct Driver” Synthesizer
Support for ARIA – Accessible Rich Internet Applications
iTunes 8 Support
DAISY Training Material available using “Check for Update”
Other additional improvements
Summary
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JAWS Tandem™
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Simple speech, braille, and video “remote assistance” solution
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Support staff can now make house calls
JAWS users can now help friends and family
Trainers can be hands on from a distance
Script writing opportunities without the travel
Long distance trouble shooting made easy
Options for use on the Internet or a Network environment
 Tandem Center, Freedom Scientific hosted gateway on the web
– Subscription based low cost solution
– Free introductory offer available for everyone to use
 Tandem Direct, safe, secure, PC to PC network solution
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– One time $495 ILM fee for Controller computer only
– Gateway not required
Listen to the September 2008 FS Cast for a demonstration
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Auto Forms Mode
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Makes filling out forms easy in both HTML and PDF
 Seamless transition between virtual and forms mode when you
arrow, tab, or mouse click
 No need to press enter for forms mode in order to type
 Sound indications provide feedback as you navigate in and out of
forms mode
Navigation Quick Keys still available, even on form fields
 User definable time delay option for forms mode (up to 5 seconds)
Trainers find this mode easier when working with new users
Experienced JAWS users love how fast it is with less keystrokes
Sighted users with a mouse find it easier with JAWS running
Personalized Settings (INSERT+SHIFT+V) lets you disable Auto
Forms Mode for certain URLs
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Real Speak Solo Direct Synthesizer
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Replaces the SAPI 5 solution that shipped with JAWS 8 and 9
 Much more responsive when navigating and typing
 Samples and downloads of all languages and voices now available
 Link to this page from the JAWS help menu under “Web Resources”
Only works with Freedom Scientific products
 Next update of MAGic and upgrade of OpenBook will include support
 Already shipping with SARA 9.0
Can be used with 40-minute demo version also
Listen to the August FS Cast for a demonstration including Real
Speak and Auto Forms Mode
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Support for ARIA
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Now supporting ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications)
 Available for Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 8
 ARIA can be used to make Web 2.0 more accessible
Live Regions
 Web authors can now mark up areas that update as live regions
 JAWS recognizes these regions and informs the users that they exist
and if they change
 Could include headlines, weather updates, etc.
 User definable option to turn announcements on and off in
INSERT+V options dialog
Landmarks
 Web author defined bookmarks as predefined navigational aids
 Navigation Quick Key “semicolon” will let you skip to these
 INSERT+CTRL+; will create a list of all Landmarks
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iTunes 8 Support
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Out of the box access to newly released iTunes 8
 Includes the iTunes store using Virtual Cursor
September FS Cast demonstrates how it works
TSN posted on how to include this support for JAWS 8 and 9
customers
T&T Consultancy offers an updated J-Tunes solution
 Adds improved keyboard navigation
 Offers better access to some areas in iTunes where accessibility has
not yet been properly implemented by Apple
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Check for Updates Includes
DAISY Books
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English install of JAWS now includes titles of all published DAISY
books for use with FS Reader Demo
 Book titles followed by *, indicates it requires download
The JAWS “check for updates” feature will find all Books not
currently installed
 User can choose any of the book titles to download
 Self extracting books will automatically install to the proper location
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Office 2007 with JAWS and MAGic
Creating Excel Forms with input messages
Updated Basic Training including the new Auto Forms Mode
What’s New demonstrating most of the new features in JAWS 10
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Other additional improvements
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Updated Surf’s Up training aid for JAWS 10 and MAGic 11
Support for Access 2007
Dictionary Manager updated
 Rules based on language, synthesizer, and voice
Optional Unified English Braille (UEB) contracted braille support
WindowsKey+INSERT+X will now read the contents of the
Windows clipboard
Windows Media Player 11 supported
Updated Audible Manager support
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Summary of Key Features
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JAWS Tandem Center and JAWS Tandem Direct
 Improves support, training, and scripting
Auto Forms Mode
 Will make it easier for both new and long time users
Real Speak Direct
 More responsive than SAPI 5 and all the voices can be downloaded
from the web
 Direct voices are available for use with demo versions of JAWS
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Questions and Discussion
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