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Another Jaws update for January, minor changes

Jaws got another update in January, as I had an issue in which I needed to restart Jaws. I’ve not gotten a chance to look until now, but these changes are minor.

Enhancements in JAWS 2021.2012.57 (January 19, 2021)

This update addresses a few key issues that were reported shortly after the January 2021 release.
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  • • A new feature was introduced earlier this month, designed to let a user change the volume of JAWS speaking or the system volume itself using a layered
    keystroke: INSERT+SPACE, V followed by J for JAWS or S for System. Since this change, Eloquence users reported hearing Ticks when reading and typing, especially
    around the letter O. We also had reports of the volume randomly changing when reading documents or web pages. These issues are now resolved. ,
  • • Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+ALT+SPACEBAR was not starting the Voice Assistant in JAWS or Fusion.
  • • The JAWS voice commands to speak faster or slower now adjusts the speech in larger increments.
  • • Addressed an issue where JAWS was not reading table headings in Excel.
  • • Added a new JAWS Dictionary entry for “DocuSign.”
  • • When spell checking a document in Word, resolved an issue where JAWS was not reading as expected when navigating by word through the text containing
    the error. ,
  • • Resolved an issue where attachments were not being reported correctly in the Danish version of Outlook 2019.
  • • In the Italian version of JAWS, addressed an issue where the keystrokes to access the Braille and Text Viewer layer, as well as the Volume layer, were
    not working as expected.

For complete details, links and more, Go on over to this Jaws 2021 web page and thanks for reading!

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Another Jaws update for January, minor changes was released on January 29, 2021 at 11:57 am by tech in accessibility newsand issues.
Last modified: January 29, 2021.

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