what else can you do? ignore them. (smile) I know how that feels. I used to
use a laptop that I’d borrow from the testing center at school. Their keyboard
didn’t have a numpad which made using the screen
reader rather difficult. Eventually I had to switch to a full pc The only
reason I had to use the laptop for a while was because there were issues with
getting the screen reader software installed on the pcs, that is, until they
had changed their policy. Now all computers have screen readers, in the
library, computer labs, Etc and I no longer have to
deal with those scronny laptop keyboards. So
basically, just do what you feel you have to do and ignore those who poke fun
at you about carrying around an external keyboard.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Is it worth
learning the adaptations for a laptop or instead buy an external keyboard with
too use an external full size desk top keyboard with my Lenovo
when I originally learned how to use JAWS; they taught me on a full size
desktop keyboard. Although today; I wish I’d of learned on a laptop keyboard.
I’ve tried learning the laptop keyboard, but I just don’t have the
probably think I’m nuts; when I’m traveling with my laptop in its laptop bag;
with a full sized desktop keyboard sticking out of it! But whatcha gonna
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2019 8:33
Re: [jaws-users] Is it worth learning the adaptations for a laptop or instead
buy an external keyboard with a numpad?
This is really one of those personal preference things. However, if you are
only going to use your laptop with JAWS and you haven't been using JAWS on a
desktop computer, then I think it would be just fine to learn and use the
When I got my laptop, I bought an external keyboard with a numpad because I
also use a desktop here at home and a ⠙⠑⠎⠅⠞⠕⠏ when
volunteering. I know I'm a wimp, but switching all the time between the two
layouts would have made me go silly!
On Aug 1, 2019 7:56 AM, Michelle Bernstein <hamletsweetlady@...>
I am beginning to learn JAWS, having used Zoomtext as my
reader for many years.
I use a laptop which does not have a
The JAWS support page offers an audio tutorial on how to
modify my keystrokes for a laptop.
Would you recommend that I teach myself these modifications
or instead purchase an external keyboard with a numpad which plugs into the
laptop by a USB port?
Thank you in advance for any