[BCAB] Need To Access DOS Application Charles Nicol 27 Nov 2012 22:08 GMT
Hi, I Wonder if any of you can help? I am currently using the latest build of JAWS 14 with Vocaliser voices. At work, I need to access and support an old MS DOS application and am having trouble getting JAWS to speak menus, forms, fields etc., within the application. I used to run a DOS Screen Reader many years ago, however, it was dependent upon a hardware speech synthesizer. Is it possible to run a package like JAWS For DOS on a PC, alongside JAWS 14 and, if so, how might I go about this? Would JAWS for DOS work with a software synthesizer? Alternatively, how might I configure JAWS 14 to work better with a DOS application (DataEase Database Software), or are there any scripts out there which might help? I know that JAWS works fine with the Command Prompt in WINDOWS XP, however, this is pretty rudimentary. I contacted Freedom Scientific but they cannot offer any support. They suggested contacting some of the user forums for advice. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, realising that some of the younger community on the list may not even know what MS DOS was. With Kind Regards, Charlie Nicol.