Re: [BCAB] Need To Access DOS Application Andrew Hodgson 28 Nov 2012 10:57 GMT
Hi, None of the DOS screen readers I know of support software synths. Have you tried NVDA to see if you get better access in the command prompt? Andrew. ________________________________________ From: Bcab [firstname.lastname@example.org] on behalf of Charles Nicol [email@example.com] Sent: 27 November 2012 22:08 To: 'BCAB Discussion List' Subject: [BCAB] Need To Access DOS Application 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. -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.