[BCAB] Need To Access DOS Application Charles Nicol 27 Nov 2012 22:08 GMT
Re: [BCAB] Need To Access DOS Application Andrew Hodgson 28 Nov 2012 10:57 GMT

Re: [BCAB] Need To Access DOS Application Andrew Hodgson 28 Nov 2012 10:57 GMT


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?


From: Bcab [bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] on behalf of Charles Nicol [charlesnicol@virginmedia.com]
Sent: 27 November 2012 22:08
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: [BCAB] Need To Access DOS Application


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.

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