JAWS Scripts For Virtual Audio Cable Applications
Last Revised May, 2018
This document describes the scripts for Virtual Audio Cable applications.
These scripts cover the two Audio Repeater applications (KS and MME) and the VAC Control Panel.
This document can be opened from within these applications via a double press
of JAWSKey+F1 (or Insert+F1).
This document is laid out for easy navigation using JAWS HTML heading
navigation commands: H will move through all headings,
2 through major sections, and 3 and 4
through any subsections or subsubsections.
Table of Contents
There are no known system requirements for these scripts beyond those
for these applications themselves.
JAWS 12.0 or newer, or the very latest update for JAWS 11, is required.
JAWS versions older than 12.0 have not
been carefully tested with these scripts.
These scripts were written and/or tested against the following VAC software versions.
The JAWS JAWSKey+Ctrl+V command should announce the current application's version number.
||Audio Repeater KS
||Audio Repeater MME
||VAC Control Panel
||Initial and primary version scripted.
||New fields are not yet handled properly
To install these scripts on a new system:
- Load JAWS if this has not already been done. This will require
administrative privileges on the computer.
- Run JAWS as the user for whom the scripts are to be installed.
This and the following steps must be performed for each user of the computer
who will be using JAWS with these scripts.
Do not attempt to install these scripts into a JAWS version older than
11.0 latest update. Doing so is likely to cause compilation problems
and could disable any existing scripts for this application for that
- Run the script installer and follow its instructions.
- To verify successful installation, type Ins+Q from within
the application. Part of the JAWS spoken response should be a revision number.
If you do not hear a revision number, the scripts are not correctly loaded.
These scripts offer the following features:
- Many field names are correctly announced.
- Tab order in repeater screens is improved.
- Some double speech is avoided.
- When focus is lost, such as on the press of a "Start" or "Stop" button in a repeater, the scripts restore focus to the application.
- Typing JAWSKey+Q announces the revision number of these scripts.
- Typing JAWSKey+F1 twice in quick succession from within a Virtual Audio Cable application brings up this document.