JAWS Scripts For Dell Applications
Last Revised June, 2022
This document describes the scripts for Dell applications
and provides tips for
using these applications with JAWS.
At this writing, the only scripted Dell application is Dell Audio, though under several names.
This document can be opened from within any scripted Dell application via a double press
of JAWSKey+F1 (or Insert+F1).
Table of Contents
System Requirements For JAWS Users
There are no known system requirements for these scripts beyond those for the applications themselves.
The minimum JAWS version supported is JAWS 15.0, though the scripts are compiled in JAWS 17.0.
Testing against older JAWS versions is not guaranteed.
The scripts will load for the following application names:
The scripts were most tested against the following applications and versions:
- Dell Audio version 1.0.506.1.
- Realtek HD Audio Manager version 1.0.520.0,
rebranded as DTS Audio Control Panel.
Script Installation Instructions
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.
- Download and run, or run directly, the installer for these scripts; and follow the on-screen
directions. Be sure to install the scripts in the currently running
JAWS version if a JAWS version list is presented.
- To verify successful installation, type Ins+Q from
within any scripted Dell 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.
Script Features In Brief
The Dell Audio scripts provide the following features:
- Tab and Shift+Tab are scripted to work usefully, whereas they do little to nothing
natively in this application.
- Typing Insert+F1 twice quickly brings up the script documentation.
Issues shown in this section may be fixed in future script and/or
application revisions but are not addressed as of this writing.
Many fields are not named correctly.
This section presents the revision history of these scripts, most recent revision first.
Revision 26, June 17, 2022
- Included these release notes in this document.
- Included in this document which application names are supported.
- Updated scripts to improve support for JAWS 2021 and later.
- Fixed a missing installer link on this website.
- Document updated to improve conformance with modern HTML standards.
- A "directives" text file is included that provides information on how to install this set of scripts manually.
See "Handling Directives Files" in the "Common Script Elements" document for further information.
- The installer contains version and product information visible from the Details tab in Windows Explorer, to better identify its contents.
- The messages for these scripts are now distributed in XML rather than jsm files so that translators can create translations with no need for script source recompilation.
See the Script Translation Procedure document for details on how to translate these scripts, including how to update the XML message file.
Revision 13, February 17, 2019
- rtkn64 included as a scripted application name.
Thanks to Rob Kaiser for pointing out this name.
- Also included SmartAudio3 (thanks to Mason Armstrong for pointing this one out),
though it is not clear to this author how much help this provides.
- The installer supports JAWS versions 15.0 through 2018.
The scripts are compiled with JAWS 17.0, however; and testing with older versions is not guaranteed.
- Braille should avoid including indeterminate checkbox state symbols for buttons.
- Numerous internal code updates to conform to modern coding standards.
- Source code to the scripts is no longer included. See my Script Distribution Policy document for details. As one side effect, this will cause installation to run much faster.
Revision 7, September 14, 2016
- Earliest version apparent from recorded history. There may have been earlier releases and this exact
revision may not have been released.
The first work on these scripts began in August, 2016.