[BCAB] Run JAWS from a Flash Drive

Ben Mustill-Rose ben at benmr.com
Sun Oct 20 20:10:57 BST 2019


It may also be worth considering Narrator, especially if the computers
are running Windows 8.1 or newer.

On 10/20/19, David Griffith <daj.griffith at gmail.com> wrote:
> It sounds to me that  you might be better off with a dongle version of
> Jaws.
> I am not sure about the pricing and whether this would be an issue for you
> or employers.
> I copy the relevant section from the Jaws Tech Manual below.
> Dongle Authorization
> A dongle is a hardware device that you can connect to a computer's USB port.
> One dongle can be used to authorize all Freedom Scientific software products
> (JAWS, Fusion, and ZoomText). The software is authorized to run on that
> computer as long as the dongle remains connected. Dongles are useful if you
> are a trainer or consultant where you frequently use Freedom Scientific
> software on many different computers as you do not have to worry about
> activation.
> When JAWS starts, it first determines whether a dongle is connected to the
> computer. If one is connected, JAWS uses the features and information for
> the license associated with the dongle to authorize JAWS. If no dongle is
> connected, JAWS searches for the license information stored on the computer.
> You can use the Dongle Viewer utility to view information on the license
> associated with the dongle currently connected to your computer. To start
> this utility, go to the Utilities menu located in the JAWS main window,
> choose "Explore Utilities Folder", and select Dongle Viewer.
> Dongles are sold separately as an add-on for ILM perpetual licenses of JAWS
> and Fusion Professional and Home, as well as for ZoomText. To purchase one,
> contact Freedom Scientific Sales. Dongles are not available for adding to a
> Home Annual license.
> .
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Life in Six Dots
> Sent: 20 October 2019 15:14
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Run JAWS from a Flash Drive
>
> Hi Andrew,
>
> Thanks for that. It does kind of defeat the object. I'll still give it a
> try
> and see how it goes.
>
> I'll also look a NVDA as it isn't too bad with braille and would work for
> what I need to accomplish.
>
> All the best, Paul
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgson.io>
> Sent: 20 October 2019 13:15
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Run JAWS from a Flash Drive
>
> Hi,
>
> It used to be possible but was a bit of a gimmick if I'm honest as the
> intercept driver would need to be installed on the target system which kind
> of defeated the point.  I don't know whether the installers exist for this
> still now.
>
> NVDA on a flash drive is a much better proposition, or System Access but
> don't know if that does Braille.
>
> Andrew.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Life in Six Dots <hello at lifeinsixdots.com>
> Sent: 20 October 2019 11:47
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: [BCAB] Run JAWS from a Flash Drive
>
> Hi everyone,
>
>
>
> Can anyone tell me if it is possible to run JAWS from a removeable Flash
> Drive on a computer. The reason I ask is I need to, at times, access Window
> machines that aren't mine but I need to have a copy of JAWS with my
> preferences and braille display setting already setup for quick access. I'd
> then connect the braille display via USB. Is this possible?
>
>
>
> All the best, Paul
>
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