[BCAB] Run JAWS from a Flash Drive

Andrew Hodgson andrew at hodgson.io
Mon Oct 21 09:47:48 BST 2019


Hi,

Bear in mind if you go down the dongle route you may lose your Internet based ILM keys.  I had this happen to me and it was a real struggle to get them back.

Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: Life in Six Dots <hello at lifeinsixdots.com> 
Sent: 21 October 2019 09:14
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Run JAWS from a Flash Drive

Hi David,

Thanks for that, very much appreciated. It looks to be just the thing I'm after. I'll investigate that further and see how much it costs.

Best regards, Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: David Griffith <daj.griffith at gmail.com>
Sent: 20 October 2019 19:43
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Run JAWS from a Flash Drive

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.
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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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