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Downloading with Windows 7 and JAWS

New to downloading books? Want to do it with Windows 7 and JAWS? These steps should help you download BARD books and magazines better using Windows 7 and JAWS.

  • Tap onto the Windows Key to access the Start Menu
  • Down Arrow until you hear JAWS say All Programs.
  • Press Enter.
  • Tap on the Down Arrow Key until JAWS says Internet Explorer
  • Press Enter
  • Hold onto the Ctrl Key and Tap on the O Key to Open the Internet Address Window
  • Type nlsbard.loc.gov
  • Press Enter
  • You will be taken to BARD's Login Page
  • Tap on the F Key until you hear JAWS say Email Address
  • Either tap on the Space Bar or the Enter Key
  • You will hear a Pop Sound
  • You can now begin typing in your email address
  • Once you have finished typing in your email address, tap on the tab key
  • You should now be in the form field for your password
  • Type in your password
  • Press Enter
  • You should now be taken to BARD's Main Page
  • Tap on the Ctrl Key to stop JAWS from speaking
  • Then, tap on the F Key until JAWS says Search the Collection
  • Once JAWS says Search the Collection, tap on the Spacebar or the Enter Key to enter forms mode
  • Type in search terms for the book you want.
  • Common search terms are the title, the author or the book number. Once you have entered your search terms, tap on the Enter Key.
  • You will be taken to the search results page
  • Tap on the H Key until you hear the title of the book you want to download
  • Hold onto the Insert Key and tap on the F7 to call up the Links List
  • Down Arrow until JAWS says Download followed by the title you wish
  • After a few moments JAWS will say: File Download, Do You Want to Open or Save this File? You want to Save the file
  • Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Save. You will hear the Download window open
  • The Save As Window will open. This is where you choose the location where you want the book to go
  • Send it to your Removable Disk. Hold onto the Alt Key and tap on the D Key
  • You will be in the Address Bar of Windows Explorer. Tap on the Escape Key
  • Down arrow once and you will not hear anything (this is a bug within windows and JAWS, you're not missing anything of significance only JAWS is not announcing the appearance of an additional menu)
  • Down Arrow an additional time and you should hear JAWS say Menu, Computer.
  • Tap on the Enter Key
  • Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Tree View
  • Tree View Tap on the R Key until JAWS says Removable Disk
  • Tap on the Enter Key. JAWS will not say anything, but you should now be in the appropriate spot to save the BARD book onto your removable disk
  • Hold onto the Alt Key and tap on the S Key and the Saving process should begin. It may take several minutes to download the entire book depending on your internet connection
  • Once the process is completed, you will hear JAWS say One Hundred Percent and begin copying the material to the removable disk
  • Once that process is finished, the Download Complete window will appear
  • Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Open Folder. The window containing the contents of the Removable Disk will appear, although JAWS will remain silent
  • Hold onto the Insert Key and tap on the T Key and JAWS will tell you the title of the current window you are in. The book you downloaded should already be selected
  • The book is in a format called Compressed or Zipped. Zipped files allow for the transfer of large sets of data. However, the NLS Digital Player will not be able to read zipped files and you will have to Unzip or Extract them
  • To unzip the book, tap on the Applications Key. The Applications Key is to the left of the Ctrl Key on the right hand side of the keyboard. To find it, locate the Spacebar and move three keys to the right
  • You will hear JAWS say Context Menu.
  • Once in the Context Menu, tap on the Down Arrow Key until JAWS says Extract All. JAWS will begin to read a lot of information, including the title and author of the book you want
  • Go ahead and tap on the Ctrl Key to stop JAWS from speaking
  • Tap on the Tab Key until JAWS says Extract Button
  • Tap on the Enter Key or the Space Bar to start the extraction process. JAWS will announce how many items it is extracting and the amount of storage space they use. In addition, JAWS will keep you posted on the process, by announcing the percentage of material extracted
  • Once the process is completed, the file will open showing the items inside.
  • Hold onto the Alt Key and Tap on the F4 Key to close this window. Make sure all the windows pertaining to the removable disk are closed
  • You can now safely remove the disk from your drive
  • Hold onto the Windows Key and tap on the B Key. JAWS will say, Notification Chevron Button, to Activate Press the Space Bar.
  • Go ahead and tap on the Spacebar. JAWS will not say anything, but a menu will have opened containing a number of items.
  • Tap on the Up Arrow Key. JAWS will say Customize
  • Continue to tap on the Up Arrow until you hear JAWS say Safely Remove Hardware
  • Press Enter. You will hear JAWS say Context Menu, Open Devices and Printers
  • Tap on the Down Arrow until you hear JAWS say Eject Flash Disk
  • Press Enter
  • JAWS will announce that it is Safe to Remove the Hardware
  • You can now remove the device from your computer.

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