For those of us who use our sight to read all information from the printed pages or computer screen is sometimes difficult to understand the needs of those who can't. Yet even the visually impaired want to enjoy the Word of God and to study the depth of its wisdom and truth. Modern computer technology makes this possible through sophisticated screen reader systems one of which is Jaws for Windows from Freedom Scientific Inc. (formerly Henter-Joyce, Inc.). This system allows a blind user to read the content of the screen in audible form. We have contacted Henter-Joyce to test Theophilos with their system and it has been found compatible with Jaws for Windows (JFW). Many of our users who use this reader system are already enjoying the power and ease of use of Theophilos Bible Software. While there is no additional software necessary to use Theophilos with JFW, its use can be made even more enjoyable with special script files. Theophilos may at first seem a little intimidating with the wealth of functions and options. For this reason we cooperate with technical staff of Henter-Joyce and one of our blind users who created the script and help files that will introduce Theophilos to the visually impaired user and teach him or her to use our software in the most effective way. Please note that you must have Jaws for Windows version 3.2 or higher installed on your computer system to take advantage of these scripts. If you have older version please contact Freedom Scientific Inc. for upgrade.
We have been informed from Henter-Joyce, Inc. that a built-in support for Theophilos Bible Software will be a included in future releases of Jaws for Windows. This means that you will be able to enjoy the full power of Theophilos and not worry about the scripts anymore. At this time, Jaws for Windows version 3.7 fully supports the newly released Theophilos 3.0
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Theophilos authoring software may just be another dimension for sharing your texts with many thousands of users of Theophilos around the
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Modules that you create will appear in Theophilos' menu just as any other add-on and you can then take advantage of all features that Theophilos
offers. You may exchange your modules with other users of Theophilos, pastor or friends and soon you will have a quite massive library for your
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Much time and effort has been invested by Joseph K. Stephen from Henter-Joyce, Inc., formerly with the Royal Society for the Blind of South Australia and Justin Daubenmire a dedicated JFW script writer and we want to thank both of these devoted men for their programming.
Should you experience any problems with these scripts or have any questions concerning their usage, please contact Justin Daubenmire via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Jaws for Windows screen reading software please contact Freedom Scientific Inc.
Do not install these files with Jaws v3.7 or newer. Theophilos 3 is already fully supported by these versions of Jaws for Windows!
Click on the file name to download.
Execute the downloaded file and follow instructions.
By default files are installed into: c:\jfw32\settings\enu. If you've installed Jaws for Windows to different directory than c:\jfw32 enter the correct path when prompted.
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Script Purpose and Description
Script files for Theophilos Bible Software 2.6
Script files for Scribe for Theophilos
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