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JFW Scripts for Secure CRT

The latest version of the Secure CRT JFW scripts is 1.6, released on June 19, 2016 and tested with Secure CRT version 8.0.2.

This page contains scripts and information for using JAWS for Windows with Secure CRT, a program used to connect to terminal-based systems.

About The Program and Scripts

Secure CRT is often used when connectting to accounts on Unix-based systems. These scripts speak incoming text which is received from such systems. Because they rely on window classes rather than frames, they will work "out of the box" on a wider variety of computers regardless of the screen resolution used. If you experience problems, please let me know.

Download the Scripts

NameVersionRelease Date
Secure CRT JFW Scripts1.6June 19, 2016

After downloading the zip file which contains the scripts, extract it to your jaws scripts directory, which should be something like c:\documents and settings\username\freedom scientific\jaws\15.0\settings\enu. These scripts should work with any relatively recent version of JAWS for Windows.

Hints for Using These Scripts

Please follow these steps to configure Secure CRT for greatest accessibility.

  1. Press Alt-O for Options then G for Global Options.
  2. Move to the Default Session item in the tree of available option groups.
  3. Press Alt-D to activate the "Edit Default Settings" button.
  4. Navigate to the Appearance item in the tree of option groups.
  5. Press Alt-U to move to the Cursor Style combo box and make sure that Vertical Bar is selected.
  6. Activate the OK button to save the default options and return to the Global Options dialog.
  7. Navigate to the Appearance item in the tree of option groups.
  8. Press Alt-K and ensure that the Use Trackable Insersion Caret checkbox is checked.
  9. Activate the OK button to close the options dialog.
  10. Press Alt-O for Options then N to save settings now. This step is not required by default but it is often better to be safe.

The scripts provide the following command.

KeyDescription
Ctrl+Shft+RToggle speaking of incoming text

Because the scripts rely on window classes rather than static frames, it is possible to change the size of the window and still have all incoming text spoken. If the window is restored, it has 24 rows and 80 columns by default. If the window is maximized, 81 rows and 132 columns are visible to the JAWS cursor.

Contacting the Author

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to use this contact form to get in touch with me.

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