Using the JAWS Scripts For DMR
Doug Lee
Last Revised June, 2022

This Guide provides tips for using DMR with JAWS For Windows and these scripts. When the scripts are installed and DMR is open and focused, this document can be opened via a double press of JAWSKey+F1 (or Insert+F1).

These scripts officially follow the AccessibleGD77CPS code branch but also endeavor to support older DMR incarnations and, though untested, OpenGD77CPS branches. For simplicity, the application, in its various forms, will be referred to in this documentation as DMR.

Table of Contents

System Requirements For JAWS Users

These scripts require JAWS 17.0 or later.

Script Installation Instructions

To install these scripts on a new system:

  1. Install JAWS if this has not already been done. This will require administrative privileges on the computer.
  2. Run JAWS as the user for whom the scripts are to be installed. This and the following steps must be performed for each user of the computer who will be using JAWS with these scripts.
  3. Download and run, or run directly, the installer for these scripts; and follow the on-screen directions. Be sure to install the scripts in the currently running JAWS version if a JAWS version list is presented.
  4. To verify successful installation, type Insert+Q from within the application. Part of the JAWS spoken response should be a revision number. If you do not hear a revision number, the scripts are not correctly loaded. In some cases, restarting JAWS may fix this issue.

Using DMR With JAWS and the Scripts

This section and its subsections provide tips for using DMR with JAWS and these scripts.

Native DMR Keyboard Shortcuts

DMR provides several keyboard shortcuts. These work with or without JAWS or these scripts.

JAWS Script Commands and Features

The scripts provide the following features:

Other Resources

Russell Breitenstein (KN4MLR) prepared a 42-minute podcast audio tutorial on programming the GD77s using this application with these scripts. The link provided here is to a copy of the file on this author's website, posted because the original May, 2019 Dropbox link is no longer valid.

Known Issues

Issues shown in this section may be fixed in future script and/or application revisions but are not addressed as of this writing.

Some fields in various dialog pages are unlabeled or mislabeled according to JAWS.

Revision History

This section presents the revision history of these scripts, most recent revision first.

Revision 31, June 10, 2022, tested against AccessibleGD77 CPS version 1.1.7

Revision 16, May 29, 2019

Revision 15, May 15, 2019

Revision 9, September 16, 2018

Fixed left and right click locations for some tree items, which fixes the Menu key, Space, and Enter on some tree items.

Revision 8, August 9, 2018

Initial script release.