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  • I am a consultant for Veterans Affairs, I service PCs and Laptops for Visually impaired vets.  Veterans that are blind use software such as JAWS that tell them about everything on their display as well as the actions they perform with keyboard and mouse.  I ran into an issue with a blind vet recently whereby he is unable to select his wireless notification icon so that JAWS can inform him as to what wireless network connections are available and he would also like to discount his Hotspot connection periodically.  Since JAWS informs him of everything that is on his desktop is there a way to have the wireless notification icon pinned to his desktop?  When a sighted person opens the wireless notification icon to display available wireless network connections then he can use up and down arrows and JAWS will call out the various network connections for him..


    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:28 PM off topic
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:08 PM


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  • Hi,

    I recommend asking your question in the Windows forums here:


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    Side note - please say thank you to those vets for me.

    Good luck, hope it works out.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, April 11, 2014 8:13 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:35 PM
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:42 PM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the TechNet Site Feedback forum, because it is not Feedback about the TechNet Website or Subscription.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who post their question in this forum in error, but please don’t ignore it.  The links I share below I’ve collected to help you get right where you need to go with your issue.

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    Moving to off topic. 

    Thanks, Mike

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    Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:28 PM