The HotSpotClicker website is sponsored by:Accessibility Training, specialist training with the Jaws screen reader and music technology products.
HotSpotClicker is a free set of jaws scripts which you can use in conjunction with any application to provide increased accessibility and convenience. You can define locations on the screen where mouse clicks need to be performed, or where there is information you want spoken, and, if you like, associate that location with a hot key. When you press the hot key, the click is performed, or the information is spoken. You can also create a hot key to set focus on a particular control, and even implement custom tab ordering for applications that do not honor the tab key, or override the tab handling presently implemented in the application.
This is especially helpful with applications which do not provide keyboard accessibility, where mouse clicks are required, but can also be used to make keyboard accessible applications operate much more conveniently.
It also contains a means of assigning spoken prompts to controls, similar to, but different than the prompt manager in JAWS. This can help deal with situations where you tab to a control, but jaws speaks the wrong label, or speaks the incorrect information.
You can use HotSpotClicker in addition to any custom scripts you already have for an application, as long as the custom script source, the JSS file, exists on your system. If you do not have the jss file, as is sometimes the case with proprietary scripts, you can only use HSC if the script developer has installed the necessary hooks.
If you are a proprietary script developer, and want to make your scripts HSC-ready: Download HSCStubsForDevelopers.zip Instructions are included in this .zip file.
HotSpotClicker development has thus far been a labor of love, and has involved thousands of hours of dedicated work.
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Use the next few links to read the detailed documentation, or to download the HSC installer. The installer will place the scripts files in your user-specific settings area of jaws, and will make HSC generally available. The documentation, which will be placed in the HotSpotClicker section of your programs folder under the start menu, describes the manual steps you will need to perform in order to integrate HSC with each application.
HotSpotClicker is 64-bit ready. The same installer works on both 32 and 64 bit systems.
Read the quick start guide Read the monstrously detailed documentation
Build 230 adds the ability to use the invisible cursor, instead of the jaws cursor. You can't do mouse clicks with the invisible cursor. But, it is useful for cases where positioning the mouse there causes undesireable color changes. Just activate the invisible cursor, and position it prior to defining the hotSpot.
Click below to download build 230. We have reverted to the original installer until issues with the new installer can be corrected. Download HotSpotClicker build 230 installer, covers 32 and 64 bit systems
If you have keys that do not work as expected, or sounds that do not play, please contact snowman@SnowManRadio.com
A list of known issues, (if there are any), and maybe some usage tips, can be viewed here at : The HotSpot Zone
Looking for HSC sets for your applications? You will find them on:The HotSpot Sets Page
Feeling brave? Then checkout the sets people are presently developing on the:HSC Beta Sets Page.
Audio PodCasts of people setting up and using HotSpotClicker can be obtained here. When listening to the Sonar demonstration, realize that the JSonar scripts already have support for HotSpotClicker built into them. Choose from the following:Download Victor Tsaran's Podcast ON Installing HSC And Importing HSC Sets for Sonar 6 (12.8mb).
Or:Download the author's Podcast On Using HotSpotClicker (6.95mb).