Re: Zoom and NVDA


This is easy:

If you want to go to direct download, go to:

On 11/13/2017 4:26 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

What's the URL for Zoom? I've been wanting off the Skype train for a while. If anyone knows email me at:



On 11/12/2017 10:16 PM, Derek Lane wrote:

I've mentioned this on this list before.

I've also spoken to zoom, and they told me they're talking to anything that will listen though msaa.

I believe this is so, because not only does zoom notifications read with JAWS, but they are also read in narrator under windows 10.  The rest of the client works reasonably well with it as well.

So it sounds like a tiny piece of something is missing.

If it gets fixed, maybe this would inadvertently improve access to other apps that we may not be aware of.

On 11/12/2017 10:02 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:

In general, I would say if something doesn't work in Next, it is often worth double checking the latest stable build to make sure it's not a regression.  In terms of Zoom, I don't think we've done any work on this recently so I suspect it will be the same between versions.

The information in this thread is really useful and I don't want to lose it.  The best next step is to ensure this is recorded in our issue tracker:

If you are able to do that Governor Staten, that will ensure you are kept up to date with work done on this issue.

Kind regards


On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 8:39 AM, Governor staten <govsta@...> wrote:

Just to provide more info, I"m using the latest NVDA snapshot in the Next branch. There might be a version where everything works as expected with Zoom. However, I don't know what that version of NVDA would be.

On 11/10/2017 4:34 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Yeah, I just started using this myself, and it does work really well with JAWS 18. I haven’t yet tried it with nVDA, but that’s on the horizon. Now I know what to expect.


It’s a hell of a lot better than skype, anyway. *grins*




From: [] On Behalf Of Governor staten
Sent: November 10, 2017 2:02 PM
Subject: [nvda] Zoom and NVDA


Hello, everyone. I wrote about this earlier. I have learned more. Zoom is perfectly accessible with JAWS 16. However, with NVDA, it is not completely so. For example, when you press alt+a to mute or un-mute audio, JAWS announces the fact that audio is either muted or un-muted, but, NVDA says nothing.


In edit fields, JAWS can easily review them by using arrow keys, it announces what characters you arrow to or over. With     NVDA, review of text in edit fields is not easy to do. It does not announce what character you are on when you arrow to or over characters.


These are issues that I believe should be seriously looked into and fixed. This is a program used in work environments, and should be used in more places due to accessibility of the product. Right now, I have to use JAWS 16 to get full access. This should not be so. I hope this one can be rectified soon.


p.s. I think that the issues, or some of them, might be related to ARIA. If I can help in any way to get this working, I will. Let me know how I can help.

Quentin Christensen
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