Re: skype gripe Fix
Brian K. Lingard
Dear Brian Tew & List:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
NVDA and the Braille display cannot see the replies from your text chat
Do you have a 400-minute demo copy of JAWS 2018, built 1803 available? If
so, great. See if JAWS works to find the whereabouts of the replies field.
No JAWS? Flag down the first sighted person that comes by, explain what you
are looking for and ask them to count the rows & columns from the
upper-left-hand edge of the screen to the elusive field and count how wide
Now the fun part: either convince the client to buy JAWS 2018 build 103, the
quick and expensive method, or figure out how to get NVDA to read the
Hit the documentation for NVDA, it may be an easy macro or script to write,
or require the programming talent of a regiment of the United States Army
Corps. Of Engineers.
Alternatively, even JAWS may require scripting. Friend of mine, a blind
Court Reporter, lately teaching ESL as a volunteer, had a field JAWS would
not show on her Braille display. She got out the JAWS documentation, read
the sections on frames, scripts, macros and such and made JAWS read the
elusive field all by herself, I believe in one evening. You may also try
using Window Eyes, still available from VFO Group, however as it is no
longer being developed; it may not be a good choice.
Using one of these programs may let you find the blasted reply window!
Good luck and please do let this list know your success or failure, and if
success, briefly describe what you did to make NVDA read it and the Braille
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