Re: NVDA goes silent when arrowing down the list of participants panel in Zoom

hurrikennyandopo ...


The link to the add on is found at <>

I am guessing if they have done a add on for it hopefully some of those problems will go away.

Gene nz

On 10/12/2020 7:30 am, Bob Cavanaugh wrote:
No, I do not have the Zoom add-on. I could install that and try again
before my next meeting.

On 12/8/20, hurrikennyandopo ... <> wrote:

Is that with the zoom add on you still get that result or is it without it?

Gene nz

On 9/12/2020 4:26 pm, Bob Cavanaugh wrote:
I am in a Zoom meeting right now, and can confirm that NVDA does not
speak when arrowing down after six participants. Interestingly, if you
go to the bottom of the list and use your up arrow, the same thing
happens. I waited several seconds before pressing the arrow key again,
and NVDA never spoke.

On 12/2/20, Gene <> wrote:
When testing a problem like this, it may be helpful to test for such

Assuming that something is or isn't happening may lead to an incorrect
description of a problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA goes silent when arrowing down the list of
participants panel in Zoom

Nor have I done much testing with this, as I'm usually trying to focus
on the meeting I'm attending, but I do not expect my screen reader, no
matter what it is, to suddenly be delayed by several seconds after
arrowing down a half a dozen times with no problem whatsoever. I may
have a meeting on Saturday, so I will play around with this if that
meeting happens.

On 12/2/20, Gene <> wrote:
How long do you wait before deciding that nothing will be read? The
meetings I attend generally don't have a lot of attendees. Generally
something like eight or ten. If I down arrow a lot of times, speech is
delayed, I didn't play with this much because I wanted to hear what was
going on in the meeting, but it seemed to me that in perhaps ten


would hear something.

It might help those analyzing the problem if they knew if speech stops


very delayed. I didn't do enough testing to know on my machine. I may

I attend another meeting.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sim Kah Yong
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA goes silent when arrowing down the list of
participants panel in Zoom


I tried the read current line or the read the current line of the
navigation object and NVDA reads to me when I encounter the problem.
This is just a work-around, how nice if a solution can be found for
this. Thanks.

On 11/30/2020 11:07 AM, Gene wrote:
What happens if you down arrow and when speech stops, read the current
line. You can also try reading the current line of the navigator
in the desktop layout, numpad 8. I don't know the laptop layout. You

not hear anything but if this combination allows you to hear the names

you move, that may be a work around that is reasonable for now.

-----Original Message----- From: Sky Mundell
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:20 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA goes silent when arrowing down the list of
participants panel in Zoom

Hello Bob. Just curious, does SA have that problem? System Access I

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA goes silent when arrowing down the list of
participants panel in Zoom

I have this issue too. What I've found to work is to hit your up arrow
when you get to the point where it goes silent, then your down arrow
again. That helps for a brief time, then you have to repeat that
again. I agree, kind of annoying. I'm also having two additional
with NVDA not reading things properly in Zoom:
1. When typing anything in Zoom and you type something wrong, NVDA
not read what you backspace. It reads if you type things normally, but

you try to review or correct an error, it will not read.
2. If you're in a meeting that initially isn't being recorded, then
host starts recording, NVDA does not read the alert that tells you
the meeting is now being recorded.

On 11/29/20, Sim Kah Yong <> wrote:
Hi all,

Wish to report the above problem when using NVDA in Zoom. IN a zoom
meeting, if I wish to find out the list of participants, I will press
alt + U to call out the participants panel. I will then arrow down
list. After severl down arrow, NVDA will stop speaking.

I am using the latest version of NVDA, Zoom enhancement app and Zoom.
This problem has been there even with the older version of NVDA and
Zoom. I am using Windows 8.1. I have tried the following with no

1. Wit no apps

2. restart NVDA

3. Re-boot my computer.

Just wish to find out if any of you have similar problem and what can
be done? Perhaps this can help to improve future version of NVDA.

I have also use JAWS and this has not been a problem. Thanks all.

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