Re: Latest JAWS & excel 2016

Brenda Emerson-Alford

I have been experiencing this same problem for a while.  I am completely frustrated.  I called VFO and they had no suggestions other than call MicroSoft accessibility desk.  I have not done that but don't see what they could do.  Since moving to Windows 10 I have been extremely frustrated with JAWS in several applications.  Most of them are things I can work around some but Excel is the worse with it stopping speaking or taking 20 to 30 seconds or more to repeat what I typed.  It also stops speaking when I am moving around a spreadsheet to check figures and mark things off.


I have been working with JAWS since sometime in the mid-90s.  I have never been so frustrated as I am now.  Hoping to hear that someone has unlocked the secret to at least Excel.  Also frustrated with no speech during spell check.




From: [] On Behalf Of Alan Robbins
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: Latest JAWS & excel 2016


Yes, exactly like that here. This is getting very annoying. I am flying back to NY today but will call VFO tomorrow or when time permits. I am sure they are well aware of this issue as it has been widely reported. Others? Has anyone had a formal response from VFO?




From: [] On Behalf Of Feliciano G
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Latest JAWS & excel 2016


I’m experiencing this issue with jaws  17, 18 and 2018 with excel 2013. If I alt plus tap, jaws is responsive. It’s to the point where I have to end the the test via the task manager for excel and reopen excel to   continue working again. Reinstalling jaws  does not help, I need a solution as well!


Regards,Feliciano For tech tips and updates, LIKE Follow 

On Dec 13, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Alan Robbins <alan1057@...> wrote:

I was hoping the issue with JAWS going silent or at best extremely sluggish would have been fixed in latest update. So far, if anything, it is worse on my equipment. I am using an intel NUC with an I5 processor and 16 GB ram. With win 10 version, 1709m I will be working in excel and for no apparent reason JAWS goes silent or becomes extremely sluggish (15-20 seconds between announcing characters I type). Anyone else experiencing this?



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