moderated Re: Greetings and Kaspersky Total Security with JAWS


BTW, Pozdrawiam means Best Regards. it is not a name.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Rick Mladek []
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7:52 AM
Subject: Greetings and Kaspersky Total Security with JAWS

So much for international relations. Please ignore those political
comments. Truly not necessary when dealing with individuals from around
the globe. Please Gerald, remember this when addressing our Friends all
here about Jaws and not anything more.

*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Gerald
Levy via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:31 AM
*Subject:* Re: Greetings and Kaspersky Total Security with JAWS

Why would anyone trust a paid anti-virus program who developers are
based in Russia?  There have been allegations that this company may even
be involved in the Russian hacking scheme to influence the outcomes of
the 2016 and now the 2020 elections, and that it may even have close
ties to Vladimir Puten. I have no idea whether these allegations are
true or not, but why take chances when Windows Security is free and
totally accessible and does a satisfactory job?


On 3/3/2020 9:36 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

Hello. While I have not used Kaspersky Total Security I have been
using Kaspersky Antivirus for approximately five years with both
JAWS as well as with NVDA. I can definitely confirm your findings. I
won't say much about using Kaspersky with NVDA since this is a
JAWS-specific list. However, the following link will take you to a
detailed review which I wrote discussing NVDA's performance with

using Kaspersky Antivirus with JAWS I have sometimes seen JAWS being
able to read the various controls as I navigate to them with tab or
shift-tab but this accessibility seemed to stop working after a
while. I am guessing this could have been due to a Kaspersky program
update but I cannot confirm this without uninstalling it and
reinstalling an earlier version which I honestly don't wish to do.
For now the tab key reads nothing and, as you say, using the touch
cursor is necessary when navigating in the main window. If you
access the program from the system tray choosing the Settings or
Task Manager options may be more accessible with JAWS. I do feel
that some scripting could solve for many of these issues. Once I
learn a little more about scripting I am willing to try and write
some Kaspersky scripts but it's going to be a while before this can

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019 <>

On 3/3/2020 3:47 PM, Arkadiusz Świętnicki wrote:

Hello guys!

Thank you for letting me in in to your groups! I am a JAWS user
from Poland, primarily interested in programming, sound design
and other things. I have came here to discuss this great
screenreader with you, ask questions and help others to the best
of my ability.

The first problem I have noticed and wanted to discuss is JAWS
support for the Kaspersky Total Security package. I use this
software and it is essential for me to have this one pretty
wellaccessible.. The competing screenreader works with it OK,
however JAWS has its problems. Tab and Shift+Tab seem not to
work at all while I am in the PC Cursor mode. I have to use the
touch cursor to operate the software, and it is not always
convenient to use this specific cursor.

Moreover this behavior is very illogical to me, as KTS’s
interface seems to be standard WPF or something of that sorts.

Maybe I am doing something wrong (I’m pretty new to JFW, I use
it for less than a year).


Arkadiusz Świętnicki AKA. Nuno

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