With speech on demand, JAWS should respond to the reading commands. I can use insert+up arrow to read the current line, insert+down arrow, and so on. What it does is to prevent automatic reading of things changing on the screen.
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At 10:19 PM 4/10/2020, you wrote:
While JAWS is in the silent mode you describe, how do you invoke a JAWS
reading command, I assume something like JAWS key + down arrow? I tried it
just now but no JAWS speech at all.
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Perhaps speech on demand, where JAWS only speaks when you actively
press a read command. Invoke it with insert+spacebar, then
s. Return to full speech with the same keystroke.
At 09:04 PM 4/10/2020, you wrote:
I'm in the process of learning how to use Zoom with Jaws, and have a
question that may seem elementary to some.
When in a Zoom meeting, Jaws lets me know as things are happening in
the meeting, such as when new people join, who is raising their hand, etc..
This is great information to have; but I often don't need it when
attending or participating in a meeting, since I'm typically not the
main meeting organizer.
I suppose I could mute my audio via Alt A, but then people won't be
able to hear me.
I also could turn Jaws off, but that seems a bit extreme.
Any suggestions for dealing with unwanted Jaws speech during a Zoom
meeting would be appreciated.
I simply don't want to distract other meeting attendees.