moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

Brian D



I use Slack each day for my job. It has challenges, but overall, it is accessible.


These scripts helped me a great deal using Jaws.


Best wishes,


Brian Dalton.


From: <> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND via
Sent: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:38
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?


Yes, I use it daily in my job as well.  If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.


I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.  So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.


Good luck,




From: <> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?


It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.





On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:

Hey folks,


I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.

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