Moderated Re: Slack and JAWS?

John Covici

Hi. OK, so I have downloaded the slack application and the scripts
and I still have a few questions.

1) If I want to compose a nessage and attach a file to the message,
how do I do it? In my web browser, there is a file button below the
send message button, with the slack app and the scripts, there seems
to be no way to do this.

2) Using the scripts, it reads the message contents and if I press
left bracket followed by 6, the content is read, more of it, but how
do I go to any links mentioned in that content.


On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 03:12:00 -0400,
Brian D wrote:

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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@...<mailto: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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