moderated Re: Accessing the text of comments in Google Docs

Curtis Chong


In the latest JAWS update, I suppose you know that you can use the JAWS quick keys within a Google document to move to and speak comments. But I see that you can't actually explore the text of the comment word by word or letter by letter. If this is new to you, press the layered command INSERT+SPACE then G. To hear your choices for commands, press question mark.

Kind regards,

Curtis Chong

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2021 12:31 PM
Subject: Accessing the text of comments in Google Docs


When I am reading a Google Doc, JAWS says comment start, followed by
the text on which a comment has been made and then comment end. Is
there a keystroke to get to the text of the comment when the cursor is
on the text to which the comment relates?

Essentially a keystroke similar to alt+r followed by n that does this
job in Word. Being able to view comments by and by in this way while
reading a document would be very helpful.

I know of the alt+control+shift+a keystroke to open the full list of
comments, but that is quite an inconvenient way to interact with


Rahul Bajaj
Senior Resident Fellow,
Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi, India
Rhodes Scholar (India and Linacre 2018)
University of Oxford

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