moderated Re: a couple of JAWS and zoom questions

Bill White

Hi again, Cynthia. A correction to my last message regarding enabling and disabling alerts in Zoom. F9 is not a toggle. It only tells you if alerts are enabled or disabled. To toggle this function, press ALT plus WINDOWS KEY plus S.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Cynthia Bruce
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2021 5:11 AM
Subject: a couple of JAWS and zoom questions


Hello All,


I have noticed a couple of changes in what JAWS is speaking when in zoom – I wonder if anyone has found a solution? I am using the most up to date version of zoom, the current JAWS 2021 (haven’t upgraded yet), and windows 10 on my Dell XPS laptop.


  1. Recently, when I go into the participant list in a meeting, JAWS reads something like  “To move to an item press the arrow keys” before saying the participant name. It is incredibly annoying, and it just keeps saying that as I arrow through the list.
  2. It has also stopped letting me know when someone has entered the waiting room or raised their hand. If I have navigated away from the zoom meeting and am in, for example, Outlook, it will tell me someone has been put in the waiting room. If I am in the meeting, it tells me nothing.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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