moderated Re: Microsoft Teams and Jaws
Van Lant, Robin
It feels clunky to me, too. I’ve listened to the FS webinars a couple times and pick up something new each time. On my last listen, I was reminded of using Control F6 to move around, which has been useful Sometimes Here are my observations.
Sometimes I’m trying to get to the list of open chats and it’s not working. I’ll hit Control E then Control 2 to get to the Chat section, then Control Shift F to get to the top of the list of open chats. Arrowing up and down the list of names can be clunky in that JAWS doesn’t’ always read the correct item in focus. If I hear a name twice, I’ll use insert up arrow to have JAWS correctly read the item in focus. I do like that, just after each person’s name I can see the start of the last comment sent. . That gives me a clue if I missed any messages from each person. I also have Teams set to send me an email once an hour if I’ve missed any messages. I’m not sure if that method is fool proof, but I do get notices, especially if I’ve left for lunch and come back.
Reading chat history is OK. Only think I’m not really great at yet is reading by word within a chat history. One of the webinars covers how to react and read attachments in these. If I’m reading one and just need to see how to spell something or to grab a bit of info, I find it easiest to open JAWS speech history and pull it from there.
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Hi there. Freedom Scientific has a couple of webinars on Teams. You might want to start there. Sometimes, it is clunky. You can use control plus the number two to navigate to the list of recent chats. To start a new chat, press Control plus N. The webinars go through more of the shortcut keys and how to use JAWS effectively.
There are some scripts created by Doug Lee that you can also download that makes Teams much better. Visit his page at
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Have just started a new work role where I am using Microsoft Teams on a laptop using Jaws22. It seems a bit clunky and I am having trouble finding things and engaging with the chat facility which seems to be used as an organisational equivalent of email. Anyway, just wondered if anyone knows of any resources out there which can be used as a training toolkit.
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