accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens


shanti aaron
 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


James Homuth
 

Sharing someone else’s screen is not accessible, no. I’m not even certain that would be if you had JAWS installed on both systems in a remote access configuration—possibly someone else can shed a wee bit more light on that. But no, you’ll have no problem sharing your own screen, but you won’t see someone else’s shared screen.

 

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Sent: January-09-19 9:51 AM
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Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


Don Mauck
 

If I understand your question, you will not be able to read someone else’s screen, at least I’ve never been able to.

 

From: shantiaaron@... <shantiaaron@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


Bill Tillery
 

I do not know about other platforms, but in Zoom this can be done with JAWS on a limited basis if you activate the remote feature in Zoom and follow the procedure.  It is limited but doable.  hth

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:29 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

Sharing someone else’s screen is not accessible, no. I’m not even certain that would be if you had JAWS installed on both systems in a remote access configuration—possibly someone else can shed a wee bit more light on that. But no, you’ll have no problem sharing your own screen, but you won’t see someone else’s shared screen.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of shantiaaron@...
Sent: January-09-19 9:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti


Van Lant, Robin
 

I have been on some WebEx sessions in recent month where JAWS seemed to be voicing powerpoint slides that were displayed, but it’s been a few weeks, so I can say for sure. Tricky thing with screen sharing is that someone could be sharing anything on their end, so there isn’t a way JAWS can just read it. They could be sharing a photo and JAWS would need to be able to OCR that. 

 

I’ve been communicating with a guy named Sean at Cisco who is a JAWS user.  I reached him via the accessibility@... email address.  Here is the link to the Cisco Accessibility webpage. There are a ton of links on the left navigation, so you’ll want to navigate to the Accessibility heading or open the links list and start from the bottom.  There is a link called something like Unified Communication, that I think will take you to WebEx info.  

 

Robin

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of shantiaaron@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:51 AM
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Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti



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shanti aaron
 

Hello to all who have responded so far:  Thanks for your responses and suggestions. Meetings through WebEx is pretty common place in the business community, and challenging for us JAWS users. I appreciate the accessibility link for sisco. I welcome any other suggestions.

 

Shanti

 

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Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2:34 PM
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Subject: Re: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have been on some WebEx sessions in recent month where JAWS seemed to be voicing powerpoint slides that were displayed, but it’s been a few weeks, so I can say for sure. Tricky thing with screen sharing is that someone could be sharing anything on their end, so there isn’t a way JAWS can just read it. They could be sharing a photo and JAWS would need to be able to OCR that. 

 

I’ve been communicating with a guy named Sean at Cisco who is a JAWS user.  I reached him via the accessibility@... email address.  Here is the link to the Cisco Accessibility webpage. There are a ton of links on the left navigation, so you’ll want to navigate to the Accessibility heading or open the links list and start from the bottom.  There is a link called something like Unified Communication, that I think will take you to WebEx info.  

 

Robin

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of shantiaaron@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: accessing WebEx meetings and shared screens

 

I have had many occasions to access WebEx meetings and have had no difficulties using JAWS to respond to a meeting invite and sharing my screen. However, I now am encountering difficulties  in accessing a meeting where the screen is shared by someone else in the meeting. I am not able to access the screen and wanted to ask if the screen would not be accessible to me with JAWS. Additionally, if I share my screen, can one of the participants access my screen to provide edits?

Thanks,
Shanti



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