Moderated Heard From the Publisher of the Wordle Extension Was: Problem With Wordle Extension

Katrina Anderson

Good news!  The publisher of the Wordle extension replied to my inquiry.  He wrote, “Looks like they totally rewrote the whole Wordle implementation so the extension broke. I can definitely fix it but it will take some time, I'll let you know.



From: Katrina Anderson <kanderson8888@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:46 PM
Subject: RE: Problem With Wordle Extension


Hi Stephen,


I called Vispero, who confirmed the extension is broken with NVDA and JAWS. The agent helping me said it looks like a Chrome update, or an update to the Wordle extension broke accessibility with multiple screen readers.  She advised trying the following link, while the extension is running.


After configuring the 3 JAWS settings for this page, everything worked perfectly.  The problem is that the game on that page doesn’t appear to be synced with the NY Times page (e.g. yesterday’s word was already on the NY Times page.


The person at Vispero asked if I had contacted the developer of the extension; I hadn’t at that point, but have since posted a review in the Chrome Web Store, and sent an E-mail to the publisher via the Chrome Web Store.  Although there are 836 users of the extension, mine was the only review.  Perhaps others might submit a review and/or send a message to the publisher, in order to bring attention to the problem.




From: <> On Behalf Of Stephen Bennett
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: Problem With Wordle Extension


Hi List


I’ve also found this issue with Wordle and in my case nothing to do with Jaws updates. Tried with two browsers and two screen readers. Any solutions appreciated, however I think something must have changed on the site to break the extension.





From: <> On Behalf Of Katrina Anderson
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2022 6:58 PM
Subject: Problem With Wordle Extension


I updated JAWS 22 this morning so have the latest running on my Windows 10 laptop.  I wonder if something in the JAWS update negatively impacted the Wordle Chrome extension, because everything worked perfectly last night, prior to the update, but sadly that is no longer the case.


I confirmed the “Make Wordle Accessible” extension is added to Chrome, and that it is enabled.  However, when on the New York Times Wordle page, JAWS doesn’t report that it is active (can’t recall the exact wording of that).  I confirmed the 3 JAWS settings for that page are properly set.  I tried many different things like disabling the extension and then enabling it, removing the extension and adding it again, unloading JAWS and reloading it, restarting the computer, etc.  No success!


Any thoughts as to what is happening?  I guess I can call, but thought I’d check here first.