moderated JAWS reporting colors


Ann Byrne
 

In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as 'default on default'. When I try to change the color, JAWS continues to report "default on default". My student with some vision reported that the background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS continued to report "default on default". Is anyone else seeing this, or are we just lucky???

Thx


Soronel Haetir
 

Jaws color detection logic hasn't worked well for many years, not
since applications switched away from using the very old GDI interface
for painting screen elements.

On 3/22/22, Ann Byrne <annakb@...> wrote:
In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as
'default on default'. When I try to change the color, JAWS continues
to report "default on default". My student with some vision reported
that the background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS
continued to report "default on default". Is anyone else seeing
this, or are we just lucky???

Thx







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Soronel Haetir
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Udo Egner-Walter
 

Hi Ann,

I made a JAWS script to announce the foreground and background color as well as the font name if available. The script don't uses the old OSM method JAWS does but instead uses the newest interface UIA. It's reliable in the most apps using UIA and at the moment I try to add more code to expand the script to speak colors in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel and so on. If the script is ready I can provide you a download link with instructions to install the script, if you or other list members want me to. Just let me know.

All the best
Udo

Am 22.03.2022 um 17:30 schrieb Ann Byrne <annakb@...>:

In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as 'default on default'. When I try to change the color, JAWS continues to report "default on default". My student with some vision reported that the background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS continued to report "default on default". Is anyone else seeing this, or are we just lucky???

Thx






John Covici
 

I would like that script very much. Do I need to assign it to a key
and does it work in the virtual buffer?

Thanks.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2022 07:38:06 -0400,
Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io wrote:

Hi Ann,

I made a JAWS script to announce the foreground and background color as well as the font name if available. The script don't uses the old OSM method JAWS does but instead uses the newest interface UIA. It's reliable in the most apps using UIA and at the moment I try to add more code to expand the script to speak colors in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel and so on. If the script is ready I can provide you a download link with instructions to install the script, if you or other list members want me to. Just let me know.

All the best
Udo




Am 22.03.2022 um 17:30 schrieb Ann Byrne <annakb@...>:

In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as 'default on default'. When I try to change the color, JAWS continues to report "default on default". My student with some vision reported that the background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS continued to report "default on default". Is anyone else seeing this, or are we just lucky???

Thx










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Jeff Christiansen
 

I think this would be a great tool to have!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2022 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reporting colors

I would like that script very much. Do I need to assign it to a key and
does it work in the virtual buffer?

Thanks.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2022 07:38:06 -0400,
Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io wrote:

Hi Ann,

I made a JAWS script to announce the foreground and background color as
well as the font name if available. The script don't uses the old OSM method
JAWS does but instead uses the newest interface UIA. It's reliable in the
most apps using UIA and at the moment I try to add more code to expand the
script to speak colors in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel and so
on. If the script is ready I can provide you a download link with
instructions to install the script, if you or other list members want me to.
Just let me know.

All the best
Udo




Am 22.03.2022 um 17:30 schrieb Ann Byrne <annakb@...>:

In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as
'default on default'. When I try to change the color, JAWS continues to
report "default on default". My student with some vision reported that the
background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS continued to report
"default on default". Is anyone else seeing this, or are we just lucky???

Thx










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How do
you spend it?

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covici@...


Mike B.
 

Hi Udo,
 
If you don't mind, I would like this script and installation steps as well.  Thank you very much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS reporting colors


I think this would be a great tool to have!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2022 8:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS reporting colors

I would like that script very much.  Do I need to assign it to a key and
does it work in the virtual buffer?

Thanks.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2022 07:38:06 -0400,
Udo Egner-Walter via groups.io wrote:
>
> Hi Ann,
>
> I made a JAWS script to announce the foreground and background color as
well as the font name if available. The script don't uses the old OSM method
JAWS does but instead uses the newest interface UIA. It's reliable in the
most apps using UIA and at the moment I try to add more code to expand the
script to speak colors in Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel and so
on. If the script is ready I can provide you a download link with
instructions to install the script, if you or other list members want me to.
Just let me know.
>
> All the best
> Udo
>
>
>
>
> > Am 22.03.2022 um 17:30 schrieb Ann Byrne <annakb@...>:
> >
> > In Word 2016 and PowerPoint 2016, JAWS reports the color of text as
'default on default'.  When I try to change the color, JAWS continues to
report "default on default".  My student with some vision reported that the
background color had changed correctly to blue, but JAWS continued to report
"default on default".  Is anyone else seeing this, or are we just lucky???
> >
> > Thx
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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