moderated Slack and JAWS?


James Homuth
 

Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


Abraham Sweiss
 

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well.  If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

 

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.  So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

 

Good luck,

Pam

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 



On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


Taylor Durrett
 

Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?


On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...> wrote:


It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


James Homuth
 

That’s a thing I’ve noticed with 2021, and it’s not just with Slack—I get it in Discord as well. My trick is to alt tab away from the window and then back.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
Sent: April 20, 2021 6:38 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well.  If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

 

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.  So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

 

Good luck,

Pam

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 

 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


Justin Williams
 

I found it pretty accessible with iPhone, but now os much on pc.

 

Of course, that was a year and a half ago, and when I saw that the iPhone worked, I didn't even bother with the pc.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Taylor Durrett
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?



On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...> wrote:



It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 



On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


John Covici
 

It hardly works with the iphone app, with the computer its somewhat
better, but still a pita, particularly if you have several channels
and if you need to look at posts older than a day or two. One thing I
have found is to hit enter on links that say opens in a new tab. I
don't know whether Jaws says that or Edge but that seems to help some.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:33:56 -0400,
Taylor Durrett wrote:

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Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?
On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@gmail.com> wrote:


It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.




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Brian D
 

Hi.

 

I use Slack each day for my job. It has challenges, but overall, it is accessible.

 

These scripts helped me a great deal using Jaws.

https://www.dlee.org/slack/

 

Best wishes,

 

Brian Dalton.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well.  If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

 

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.  So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

 

Good luck,

Pam

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

It is accessible.

I use it on a daily basis.

You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

 

 

Thanks,abraham 

 

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:



Hey folks,

 

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.


Abraham Sweiss
 

For me, the iPhone app is more accessible and easier to use except for all the steps they make you take to open up a link.

For the desktop i use slack app which has a lot of built in shortcut keys.

Thanks,abraham

On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:30 AM, John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:

It hardly works with the iphone app, with the computer its somewhat
better, but still a pita, particularly if you have several channels
and if you need to look at posts older than a day or two. One thing I
have found is to hit enter on links that say opens in a new tab. I
don't know whether Jaws says that or Edge but that seems to help some.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:33:56 -0400,
Taylor Durrett wrote:

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Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?
On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@gmail.com> wrote:

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.




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chandrashekar R.
 

Hey Thanks for the Script link, is there a way for NVDA as well? only
drawback I could see with both reader is they doesn't support for file
download, nor they will not read the file name.

On 4/21/21, Brian D <lists@briandalton.org> wrote:
Hi.

I use Slack each day for my job. It has challenges, but overall, it is
accessible.

These scripts helped me a great deal using Jaws.
https://www.dlee.org/slack/

Best wishes,

Brian Dalton.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela
A. -ND via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well. If you arrow around the screen, I
think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe
I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate
to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually
types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field.
So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am
in the edit field.

Good luck,
Pam


From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss
via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Cc: jfw@groups.io<mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a
little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth
<james@the-jdh.com<mailto:james@the-jdh.com>> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of
choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out.
How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before
going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.






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John Covici
 

Hi. OK, so I have downloaded the slack application and the scripts
and I still have a few questions.

1) If I want to compose a nessage and attach a file to the message,
how do I do it? In my web browser, there is a file button below the
send message button, with the slack app and the scripts, there seems
to be no way to do this.

2) Using the scripts, it reads the message contents and if I press
left bracket followed by 6, the content is read, more of it, but how
do I go to any links mentioned in that content.

Thanks.

On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 03:12:00 -0400,
Brian D wrote:

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Hi.

I use Slack each day for my job. It has challenges, but overall, it is accessible.

These scripts helped me a great deal using Jaws.
https://www.dlee.org/slack/

Best wishes,

Brian Dalton.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:38
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

Yes, I use it daily in my job as well. If you arrow around the screen, I think there are a lot of unnecessary buttons, etc. that get read, but maybe I could customize JAWS to work better with it.

I don’t know if you will have this issue, but sometimes if I try to navigate to the edit box where you type in a message using the “E” key, it actually types the “E” at the start of my message instead of finding the edit field. So I have gotten in the habit of listening for that and erasing it once I am in the edit field.

Good luck,
Pam


From: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> <main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Abraham Sweiss via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io<mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
Cc: jfw@groups.io<mailto:jfw@groups.io>
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com<mailto:james@the-jdh.com>> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.






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How do
you spend it?

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covici@ccs.covici.com


John Covici
 

I can never open a link in the iphone app, how do you do that?

On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 04:32:16 -0400,
Abraham Sweiss wrote:

For me, the iPhone app is more accessible and easier to use except for all the steps they make you take to open up a link.

For the desktop i use slack app which has a lot of built in shortcut keys.

Thanks,abraham

On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:30 AM, John Covici <covici@ccs.covici.com> wrote:

It hardly works with the iphone app, with the computer its somewhat
better, but still a pita, particularly if you have several channels
and if you need to look at posts older than a day or two. One thing I
have found is to hit enter on links that say opens in a new tab. I
don't know whether Jaws says that or Edge but that seems to help some.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:33:56 -0400,
Taylor Durrett wrote:

[1 <text/plain; utf-8 (quoted-printable)>]
Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?
On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@gmail.com> wrote:

It is accessible.
I use it on a daily basis.
You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.


Thanks,abraham

On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@the-jdh.com> wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.




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Abraham Sweiss
 

On the Desktop, once you are on a message , tab through until you get to t the link and then click on it.

 

For the slack IPhone app, looks like they changed some thing so can not open in link like I use to.

To get Slack support to assist, in the edit box type

/feedback I use voice over  … then your request.

 

Someone from the accessibility team will respond via email

 

Thanks, Abraham            

 

From: John Covici
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Slack and JAWS?

 

I can never open a link in the iphone app, how do you do that?

 

On Wed, 21 Apr 2021 04:32:16 -0400,

Abraham Sweiss wrote:

>

> For me, the iPhone app is more accessible and easier to use except for all the steps they make you take to open up a link.

>

> For the desktop  i   use slack app which has a lot of built in shortcut keys.

>

> Thanks,abraham

>

> > On Apr 21, 2021, at 1:30 AM, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:

> >

> > It hardly works with the iphone app, with the computer its somewhat

> > better, but still a pita, particularly if you have several channels

> > and if you need to look at posts older than a day or two.  One thing I

> > have found is to hit enter on links that say opens in a new tab.  I

> > don't know whether Jaws says that or Edge but that seems to help some.

> >

> >> On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:33:56 -0400,

> >> Taylor Durrett wrote:

> >>

> >> [1  <text/plain; utf-8 (quoted-printable)>]

> >> Yes it’s accessible. The only thing I seem to have trouble with is opening links that gets sent through there. At least I’ve had trouble doing that with my iPhone. Does anyone know how to do that, open links in Slack?

> >>>> On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:22 PM, Abraham Sweiss <abrahamsweiss8@...> wrote:

> >>>

> >>> 

> >>> It is accessible.

> >>> I use it on a daily basis.

> >>> You may wanna do a search for slack shortcut keys to at least become a little familiar with it.

> >>>

> >>>

> >>> Thanks,abraham

> >>>

> >>>>> On Apr 20, 2021, at 5:34 PM, James Homuth <james@...> wrote:

> >>>>>

> >>>> 

> >>>> Hey folks,

> >>>>

> >>>> I have a job interview coming up, but they use Slack as their platform of choice. It’s a text interview, which explains probably why MS Teams is out. How useable/accessible is Slack with JAWS? Anything I need to know before going in? If it helps, I’m on latest version. Thanks in advance.

> >>>

> >>>

> >>

> >>

> >>

> >>

> >>

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> >

> > --

> > Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:

> > How do

> > you spend it?

> >

> >         John Covici wb2una

> >         covici@...

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

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