moderated Using Slack


Don Mauck
 

I’ve been forced to use Slack for two years and I HATE it. Is there really people that think that Slack is an accessible Application? Every time I think something works the next day it doesn’t.

I’d love to find people that use Slack with JAWS and find it a good experience.


Gene Warner
 

Just out of curiosity, what is Slack, just point me to a web site.

Gene...

On 7/26/2022 4:17 PM, Don Mauck wrote:
I’ve been forced to use Slack for two years and I HATE it. Is there really people that think that Slack is an accessible Application? Every time I think something works the next day it doesn’t.
I’d love to find people that use Slack with JAWS and find it a good experience.


Bill White
 

Hi, Gene. Try this website,

https://slack.com/help/articles/115004071768-What-is-Slack

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:22 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using Slack

Just out of curiosity, what is Slack, just point me to a web site.

Gene...


On 7/26/2022 4:17 PM, Don Mauck wrote:
I’ve been forced to use Slack for two years and I HATE it. Is there
really people that think that Slack is an accessible Application? Every
time I think something works the next day it doesn’t.

I’d love to find people that use Slack with JAWS and find it a good
experience.


John Covici
 

Its pretty bad, but there are a lot of shortcut keys, some of which
make it usable. The ones I like are control-k which if you up arrow a
few times you will get an edit box so you can type the channel name.
The others I use most often are shift-pgup and shift-pgdn which will
get you to the previous or next date -- you have to turn the virtual
cursor off to use those two controls. The other thing to watch out
for, if you are typing a message, don't hit return, that sends the
message, use shift return instead.

I hope these are orf some use.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:17:45 -0400,
Don Mauck wrote:

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I've been forced to use Slack for two years and I HATE it. Is there really people that think that Slack is an accessible Application? Every time I think something works the next day it doesn't.
I'd love to find people that use Slack with JAWS and find it a good experience.





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Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND <pamela.a.ekstrand.-nd@...>
 

I have to use Slack heavily in my job since that is the main method of communication in the company except for email.

I find all of the clutter on the screen frustrating, but I have not found a way to get rid of that.

So I would say from my perspective that it definitely is useable, but sometimes cumbersome.

Just a word of caution...be careful if you have several Slack windows open at a time that you ping the right person or group. But that applies to any other platform like this.

Pam

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Using Slack

Its pretty bad, but there are a lot of shortcut keys, some of which
make it usable. The ones I like are control-k which if you up arrow a
few times you will get an edit box so you can type the channel name.
The others I use most often are shift-pgup and shift-pgdn which will
get you to the previous or next date -- you have to turn the virtual
cursor off to use those two controls. The other thing to watch out
for, if you are typing a message, don't hit return, that sends the
message, use shift return instead.

I hope these are orf some use.

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:17:45 -0400,
Don Mauck wrote:

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I've been forced to use Slack for two years and I HATE it. Is there really people that think that Slack is an accessible Application? Every time I think something works the next day it doesn't.
I'd love to find people that use Slack with JAWS and find it a good experience.





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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@...


James Homuth
 

Hi. Slack user here. Also JAWS user. What problems are you having with the app?

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don Mauck
Sent: July 26, 2022 4:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Using Slack

 

I’ve been forced to use Slack for two years and I HATE it. Is there really people that think that Slack is an accessible Application? Every time I think something works the next day it doesn’t.

I’d love to find people that use Slack with JAWS and find it a good experience.