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RE: Speech Viewer for JAWS?

From: ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:29:02 -0500
Message-ID: <5a96e6de.c5dc0d0a.ade45.3675@mx.google.com>
To: "Wright, Isaiah" <Isaiah.Wright@ally.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I’ve never had to capture all the that JAWS speaks. I listen and look and notice things that are wrong. This is either from a Say All of the page or portion of the page or tabbing and other keyboard interaction.

When I find an issue, I then make sure I can repeat the issue or the place where the issues is and then do a Say All of the area starting before the issue and perhaps through the issue area. For keyboard navigation discovered issue, just put focus right before the area and move into the area which is not announcing correctly. Then when can confirm I can replicate it, it go just outside the area, clear the Speech History, and make sure you have it closed and not showing.

Do your steps you want to hear, then display Speech History.
Remember that Speech History is a capture of the last 50 lines or so, and it does not update when displayed. You must close it and clear and redisplay.

Capture the image or copy the text.

Close it, and repeat as needed.

I hope that helps.

Alan Smith

From: Wright, Isaiah
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:14 PM
To: ALAN SMITH; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Speech Viewer for JAWS?

Thanks for the reply Alan. Is there a way to save the Speech History? Also, 50 lines may not be enough. It would be best if I can somehow log speech for an entire 60 minute session. That way I don’t interrupt my user as they complete their tasks by opening up the Speech History dialogue box. 

Isaiah M. Wright
Usability Research  | Integrated Channels & Experience
440 S. Church St., Charlotte NC 28202
T + 704 444 4694  |  isaiah.wright@ally.com

From: ALAN SMITH [mailto:alands289@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:09 PM
To: Wright, Isaiah <Isaiah.Wright@ally.com>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Speech Viewer for JAWS?


JAWS has Speech History.

To display the last 50 lines spoken use Ins+Space together then H to see the popup.

You can clear it with Ins+Space then Shift+H.

What I do is get to just before the location of what I want to capture and then clear speech history, as it will be captured whether displayed or not. 

Then do your steps that you want to see/hear what JAWS says. 
Then display it.

Note, a Say All may say things but it may capture and display in the Speech History  more than what you hear.
Clear it then do your steps to test what you are testing.

Hope this helps.

Alan Smith

From: Wright, Isaiah
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:50 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Speech Viewer for JAWS?

Sorry for the double post – I sent my previous email with the wrong subject line!

NVDA offers a great feature called Speech Viewer which allows you to visually see what the screen reader is saying. Does JAWS have an equivalent to this? Through a google search, I found a thread from 2013 that suggested using JAWS Braille viewer. It looked promising but it only displays the first 40 characters of what is being read.

I am a user experience (UX) researcher and I’m conducting some accessibility testing on our site with real users. It would be great if I could read and save everything that the screen reader is saying. This will help me analyze what users did so that I can make recommendations to our creative teams on things they can change in order to make users’ experiences more delightful.

-Isaiah M. Wright

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