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RE: Speech Viewer for JAWS?

From: ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:09:25 -0500
Message-ID: <5a96e245.0653810a.65c6b.3991@mx.google.com>
To: "Wright, Isaiah" <Isaiah.Wright@ally.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

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
Received on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 17:09:51 UTC

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