[Athen] help with JAWS 9

Sean Keegan skeegan at htctu.net
Tue Jul 1 12:12:43 PDT 2008

> It is a verbosity setting. As long as images have Alt Text,

> turning on the graphics: labeled and I also turn on the

> identification of objects.

JAWS 9 changed the verbosity interface and options from JAWS 8, so I wanted
to make sure I had not missed anything. With JAWS 8 I was able to get the
image descriptions read in MS Word 2003 by insuring the Borders and Picture
verbosity setting was "ON" (although JAWS also read the file path for the
image as well). With JAWS 9, I was unable to get any information read.

I contacted Freedom Scientific this morning after running a few additional
tests and they did confirm this is a "known issue". Personally, I call it a
bug, but maybe I am just too grouchy in the morning.

Supposedly JAWS is moving to a new object model for representing information
in MS Word and this is something that is known and may be addressed in a
future release. That is all I was able to get from Freedom.

Take care,

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