[Athen] screen readers and Chrome

Russell Solowoniuk SolowoniukR at macewan.ca
Tue Aug 19 13:33:42 PDT 2014

Hi Robert,

I find using Chrome with Jaws for Windows or VO on the Mac to be hit and miss... some pages work well, and some not so well. I think the experience is better on the Mac with VO than in Windows with Jaws. I haven't tried Chrome with NVDA.

In Windows, using Jaws, I find that when I type into an edit field, for example, the search field in Google, the text doesn't get read by Jaws all the time. The text is there, but if you try to read the line, Jaws just says "Blank". Also, many times, pressing enter on a link will not activate the link.

Here is a link with some info regarding various screen readers with Chrome that you might find helpful.




>>> Robert Beach <rbeach at KCKCC.EDU> 8/19/2014 8:29 AM >>>

Hi all,

What is the latest state of Chrome with screen readers? Last time I tried using it it did not work well at all.


Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

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