[Athen] unable to enter WebEx meeting room using screen reader

Dimac, Marcie mdimac at kent.edu
Thu Oct 23 06:41:31 PDT 2014

Can you have the presenter send over the slides so the student has access to those? Will Webex launch (so student can listen) but is just not allowing student to interface with program (i.e. Ask a question in chat or answer a poll question?)

I did some quick research, seems that no script files have been written for webex to make it compatible with JAWS (that I could find)

Just my two cents!

Marcie Dimač, M.A. Ed.

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From: <Brusnighan>, "Dean A." <dabrus at purdue.edu<mailto:dabrus at purdue.edu>>
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Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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Subject: [Athen] unable to enter WebEx meeting room using screen reader


I'm looking for a fix or a workaround.

A student using JAWS is unable to enter a WebEx meeting room. He is using JAWS 15 and tried both IE and Chrome. I replicated the problem using both JAWS 15 and NVDA with Firefox.

Our WebEx admin is submitting a ticket. I feel I have a better chance of getting a resolution from all of you. Thanks for any insights you can share!


Dean Brusnighan
Assistive Technology Specialist
Purdue University, Young Hall
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108
Phone: 765-494-9082
dabrus at purdue.edu<mailto:dabrus at purdue.edu>

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