[Athen] JAWS and Adobe PDF reading

Russell Solowoniuk solowoniukr at macewan.ca
Thu Feb 20 12:56:57 PST 2020

Hi Dawn,

Are you saying that you are able to read a PDF with Jaws without having to press CTRL + Page Down to move to the next page? I've been using Jaws for many years, and, for the majority of PDFs, I must press CTRL + Page Down at the end of every page, as Jaws stops reading when it reaches the end of the page. I've come across a few PDFs over the years where Jaws would automatically scroll pages, but very few.
Is there some setting I'm missing in Adobe or Jaws that will enable Jaws to read continuously without having to manually give the CTRL + Page Down command at the end of each page?



From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Hunziker, Dawn A - (hunziker)
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Subject: [Athen] JAWS and Adobe PDF reading

Hi all,

I'm using JAWS 2020.1912.11 and Adobe Acrobat DC version 2019.021.20061 on a Windows 10 machine- when I open a multipage PDF, JAWS reads the content of the PDF without advancing the pages. Therefore when I navigate away from the PDF and go back, I end up back at the visible page, not the page where JAWS was reading. I have to use Ctrl Page Down in order to advance the page but this is annoying since JAWS will continue to read without me needing to physically advance the page....

NVDA works as expected, when reading reaches the next page, the visible page changes as well.

Is anyone else seeing this issue with JAWS and Adobe? Is there a setting that has been implemented recently that changed this interaction?



Dawn Hunziker
IT Accessibility Consultant, Sr. | Disability Resources
The University of Arizona | hunziker at email.arizona.edu<mailto:hunziker at email.arizona.edu>
drc.arizona.edu<http://drc.arizona.edu/> | itaccessibility.arizona.edu<http://itaccessibility.arizona.edu/>

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