JAWS Scripts For TeamSpeak - Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

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This page is laid out with questions as headings and answers below them, so JAWS users can use h to skim through questions.

Do these scripts work with the 64-bit version of TeamSpeak?

Yes, automatically. The 64-bit version of TeamSpeak uses a different application name, but the installer for these scripts takes this into account at installation time.

Do these scripts work with older versions of JAWS than 14.0?

Sadly, no. JAWS versions older than JAWS 14.0 appear unable to allow scripts to access the MSAA information required for many of the features of these scripts. As of June, 2015, the scripts also take advantage of UI Automation (UIA) support built into JAWS 14 and later that is not possible in older JAWS versions.

How do you read chat messages?

The standard commands for reading chats (Alt+numbers and/or Alt+arrows/Home/End work as expected. Also, Ctrl+Shift+C will bring up a JAWS virtual buffer of all the messages currently available, oldest first. Use Ctrl+End to jump to the bottom of the buffer, then look up for the latest chat messages. To switch among server, channel, and individual user chat messages, use the tab control in the main TeamSpeak window.

How should TeamSpeak be configured for maximum accessibility?

The following settings are recommended. This is based on TeamSpeak 3.0.11 and 3.0.16. See also the next item regarding the TeamSpeak beta.

How do I get the TeamSpeak beta? I hear it works better with screen readers.

The way to upgrade to the beta is to join the beta download channel and then check for updates from within TeamSpeak. Click here for a TeamSpeak Forum article on how to join the beta channel. The article also includes release notes for the beta. Joining the beta channel will cause you to be notified of further beta updates as well.

Full directions from the above article for joining the beta channel: