JAWS Scripts For Skype 6.18 and Later

General Information

Support for these scripts is primarily provided in the following places, most preferred first:

SkypeEnglish Mailing List
Public forum in which blind Skype users can help each other.
@dlee_code on Twitter
The script author's low-traffic Twitter account for project (including script) announcements and limited technical support.

This page is laid out for easy navigation via JAWS:

Script Version 618a

This is the first script release specifically aimed at Skype 6.18 and later. These scripts are not intended for use with any Skype version older than 6.18. A JAWSKey+Ctrl+V should tell you your current Skype version number.

This script version is also restricted to JAWS 12.0 and later and will not install on older JAWS versions. See the "Plans and Reasons To End Script Support for JAWS Versions Older Than 12.0" page for details on this change.

This script version is dynamic, meaning that updates to it will be made "in place. Newer revisions will replace older ones, and I will add change notes to this section as changes are made. In these scripts, the information announced for JAWSKey+Q will include not only the version number but also the exact revision number of the scripts you are running.

Here are the changes in release 6.18a, most recent first. In JAWS, use the h or 3 keys to move through changes by release date, or Tab to jump straight to the download links.

Revision 860, released September 14, 2014

This revision applies the timestamp setting to reading chat messages directly in a message list, and also makes the JAWS SayAll command work to read in a message list from the focused message to the end of the chat. Other minor fixes:

Translators need not make any changes to their jsm files for this revision versus the previous one, revision 856. Revision 856 only removed four constants from skype.jsm and thus required no jsm changes either.

Revision 856, released September 7, 2014

This revision includes a number of minor improvements:

Revision 851, released August 30, 2014

This was the first non-beta script release for Skype 6.18 and later and includes the following enhancements:

Revision 848, released August 20, 2014

This revision was released as a beta and was the first release aimed at, and restricted to, Skype 6.18 and later. It includes the following enhancements over the previous scripts, which were targeted at Skype 6.9:

Download: Script version 618a Obsolete version, download no longer available