JAWS Scripts For Skype 6.9 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 69a

This is the first script release specifically aimed at Skype 6.9 and later. These scripts are not intended for use with any Skype version older than 6.9. 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 6.9a, 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 813, released May 31, 2014

This revision fixes the Alt+number/arrow commands for Skype, which is a variant of in which, for reasons undetermined, the structure of the chat message list is slightly different. Thanks to Amy Morrison for providing me with access to her computer so I could figure this one out.

Revision 807, released March 23, 2014

This update contains a number of fixes and changes. A couple of known remaining unresolved issues are listed after the fixes and changes.

Fixes and changes:

Known issues not resolved by this update:

Revision 787, released November 25, 2013

This revision changes nothing except for adding experimental support for JAWS 11 versions sufficiently updated to allow script compilation. Warning: Read the following information carefully before attempting to install these scripts under JAWS 11. Failure to do so could cause anything from unexpected behavior to complete JAWS failure. This warning applies only to JAWS 11, not to JAWS 12 and later.

Revision 786, released November 21, 2013

Revision 782, released October 29, 2013

This revision is recommended for translators. See the edited diff between revision 762 and this revision for help knowing what to translate. That is not a complete diff but contains all that relates to translation. Familiarity with context diffs is assumed, but in short, "+" at the start of a line indicates an added line, "-" indicates a removed line, changed lines are represented by one or more "-" lines followed by one or more "+" lines, and lines starting with a space are just shown for context.

Changes in this revision:

Revision 778, released October 28, 2013

Revision 770, released October 23, 2013

This revision restores the automatic maintenance of default_fs.* files under JAWS versions 12 and 13. This is to help translators who translate and distribute the Skype scripts without an installer, so the scripts can resume setting up Skypewatch for non-English JAWS users.

Revision 769, released October 23, 2013

Fixes a minor installer bug that appeared to affect only the public beta of JAWS 15.0: Three extra files (FSI_ML.jsb, fhp_brai.jsb, and bdas.jsb) were copied into the JAWS user folder from the JAWS shared folder unnecessarily during install or uninstall of the JAWS scripts. This no longer occurs, and those three files may safely be deleted, though leaving them there is also harmless. Thanks to Roy Nickelson for his help tracking this one down.

Revision 768, released October 22, 2013

This update does not change any Skype script code but does fix some problems with the script installer. Install this update if you were experiencing JAWS compiler crashes when trying to install these scripts. This installer should work and should also clean up any oddities left behind by the previous installer when the JAWS compiler crashed.

Revision 765, released October 11, 2013

Revision 762, released October 4, 2013

This is the first version of the 6.9 scripts recommended for translators.

Revision 760, released October 4, 2013

Ctrl+3 works again to move to the list of active calls.

Revision 759, released October 4, 2013

This is the first version aimed specifically at Skype 6.9 and later and JAWS 12 and later. There may be remaining issues, as this was a fast release to support Skype 6.9 shortly after it became available to the public.

Note: Skype 6.9 changes a few things as part of efforts to improve accessibility. Items of this sort will be noted below as they are discovered:

Download: Script version 69a Obsolete version, download no longer available