JAWS Scripts For Zello

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Revision 116a

These are JAWS scripts for the Windows version of Zello. Documentation of script usage and features can be viewed by typing Insert+F1 twice in quick succession from within Zello while these scripts are running.

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.

Here are the changes in release 1.16a, 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 135, released September 26, 2018

This revision supports Zello 1.86 and JAWS 2019 public beta, requires JAWS 14 or later, and includes numerous code upgrades and some bug fixes. Details:

Revision 117, released October 14, 2017

This update comes after a long silence (since March, 2013), during which there were a few updates to Zello itself and the release of several major upgrades to JAWS. I stopped working on these Zello scripts in 2013 first because of the number of serious Zello bugs I encountered starting in 2012 and the fact that new releases of Zello were introducing new bugs; and then because I detected very little community interest in Zello scripts. Zello's popularity increased suddenly in 2017 as Zello became a popular application for helping with Texas hurricane relief efforts, but I still detected no interest in Zello scripts in the blind community until October.

Warning: I still regard Windows Zello as buggy, based on brief tests I ran in August, 2017. However, I provide this script update in case it is useful. For examples of bugs I initially saw in 2012, some of which I believe still exist, visit my PC Zello 1.17 Bug List page.

Included updates in this script revision:

Revision 102, released March 29, 2013

This is an update to support Zello 1.30. Features and notes:

Revision 101, released November 29, 2012

This release contains a few documentation updates for Zello 1.22. Also, channels with an invalid password count in searches as disconnected channels. This means you can use Ctrl with arrows to find channels whose passwords need updating.

Revision 93, released July 29, 2012

This is another fairly major update and addresses some issues in Zello 1.18 and 1.19.

Enhancements and fixes:

Revision 77, released June 23, 2012

This is a fairly major update and the first script version that includes features specifically aimed at Zello 1.17. These scripts still work with Zello 1.16 as well.

New features and fixes:

Revision 51, released June 11, 2012

Heads Up: Ctrl+Shift+A, the keystroke that announced the number of pending authorization requests, is now Ctrl+Shift+E. This change conforms to Zello's actual intentions: The count is really the number of pending events of any kind. Currently the only type of event supported in Windows Zello is authorization requests, but the script author expects text alerts eventually to be included there.

This update includes the following enhancements:

This script update also includes a few experimental features, disabled by default but accessible via special hotkeys. These are described in the manual. The experimental features currently included allow you to hear user and channel names when people talk, hear which channel you are sending to before you start speaking, and use certain wireless headsets to start/stop transmission or review unplayed messages without having to use the keyboard. A link to the manual appears near the top of this page.

Revision 25, released May 29, 2012

Several features added:

Revision 4, released May 25, 2012

Initial release version with the following features:

Download: Revision 116a executable installer (can also open with 7Zip)