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These are JAWS scripts for Skype for Business 2016, from now on called simply SFB.
These scripts are intended for SFB 2016 versions released by Microsoft in mid to late 2017 or later. They may work with older SFB versions, but this has not been tested.
Documentation of script usage and features can be viewed by typing
Insert+F1 twice in quick succession from within SfB
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 this version, most recent first.
In JAWS, use the h or 3 keys to move through
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Revision 346, released May 22, 2018
This is the first release of this script version. See the menus at the top of this page for access to previous scripts intended for Lync 2013, Skype For Business 2015, and early versions of Skype For Business 2016.
These are the changes since the June 13, 2017 release of those scripts (revision 325):
- The installer supports JAWS 2018 and will also check drives D: and E: in addition to C: when seeking JAWS executables while being denied access to the Windows registry.
- The minimum supported JAWS version is now 16.0 rather than 15.0, because of UIA support added in JAWS 16.0 and used in these scripts.
- These scripts are intended for Skype for Business 2016 versions from mid 2017 or later. Use with older SFB 2016 versions or with Lync 2013 or Skype For Business 2015 may be possible but is neither tested nor officially supported.
- The code for making JAWS announce and/or play sounds when a user or users type into a chat window is removed as these features are replaced by internal support within SFB:
- There is an option in Skype For Business itself for playing a sound while one or more users are typing into the current window:
Check "Play a sound when viewing an IM conversation and someone is typing" on the
Ringtones and Sounds page.
- The scripted Alt+1 command will announce who is typing if issued while someone is typing.
- Braille support may sometimes be slightly faster.
- Documentation and help facilities are slightly improved.
- The sound played on exit from a key layer is quieter so it will not drown out speech.
Download: Version 2016 executable installer (can also open with 7Zip)