JAWS Scripts For Skype 6.22 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 622a

This is the first script version specifically aimed at Skype 6.22 and later. These scripts are not intended for use with any Skype version older than 6.22 (they might work but at least typing indicators would not). 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.

Here are the changes in version 6.22a, 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 894, released July 25, 2015

This revision fixes the commands for toggling on/off the dial pad in a live call (Ctrl+Shift+D and Command m d) for current Skype versions.

Revision 893, released March 15, 2015

The primary change in this revision is that typing indicators work in Skype 7.2. They still continue to work in older 7.x versions as well.

This revision should also improve focus handling on Alt+Tab into a chat window and Tab within one.

Revision 892, released December 12, 2014

This revision fixes a couple cases where focus lands on what JAWS calls an "unknown field" on Alt+Tab into Skype from another application, instead of landing in the displayed chat input box.

Revision 886, released November 4, 2014

Download: Script version 622a executable installer (can also open with 7Zip)