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 622b

This is the second script version specifically aimed at Skype 6.22 and later. This version is split from 6.22a for two reasons: It is the first to support JAWS 17, and it includes significant changes relevant to script translators.

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 6.22b, 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 945, released December 11, 2015

The Ctrl+Shift+M command for inserting emoticons and Mojis into a chat window should work for more users, including those who do not use Skype in English. Also, if the button for this feature is disabled in Skype itself, JAWS will say "unavailable" if you attempt to use the Ctrl+Shift+M command.

Note that even when the Ctrl+Shift+M command doesn't work, you can still Tab a few times from the chat input edit box to find the "Send emoticon or Moji" button and press Space to accomplish the same thing.

Revision 943, released December 10, 2015

This update fixes an installer bug that made installations fail on JAWS 17 when the JAWS language was not English.

Revision 942, released December 4, 2015

Revision 934, released October 13, 2015

This revision should again compile successfully under JAWS 13 and older. The previous update included a fix to the handling of tutorial text, and that fix attempted to use a constant (Product_MAGic) that is not available until JAWS 14.

Revision 933, released September 30, 2015

The main change in this revision is that the installer works in JAWS 17 public beta 2. The change is necessary because of a change in script compiler flags between public betas 1 and 2 of JAWS 17.

Custom tutor messages also speak when the JAWS "Tutor Messages" option is set to "Announce Custom Messages Only" as they should, not just when the option is set to "Announce Menu and Control Help."

Revision 932, released September 16, 2015

This installer works with JAWS 17 public beta as released by Freedom Scientific on September 16, 2015. Previous installers would fail with an error message when attempting to install into JAWS 17, due to a significant reorganization of script files in that JAWS version.

This script revision also includes the following changes:

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

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)