Re: JAWS and Google docs spreadsheets

  • From: Allan Wong <allan.wkf@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 00:37:36 +0800

Google Docs is working fine for me. you must always use jaws cursor to click 
something, jaws will not announce those links. google 
docs is build with AJAX, therefore while you click on the link in jaws cursor, 
the page has change but it wont load. lots of screen 
reader user having trouble with AJAX type of homepage.


Warmest Regards,
Allan Wong


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jim
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2008 13:51
Subject: JAWS and Google docs spreadsheets


I'm hoping some folks can help me out here, because we're running into a snag.

I belong to a concert committee here in Seattle that has begun using the 
following link, which is essentially the google documents 

With this, we can all edit both word files that are uploaded and also use a 
feature that is an online spreadsheet.  It is supposed 
to allow us to update concert information and things along that line.  
Visually, it acts like Excel would.  However, I can not get 
it to work well with JAWS.  Come to think of it, I can't get it to work at all 
with JAWS, and whatever it does read, it is minimal.

I had a sighted friend of mine helping me earlier, and he was saying that there 
was a disconnect regarding what JAWS was reading and 
the actual location of the cursor.  They weren't in synch.
Since then, we've created another document that we can test out (for whoever 
would like to try it) using a gmail account I created.

Has anyone used this, and can anyone help me with any pointers?  We spent hours 
doing it and came up with hardly anything.  We tried 
seeing if it was indeed like using Excel, and Dennis noticed that JAWS worked 
well with Excel but when it was online, in that 
particular spreadsheet application, it wasn't doing much.

So, who's up for the challenge?  Let me know and I'll give you the necessary 
information to log on and look at the spreadsheet with 

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