Re: JAWS and Google docs spreadsheets

  • From: "Jim" <jp100@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:08:49 -0800

Would you be able to elabrate on this, because I'm not quite sure what that 
Were you able to use the spreadsheet feature, and if so, what were you able to 
do with it?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Allan Wong 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2008 8:37 AM
  Subject: Re: JAWS and Google docs spreadsheets

  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 


  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 feature.

  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 

  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 google.

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