Re: Status update: Outlook calendar issue

Ken Chernack

Thanks for the reply.

I have reviewed my settings with Microsoft and The Sparrow. They did not make any changes.

Yes, it should work as it does on your computer. It was that way for years before this problem appeared months ago.

As mentioned in my note, The Sparrow told me that others had spoken to them about this issue.

Consider yourself 'lucky'… not as good as winning PowerBall, but still pretty good.





From: <> On Behalf Of kathryn.frederick@...
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Status update: Outlook calendar issue




Thanks for your email. I use my Outlook Calendar for work everyday; it’s set to “day view” and I’m using JAWS. I am, however, not experiencing the issues you’re describing. When I open my calendar today, for example, JAWS tells me I have three appointments and two all day events. When I then press tab and shift+tab each appointment or event is read to me by JAWS. I’ll look at my calendar settings, but I don’t recall changing other items for JAWS to work as well as it does for me.


Katie Frederick

Program Administrator

Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Desk: (614) 438-1260

Mobile: (614) 980-2769

Email: Kathryn.Frederick@...



From: <> On Behalf Of Ken Chernack via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 3:39 PM
To: io JAWS Users List <>
Subject: [jaws-users] Status update: Outlook calendar issue


Hi all.

Many months ago, I spoke to the Tech Support folks at The Sparrow and then wrote an entry to this list.

A few replies said… thanks, keep us posted.


Okay, consider this email a call to action… grassroots CUSTOMER (that's YOU and me) support/turmoil.


The problem: due to a bug in Jaws Outlook 2016 (and probably other supported versions) does not give correct schedule information in day and month formats.


I am using latest Jaws 2019 and Windows10 products.


I had to update from Outlook 2010 to 2016 for them to talk to me about this issue.


The Sparrow acknowledges the issue and has given it a priority 3.


I have waited 4 to 6 months for a correction. Nothing timely happens on priority 3 problems.

My calendar has become just about worthless.

I hear 8 appointments and there are 2…. I hear 13 appointments for the day and there are 3, I hear 5 appointments and there are 0 appointments.


I have lost my patience.

As they say at Joe's Garage, "the wheel that squeaks the loudest gets greased and repaired!"


Do you have this problem and have been passively sitting around ignoring it?

Stop. Call Tech Support and complain, complain, complain.

I just made that phone call…. had a productive discussion and am now writing this note.

Tell them that the tracking number is -

"The key tracking number in our development database on your multiple appointment issue is:

BZ 106500


Let's get some action.

Let's get Outlook Calendar working correctly.


Thank you for your anticipated cooperation..




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