Re: Status update: Outlook calendar issue

Van Lant, Robin

Thanks for the call to action. I have really disliked the way JAWS reads the Outlook calendar. I was so used to the little special appointment dialog that Window Eyes offered.  If I really want to skim my calendar, I pull it up on my iphone, since my work calendar is synced there and that allows me to much more efficiently look ahead at my appointments.  I really dislike that JAWS tries to tell me how many appointments are on a day, as I find it very confusing and I am probably experiencing what you are experiencing, but just hadn’t tried to articulate it.


I will get some notes together and call this into Vispero, too.



Using Windows 10, JAWS 2019, Office 365

Robin Van Lant






From: <> On Behalf Of Ken Chernack via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 1:39 PM
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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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