Re: Sudden gibberish in "say all" with JAWS and Chrome

Adrian Spratt

Hi, Debby.


Clever of you to think of graphics. Unfortunately, I’ve just gone through my various graphics settings, and they were set at default, where I’d left them. As for maximization, I have chrome to open maximized by default.


Thanks for giving this some thought. NO apologies called for.


From: <> On Behalf Of Debby Hill
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Sudden gibberish in "say all" with JAWS and Chrome


Hi Adrian,


I tried two sites just now. One was the National Institutes of Health and the other was the New York Times. I don’t have a subscription to the times so I don’t know if that would actually make a difference. I didn’t have your problem in read all. I am using the latest version of JAWS with Chrome Version 76.0.3809.100 but with Windows 10 1803. (My computer has not asked me to update windows, and I haven’t taken the time to do it.


I can only think of two things. Is the screen maximized and is there any chance that JAWS graphics announcements got changed?


Sorry I can’t think of more help! Good luck!




From: [] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Sudden gibberish in "say all" with JAWS and Chrome


I haven't, but you could try using the sites with FireFox and use F9 to put it in reader mode.

If Chrome has a reader mode, I would like to know how to invoke it.



Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:03 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Sudden gibberish in "say all" with JAWS and Chrome


I’ve made no changes overnight to my system, and yet this morning, all of a sudden, JAWS has started interrupting “say all” with frequent bursts of gibberish. For example, it just now verbalized “617 s p a c e” before resuming reading regular text. When I quote a phrase like that, it might not seem like much, but these interruptions are very distracting, in part because it takes me several listens to interpret what’s being said.


I first experienced it today on the New York Times website and figured the Times had made yet one more accessibility-challenging website update. However, it’s happening on the second website I’ve visited, one that requires a password to enter.


I’m using the latest release of JAWS 2019 along with Windows 10 and, again, Chrome. I’ve rebooted twice to make sure all applications are in synch.


My workaround is to copy Website text to Notepad, but I don’t want to have to take this extra step every time.


Anyone else encountering this annoyance?

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