Re: Emojis

Holger Fiallo

Dear nice Rebecca

It is not consistent. Whether is a jaws issue or Microsoft I do not know. Bella the cat will not tell me. 😙 It took me 3 tries to add this emoji. Go figure.


From: <> On Behalf Of Rebecca Lineberger
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Emojis


This is the way it works for me.

If you want to add an emoji to a blank message or document, press the spacebar before you open the emoji panel.

😊 There was a space to the left of the emoji.)


type a sentence.👏

When you find an emoji you like, press enter.  Press escape and you will be back in your message or document.

In Outlook, you can press either windows key semicolon or windows key period to get to the emoji panel.  In my Word 2010, the Windows key semicolon is used by JAWS for something else.

If JAWS says that the panel is closed, press an arrow key.  Arrow up or down to view the emoji within that category. Or tab till you hear the name of a new category then right arrow to  arrow through the categories.  Press enter to choose a category.  Tab until you hear the number of items in the group, which means you can now arrow up, down, sideways through the emoji for that group.

Press enter on one you like, and press escape.

I also use Gmail on the web, not through Outlook.  The emoji panel works as above there, except that after I’ve pressed escape to leave the emoji panel, I have to shift tab and then tab back to the message, where JAWS then says, contains text, and the text and emoji are there.  Otherwise, JAWS doesn’t see or read the information in the edit box.

It sounds more complicated than it is.

From: [] On Behalf Of Holger Fiallo
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Emojis


Most of us got there. The problem is adding one in the email. Does not work with jaws or issue with adding emoji.


From: <> On Behalf Of david
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Emojis



I'm using latest jaws, outlook 2016,

here's what I figured out.


first create new message, ctrl+n=new,

or, you could do a reply, ctrl+r=reply,

in the body of the message, do the following,



1, Windows-key+semi colon,


2, Windows-key+apostraphy,

you now should hear;

Emoji panel is opened,


3, you need to right arrow to find the group of Emoji's,


4, enter on the group you want,

now use the tab key, then arrow you should find the list of Emoji's.

hope this helps a little.


       The impossible is the untried,  Never under estimate the power of a dream.


From: <> On Behalf Of Mr. Ed
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Emojis


Hi Judy,

I have the same thing as you do and putting emoji on an email use to work fine. But today as I try it I have not been able to make it work. Not sure what has changed.

Mr. Ed  


From: [] On Behalf Of Judy Jones
Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Emojis


I am using Jaws 19, Windows 10, Outlook 10.



“Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”



From: [] On Behalf Of Victor Gouveia
Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Emojis


Judy, I’m curious, what version of Jaws are you running?


I’m using the latest one and It’s speaking out the Emoji's just fine.


Is it possible you’re using something other than HTML to compose your messages?




From: Judy Jones

Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2019 10:22 PM

Subject: [jaws-users] Emojis


Hello, Rebecca and All,


You are correct, and very happy to tell you that windowskey semi-colon indeed brings up Emojis you can choose from, but Jaws does not speak anything, unless you input a character first, then you can use Jawskey and arrow to hear the choices.  Simply arrowing through what you have inserted will not read anything.


Again, I am using Outlook 10 with Windows 10.


Thank you all for leading me to try other things.  Right off the bat, when Jaws was silent, I was assuming I had no Emojis available, but when I had some time, started experimenting a little.


Again Jaws will read nothing unless you insert something, then you can use the jaws plus arrow keys to hear your selections you made.





“Embrace the day with its mercies and blessings.”



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