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Room Reservation: Timeline issue with JAWS screen reader

Service Area(s): Library Services

Disruption Time: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 3:50 pm (ongoing)


The following problem has been detected with the JAWS screen reader, version 2023.2307.37.400 and JAWS version 2024.2312.53.400.  It does not appear in JAWS 2406.121.

It does not appear with VoiceOver or NVDA. 

When navigating the room reservation table using table navigation in JAWS, in some situations, the JAWS Virtual PC cursor is bumped to the adjacent room column. 

For example, If you are in the column for room 607 and step down you will hear the time slot for that room. However, if the adjacent room 605 room has a reservation at the same time, then the screen reader cursor will automatically be bumped from room 607 to the column for room 705. 

This does not happen when navigating the table with the down key.


One option is to try to navigate the problematic areas of the table with the down and up keys.

Another is to contact the User Services staff by phone to reserve a room 548-889-3766


This appears to be a bug with JAWS 2023. It doesn't happen in JAWS 2022 or JAWS 2024.2406.121.


Unknown. We've reported the bug to Freedom Scientific. An improvement was found in the JAWS version 2023.2311.34.400 release, however problems persist in complex tables.


Email Mark Weiler, Web & User Experience Librarian at


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Last Updated: July 9, 2024 9:36pm