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Hello. As of yesterday JAWS 2023 is now reading text in the manner expected when navigating a 
Writer document using arrow key navigation. From the changelog:
Resolved an issue with JAWS not reading text entered into a document in LibreOffice Writer.

David Goldfield,
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Weghorn <> 
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2023 7:18 AM
To: David Goldfield <>;
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] Accessibility Regressions Observed With Writer 7.5.1 and 
JAWS 2023

On 2023-05-07 05:23, David Goldfield wrote:
Michael Weghorn wrote:
(I'd suggest to either query for the toolkit name, which is "VCL" or 
support not just "LibreOffice" as app name, but also 
"LibreOfficeDev", which is the
name that the development version uses, and app names for 
vendor-specific LibreOffice derivatives.) Can you please report that to JAWS/Freedom Scientific 
(and keep this mailing list up to date on the outcome)?

Done. It took me a while to do this for reasons not relevant to this list. I received a very 
prompt response from FS which said:

"This is Nicki. this has actually been reported to our development department, so hopefully, it 
will be fixed soon."

Great, thanks!


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