TerriLynne, I think it is hopeless for a blind person to chat on FB using the computer. Using the message function on the mobile site is not actual chatting. A while back a blind person could use instant bird to carry on a conversation with others, but this no longer works. The message link on the mobile site is mainly for leaving your friends a private message for them to read at some point, and is a poor excuse for an actual conversation. There is a chat link on the mobile site, but it is useless for a blind person. It mainly tells you which of your friends are chatting.
Thank you for your response. However, if I understand the whole messenger thing correctly, it is not the samde as the one at a time messages to which you are referring. If you go to your messenger page at
a sighted person can see all of the messages in a conversation on that one page. It is a chat option which people can use as a live chat in pairs or groups or whatever. I am part of at least one neighborhood group, but can’t read the darned messages.
On the computer, I use it through the Facebook mobile site:
If you tab from the top of the page, you'll find a link close to the top that says "messages." If you have new messages, there will be a number associated with the link. For instance, right now mine says
That means there is a new message I haven't checked yet. Clicking on that will take me to that message.
If there is no number after the word "messages," clicking on that will get you to the page where you can view recent conversations by user, with links to click on each one if desired.
Like Ashley though, I find it to be most efficient using my iPhone.
On 12/4/2018 8:55 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
I know I use messenger but I use it on my iPhone and my iPad with voiceover. As for JAWS I am not sure.
On Dec 4, 2018, at 9:09 PM, TerriLynne Pomeroy <tl1@...> wrote:
I am very interested in using the messenger site associated with Facebook, but when I go there, I can’t figure out how to get JAWS to read the messages. Has anyone had any success with this site?
Thanks for any help you might have,