[nabs-l] [Blindtlk] Facebook's chat system

minh ha minh.ha927 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 22:50:11 UTC 2011


Hi,

I'm pretty sure facebook just made some more changes to the chat
system that made it inaccessible at the moment. I was using it only a
couple of days ago and it worked fine. But now, I can't even find the
chat area. I think a lot of jaws users are experiencing this problem
because I've seen quite a few angry statuses. I know this is not a
solution to the problem but at least you know what's going on. :)

Minh

On 7/23/11, Jim <jp100 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Thanks.
> I definitely should have mentioned that I use JAWS 12.  I apologize for
> that.
>
> I appreciate the answers to finding alternatives to the regular site.
> Because you guys are only talking about alternatives rather than answering
> the direct question, am I to assume that the chat feature is either very
> challenging or inaccessible?
> Someone gave me a wonderful explanation of the layout of the chat area, and
> I appreciate that!  Thank you!
>
> So, let me narrow it down just a bit...mainly so as not to clutter this list
> with mail.
> Are other JAWS users using this chat feature, and if so, what are some tips?
>
> I appreciate the answers from others, but now rather than asking the general
> question, I'll get very specifically and taylor it more to screen reader
> users (mainly JAWS) who are using the actual Facebook site and not
> alternative clients or chat programs.  If it is indeed useable, then why not
> try it before downloading extra clients?
> Thanks again!
>
> Jim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: blindtlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindtlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Nikki Wunderlich
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:01 PM
> To: Blind Talk Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Blindtlk] Facebook's chat system
>
> you can use instant bird for your facebook chat. I do, and it works
> wonderfully the website to get it is www.instantbird.org
> Hope that helps!
> Nikki Wunderlich
> face book, my space, and MSN as well as email nikki0222 at gmail.com
> yahoo and AIM nikkiwunderlich
> skype and twitter nikki022285
> cell 763-248-0106
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Humberto Avila" <avila.bert.humberto2 at gmail.com>
> To: "'Blind Talk Mailing List'" <blindtlk at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [Blindtlk] Facebook's chat system
>
>
>>I don't know if the facebook chat system is accessible with screen readers
>> since I haven't tried it myself, but it might not be. And it is not cool
>> because the mobile version of facebook, http://m.facebook.com, does not
>> support chat.
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: blindtlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindtlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>> Behalf Of Jim
>> Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:20 AM
>> To: Jim
>> Subject: [Blindtlk] Facebook's chat system
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm curious if anyone knows how Facebook's chat system works.  I've been
>> trying it but either am not being successful or don't know how to read
>> people's responses.
>>
>> I see that someone's on chat, and hit enter on the person's name.  An edit
>> box comes up and I begin to type, and when I'm done with my message, I hit
>> enter.
>>
>> Then what?
>>
>> I see that my message comes up, no longer in that edit box.  Below that, I
>> see a new edit box.
>>
>> Anyone know what happens next?  I tried it with about six different
>> people.
>>
>> I'm trying the regular
>>
>> www.facebook.com
>>
>> website, and an not sure how to proceed.
>>
>>
>>
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
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