After Tor Browser updated from v. 7.5.6 to 8.0, my JAWS screen-reading software is no longer able to interact with the application in any way. I also tried with 8.5a1 which also doesn't work with JAWS. Is there some setting I can change in the prefs.js file or anywhere else which might improve the accessibility support? I have no problem using JAWS with regular Firefox 60.

I'm running Windows 10 Pro Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.254), and JAWS, Tor Browser, and my regular Firefox installation are all 64-bit.

Any suggestions on troubleshooting steps or additional information which would be helpful greatly appreciated.

  • I am experiencing the same problem with the latest update of the Tor Browser and my screen reader for the blind (Jaws 2018 running on Windows 10). I do not longer have access to the menu and the web page content. Would be great if this accessiblity problem could be solved. Best regards, Pascal – PasDeg Sep 9 at 7:11
  • I hate to be one of those "me too" people, but I have noticed the same problem with TOR 8.0 as well as 8.5A4. This isn't just wit JAWS, but NVDA has the same problem as well. Is there a way to obtain a copy of TOR 7.5 for the time being until they hopefully fix this issue? I think this will require changes to the core JAWS program; I'm not sure that a quick JAWS script will fix this one. If TOR is listening and you can work with Freedom Scientific on your end to get this working again we would all appreciate it. – Anon Nov 4 at 19:12

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