Lag in latest update of Skype for desktop, version 8.51
Hello. In the latest version of Skype for desktop, currently 98.51, screen reader users are facing a major productivity issue. When opening a conversation, either from the recent chats list or by just pressing enter on a contact, keyboard navigation becomes completely unresponsive for up to 15 seconds. During this time, You can not do anything in Skype, and if you try to navigate it causes the whole program to freeze and sometimes go into not responding as well. To reproduce the bug, make sure that a screen reader such as Jaws or NVDA is running. Now, press alt plus 1 to view the list of recent chats. Press enter on any conversation, and you should see the behaviour I described above. I hope your team can address this issue as fast as possible and also make sure to test with a screen reader to prevent such major issues in the future.
Thanks for your feedback. We tested using JAWS with Skype and we weren't able to reproduce your issue. If you're still experiencing this please contact the Disability Answer Desk at aka.ms/DAD. Please continue to leave your feedback and upvote posts that you agree with.