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    • Screen Reader Shortcut keys Using the WebAnywhere online screen reader Web Anywhere website Works best with Firefox. You can interact with WebAnywhere using the keyboard. A selection of keyboard commands that are currently supported is listed below, and can be accessed at any time by pressing 'forward/'. Pressing SHIFT in combination with them reverses the direction of the search, searching backward from the current cursor position instead of forward from it. • CTRL-L - move the cursor to the location box where you can type a URL to visit. • Arrow Down - read the next element on the page. • Arrow Up - read the previous element on the page. • TAB - skip to the next link or form control. • CTRL - silence WebAnywhere and pause the system. • CTRL-H - skip to the next heading. • CTRL-I - skip to the next input element. • CTRL-R - skip to the next row by cell when in a table. • CTRL-D - skip to the next column by cell when in a table. • Page Down - read continuously from the current position. • Home - read continuously, starting over from the beginning of the page. • CTRL+Arrow Down - when a selection box is focused, read the next option. • CTRL+Arrow Up - when a selection box is focused, read the previous option.
    • Using the NVDA screen reader NVDA website Please note: NVDA key refers to either INSERT key (or Caps Lock on Laptop). The following is the list of the most essential NVDA shortcut keys: General 1. NVDA+T -- read the window title of the currently-active application. 2. TAB or SHIFT+TAB -- move between objects in the tab order. 3. NVDA+TAB -- read the object currently in focus. 4. NVDA+Up_Arrow -- read the current line under NVDA cursor. 5. ENTER or SPACE bar -- activate the item under the cursor, e.g., an HTML link, a button, etc. 6. More shortcuts under NVDA Help menu. Navigating web pages: (applicable in "browse mode" only) 1. CONTROL+HOME -- move to the top of the page. 2. CONTROL+END -- move to the bottom of the page. 3. Up and DOWN arrows -- navigate between elements in a linear fashion. 4. Left and Right arrows -- navigate character by character. 5. NVDA+F7 -- display a list of all the HTML links and headings on the page; start typing to narrow down your search. 6. B or SHIFT+B -- move between buttons. 7. C or SHIFT+C -- move between combo boxes. 8. D and SHIFT+D -- move between ARIA landmarks. 9. E or SHIFT+E -- move between edit fields. 10. F or SHIFT+F -- move between form fields. 11. G or SHIFT+G -- move between graphics; NVDA will speak alt text if one is present or will speak a lot of gibberish if no alt text is found. 12. H or SHIFT+H -- move between HTML headings. 13. 1 through 6 or SHIFT+1 through SHIFT+6 -- move between HTML headings of a particular level. 14. I or SHIFT+I -- move between list items of an HTML list (note: you have to be inside an HTML list to use this function). 15. K and SHIFT+K -- move between links. 16. L or SHIFT+L -- move between HTML lists. 17. M or SHIFT+M -- move between frames and iframes on the page. 18. N or SHIFT+N -- skip to the first block of text (non-link elements). 19. O or SHIFT+O -- move between embedded objects, such as Flash movies, press SPACE bar to start interacting with object; press NVDA+SPACE to stop interacting with the object. 20. Q or SHIFT+Q -- move between blockquotes on the page. 21. R or SHIFT+R -- move between radiobuttons on the page. 22. S or SHIFT+S -- move between separators (HR tags) on the page. 23. T and SHIFT+T -- move between HTML tables. 24. U or SHIFT+U -- move between unvisited links. 25. V or SHIFT+V -- move between visited links. 26. X or SHIFT+X -- move between check boxes. 27. NVDA+SPACE -- move into "focus mode" (enter text field). 28. ESCAPE -- move out of the "focus mode".
    • Using the Mac Universal Access screen reader with Safari (Activate VoiceOver in the Universal Access preference pane. You will be presented with the option to take the tutorial.) CONTROL+OPTION+U -- start web item rotor to interact with lists of headings, links, etc. CONTROL +OPTION+SPACEBAR -- select an option CONTROL +OPTION+SHIFT+UP_ARROW -- stop interacting with object CONTROL +OPTION+SHIFT+DOWN_ARROW -- interact with object CONTROL +OPTION+SHIFT+RIGHT_ARROW -- next item CONTROL +OPTION+SHIFT+LEFT_ARROW -- previous item CONTROL +OPTION+CC -- read entire column CONTROL +OPTION+R -- read entire row CONTROL +OPTION+C -- read column header CONTROL +OPTION+H -- help (tutorial is help item) CONTROL -- toggles reading/stopping ESCAPE -- leave menu Comment Add labels