Knowing where you are on the wonderful worldwideweb

Have you ever been browsing a website & came across a text field where you wanted to enter data or maybe even filling out a form to sign-up for an event or website account, such as Facebook?

I have & often times, I’ll get “lost in the page” & forget what my screen-reader just said.

If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, I’m happy to inform you that there is in fact, a solution & it’s extremely easy to accomplish.

To find out where your focus is, simply press insert+tab & you’ll be told the name of the field which currently has focus.

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“Marking the Spot: Navigating the Digital World with JAWS Place markers”

For readers who may be unfamiliar, JAWS is a screenreader, which has existed since the early 1990’s. JAWS stands for “Job Access With Speech.”

A screen-reader speaks the contents of the computer screen for users like myself, who are blind or visually impaired.

In Jaws version 5, a brand-new feature was introduced.

This feature is called”Place markers.”

You can use this feature in applications such as Microsoft Word & Outlook, as well as on the web.

You can set both temporary & permanent place-markers.

Temporary place markers are only available while you’re viewing the document, email message or webpage where the place marker was set. Once you shutdown or restart your computer, all temporary place-markers will disappear.

Permanent place-markers, on the other hand, are always available.

I use this feature a lot, especially, on websites such as Facebook, where it is often difficult for me to find the beginning of my newsfeed.

To create a Temporary place marker, press Control+Windows+k.

You can set a permanent place marker with Control+Shift+K. This same keystroke also allows you to add new place-markers as well as remove old ones you may no longer need.

Jaws can speak a list of place markers on a given page. To try this out, press Alt+Windows+k.

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How do I send a tab from one device to another?

Recently, I was working in my web browser on my computer & needed to leave to go somewhere.

But, I didn’t want to lose what I was looking at.

So, I sent the tab from my computer to my iPhone.

To perform the following steps, you’ll need Edge installed on all the devices you plan to use. It even works on Linux!

To send a tab to another device:

1. Press either alt+d or control+L to bring focus to the address bar.

2. Tab once. If your screen-reader says something about previous searches, remove them all, by tabbing then pressing enter until they’re all gone. (THE “send page” option & toolbar in general, won’t show up, until you do.)

3. Find the “send page” option & click it.

4. Choose the device you’d like to send the page to & there you go!

If you have any questions/issues, please comment & I’d be more than happy to assist you.