This page will give you tips for when your screan reader freses. This page will also give you some basic commands for when you first start your screen reader.
Their are also some basic commands for both mac and windows.
Basic windows keys
|ault+Tab||Moves between windows|
|Ault+F4||closes any opened windows.|
|Ault+left arrow||If on the next page of a website moves you to the previous page.|
|Ault+Right arrow||if on the previous page will move you forward to the next page. Only works if you visited the next page already.|
|Control+A||If in a word document selects everything Same if on the desktop or in a opened folder.|
|control+C||copies a file or folder to the clipboard.|
|Control+X||cuts the file or folder from the desktop or folder.|
|Control+V||Pastes the cut or copied file from the clipboard to a new location.|
|Control+P||Will open the print dialogue box.|
|Start menu||opens a search field to look for other programs in windows.|
When a key requires the NVDA key, it refers to your Insert key. If your using a laptop that doesn’t have a numbad then its your capslock key. If your laptop does have a numpad then its key zero or your 6pack. If a command includes the Control key it will be referred to as (CTRL) The desktop keys will also be included.
|Name||Laptop Keys||Desktop Keys|
|Speech on and off||NVDA+S||NVDA+S|
|Application Sleep Mode On and Off||NVDA+Shift+Z||NVDA+Shift+S|
|Move to Next Speech Options||NVDA+Shift+Ctrl+Right arrow||NVDA+CTRL+Right Arrow|
|Previous setting||NVDA+Ctrl+shift+Left Arrow||NVDA+ctrl+Left Arrow|
|Increese Speech Settings||NVDA+Ctrl+Shift+Up ARROW||NVDA+Ctrl+Up Arrow|
|decrease speech settings||NVDA+Shift+CTRL+Down Arrow||NVDA+Ctrl+Down Arrow|
|Date and Time||NVDA+F12 Once for the time and twice for the date||NVDA+F12 Once for the time and twice for the date|
note: The Incert key will be referred as the Jaws key.
the Jaws key on the laptop is the capslock key. If the laptop has a numpad then its key 0.
if on the desktop the Jaws key is the Incert key in the six pack or key 0 on the numpad.
|Jaws key+1||brings up the keyboard learn|
|Jaws key+F1||brings up the Jaws help|
|Down arrow||Moves to the next item on the Desktop. If in a document or Webpage will move to the next line|
|Up arrow||Moves to the previous item on the desktop. If on a webpage will move up a line.|
|Jaws key+up arrow||Speak current line|
|Jaws key+F5||If browsing a website brings up a list of form fields. If in a document will reformat the paiges that have columns in the document so it can be more readable with speach|
|Jaws key+F6||brings up a headings list|
|Jaws key+F7||brings up a list of links|
|Jaws key+home||Reads the line the cursor is at|
|Jawskey+paige up||reads from where the cursor is|
|control||stops jaws from reading where ever you are.|
|Jaws key+down arrow||starts reading from where you are|
|tab||Reads items that can be focused on|
|numpad 5||reads the current character|
|Numpad 5 twice fast||reads the character as phonetics|
basic mack commands
Hear are some basic Mac commands.
|Command+tab||Moves between other open applications|
|Command+O||Opens a document or app.|
|Control+command+Q||lockes the screen|
|Command+Down arrow||Opens a document or app|
|Command+Up arrow||Closes folders|
|Command+C||copies a file or folder to the clipboard|
|Command+V||Pastes the file or folder|
|Command+Option+V||Moves the file from one location to a new location|
|Command+P||Opens the print dialog box|
|command+tilda||Moves between the currently open windows that are in the same application|
|Command+left bracket||On the internet goes back a page|
|Command+right bracket||If on the internet goes forward a page|
When a command calls for the VO keys it means control+option.
Example VO+Right is the same as ctrl+option+right.
On the Mackbook pro the control and option keys can be found after the function key on the left side of the mac.
The keys starting from the left are Function, Control, Command, Space, Command, and Option.
Not sure if its true for all macs.
Your also going to want to turn off the Function key. Its easier to do on hear then on windows.
- Go to the menubar with VO+M.
- Arrow down until you hear System Prefferences.
- Press right arrow until you hear preference panes scroll area and interact with it with VO+down arrow.
- Press K for keyboared and press VO+space to open it.
- Press right arrow until you hear Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys Unchecked checkbox.
- Press space to check it and after its checked your F1 to F12 keys can be used as normal.
- press command+Q to close the System prefferences
Your going to want the function key off because if you were to turn on the screen curtain with the function key still active you would have to press VO+Shift +FN+F12.
Now with it off you only have to press VO+Shift+F12.
|Move Right||VO+right arrow|
|Move left||VO+Left arrow|
|Single Key Quicknav||VO+Q|
|Screen Curtain On and Off||VO+Shift+F12|
|Navigating to the Desktop||VO+Shift+D|
|Navigating to the Dock||VO+D|
|Extras Menu||VO+M twice|
|Application chooser||VO+F1 Twice. Pressing it Once will tell you the current application your in and how many apps are running twice to see the applications|
|Speech Ring||VO+shift+left and right will move between the options. VO+shift+up and down will adjust the settings.|
|Quicknav On and Off||Press Left and right arrows at the same time|
|Adjusting the rotor||Press Up and right arrows to turn to the right and Up and left arrows to turn to the left|