Re: Accessibility in Inbox by Gmail - Inbox by Gmail Help

Rosemarie Chavarria

Hi, Paul,

That's the one thing I like about thunderbird--that you can read messages offline. That's what I would teach a student to use.


On 4/7/2016 4:41 AM, P. Otter wrote:
hello, and what is your question now?
with nvda it is very easy to navigate gmail with firefox.
but why don't you use thunderbird?
it's completely free!
while there is no internet, you can read the mails offline.
and when there is internet you can download all mails in a split second.
i think that's in this case the best solution you can get.
paul otter
if you want you can correspond in dutch because i read your name i think you're dutch.
but in that case in a pm only because this is a english list.
----- Original Message -----
From: HBotma
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessibility in Inbox by Gmail - Inbox by Gmail Help

Hi Group

I recently started using Gmail inbox with NVDA and Mozilla FireFox.  It works very well, but for the purposes of my Internet classes, I teach the students the old way, because Inbox doesn't work that well with Internet Explorer, and very few of them will have access to Internet when they leave the college and even fewer will be able to download FireFox on their computers without help.  These students are total beginners and Internet access is limited in South Africa.

If the shortcuts worked in Internet Explorer as well, I would teach them this way, because it is a lot quicker and simpler than going through basic HTML view.


On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 7:01 AM, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:
I don't use Thunderbird.
I only use Inbox on web (NVDA/VoiceOver/ChromeVox), iOS VoiceOver, and Android TalkBack
On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:54 PM Afrim <afrim.maja@...> wrote:
Thanks for sharing this application with us. 
In terms of features and reliability, is it better than mozilla thunderbird?

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 7, 2016, at 3:06 AM, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:

Computer accessibility

Inbox is compatible with the following screen readers:

Operating system Screen reader Browser
Chrome OS ChromeVox Chrome
Microsoft Windows NVDA Firefox
Mac OS X Yosemite VoiceOver Safari

When you open Inbox for the first time, Inbox provides introductory information about how to use the application. You can navigate through these introductory screens with the left and right arrow keys.

Compose and reply

To reply to an email, start typing in the Reply box below the email. To get to more options, like changing the recipients, editing quoted text, or replying inline, just expand the compose window by selecting Pop out reply Pop out

Keyboard shortcuts

For the best experience, turn on keyboard shortcuts in Inbox. The following table contains some useful shortcuts. To find a complete list while you're using Inbox, hold Shift and press ? on your keyboard. Learn how to turn on keyboard shortcuts.

Shortcut Action
? Open keyboard shortcuts help
c Compose
t Create a reminder
/ Search
Home Navigate to first item in main list
j or right arrow Navigate to next item in main list
k or left arrow Navigate to previous item in main list
n Navigate to next message in an open thread
p Navigate to previous message in an open thread
o or Enter Open focused item
Esc Close
Shift + Esc Focus main window
Shift + m Focus main menu
Shift + b Focus notifications
x Select or deselect an item in the main list
Shift + x Select multiple items
z Undo last action

Tip: To improve keyboard navigation, you can make notifications stay on screen for 30 seconds. Then you can press Shift + b to navigate to the notification and take an action. To make notifications stay on the screen longer:

  1. Open Inbox.
  2. In the top left, go to the main menu Main
  3. Choose Settings Settings at the bottom.
  4. Choose Other.
  5. Check the box next to "Make notifications stay on the screen longer."
  6. Select Done.

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