I always keep Preserve Screen layout on, not
because I have sighted people looking at my screen, but
because I don’t see any need to move between links with up
and down arrows, when that can easily be done with the Tab
key or the quick navigation keys k and shift+k, or even
using links in the elements list.
Throughout my ten years of using JAWS there was
no choice in the matter, there was no toggle, but with NVDA
I’m glad we have a choice, between what seems to me to be a
more accurate view of the website and one which is simply
there because other screenreaders have it, so many blind
people feel it is normal or convenient.
It’s possible that my view is a minority one in
the blind community, but maybe I’m not the only one who
finds nothing wrong with preserving screen layout in web
browsers. That’s why I like the toggle in NVDA: those who
want to arrow through links still have that option, but
we’re not stuck with one or the other;
Bye for now!
This brings up the question of why preserving screen layout
is a good idea. I mean, maybe that has to do with working with
sighted colleagues? But if that's the only reason, then I'm
definitely turning it off as of little to no use.
On 12/6/2017 4:43 PM, Gene wrote:
one more example of why having links read each link on a
separate line should be the default, as I said two or
three days ago. The feature is in browse mode
settings. It's a check box that says use screen layout,
if supported. Uncheck this box and activate the ok
Original Message -----
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:25 PM
[nvda] links on single line
I am running
NVDA 2017-4 on a Win 10 64 bit machine. I have a web site
where there are multiple links on a single line thus NVDA
together. If my memory is right there is a way to get NVDA
to read this
multi link lines as if each link was separate. Looked
can't find it.