Re: Question about Web Browsing


Chris G, Firefox was morphing for awhile, but things have settled back
down on the accesibility front. As you may/may not know, James Teh, 1
of the major contributors to NVDA, is now working w/Mozilla, so...

IE is not as problematic in Win7 as on win10, but basically should for
all intents & purposes be considered dead. No updating will likely be
occurring to take advantage of newly developing web technologies etc.
The result is that it's likely in everyone's best interest to switch
to a browser that's actively being maintained.

On 5/17/18, Deborah Armstrong <debee@...> wrote:
This discussion kind of evolved in to talking about browsing with Amazon,
but I have some more general ideas. First, do make sure you have IE, Chrome
and FireFox and Edge, available and updated, and depending on which pages
you visit most often, make the default browser the one that works best with
those pages. Be flexible about trying that page with a different browser.
Also be sure you keep NVDA updated as well.
Second, remember that sighted people struggle too. My sighted husband was
just complaining about Facebook last night; he has to use it for a group he
manages. He said he was trying to scroll down to post something on the
calendar, and little videos would pop up and play each time he scrolled. It
was driving him crazy. He also has issues with the Yahoo groups interface
that though not identical to mine are equally tedious and time-wasting.
Third, you can always vote with your fingertips. If I find something
difficult to buy on Amazon I use iBOOKS instead of Kindle, Walmart for
tangible goods, or even an accessible site like BlindMiceMart. Amazon at
least has the dedicated customer service number for disabilities.
Fourth, Make sure you have the JAWS demo, if you need to check something
that NVDA is apparently not able to read. I find that NVDA usually reads
more than JAWS but every once in a while, something has been scripted for
JAWS that makes it possible for JAWS to read it. Also you can use the JAWS
touch cursor through the keyboard and that can help locate things.

Fifth: If you have an app like Seeing AI or KNFB Reader, you can get pretty
good screen OCR. If you have One-drive you can press Print-Screen and have
screen shots saved to your one-drive so you can either try to OCR them or
have sighted help look at them for you later.
Sixth: NVDA's object nav works a lot like Cobra, so be sure you practice
using it, mostly with applications you are familiar with in the first
place.  I find Brailling each keystroke on a separate notecard, so I can
flip through a stack of cards, rather than alt-tabbing to a list of keyboard
shortcuts to be easier, especially if I'm using object nav and don't want to
disturb the screen.
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