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Adding to your point I find myself going back to using Internet
Explorer v11 on some shopping and banking sites (Shoprite, The
FreshGrocer, Bank of America) for Chrome, FireFox and Edge in
conjunction with NVDA just doesn't work well enough.
Guess some webmasters haven't fully updated their pages to the
latest HTML 5 standards yet.
On 5/17/2018 2:44 PM, Deborah Armstrong wrote:
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
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