NVDA commands on sites when doing a search


Semirhage
 

So like if I am on a site to buy something and want to do a product search, like do they have so and so item, and it appears I'm in the search box typing and it doesn't want to take. Is the site just not blind friendly or is there an NVDA command I need to be using? Sorry if I sound stupid. I've only had time to mainly use NVDA for emails and don't really have to use commands for that so now having to learn the other stuff. This may be the site issue and nothing to do with NVDA but in case I am wrong I thought to ask.
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Kenny Dog <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


If you know you are in a search box but not sure you can arrow up or down to confirm you are in a search box. you will usually hear something like search button just after the editable box.


if you are not sure which mode if any you can use the nvda key + the space bar to change from say browse mode to focus mode or back the other way.


On the machine I have hear I like hearing which mode it is in like in browse mode where I can use the single letter navigation keys or in focus mode where I can type in stuff like in the search box.


The other choice is to hear sounds you can try out the 2 different modes by going to the browse settings section in NVDA.


To quickly get to the browse mode section in NVDA use the nvda key + CTRL key + the letter B then tab until you hear NVDA say Audio indication of focus and browse modes

If the box is checked you will hear the sounds and if unchecked you will hear it spoken.

In some cases after you do a search to quickly get to the search results, most will be under a heading called search results. You can use the letter H in browse mode to do this, but usually done better from the top of the page.
I mean as in jump down by heading with NVDA.

hopefully this helps.

Gene nz

Gene nz

On 17/06/2016 3:22 PM, Semirhage wrote:
So like if I am on a site to buy something and want to do a product search, like do they have so and so item, and it appears I'm in the search box typing and it doesn't want to take. Is the site just not blind friendly or is there an NVDA command I need to be using? Sorry if I sound stupid. I've only had time to mainly use NVDA for emails and don't really have to use commands for that so now having to learn the other stuff. This may be the site issue and nothing to do with NVDA but in case I am wrong I thought to ask.
Sem
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Kenny Dog <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


If you know you are in a search box but not sure you can arrow up or down to confirm you are in a search box. you will usually hear something like search button just after the editable box.


if you are not sure which mode if any you can use the nvda key + the space bar to change from say browse mode to focus mode or back the other way.


On the machine I have hear I like hearing which mode it is in like in browse mode where I can use the single letter navigation keys or in focus mode where I can type in stuff like in the search box.


The other choice is to hear sounds you can try out the 2 different modes by going to the browse settings section in NVDA.


To quickly get to the browse mode section in NVDA use the nvda key + CTRL key + the letter B then tab until you hear NVDA say Audio indication of focus and browse modes

If the box is checked you will hear the sounds and if unchecked you will hear it spoken.

In some cases after you do a search to quickly get to the search results, most will be under a heading called search results. You can use the letter H in browse mode to do this, but usually done better from the top of the page.
I mean as in jump down by heading with NVDA.

hopefully this helps.

Gene nz

Gene nz

On 17/06/2016 3:22 PM, Semirhage wrote:
So like if I am on a site to buy something and want to do a product search, like do they have so and so item, and it appears I'm in the search box typing and it doesn't want to take. Is the site just not blind friendly or is there an NVDA command I need to be using? Sorry if I sound stupid. I've only had time to mainly use NVDA for emails and don't really have to use commands for that so now having to learn the other stuff. This may be the site issue and nothing to do with NVDA but in case I am wrong I thought to ask.
Sem
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Kenny Dog <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


If you know you are in a search box but not sure you can arrow up or down to confirm you are in a search box. you will usually hear something like search button just after the editable box.


if you are not sure which mode if any you can use the nvda key + the space bar to change from say browse mode to focus mode or back the other way.


On the machine I have hear I like hearing which mode it is in like in browse mode where I can use the single letter navigation keys or in focus mode where I can type in stuff like in the search box.


The other choice is to hear sounds you can try out the 2 different modes by going to the browse settings section in NVDA.


To quickly get to the browse mode section in NVDA use the nvda key + CTRL key + the letter B then tab until you hear NVDA say Audio indication of focus and browse modes

If the box is checked you will hear the sounds and if unchecked you will hear it spoken.

In some cases after you do a search to quickly get to the search results, most will be under a heading called search results. You can use the letter H in browse mode to do this, but usually done better from the top of the page.
I mean as in jump down by heading with NVDA.

hopefully this helps.

Gene nz

Gene nz

On 17/06/2016 3:22 PM, Semirhage wrote:
So like if I am on a site to buy something and want to do a product search, like do they have so and so item, and it appears I'm in the search box typing and it doesn't want to take. Is the site just not blind friendly or is there an NVDA command I need to be using? Sorry if I sound stupid. I've only had time to mainly use NVDA for emails and don't really have to use commands for that so now having to learn the other stuff. This may be the site issue and nothing to do with NVDA but in case I am wrong I thought to ask.
Sem
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Semirhage
 

Yeah sometimes it says search but you don't get t he little click like when in the search box and typing in the search anyway doesn't work. So that's when I'd need to switch modes with the nvda and space?
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Gene
 

You can try but whether you will be successful at tabbing and shift tabbing to the field or typing in it are things you won't know until you try. 
 
Gene
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From: Semirhage
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Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA commands on sites when doing a search

Yeah sometimes it says search but you don't get t he little click like when in the search box and typing in the search anyway doesn't work. So that's when I'd need to switch modes with the nvda and space?
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Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Sem,

First letter navigation in Browse mode is a handy way of getting around web pages.  That is, press d to go to a landmark, 1, 2 or 3 to go to a heading level 1, 2, 3 (or just h to go to the next heading).  If you do that, or if you arrow through the page, then it will stay in browse mode, even when it gets to say an edit box.

If you are in a form field like the search edit, you can press ENTER to go into focus mode.  Doing this will automatically revert back to browse mode when you move out of the form.  If you press NVDA+spacebar as Gene suggested that will also work, and it won't automatically revert back to browse mode when you leave the form.

If you press tab to move between links and form fields, NVDA will automatically go into focus mode when you get to a form field.

There is more information in the User guide (NVDA+n then help then user guide).  There is also more detailed information with activities in the NVDA training material, which will get you up to speed with all facets of the software.  The training material is available from the NV Access site at: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Semirhage <severus13@...> wrote:
So like if I am on a site to buy something and want to do a product search, like do they have so and so item, and it appears I'm in the search box typing and it doesn't want to take. Is the site just not blind friendly or is there an NVDA command I need to be using? Sorry if I sound stupid. I've only had time to mainly use NVDA for emails and don't really have to use commands for that so now having to learn the other stuff. This may be the site issue and nothing to do with NVDA but in case I am wrong I thought to ask.
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It depends on your settings. If you have automatic focus mode on you should hear what I call the guillotine sound when you get into the edit area, if not but it says editable, then hit return before entering the data, and hitinsert/space to come out again.
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Subject: [nvda] NVDA commands on sites when doing a search


So like if I am on a site to buy something and want to do a product search, like do they have so and so item, and it appears I'm in the search box typing and it doesn't want to take. Is the site just not blind friendly or is there an NVDA command I need to be using? Sorry if I sound stupid. I've only had time to mainly use NVDA for emails and don't really have to use commands for that so now having to learn the other stuff. This may be the site issue and nothing to do with NVDA but in case I am wrong I thought to ask.
Sem
I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed.
I get along with the voices inside of my head.