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From: Pratik Patel
Date: Dec 24, 2009 12:09PM


You wrote:
I tried to hit the key for the number of times for the heading level
but I couldn't get it to work, it just took me down as many headings
as I clicked which works for me since I go to the same sites a lot
and know how many headings are there before the main content. I
actually hold down the h key rather than tabbing as there is
less stress on my carpal tunnel.

Look at the method described by Hamish Mackenzie in this thread for
navigating through headings. There is a bug in at least JAWS 10 and 11
where JAWS misreports the number of headings in both Internet Explorer 7 and
8 as well as Firefox 3.x. Sometimes, JAWS says that there are no headings
on a page even though the page summary reports multiple headings. Other
times, the summary underreports the number of headings on a page. The usual
way to get around the bug is to use the ctrl+end keystroke to go to the end
of the page and start back up at the top by pressing ctrl+home. This
appears to reset whatever the reporting issue is. There are times when this
does not work. So far, I've not been able to discern any patterns to this
behavior.

Regards,

Pratik