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Re: Creating a text file with a web page as a screen reader "sees" it


From: Bourne, Sarah (ITD)
Date: Aug 24, 2011 9:06AM


I have an extension for Firefox called "Fangs" that does what you're talking about. I was able to Ctrl-a Ctrl-c to copy from it's pop-up window and paste it into Word, but it wasn't pretty. Maybe they would be happy using Fangs themselves!

Fangs is available at the Mozilla addon site: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fangs-screen-reader-emulator/


Sarah E. Bourne
Director of Assistive Technology &
Mass.Gov Chief Technology Strategist
Information Technology Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108
617-626-4502  fax 617-626-4516

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Subject: [WebAIM] Creating a text file with a web page as a screen reader "sees" it

Oh yea wise ones

This is probably trivial, and I am just failing to get this to work.
I am evaluating a web page, and the people in charge would like to see it prcisely as my screen reader does (Jaws in this case, or NVDA).
I could do this "live" by using "Braille Viewer", but I am not there.
What I want to do is to create a text file with the page as it appears in my screen reader. I tried to do this in Jaws by virtualizing the IE window and copying the text, but this only shows the first couple of lines of the page.
Is there a better way to do this?
I don't really need the advanced navigation info, such as headings etc, they just want to see the page content as I would see it linearly using Jaws (NVDA or any other screen reader for that matter).
If there is an easy way to do this, please let me know.