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


From: Tim Harshbarger
Date: Aug 24, 2011 9:39AM

While in IE or FireFox, bring up the JAWS Adjust JAWS Options dialog (usually JAWS Key+V.) Make sure that under the Virtual Cursor Options section that the first item is set to "Select and Copy from Virtual Cursor." Close that dialog after the option is set and return to the browser window. Then press control+A and then control+C to select and copy the contents of the virtual cursor buffer.

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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:50 AM
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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.