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Re: screen reader headings lists


From: Christophe Strobbe
Date: Nov 16, 2011 10:12AM


Apparently, I missed this message two weeks ago...

At 16:32 1-11-2011, GILLENWATER, ZOE M wrote:
>Which screen readers allow a user to bring up a list of headings in the page?
>JAWS: Insert + F6
>NVDA: NVDA + F7 [Jared, you may want to add this to
>http://webaim.org/articles/nvda/ and
>VoiceOver: ?
>Window-Eyes: ?

In Window-Eyes, you can press Insert + Tab to bring up the page
navigation dialog. You can then choose which type of elements you
want to see: the list of tables, the list of headings, etcetera.

Deborah Kaplan also asked: "Which browsers allow you to bring up a
list of headings in the
page, if you don't have any screenreader? As far as I can tell,
Firefox can do it with the UIUC add-on.
Opera can navigate from header to header but can't give you a list.
Can any of the other browsers?"

I raised this question a few months ago on the WAI-IG mailing list:

Opera and UIUC's FAE extension for Firefox
<http://firefox.cita.uiuc.edu/>; were the only solutions that came up.
(When using the FAE extension's shortcuts for heading navigation, you
need to configure it in a way that doesn't cause conflicts with
Firefox' Find-as-you-type feature.)
John Foliot also described a hack for Firefox, but this should be
used with caution:

Best regards,


Christophe Strobbe
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