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Re: screen reader headings lists


From: Kevin Chao
Date: Nov 16, 2011 1:09PM

Mac OS X VoiceOver: VO-U for web rotor (different list/buffers for links, forms, landmark, etc.), VO-RIGHT to headings list, and can VO-UP/DOWN through list of headings, and VO-SPACE to move to.

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On Nov 16, 2011, at 11:11 AM, Christophe Strobbe < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:


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
> http://webaim.org/resources/shortcuts/nvda]
> 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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