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Accessibility Help

JAWS Keystrokes

The JAWS screenreader is installed on computers in the Disability Services lab on the first floor of the Sherrod Library. When navigating pages, it is important to know the basic JAWS keystrokes. 

  • The TAB key will read the next link on a page relative to the current position.
  • Shift + TAB will read the prior link on a page relative to the current position.
  • The Down Arrow will read the next line of available text relative to the current position.
  • The Up Arrow will read the prior line of available text relative to the current position.
  • Left and Right Arrow keys will move the cursor left or right one position, reading individual letters.
  • The N key will read the next non-link text.

A more detailed description of all JAWS keystrokes is available here:

http://doccenter.freedomscientific.com/doccenter/archives/training/jawskeystrokes.htm

JAWS and EBSCO Search

Many of the search boxes on the new Sherrod Library website work through a discovery service called EBSCO. EBSCO has released support documentation for using their search functions with the JAWS screenreader. Unfortunately, this means that at times it may be necessary to turn off some functionality of the JAWS screenreader while using any of our EBSCO search interfaces. If you find you are unable to type in one of the EBSCO search areas (such as all resources, articles, and books searches) try pressing "Insert + z" which toggles between the computer cursor and the JAWS cursor. More information for using JAWS and EBSCO search interfaces is given in the link below.

http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=3615