Strategies for Navigating the Web With a Screen Reader/Next Phone Meeting of the Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Imagine the following situation. You fire up your trusty screen reader, open a web page and, after a bit of searching, you find an interesting article or story you want to read, only to be met by a maze of links, frames and headings, with tons of unwanted information, making you wonder if that article is even on the page in the first place. Whether you use JAWS, Window-Eyes, VoiceOver or some other screen reader, we can all relate to this situation that we all too often encounter. No matter what screen reader you use, you know that it contains a huge set of keystrokes for easy navigation but remembering the right keystroke can be anything but easy. I’d like to devote at least the first hour of our next users’ group meeting to this topic, where I invite you to share your favorite keystrokes and strategies for dealing with the challenges of every day Web surfing. If you feel you have no strategies but just challenges, then we’d like to hear from you as well so that others can assist.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 27 from 8:00-10:00 PM Eastern time. The number to call is (712) 432-3900
When you are prompted to enter your access code, enter
391477
Followed by the pound key. We’ll discuss this topic during our first hour, followed by open Q&A during our final hour if callers feel that we’ve exhausted this topic by 9:00. See you then.

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