JAWS KEYSTROKES FOR PDF

Email: bob sweetmansystems. This document presents an overview of Jaws, Word and Internet commands. The reader will learn both JAWS and Windows commands by studying both the commands and examples showing the context in which the commands are used. Commands for Reading the Screen.. Speech Rate, Rewind, and Cursor Commands. Internet Commands.

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Email: bob sweetmansystems. This document presents an overview of Jaws, Word and Internet commands. The reader will learn both JAWS and Windows commands by studying both the commands and examples showing the context in which the commands are used.

Commands for Reading the Screen.. Speech Rate, Rewind, and Cursor Commands. Internet Commands. Laptop Keystrokes. Word Commands for Moving Around a Document 1. Saving Your Work in Microsoft Word. Returning to a Marked Place in a Document or on the Internet.

Reading Tables in Microsoft Word or on the Internet. Using the Table Layered Keystroke. Use of Heading Styles in Microsoft Word. Use of the Virtual Ribbon Bar 1. Turning the Virtual Ribbon Bar on and Off 1. Using ResearchIt 1. Unpacking the Bookshare Book.

This is a toggle key. The first time you press it, it turns on keyboard help. Press it a second time to turn off keyboard help. When keyboard help is turned on, you can press any key to hear what it will do without actually doing anything. It is great for typing practice. Pressing Numpad Insert with the letter T reads the title of the document or web page that you are on, and then tells you which application you are in.

For this reason, many people call it the Where Am I command. Say Character: Numpad 5. Speaks the character under the cursor.

If you tap Numpad5 twice quickly, it speaks the military alphabet character. Pressing numpad5 twice will say Bravo or Delta which makes it clear. Say Prior Character: Left Arrow. You can use the standard left arrow key, or the left arrow key on the number pad which is 4 when the NumLock key is turned off. The NumLock key is the top left key on the number pad. Say Next Character: Right Arrow. You can use the standard right arrow key, or the right arrow key on the number pad which is 6 when the NumLock key is turned off.

This keystroke speaks the word where the cursor is located. This keystroke spells the word where the cursor is located.

Moves left one word and speaks it. Use NumPad insert with the 4 on the number pad. This can be done without moving your left hand away from the standard typing position. The JAWS screen reader commands thus allow you to read important text on the screen more rapidly. Moves right one word and speaks it. It can be used to move through a document one word at a time. This command speaks the line that you are on. It is used in Microsoft Word, in Windows and on the Internet.

It reads the line that has focus. Say Prior Line: Up Arrow. Moves up one line and speaks it. You can use either the standard Up Arrow key, or the Numpad Up Arrow which is the 8 key on the number pad. Reads the current sentence. This is very helpful when you are trying to determine whether your sentence is correct grammatically.

Moves to the next sentence and reads it. This is handy when you are proofreading a document. Moves to the beginning of the previous paragraph and reads it. It is generally used to move backward through a document one paragraph at a time. Moves to the next paragraph and reads it. This keystroke interrupts speech and then moves to the next paragraph and reads it.

This mimics the manner in which a person with vision would quickly skim through a document to find an important point or section. Reads from the beginning of the line to your cursor position. To execute this command with one hand, use the Home key on the number pad which is Numpad 7.

Suppose that you are typing something and are interrupted by a phone call. Reads the text from the cursor position to the end of the current line. For this command, use Page Up key on the number pad which is Numpad 9. This keystroke will alert you if there is text to the right of your working cursor. This can keep you from inadvertently inserting text in front of text that is on the line where you are working. Reads through a document without stopping.

Reading will continue until you reach the bottom of the document, or until you tap the Control key to stop reading. On the Number pad, Down Arrow is the 2 key. The following commands allow you to control the JAWS speech rate on the fly. You can also use JAWS to rewind and fast forward, and follow different cursors. The first time that you press it, keyboard help is turned on. You can press any key to hear what it is.

Or, you can try any JAWS command to practice it without actually doing it. Increase Voice Rate during say all: Page Up. This command quickly increases speech rate while you are reading. This command can be used as follows. If, while reading, you decide that JAWS is talking too slow, press the Page Up key to increase speech rate on the fly. You can use the Page Up on the Number Pad, or you can use the Page Up key on the 6-pack, the group of six keys located directly above the standard arrow keys.

Decrease Voice Rate during say all: Page Down. This command decreases speech rate while JAWS is reading continuously. If you use the previous command, Page Up , to increase speech rate and decide that JAWS is speaking too rapidly, just press Page Down to reduce speech rate. This command quickly increases speech rate when you are not reading continuously. This is a temporary rate increase. When you change to another application, the speech rate will return to the default rate that has been set for JAWS.

This command is used to quickly decrease the speech rate when you are not reading continuously. This is a temporary change. When you switch to another application, the speech rate will return to the default rate that has been set for JAWS.

This is a quick way to increase your speech rate and save the change. Skip to the next unit when in say all: Press Right Arrow. If you are reading continuously, this keystroke skips you to the next line, sentence, or paragraph depending on how the Say All reading unit is set.

Continue pressing Right Arrow while reading continuously to quickly skim through the document. Press Down Arrow one time to get out of the Search field. Navigate down through the tree view until you get to the Say All options. Or, you can just press the letter V until you get to Say All options. Select the "Say All Reads By --," option and use the Spacebar to cycle through the available options.

When you get to the option that you want, press Enter to accept it. Skip to the prior unit when in say all: Press Left Arrow. This keystroke lets you hear the last line or paragraph spoken without requiring you to stop continuous reading.

Interrupt Speech: Press Control. If you are in continuous reading mode, just tap the Control key to stop reading. PC Cursor: Numpad Plus.

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The numeric keypad is located on the right hand side of your keyboard. To write numbers with the Numeric pad, you will need to turn Num Loc on; the Num Lock key is located on the upper left-hand corner of the numeric keypad. The insert key is located on the upper left row of the six-pack of keys between the normal keyboard and the numeric pad on desktop computers. On the laptop computers that are loaned out to students, usually Dell, the Insert key is the third key from the right on the top row of keys. On desktop and laptop computers, functions keys F1 through F12 are located on the top row of your normal keyboard. The function keys are used quite frequently; for example, pressing F1 will open the Help file for the currently-open application.

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