This page links to details of how to access all of the features of the wiki using assistive technologies
|Using Easy YouTube with a screenreader|
Use Easy-YouTube to view YouTube videos. Very clever web 2.0 application written by Christian Heilmann, which allows you to instantly increase the size of the video. Ideal for vision impaired - and It works with screenreaders. Kids use. Simple to use. Goto Easy-YouTube>paste the YouTube link into the address box>view the video. No download required. See it in action . . .
|Using Keyboard Shortcuts to navigate between programs||Windows keyboard shortcuts|
Microsoft Accessibility Website
|Microsoft Guides by Impairment|
Each guide contains a list of the types of typical assistive technology available and a comprehensive set of tutorials for making accessibility adjustments in Microsoft operating systems.
Web browser shortcuts and access tips
Within Firefox, it is possible jump to any link on the page, by typing in the link text.
To activate this feature: Start Firefox (or if you haven't got it, get it at www.mozilla.org/firefox)
Go to the Tools menu and then to Options. Click the Advanced button, and ensure the 'Begin finding when you type' checkbox is checked.
Try this out at the www.bbc.co.uk homepage. No need to press Ctrl+F to start finding text, just type the text 'his' onto your keyboard. The 'find text' dialog box automatically appears at the bottom of the screen and the first instance on the page (of a link OR plain text) that contains the text you are typing is selected. The History link on the left of the page should have been highlighted. Pressing F3 will find the next occurence of that text on the page - press F3 now and the highlighted link should change to 'Ancient History'. You can press F3 repeatedly and the focus will cycle around all occurrances of the text on the current webpage.
If the found text happens to be a link, you can press enter to follow the link. If plain text is selected, pressing tab will take you to the next link after the selected text - this can be useful for jumping to input boxes at the end of a page. Note the input box at the top right of the BBC homepage, next to the A-Z index link. Wait a second for the find text dialog box to disappear and then type in 'index'. This should select the 'A -Z index' link at the bottom of the page. Press F3 so that the 'A - Z index' link at the top of the page is selected. Pressing Tab now will jump you to the search input box, saving you a great many tab key presses. You can now type in search text and press Enter to search.