Tables and Buttons:
Last blog entry, we touched upon fields and headings within the web browser. Today, we'll venture onto buttons and tables.
A great example of buttons and tables is found at the CBC webpage:
Want to quickly find what's on TV tonight? Press the letter T to find the schedule table. Press the UP ARROW to hear the tables layout. There is only one table on this page. If there were more than one, you could move back a table by pressing SHIFT+T.
To move from column to column use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW keys while holding down CONTROL+ALT.
Want to move row by row, hold down the ALT+CONTROL and use the UP and DOWN ARROWS.
If you prefer, you can simply read the table sequentially by using the UP and DOWN ARROW keys on their own.
Press JAWSKEY+F1 to hear what keys are available while navigating a table.
There is one button on this page. To find it, press the letter B. If there were more than one button, you could move back by pressing SHIFT+B. Press ENTER to activate a button. Easy as pie.
In the last 2 Jaws Tips, we have gone over 4 different quick navigation keys. These can be used on any web page that contain these structures. Try using them on pages that you visit frequently. Next blog entry, I'll touch on a few other time-saving navigation tactics.
Keys used in this week's tip:
B: go forward a button,
SHIFT+B: move back a button,
T: move forward to a table,
SHIFT+T move back a table,
CONTROL+ALT+DOWN ARROW: move down one row within a table,
CONTROL+ALT+UP ARROW: move up one row within a table,
CONTROL+ALT+LEFT ARROW: move left one column,
CONTROL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW: move right one column,
JAWSKEY+F1: context sensitive help.