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Windows Accessibility

1 Microsoft accessibility homepage

Windows Speech Recognition

1 Cortana
2 List of Cortana commands

Windows Screen Readers

1 Windows Narrator
3 Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessibility
4 NVDA Shortcut Keys
Cool Blind Tech Object navigation with NVDA (Podcast). Note! Switch to using IE to understand the podcast and what is described in terms of object navigation.
NVDA Korea's English page Very useful website for information on using NVDA, by Joseph Lee.

7 America Foundation for the blind Learn NVDA.
8 America Foundation for the blind (YouTube): Learn NVDA Installing NVDA.
9 America Foundation for the blind (YouTube): Hot Keys and Commands. Part 1.
10 America Foundation for the blind (YouTube): Hot Keys and Commands. Part 2.
11 America Foundation for the blind (YouTube): Learn NVDA Windows Basics, Part 1.
12 America Foundation for the blind (YouTube): Learn NVDA Windows Basics, Part 2.
13 America Foundation for the blind (YouTube): Learn NVDA Windows Basics, Part 3.
14 America Foundation for the blind (YouTube): Learn NVDA Using the Internet, Part 1.

15 NV Access NVDA Training Ebooks
16 NV Access NVDA Basic training Audible download
17 Access Central: NVDA Audio tutorials

18 Tips and Tutorials for SuperNova Access Suite
19 Dolphin Supernova v13 Hot Key Reference
20 Window Eyes Shortcut Keys
21 Jaws Shortcut Keys

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

1 Windows 7 shortcuts
2 Windows 8 shortcuts
3 Windows 10 shortcuts

Windows Sites focusing on, or providing useful Applications for VIP's

1 Readability Readability turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
2 Webbie The WebbIE software programs are programs that make it easier for blind and visually-impaired people, especially using screen readers, to browse the web, get the latest news, listen to podcasts and radio stations and other common tasks.

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Accessibility Page Control Section

Keyboard control (Chrome/Safari, note add shift for Firefox): Screen Speak - Press ALT + s, Pause Audio - Press Alt + p.
To reset/reload page activate the Reload Page button below.

Search Section

If you are using a laptop, then to search for text on any currently displayed page press Control and F, then enter the required search text in the displayed search box. Any text found in the current page will be highlighted, you can use the up and down symbols displayed within the search box to search forward or backwards for occurrences of your search text.

If you are accessing this site via a smart phone or tablet, you will need to navigate to the 'More options' button, usually towards the top right hand side of your screen, to access your device Search options for the currently displayed page. Note that sometimes instead of the word 'Search' your device might display 'Find in page' as the option to select for searching the current page.

To search for text primarily in other pages of the Simplyinformed Website, enter text in the search box below. To get back from the search results Press ALT and Left Arrow. Please note there may be a few initial links that take you to other sites that match your site search string, these can of course be disregarded if you only want to be taken to content on this site. Please note that the Search box is displayed as a table with one row and three columns, in other there are three cells in the search table layout. Cell one is where you enter your search string and press enter, or move to cell two to activate the Search Button. Move to cell three to find the clear search content button to clear out the text in cell on, ready to enter a new search string. Use the Up and Down arrows to move through search table cells when using NVDA. Once the Narrator has been taken to the search box press the enter key so that the screen reader switches into text input mode.

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