Re: Watching Videos with Flash player and JAWS

Michal Nowicki <mnowicki4@...>

The key to controlling online media players lies in turning off the virtual
cursor by pressing Insert Z. When this is accomplished, tab through the web
page until system focus reaches the media player (you will often need to tab
through a bunch of links before you get there). On most sites, you will
know that you are where you need to be when JAWS announces the presence of a
"scrubber," or when you press Tab and JAWS doesn't say anything (apart from
alerting you that you pressed the Tab key if you have it set to speak access
keys). At this point, you should be able to do the following quite
1. Press the Spacebar to pause the video and to resume playback.
2. Use the left and right arrow keys to rewind and fast forward
3. Use the up and down arrow keys to adjust the volume.

Don't forget to press Insert Z to reactivate the virtual cursor when you are
done, as you will otherwise not be able to navigate the web page. I don't
know if these shortcuts work in all video environments, but they do
generally work with Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Silverlight. Good
luck, and please share any additional strategies you come up with.



-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Jim Portillo
via Jfw
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2015 8:48 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: Watching Videos with Flash player and JAWS


First, I'm using JAWS as a screen reader.

Some of the websites I'm needing to frequent these days has videos that play
using flash player. There's usually a "play" button, but the others aren't
really labeled except for numbers. I've kind of gotten used to that from
other web pages.

However, how can I get a better handle regarding watching these videos more
effectively. For instance, how can I rewind or fast forward through a
video. Right now, I have no idea how to do this, and I've needed to go back
and review something or move forward through something I've already seen. I
don't really like having to watch something again just to get to a place
where I left off.

And, while I'm on this subject, how would I do similar things via YouTube?
It would be helpful to do that.


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