Since I mentioned this earlier this morning, I decided to modify
one of my other tutorials to be specific to the JAWS group. So,
when you "know in your bones" that a question you're about to ask
is very likely to have been asked and answered, possibly multiple
times, consider taking a cruise through the group archive before
asking it again.
Searching the Group Archive
Option 1 – Using the Groups.io Archive
1. Navigate to the archive search page: https://jfw.groups.io/g/main/search
2. Enter your search terms in the Search
edit box: [term1 term2 term3] without the square brackets, as
3. Activate the Search button.
4. Results will be returned as a list of
messages. If you prefer to have it presented as a list of
a. Activate the Tools button.
b. Check the Collapse Topics
checkbox. You’re probably done, but for additional options
see step 4c, otherwise, go to step 5.
c. If you so desire there are additional
options, a dropdown that allows you to limit the date range
for the messages, which defaults to Any Time, a
checkbox for Exclude signatures, which will omit
signature text from the search, and a Clear button, which will
set all of the previously mentioned additional options back to
their defaults: Any time and both checkboxes unchecked.
5. Use your screen reader’s option for
showing a list of links. Find the next page link in
that list, then what immediately follows that is a list of
messages (or topics) each of which will be immediately
followed by the link to the member profile of the member that
wrote the message or initiated the topic. Down arrowing
through allows you to review the results you’re actually
interested in very quickly. The key is getting yourself to
that next page link before starting to down arrow.
6. Once you open a message or topic, the
easiest way to get past all of the navigation controls is to
open a list of headings (or use the H single letter navigation
to get there).
Option 2 – Using the web search engine
of your choosing
1. Navigate to the page of the search engine
of your choosing, e.g., Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc.
2. In the edit box for your search terms,
put in the keywords (or quote enclosed phrases) you’re looking
for first. Immediately follow those with exactly this, site:jfw.groups.io/g/main/
That tells the search engine to limit itself to
searching the site that immediately follows the site:
operator (no space after that colon). Run the search. You
can also, if you prefer, put the site: information as the
first search term; it doesn’t matter if it’s at the beginning,
in the middle, or at the end, just that it’s present.
3. Use your screen reader’s option for
showing a list of headings, as all web search engines I have
used return the individual web pages returned as a list of
headings. Review those headings to review what’s been
returned. You can also use the single letter navigation
command for headings (typically H) to jump from heading to
heading [result to result].
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909,
Tolerance is the positive and
cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices,
and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.
~ Joshua Liebman