moderated Re: What is a not well known but great JAWS commands


well, that's why I call a good screen reader, more than one single way to do the same although it may represent, to some degree,   a unique way to help some users to skim  a text quickly but with full meaningful sentences. You may forget this, but not only native English speaking users  require a screen reader, and for EFL and ESL students, this feature represents a valuable tool. Of course, as a native Spanish speaker, I do what you guys do when I go through a text, in Spanish but, try it on a language different than yours and we talk later!


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On 11/27/2020 4:10 PM, Adrian Spratt wrote:



To add to your idea, you can press control-down arrow instead of p. It saves you from having to go in and out of JAWS quick settings.


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Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: What is a not well known but great JAWS commands


Hi all,


Actually, I have never used the JAWS skim read because it reads either the first full sentence of every paragraph or first full line. I want to read just enough of a paragraph to get a sense of it and then move on. That does not always require reading a full sentence or line. Just the first four or five words might be enough. And if speed is the objective, and it is with skim reading, I don’t need to hear any more than what I need to hear. So you can do this in a couple of very quick and easy ways. First, hold down Control and keep it held down. Then press down arrow just enough to hear what you want to hear at the beginning of a paragraph, then hit down arrow again, and so on.


Or you can put JAWS in Quick keys mode with Insert Z and then just press P to jump to the next paragraph, P again and so on. Much more efficient than JAWS skim read.



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