Moderated Re: Reading Googledocs with JAWS ... also!

Ann Byrne

Be sure to turn off the virtual cursor with insert-z. if that doesn't help, turn it back on again. sometimes it makes a difference and sometimes it doesn't.

There is a whole list of Google docs shortcuts.

this is copied from a webinar transcript:
turn on accessibility

· Navigate to Tools menu with Alt + T

· Press Up or Down Arrow to navigate to Accessibility Settings

· Press Tab to Screen Reader Support

· Press Space to check the box

· Press Tab to the OK button

· Press Space to confirm the OK button

List with two items. Turn on screen reader support check box not checked.
Ben: In this case I would want the screen
reader support turned on. So I'm pressing the space bar. And as I continue to tab

Learn more about the list with two
items. Turn on Braille support. Check box.

Ben: Turn on supportive you're using a
Braille display. Just kind of a heads up, even though you might get access to certain keystrokes such as say line or being able to announce the current font attributes, you might lose some access to other keystrokes such as being able to quickly identify a graphic and potentially select that graphic regardless of which screen reader you're using. The just kind of a heads up of the trade off as you tooling to turn on Braille support on and off.

At 08:15 AM 2/4/2021, you wrote:
After you turn on Accessability, how do you go about accessing Accessability Settings?

Rick Miller

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 5:53 AM
Subject: Re: Reading Googledocs with JAWS

Be sure you have pressed alt-ctrl-z to turn on accessibility. In
accessibility settings, turn on Braille even if you don't have a
Braille display. At 10:22 PM 2/3/2021, you wrote:
Dear Listers:

I am trying to read a document from my church that was sent in
Googledocs, but I am finding that when I read it I can only do so
line-by-line, meaning I have to press the Down Arrow key after every
line. The JAWS Say All command will not work. Is there a way using
JAWS that I can read something in Googledocs straight through, as if
I were using the Say All command in other documents?

Rick Miller

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