WebAIM: Using JAWS to Evaluate Web Accessibility

Using JAWS to Evaluate Web Accessibility

Article Contents

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  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Reading
  • Navigation
  • Single-key shortcuts
  • Other navigation shortcuts
  • Images
  • Data Tables
  • Forms
  • Forms Mode
  • Practice
  • Introduction

    JAWS is a popular screen reader for Windows computer. This article is designed to help users who are new to JAWS learn the basic controls for testing web content, and to serve as a reference for the occasional JAWS user. This article is designed to help new or novice JAWS users learn how to test web content. For a more detailed information on using JAWS, see our list of JAWS keyboard shortcuts or Freedom Scientific’s extensive list of shortcuts (PDF).

    If you are new to screen readers, plan on spending some time (perhaps a few hours) becoming comfortable using JAWS. Don’t get discouraged if things still seem confusing after only a few minutes. Slow down the reading speed and take your time. Remember that many screen reader users do not use a mouse, so try using only the keyboard as you become more comfortable with JAWS

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