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RE: Screen Reader and Bookmarking

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:19:15 -0600
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A0183AD3E@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Lee Roberts" <leeroberts@roserockdesign.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

JAWS 5.0 has a bookmarking feature of sorts: users can set markers at
specific points on Web pages, then jump to those points.   These markers
can be saved, and even shared with other users.  Haven't used this
feature much, but it's interesting that it exists.

John



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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 7:23 PM
To: Lee Roberts
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Screen Reader and Bookmarking


Screen readers sit on top of another application, and present the output
as
voice. Sometimes they also add new input or control functions. But
generally
they rely on the underlying application. So bookmarking and so forth are
left
to the individual browser, and the screen reader doesn't have any
functionality for it. (Nor is it relevant to screen readers).

Talking browsers such as WebSound, BrailleSurf, or Home Page Reader,
will
have functions. Check the help documents...

cheers

Chaals

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Lee Roberts wrote:

>
>What is the typical function to bookmark a page using the various
screen
>readers?
>
>Is there a keyboard function to set a page as one's home page using the
>various screen readers?  If there is, what is it?
>
>Thanks,
>Lee
>
>

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