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RE: Jaws & Headers; was: Images in Headers

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 09:08:36 -0800
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To: Jason Megginson <jason@bartsite.com>, "'WAI (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 07:36 AM 2/1/2002, Jason Megginson wrote:
>Does anyone know the 'skinnee' on this
>(JAWS and <h*>) as well?
I'm just starting to use these features, but it seems to work as 
advertised. The following is an excerpt from the Jaws 4.01 (latest release) 


HTML Heading Support

JAWS now supports navigation of web pages by headings. JAWS recognizes 
headings at levels 1 through 6. IN HTML, headings are used to indicate the 
of sections and subsections of a page. When used hierarchically by the 
author of the page, the level of the heading provides information about how 
a specific
section relates to the page as a whole. When viewing all headings on a 
page, if the headings are used properly, the hierarchy of the heading 
levels indicates
how the page is structured. This makes it easier to find information and 
understand the relationships within the information.

The following commands allow you to quickly move through the headings on a 
web page.

Table with 2 columns and 10 rows



Select a Heading


Next Heading


Prior Heading


First Heading


Last Heading


Next Heading at Level

ALT+INSERT+1 through 6

Prior Heading at Level

ALT+INSERT+SHIFT+1 through 6

First Heading at Level

ALT+CTRL+INSERT+1 through 6

Last Heading at Level

table end

JAWS Headings List Dialog

The JAWS Headings List dialog (INSERT+F6) lists headings on the current 
page, and indicates the heading level. Move to a listed heading with the 
arrow keys,
or type the first few letters of heading text to move to it. Press ENTER to 
move to the selected heading within the web page.

Press ALT plus the number of the heading level (1 through 6) to display 
only headings at that level. Press ALT+L to display all headings.

To list headings in alphabetic order, press ALT+P. To list headings in TAB 
order, press ALT+T.

Heading Announcement

Headings are announced as you navigate through a web page, but if you wish, 
this announcement can be turned off. To temporarily turn off heading 
press INSERT+V to open the Verbosity dialog and move to Indicate Headings. 
Press SPACEBAR to turn off this setting.

To permanently change this setting, from within Internet Explorer:
Press INSERT+F2, select Configuration Manager, and press ENTER. This opens 
Browseui.jcf in Configuration Manager.
Press ALT+S, H to open HTML Options.
TAB to the Headings Verbosity radio buttons.
Select either No Headings, Headings Only, or Headings with Level.
Press ENTER and then press CTRL+S to save your changes.
Press ALT+F4 to close Configuration Manager.

HTML Authoring Considerations

The HTML heading navigation features are extremely useful on pages that use 
headings as they are intended. However, many web pages are written that do not
properly use headings. The heading navigation features may not be as useful 
on these pages. For information about proper use of HTML and other Internet
related technologies, please refer to
the World Wide Web Consortium. 
Received on Friday, 1 February 2002 12:08:45 UTC

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