Advanced Web Browsing with JAWS

Internet Explorer Hotkeys

Open Favorites box Ctrl + I
Organize Favorites Ctrl + B
Add current page to Favorites Ctrl + D
Find on this page Ctrl + F
Open the History box Ctrl + H
Open a link in a new tab Ctrl + Enter
Open webpage Ctrl + O

Virtual HTML Feature List

In the first web browsing lesson, we went over opening lists of headings,
links, and form controls. However, JAWS allows users to open lists of a variety of data elements, such as: tables, images, lists, regions, and more. While JAWS provides us with individual keyboard shortcuts for each of these lists, you might instead choose to use the Virtual HTML Feature List. This list will give you a list of lists we can use with web documents.
Virtual HTML Feature List Insert + F3
Note that the Virtual HTML Feature List includes all the lists at all times regardless if that list will have any items for the web page you are on. For example, if the webpage you are one has no tables, you will still find the tables list on the virtual HTML feature list. However, when you activate the tables option, you’ll get a message that there are no tables on the page.

Navigating HTML Tables with JAWS

You can use the Freedom Scientific Tables Practice website to practice these keystrokes
Next Table T
Prior Table SHIFT + T
List Tables INSERT + CTRL + T
Jump to Table Cell (from within a table) CTRL+WINDOWS Key+J
Current Cell CTRL + ALT + NUM PAD 5
Next Cell CTRL + ALT + RIGHT ARROW
Prior Cell CTRL + ALT + LEFT ARROW
Cell Above CTRL + ALT + UP ARROW
Cell Below CTRL + ALT + DOWN ARROW
First Cell CTRL + ALT + HOME
Last Cell CTRL + ALT + END
Next Row WINDOWS Key + ALT + DOWN ARROW
Prior Row WINDOWS Key + ALT + UP ARROW
Current Row WINDOWS Key + ALT + NUM PAD 5
Read from Beginning of Row to Current Cell INSERT + SHIFT + HOME
Read from Current Cell to End of Row INSERT + SHIFT + PAGE UP
Prior Column WINDOWS Key + ALT + LEFT ARROW
Current Column WINDOWS Key + PERIOD
Next Column WINDOWS Key + ALT + RIGHT ARROW
Read from Top of Column to Current Cell INSERT +SHIFT + END
Read from Current Cell to Bottom of Column INSERT + SHIFT + PAGE DOWN

Navigating Forms in HTML with JAWS

All of the below will be discoverable via the form control commands (F, Shift F, and Insert F5). However, the commands below are specific to different types of form controls
To practice using forms with JAWS, you can use the Freedom Scientific Forms Practice website.
Button B
Combo Box C
Edit Box E
Radio Button A
Check Box X

Navigating Webpages with Frames

Some Web pages use frames to display content. A frame is an area of the page that Internet Explorer treats like a separate browser window. Each frame is capable of displaying an independent Web page.
You can practice navigating a webpage with frames by using this example site.
Frame M
List Frames Insert + F9

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