JAWS for Windows 17, scheduled to release on or about October 29th, introduces a new solution for browsing called Smart Navigation and the ability to script JAWS for Web Pages now. Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a web browser. This will impact your day to day interactions with services on-line such as banking and shopping, in addition to many web apps found in both companies and government agencies. For instance, Internet Explorer can be used to log onto a Microsoft SharePoint server to collaborate with other co-workers and create and store documents. The new Smart Navigation feature, along with new scripting functions designed, make it more efficient. Using Smart Navigation when navigating web-based applications with the Virtual Cursor as the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW or CTRL+LEFT and CTRL+RIGHT ARROW commands move by control instead of character and word. This makes navigation such as moving across toolbars, tab strips, and navigation links more like navigating around a desktop application. Pressing the Say Character, Say Word, or Say Line commands twice quickly changes to the traditional navigation by character, word, line, sentence, and paragraph so you can review the text of the control. Smart Navigation resumes when you press ESC, or move to a different control by pressing UP or DOWN ARROW or TAB.
Eric Damery will discuss this new functionality, and all the other key changes coming in the initial release of JAWS 17 later this month!
Presenter: Eric Damery