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NVDA Screen Reader Practice Page
You are at the main paragraph at the top of this practice page. This page is
for practising your Screen Reader skills,
at the bottom of this page there are buttons for altering the way the page
displays, to increase font size, reduce font size, invert colours and set colours
back to default as well as verbally narrate the page contents.
Just below the first heading on this practise page you will find a link to take you back to the home page. After the home page link you will be positioned at the first paragraph you are currently reading. Try the short cut keys available to your chosen Screen Reader software and see if you can navigate around this page, below you will find headings and short paragraphs, a list and a table, forms and combo boxes.
If you find any problems or things that do not work when using your preferred screen reader then please contact me (Andrew H) at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond as soon as possible.
Note. A paragraph as far as NVDA is concerned is where a hard return exits, a line is a line of characters of varying lengths, split by a line feed character when the original line of text was composed.
Note, to access the menu bar at the top of this or any page on this site, first ensure you are in browse mode, press NVDA Plus the spacebar until you hear a beep. Then locate the menu landmark by pressing NVDA plus D, returning to a landmark by pressing shift D will require you to press the down arrow to focus NVDA on the landmark (Menu on/off button), then press the space bar to activate the menu and Tab to move through the menu.
Landmarks take you to the start of pre-defined areas on the screen that are the start of major useful sections that you can quickly access using the letter D in browse mode. For example a Menu area or a Search area. Not all Webpages support land marks, so this might not work for some websites you visit.
For the simplyinformed.uk site pressing the letter D will move you between the Menu area and the Search area. You may have to press shift and D to move up if you are at the last banner land mark. To access the simplyinformed.uk menu ensure you are in browse mode, then press the letter D, the NVDA narrator will announce, banner land the menu list items.
Now you can press TAB and you will hear the NVDA narrator announce Menu On, slash Off button. Now press the Enter or Return key to access the menu list, nothing will be announced but a menu list is displayed, from here you can repeatedly press TAB to move through the menu list items. The first time you press Enter NVDA will announce list with 10 items, you can press TAB or i to move through the menu items, press Shift with TAB or the letter i will reverse the NVDA navigation direction. When you hear a menu page announced that you want to visit, you can press Enter or Return to visit that page.
Please note that Headings on a webpage of the same level have the same display attributes, that is they will share the same colour and position as defined by the website builder. Heading levels provide website designers a way to differentiate (typographically) main headings, sub heading, sub sub headings etc, in a similar fashion to headings that are displayed in standard printed text.
Practice section, level 1 heading
This is some text in the first paragraph immediately below the second level one heading.
This is some text in the second paragraph.
First level 2 heading
This is some text in the first paragraph immediately below the first level two heading.
This is some text in the second paragraph, just below this paragraph are two links.
Second level 2 heading
This is some text in the first paragraph immediately below the second level two heading.
This is some text in the second paragraph, just below this paragraph you will find a standard numbered list.
- This is the first item in the list.
- This is the second item in the list.
- This is the third item in the list.
- This is the fourth item in the list.
First level 3 Heading
This is some text in the first paragraph immediately below the first level three heading.
This is some text in the second paragraph, just below this paragraph you will find a simple table.
|First column heading||Second column heading||Third column heading||Fourth column heading|
|This is cell 1 row 2||This is cell 2 row 2||This is cell 3 row 2||This is cell 4 row 2|
|This is cell 1 row 3||This is cell 2 row 3||This is cell 3 row 3||This is cell 4 row 3|
|This is cell 1 row 4||This is cell 2 row 4||This is cell 3 row 4||This is cell 4 row 4|
|This is cell 1 row 5||This is cell 2 row 5||This is cell 3 row 4||This is cell 4 row 5|
Second level 3 Heading
This is some text in the first paragraph immediately below the second level three heading.
This is some text in the second paragraph, just below this paragraph you will find three simple forms, followed by a link to take youback to the top of this practice page.
Personal Information, third level 3 heading
Gender, fourth level 3 heading
Drinks Preference, fifth level 3 headingBack to top of this practice page
Accessibility Page Control Section
Keyboard control (Chrome/Safari): Screen Speak - Press ALT + s, Pause Audio - Press Alt + p. To reset/reload page activate the Reload Page button below.
If you are using a laptop, then to search for text on any currently displayed page press Control and F, then enter the required search text in the displayed search box. Any text found in the current page will be highlighted, you can use the up and down symbols displayed within the search box to search forward or backwards for occurrences of your search text.
If you are accessing this site via a smart phone or tablet, you will need to navigate to the 'More options' button, usually towards the top right hand side of your screen, to access your device Search options for the currently displayed page. Note that sometimes instead of the word 'Search' your device might display 'Find in page' as the option to select for searching the current page.
To search for text primarily in other pages of the Simplyinformed Website, enter text in the search box below. To get back from the search results Press ALT and Left Arrow. Please note there may be a few initial links that take you to other sites that match your site search string, these can of course be disregarded if you only want to be taken to content on this site. Please note that the Search box is displayed as a table with one row and three columns, in other there are three cells in the search table layout. Cell one is where you enter your search string and press enter, or move to cell two to activate the Search Button. Move to cell three to find the clear search content button to clear out the text in cell on, ready to enter a new search string. Use the Up and Down arrows to move through search table cells when using NVDA. Once the Narrator has been taken to the search box press the enter key so that the screen reader switches into text input mode.
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