Re: question

  • From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 08:28:42 -0400

Chris, this helps in understanding what I am hearing everytime I'm in a
google search and links that I want to click on to announce mouse overlink.
Judith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Feist" <ccfeist@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 11:52 PM
Subject: RE: question


> A Web site may have an OnMouseOver link that will display additional
> information when a sighted user moves the mouse pointer over the link.
> For us, JAWS will announce OnMouseOver so we know that additional
> content may be available.  When on the link, you press Control Enter to
> simulate the mouse-over feature.  Pressing Enter alone on an OnMouseOver
> link, however, will only activate the link and does not show you the
> additional information.
>
> JAWS tells us if the page changed after pressing Control Enter.  If the
> page changed, we are told at which line it took place.  You can then
> jump to that line by using the jump to line feature by pressing the
> letter J and typing in the appropriate line number.  For me, it doesn't
> always tell me where the line changed, though.  Quite frankly, I've had
> virtually no luck with the OnMouseOver feature.  Maybe I'm not doing it
> right, but I never seem to find additional information.  Go figure.
>
> Additionally, I got so tired of hearing OnMouseOver being spoken that I
> changed my settings to just make a subtle sound of scissors instead.  I
> made the change in the Configuration Manager.  Then in Speech and Sounds
> Manager, I went to Edit current Schemes and then Control Tabbed over to
> the HTML column and was able to make the appropriate change there.  Not
> to say that you would necessarily want to do this, but I'd recommend it
> to anyone who wants Jaws to be a little less talkative at times.  My
> hand goes up for that.
>
>
> Chris Feist - The one and only!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Judith Bron
>
> Here's one that comes from an individual who should be sheltered in the
> new institution.  What does mouse overlink mean?  Thanks, Judith
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