Re: question

  • From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 14:57:38 -0700

That's what I meant.  that's the place I said I went and spent time 
practicing with this.  Hope others find the link useful.  Thanks for 
providing it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: question


Hi, Dave sent this link yesterday and I already went to their site:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/surfs_up/onmouseover.htm
It's the Freedom Scientific site and it has all the info about mouse
overlink.  Judith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: question


> Francis and Judith,
> There's a whole section about mouse over links in a special tutorial
feature
> on the Freedom Scientific site.  I forget the name of the link and the
> section, but it's a play on something to do with Web surfing that will be
> obvious if you go to the home page at www.freedomscientific.com.
>
> Here will be a full explanation of mouse over links and exercises to teach
> the technique of revealing them and reading them.  Unlike the Braille site
> version, most of the stuff that comes up over a link when a sighted user
> touches the mouse pointer to it without clicking can be more informative,
> telling things about a feature or function or product that isn't explained
> elsewhere on the page.  So some may find it worth their while to learn
this
> skill by going to the Freedom Scientific site, working with this section
of
> the tutorial ,and then trying it out on the Web when encountering links
that
> Jaws announces this way.
>
> Personally, I'm not yet skilled with this feature, though I've practiced
it
> on the tutorial.  The sites I spend the most time at, online newspapers
and
> other reference sources, don't make much or any use of this gimmick, as do
> commercial sites, increasingly.  But again, you can only know how to work
> with this capability and evaluate its usefulness to you by learning how to
> do the whole mouse over link drill.
>
> Hope this helps.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 2:09 PM
> Subject: Re: question
>
>
> I tried hitting control enter earlier on a link in Google and jaws said,
"No
> change in link".  I guess that sums it up.  Judith
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Francis Daniels" <fdaniels@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3:23 PM
> Subject: Re: question
>
>
> > Hi Chris,
> >
> > On our Braille Institute web page, the OnMouseOver links change the way
> the
> > link looks in terms of print and color as well as changing a picture.
For
> > example, the link to Library Services might first have a general photo,
> and
> > then change to a library scene.  Big deal.  Nothing else gets changed,
so
> > JAWS will not tell me what has been changed.  ZoomText did, but that's
> only
> > special to a large print user or a sightling.  So it goes.
> >
> > Francis
> >
> >
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