By Sarah, 7 March, 2014
macOS and Mac Apps
Good morning. Is there a way to navigate websites similar to how I navigate them using jaws for windows? How do you access a pdf file from a website using preview? I purchased the app type2phone to use with my mac and iPhone since I am having problems with my small Bluetooth keyboard. How do I pair my iPhone 5s with the type2phone app? Thank you.
Concerning type to phone
Web navigation will be different, and it becomes easier if you forget about how Jaws does it. After all, not only is this a different screen reader, it is a different web browser and platform.
The simple answer is that you cannot arrow around websites, you must vo-right or vo-left. You can get first-letter navigation, though, by going to the VO Utility (vo-f8), finding Commanders in the table, selecting the Quicknav tab, and checking "Enable single-key webpage navigation when using Quick Nav" checkbox. Now, when you are on a webpage and turn Quicknav on with the left and right arrows together, you can use normal navigation commands - h for headings, t for tables, and so on. You can even use the table in that same part of the VO Utility to change which letters go to which functions.
Making the phone see Type2Phone
There is no command list as such. However, if you go into the "special" menu, then the Voiceover submenu, you will find all these options and more. On the Mac, you can go into System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts to add hotkeys to any of these functions if you want to.