Here at Freedom Scientific, we have renamed the month of November Sharkvember, a month-long celebration of accessibility, creativity, and community. Visit the Sharkvember page for a list of events that will take place during this month.
As part of Sharkvember, we are providing daily JAWS and ZoomText keyboard command tips, which we are calling “Sharkvember Shortcuts.” Visit the Sharkvember Shortcuts page each day for a new tip.
Each Friday, we will provide a roundup of shortcuts for the week right here on the blog. Here are the Sharkvember Shortcuts for this week.
Sharkvember Keyboard Command of the Day
Nov 1: JAWS Command
Move To the Next Inconsistency in the Text Analyzer
Moves the cursor to the next inconsistency found by Text Analyzer and announces or indicates the type of inconsistency found. Inconsistencies are common typing mistakes like extra spaces or redundant punctuation.
Nov 2: ZoomText Command
Echo Keyboard Mode
Keyboard echo is a feature that lets you hear characters, words, or both as you type. Use this command to cycle through the available options.
Nov 3: JAWS Command
Says the font style name and character size. Also speaks the attributes such as bold, underline, and italics. Hold down the INSERT key and press F twice quickly to virtualize this information in the JAWS Virtual Viewer where you can read it with your arrow keys. Press ESC to exit the Virtual Viewer.
Nov 4: ZoomText Command
Change Zoom Level
CAPS LOCK+UP ARROW
When you start ZoomText for the first time, it magnifies the entire screen at 2x magnification. Magnification values range from 1.0x to 60x with incremental steps between 1.0x and 5.0x. Using this keystroke zooms in, increasing the magnification.
CAPS LOCK+DOWN ARROW
When you start ZoomText for the first time, it magnifies the entire screen at 2x magnification. Magnification values range from 1.0x to 60x with incremental steps between 1.0x and 5.0x. Using this keystroke zooms out, decreasing the magnification level.
Nov 5: JAWS Command
This keystroke displays the text of the current control in the Virtual Viewer. You can then select the text and copy and paste it into another application, such as an e-mail message. Press ESC to close the Virtual Viewer.