Family Search Accessibility For Blind People

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lassie16
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Family Search Accessibility For Blind People

Postby lassie16 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:44 pm

Hello friends,
Lost story short I'm completely blind and use a screen reader to do everything on my computer. It reads back everything that you guys look at. Navigation is very linear so basically I can jump from heading to heading or link to link but I don't just skim through sites like you're used to.
I'm writing here because I've started trying to learn how to use Family Search but I'm running in to some problems. I am using voice over on my Mac but I can't follow a certain line by choice. The focus seems to jump all over the place between lines but it makes no sense to me.
Does anyone know if there is a way to make this work? I'd love to get involved but so far I'm not having much luck.
I appreciate any help y'all can provide!

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Re: Family Search Accessibility For Blind People

Postby russellhltn » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:11 pm

What browser are you using? (I'm assuming your screen reader is using a regular browser.) Have you tried Chrome?
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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