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Monday, February 22, 2010

JAWS support available for New FamilySearch

JAWS (an acronym for Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader, a software program for visually impaired users, produced by the Blind and Low Vision Group at Freedom Scientific of St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.Wikipedia. FamilySearch's New FamilySearch (NFS) software now offers increasingly extensive support for blind users in conjunction with JAWS. From the Help Center document No. KD 109349, NFS indicates that standard JAWS commands to read HTML can be used to access data on the New FamilySearch. There are over 100 JAWS commands for reading HTML. For instructions on signing into the new FamilySearch, searching for ancestors, viewing information about the person in the main position, combining duplicates, and viewing and submitting temple ordinances, refer to KD 109354, KD 109356, KD 109357, KD 109358, and KD 109360 respectively.

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