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Using a screenreader

Tips to use keyboard navigation and a screenreader on Mac OS

The screenreader on Mac OS is called VoiceOver. With a few simple keyboard shortcuts we can learn to use it and gain an appreciation for how websites can be used with assistive technology.

Turn on/off voice over with Command plus Touch ID 3 times. Alternatly use Command plus F5.
Press Control plus Option plus A to read the page
Press Control to pause and resume the reading of the page
Press Tab to move to the next focusable item (link, button, input, etc.)
Press Control plus Option plus U to use the rotor (jumps to specific page elements)
Press the left or right arrow key to navigate the roter (landmarks, headings, links, etc.)

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