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JAWS & HomePage Reader

Quick Reference Chart

JAWS is a Windows-based application that provides access to software applications and the internet for people who are blind by translating text into speech or Braille. JAWS is specifically programmed using special keystrokes to work with Internet Explorer.

HomePage Reader (HPR) is a talking web browser.

General Commands

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Previous Page ALT + LEFT ARROW or
BACKSPACE
ALT + Left Arrow
Next Page ALT + RIGHT ARROW ALT + Right Arrow
Move to Address Bar ALT + D CTRL + O or
F6
Read Address Bar INSERT + A  
Move JAWS Cursor to Address Bar INSERT + A twice quickly  
Activate Address List Box ALT + D  
Open New Window CTRL + N  

Commands for Links

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Links Reading Mode   ALT + L
List Links INSERT + F7 CTRL + L
Next Link TAB TAB or
ALT + L, RIGHT ARROW
Prior Link SHIFT + TAB SHIFT + TAB or
ALT + L, LEFT ARROW
Next Visited Link V  
Prior Visited Link SHIFT + V  
Open Link ENTER ENTER
Open Link in New Window SHIFT + ENTER  
Next Non Link Text N or INSERT + ENTER  
Prior Non Link Text SHIFT + N or INSERT + SHIFT + ENTER  

Commands for Headings

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Headings Reading Mode   ALT + 1
List Headings INSERT + F6  
Next Heading H or
CTRL + INSERT + ENTER
ALT + 1, Right Arrow
Prior Heading SHIFT + H or
CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER
ALT + 1, Left Arrow
First Heading ALT + INSERT + HOME >ALT + 1, Down Arrow
Last Heading ALT + INSERT + END  
Next Heading at Level 1 through 6  
Prior Heading at Level SHIFT + 1 through 6  
First Heading at Level ALT + CTRL + INSERT + 1 through 6  
Last Heading at Level ALT + CTRL + INSERT + SHIFT + 1  

Commands for Forms

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Move to First Form Field CTRL + INSERT + HOME  
Move to Next Form Field F or CTRL + INSERT + SHIFT + TAB ALT + O, Right Arrow
Move to Prior Form Field SHIFT + F or
CTRL + INSERT + SHIFT + TAB
ALT + O, Left Arrow
Move to Last Form Field CTRL + INSERT + END  
Move to Beginning of Current Form Control   ALT + O, Down Arrow
Enter Forms Mode ENTER or NUM PAD SLASH ALT + O
Exit Forms Mode NUM PAD PLUS  

Commands for Tables

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Table Reading Mode   ALT + T
Move to Next Table T or ALT + CTRL + ENTER ALT + J, Right Arrow
Move to Previous Table SHIFT + T or
ALT + CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER
ALT + J, Left Arrow
Read Next Row WINDOWS KEY + DOWN ARROW ALT + I, Right Arrow
Read Previous Row WINDOWS KEY + UP ARROW ALT + I, Left Arrow
Read Current Row R or
WINDOWS KEY + NUM PAD 5
ALT + I, Down Arrow
Read Row to Cell LEFT SHIFT + R  
Read Row from Cell RIGHT SHIFT + R  
Read Current Column C or
ALT + CTRL + CENTER
ALT + T, Page Up
Move to bottom Cell of Current Column   ALT + T, Page Down
Read Column to Cell LEFT SHIFT + C  
Read Column from Cell RIGHT SHIFT + C  
Read the cell to right of current cell   CRTL + Right Arrow
Read the cell to left of current cell   CTRL + Left Arrow
Table Cell Header Association CTRL + ALT + NUM PAD 5  
Read current cell   CTRL + Spacebar
Read the cell below the current cell ALT + CTRL + DOWN ARROW CTRL + Down Arrow
Read the cell above the current cell ALT + CTRL + UP ARROW CTRL + Up Arrow
Move to the first cell ALT + CTRL + HOME ALT + T, CTRL + HOME
Move to last cell ALT + CTRL + END ALT + T, CTRL + END
Move to beginning of current table   ALT + J, Down Arrow

Commands for Frames

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Next Frame M CTRL + TAB
Prior Frame SHIFT + M CTRL + SHIFT + TAB
Move to Frame 1 to 10 CTRL + 1 through CTRL + 0  
List Frames INSERT + F9 CTRL + E

Commands for Elements

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Next Same Element S or
CTRL + INSERT + DOWN ARROW
 
Prior Same Element SHIFT + S or
CTRL + INSERT + UP ARROW
 
Next Different Element D or
CTRL + INSERT + LEFT ARROW
 
Prior Different Element SHIFT + D or
CTRL + INSERT + LEFT ARROW
 
Step Past Element E or
WINDOWS KEY + RIGHT ARROW
 
Step Before Element SHIFT + E or
WINDOWS KEY + LEFT ARROW
 
Select Entire Element F8  
Display Element Info INSERT + SHIFT + F1  
Detailed Element Info CTRL + INSERT + SHIFT + F1  

Commands for Reading Text

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Character Reading Mode   ALT + C
Say Character NUM PAD + 5 ALT + C, Down Arrow
Say Prior Character LEFT ARROW ALT + C, Left Arrow
Say Next Character RIGHT ARROW ALT + C, Right Arrow
Word Reading Mode   ALT + W
Say Word INSERT + NUM PAD + 5 ALT + W, Down Arrow
Spell Word INSERT + NUM PAD + 5 twice quickly  
Say Prior Word INSERT + LEFT ARROW CTRL + Left Arrow
Say Next Word INSERT + RIGHT ARROW CTRL + Right Arrow
Windows Cursor Reading Mode   ALT + N
Say Line INSERT + UP ARROW ALT + N, SHIFT + Home
Say Prior Line UP ARROW ALT + N, SHIFT + Up Arrow
Say Next Line DOWN ARROW ALT + N, SHIFT + Down Arrow
Say Sentence ALT + NUM PAD 5  
Say Prior Sentence ALT + UP ARROW CTRL + Up Arrow
Say Next Sentence ALT + DOWN ARROW CTRL + Down Arrow
Say Paragraph CTRL + NUM PAD 5 Down Arrow
Say Prior Paragraph CTRL + UP ARROW Left Arrow
Say Next Paragraph CTRL + DOWN ARROW Right Arrow
Say to Cursor INSERT + HOME  
Say from Cursor INSERT + PAGE UP Spacebar
Say All INSERT + DOWN ARROW HOME
Say Color INSERT + 5  
Say Font INSERT + F  
Skip past headers within a page INS + ENTER  

Other Commands

Action JAWS Command HPR Command
Move to Next List L  
Move to Prior List SHIFT + L  
Reload Web Page F5  
Refresh JAWS INSERT + ESC  
List Toolbar Buttons INERT + F8  
Route Virtual to PC Cursor INSERT + DELETE  
Virtual Cursor Toggle INSERT + Z  
Stop Talking CTRL CTRL
Say Window Title INSERT + T  
Say Window Prompt Text INSERT + TAB  
JAWS Transcript Copy CTRL + A followed by CTRL + C  
JAWS Find CTRL + INSERT + F  
JAWS Find Next INSERT + F3  
Say Top Line of Window INSERT + END ALT + N, Page Up
Say Bottom Line of Window INSERT + PAGE DOWN ALT + N, Page Down
Increase Voice Rate During Say All PAGE DOWN  
Decrease Voice Rate During Say ALL PAGE UP  
Increase Voice Rate When Not in Say All ALT + CTRL + PAGE DOWN  
Decrease Voice Rate When Not in Say All ALT + CTRL + PAGE UP  
Restore Normal Voice Settings INSERT + ESC