Using the internet with Dolphin GuideConnect, tutorial

There are many key commands built into GuideConnect to make navigating around and reading websites easier. This tutorial gives you a list of GuideConnect internet key commands as well as giving you a brief explanation of what they do.

F2: Opens the website actions menu.

Down arrow: Moves to the next line/item on the web page.

Up arrow: Moves to the previous line/item on the web page.

B: Moves you to the next button.

Shift and B: Moves you to the previous button.

C: Moves you to the next list box.

Shift and C: Moves you to the previous list box.

D: Moves you to the next item of a different type.

Shift and D: Moves you to the previous item of a different type.

E: Moves you to the next edit box.

Shift and E: Moves you to the previous edit box.

F: Moves you to the next form.

Shift and F: Moves you to the previous form.

G: Moves you to the next graphic.

Shift and G: Moves you to the previous graphic.

H: Moves you to the next heading.

Shift and H: Moves you to the previous heading.

K: Moves you to the next link.

Shift and K: Moves you to the previous link.

P: Moves you to the next paragraph.

Shift and P: Moves you to the previous paragraph.

R: Moves you to the next option button (sometimes referred to as a radio button).

Shift and R: Moves you to the previous option button (sometimes referred to as a radio button).

T: Moves you to the next table.

Shift and T: Moves you to the previous table.

V: Moves you to the next visited link.

Shift and V: Moves you to the previous visited link.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6: Jumps to the next heading of that heading level.

Shift and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6: Jumps to the previous heading of that heading level.

Escape: Closes the web page and takes you back to the Websites menu.

Tab: Jumps to the next object on the web page.

Shift and Tab: Jumps to the previous object on the web page.

Back space: Takes you back to the previous page you visited.

Shift and back space: Takes you forward to the next page in a series of pages you have visited.

Control and I: Shows or hides images on a web page.

Control and T: switches between GuideConnect colours and original web page colours.

Control and P: Prints the web page in the colours displayed on screen.

Home: Jumps to the beginning of the line you are currently on.

End: Jumps to the end of the line you are currently on.

Control and Home: Jumps to the top of the current web page.

Control and End: Jumps to the bottom of the current web page.

Control: Pauses GuideConnect reading out the web page.

F5: Starts GuideConnect reading the web page from the current position.

To do a search or complete a form: Find the text box area either by using the shortcut keys previously mentioned or using the arrow keys to find it. Once you’ve found it, GuideConnect will announce, “Edit area. Select to enter text”. Then, press and release the Enter key. The focus of GuideConnect will move inside the text box so you can type and GuideConnect will announce, “Interactive mode”. Now you can type the information required, this could be your name, a password or search words for example. Once you have finished typing, press the Escape key. The focus of GuideConnect will then move out of the text box and GuideConnect will announce, “navigation mode”. You can then use the down arrow key or letter B shortcut key to navigate to the search, submit, go, login, sign in button etc.

To add a web page to your FAVOURITES LIST: Make sure you are on the page of the website you want to add then press the F2 key to bring up the actions menu. Use the down arrow key to find the “Add page to favourites” option and press ENTER. GuideConnect will then tell you that the web page has been successfully added to your list of favourites. Simply press the Enter key to confirm.

To delete a web page from your FAVOURITES LIST: Go to the FAVOURITES menu option in the Websites area on the GuideConnect main menu. Then, use the up or down arrow keys to find the favourite you wish to delete from the list. Once you’ve found it, press the F2 key to open the actions list. Use the down arrow key to find the “Delete” option then press the Enter key. The favourite will then be deleted.

This document was written by James Goldsworthy of Alternate Visions Coaching. James is an accredited Dolphin GuideConnect trainer and Certified Software Specialist. He lost his sight in 2005 and has worked with the visually impaired since 2006. He started his training and coaching business Alternate Visions Coaching in January 2014.

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