Accessibility

John McLear edited this page Apr 28, 2015 · 8 revisions

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Screen Reader support

We recommend using Microsoft Windows with Firefox and NVDA.

To get started in NVDA Press NVDA + Control + K to open the keyboard settings, then disable "Speak typed characters" and "Speak typed words."

Currently Orca support in Ubuntu and Google Chrome support is too limited, we hope in the future contributions will be made to these projects to make them usable.

We provide as much screen reader support as possible. Please let us know if some support is missing.

Pad Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

Accessing the Editbar (Where the bold, italic etc buttons are)

Alt F9 will Access the Editbar

Navigating the Editbar

Left and Right Arrow keys will navigate buttons, Tab will navigate to the next button

Activating a button

Enter will activate the currently focused button

Returning Focus to the Pad from the Editbar

Alt F9 or Escape will return focus to the Pad from the Editbar

Activating Chat

Shift Alt C(IE) or Alt C(Modern browsers) brings up Chat and puts focus in Chat input

Returning Focus to the Pad from Chat

Escape or Shift Alt C(IE) or Alt C(Modern browsers) while in Chat puts focus back into pad

Selecting a selection of text

There are multiple ways of selecting text with a keyboard, we follow the usual conventions. Shift Arrow Keys will select single characters per arrow key press Shift & Control Arrow Keys will select single words per arrow key press Control A will select everything Shift & Up will select the current lines text ending the selection at the current caret X position Shift & Down will select the next lines text ending the selection at the current caret X position

Applying Bold to a selection

Control B will apply Bold to a selection of text

Applying Italic to a selection

Control I will apply Italic to a selection of text

Applying Underline to a selection

Control U will apply Underline to a selection of text

Applying Strikethrough to a selection

Control 5 will apply Strikethrough to a selection of text

Applying Ordered List to a selection

Control & Shift & N or Control & Shift & 1(chrome) will apply Ordered List the current line or a selection of lines

Applying Unordered List to a selection

Control & Shift & L will apply Unordered List the current line or a selection of lines

Indenting a selection

Tab will indent the current line or a selection of lines

Outdenting a selection

Shift Tab will outdent the current line or a selection of lines

Undoing an action

Control Z will undo an action

Redoing an action

Control Y will redo an action

Clearing authorship colors on the entire Pad or selection.

Control & Shift & C will clear authorship colors on the entire pad or on a selection.

Listing the authors of a selection / line

Control & Shift & 2 will display a popup listing the authors of a line assuming they are clearly visible in the pad.

Cutting a selection

Control X will cut the current selection

Copying a selection

Control C will copy the current selection

Pasting a selection

Control V will paste contents from the clipboard

Timeslider Keyboard shortcuts

Playing the Pad History

Spacebar will play the Pad History

Pausing the Pad History Playback

Spacebar will pause the Pad History Playback

Going back a revision

Left Arrow will go back a revision

Going forward a revision

Right Arrow will go forward a revision