Instructions & Tutorials

This page provides web navigation instructions, settings for optimal utilization of the library, and tutorial documents.

Web Navigation Instructions

From the top of the homepage, press H to navigate through the headings. To select a link, hit enter while on the link.

JAWS Keystrokes and Settings

  • "Expand to computer Braille at cursor" should not be checked
  • Shift-F10 to find links
  • Press Alt-left arrow to go back
  • Ctrl-F opens the Find dialog box, type the word to search for on the page, and results will be displayed
  • Press Insert-F7 to get a list of links on the page

NVDA Keystrokes

  • Ctrl-NVDA-f to search page content
  • Insert-F7 to get an elements list

VoiceOver Keystrokes

  • This is a work in progress

BrailleNote Touch (Downloading BRF Files)

  • Use the KeyBRF app for opening the sample BRF files
  • Launch KeyWeb
  • Press Enter-O to go to the address bar
  • Type in the URL using computer Braille
  • Once you get to the Sample link, press enter or use the cursor routing button to load the page
  • Press Space-W to open the KeyWeb menu
  • P to go to page
  • D for download page
  • Open KeyBRF and browse to the file you downloaded
  • "Note: Make sure document name is the same as the title of the document"
  • Open/End should be Open/Close


Screen Reader Settings

  • When viewing BRF files using a refreshable Braille display
  • The speech from the screen reader will not read the Braille correctly
  • Turn off contracted Braille (Refer to your screen reader's user manual)
  • Turn on six dot Braille (Refer to your screen reader's user manual)

NVDA Settings

  • This is a work in progress

Microsoft Narrator

  • This is a work in progress

VoiceOver Settings

  • Turn off contracted Braille using Space-g
  • Turn on six dot Braille using Space-dots 2-3-5 or Space-6


  • Depending on the browser you are using and its settings, the browser may attempt to open BRF files in the browser or it may attempt to download the BRF file. It is always best to download the file and view it on a Braille display or emboss it


Please review the Keystrokes Used in the Nemeth Symbol Library Tutorial (PDF), which provides a list of the keystrokes that will help you navigate the library, and the Nemeth Symbol Library Tutorial (PDF).

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