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Accessibility Help

This presentation was designed with accessibility in mind; however, using multimedia presentations with assistive technology hardware and software can be challenging.

If you are having difficulties, first make certain that you are using Internet Explorer version 6 or higher, Netscape version 7.2 or higher, or Mozilla 1.0 or higher. Next, be sure your computer accepts cookies and that your pop-up blocker is turned off. Check that your screen resolution is set to 1024 x 768 or higher, and that you are using a high-speed internet connection. Finally, it is recommended for best accessibility that you have the latest version of Flash player. You can download the latest version (free) at Flash Player Download http://www.adobe.com/go/getflas.

Below are tips and resources to support assistive technology users.

Working with Multiple Windows:

The quizzes, and most of the links, open in new windows, which appear on top of the orientation window. To move between multiple windows using the keyboard, press Alt+Tab to go to the next open window. Press Alt+F4 to close a window.

To turn off your pop-up blocker:

In Internet Explorer, press Alt+T to open the Tools menu, choose "Pop-up Blocker" and to the right of this item choose "Turn off Pop-Up Blocker."

In other browsers, look for a menu called Tools or Options, or consult the help file for that browser.

Tips for JAWS users:

If a page doesn't read properly with JAWS or other text-to-speech software, refresh or reload the page by pressing F5 or rearead the page by pressing Insert+Down Arrow.

Press Insert+F1 for JAWS help on any web page.

To turn on the video player, press Alt+1 or Alt+P. To pause the video when playing, press the space bar. To stop the video, press Alt+S

To mute the volume, press Alt+M.

To restart a segment press Alt+1.

To load the next page in the orientation, play the video segment until completed, then choose the link for a button titled "Next" or "Take Quiz." At the end of the segment you can also press Alt+4.

To Quit and Save, press Alt+5.

Tips for screen magnifier users:

The center third of the page contains the video player. Printed text of what is spoken appears just below. Under this is the link to continue to the next page. It appears as a button that says “Next” or “Take Quiz.”

Quizzes open in a small window which appears on top of the orientation window.

Tips for users with fine motor issues:

If you use speech recognition software, speak the names of the links, or use MouseGrid to start/pause the player and adjust the player volume.


Cabrillo College's Assistive Technology Lab (http://www.cabrillo.edu/~cingel/index.html) assists students with computer accessibility needs. The staff will be pleased to help you to view this orientation in the lab with assistive technology supports, or will discuss your particular assistive technology issues over the phone during the Fall and Spring terms. Call (831) 477-5262 or email

Cabrillo College's Disabled Students Programs and Services (http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/dsps/office) is a year-round resource, providing support to students who have difficulty accessing materials, both electronic and print. Call at 479-6379.

Freedom Scientific, the company that makes JAWS, maintains a helpful series of tutorial pages for using JAWS with the internet, called Surf's Up! (http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products

For more information on assistive technology software and hardware, see the Useful Links (http://www.cabrillo.edu/~cingel/sites.html) section of the Assistive Technology site.

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