Many Elearning resources contain a menu or submenu of items. Examples include the button menus in the main navigation list: Resources, Communications, and Assessments. It is also true of menus you can open for specific items in a module, the menu next to a dropbox, quiz, etc.
- Navigate to the button that will open the menu using JAWS. This may be tabbing to it, using the general buttons list JAWS key + Control + B.
- Activate the button with the Enter key. This opens the menu.
- Tab one time only to move the JAWS focus from the button to the first item in the menu. You will know you have correctly entered the menu items if, after the item, you hear the position number such as 1 of 9. If instead, the first item says its own name followed by the menu, you’ve entered the menu another way such as with arrow keys and while you can read what the items are, you cannot activate them from here. Shift-Tab to get out of the menu and Tab once to get back into it, listening for the 1 of 5 positional information.
- If you arrow into a menu and hear a blank, you can press Tab one time from there to still correctly enter the menu.
- Use up or Down Arrow keys to navigate within the menu. Menus are loops, meaning you can go down past the last item to return to the top, or go up from the top item if you know you are looking for something near the bottom.
- Press Enter to activate the menu item and be taken where you’re trying to go, such as quizzes, dropboxes, preview a rubric, etc.