You are here

Log in to a Computer With a Screen Reader

Please note that you will need headphones to use a screen reader in the labs.

Windows 8

  1. Plug your headphones into the jack on the front of the computer.
  2. Hold down the windows (Windows key) key, and press U. This will bring up the Ease of Access window.
  3. Press the Tab key to move to Narrator. The press the Enter. You will hear "starting narrator."
  4. If you hear a message about Windows sign in or Windows lock screen, press Enter.
  5. At the login screen, type your AccessNet username and press the Tab key.
  6. Then type your password and press Enter. After a couple of minutes, the desktop will load. 
  7. To launch JAWS, hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and press the letter J.

Windows 7

  1. Plug your headphones into the jack on the front of the computer.
  2. Hold down the windows (Windows key) key, and press U. This will bring up the Ease of Access window.
  3. Press the Tab key to move to Hear Text on Screen aloud (Narrator). The press the spacebar to select it.
  4. Continue to press the Tab key until you are notified that you are on the OK button. Then press Enter. After a few moments, you will hear "initializing narrator."
  5. Press the Tab key until you hear username. Then type your AccessNet username.
    Note: If you do not hear username, first press Enter.
  6. Press the Tab key until you hear password field. They type your password and press Enter. After a couple of minutes, the desktop will load.
  7. To launch JAWS, hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and press the letter J.

Mac

  1. Plug your headphones into the headphone jack on the back of the computer.
  2. Hold down the Command key and press F5 to start VoiceOver.
  3. Type your AccessNet username and press the tab key.
  4. Type your password and press Enter.