Re: activating a "clickable" link

Victor Gouveia <victor.gouveia@...>

There is also a way to modify what Jaws says when it encounters links of this nature.

I've done the same with Mouse-over links also.

You may shorten the notification message to mouse or click link instead of Jaws saying clickable and mouse-over.

You can do this within the speech and sounds schemes in the settings center. Make sure you select the default settings file with control+shift+D so the settings take with all browsers.

Select the classic sound scheme, then arrow down to modify and press the spacebar.

In the resulting dialog box, make sure the classic scheme is selected, then tab to edit.

Another dialog will open, in that dialog box, control+tab over to the HTML tab, and arrow down to the appropriate speech attribute. For the clickable links, the attribute will say "onclick", so once selected, tab down to the edit field and type in what you want it to say. If you wish to change the mouse-over links as well, shift+tab back up to the list of attributes once you've made the change above, then arrow down one to "onmouseover", then repeat the steps above.

Once you're done making all the changes you want to make, tab to the ok button. Once the dialog box disappears, the previous dialog box will pop up. At this point, you want to make sure you save the classic sound scheme you just made changes to, so tab to the save sound scheme, press your spacebar, then tab to the ok button and hit enter or spacebar.

A dialog box will pop up asking you if you want the modified classic sound scheme to be your new sound scheme, so, tab to the yes button and press enter.

Once done, you should land back on the settings center window, so tab to the apply button and you're good to go.

This is a permanent change and effects all applications, so, if you want to change it back, make sure you select the default file when re-opening up the settings center to change things back.

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] activating a "clickable" link

i had to disable this with win eyes too.
what good is clickables when every web page i go to would have hundreds of so
called clickables that don't do anything?
this renders every web page useless.
but thanks for telling me where to go if clickables gets turned back on.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] activating a "clickable" link

Hi Net bat,

Try looking in the following:

From: Carlos via BlindTech


"Settings Center"

under the

"Web / HTML / PDFs"

category, there is a subcategory labeled




there is a setting labeled

"Indicate Element Attribute"

Unchecking this setting will stop Jaws from saying


Although I would not recommend this since there are times when you will miss

out on elements of webpages that may be useful and are clickable.


Take care. Mike. Sennt from my iBarstool. Go Dodgers!
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please
----- Original Message -----
From: netbat66
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] activating a "clickable" link

i don't know where this is but this is a setting in jaws that can be turned
i had to turn this off last year because none of the so called clickables were
clickable at all.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis L
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] activating a "clickable" link

Try Jaws 2019. If your in the US upgrade via the home annual license.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of
Karen Schrade
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:08 PM
To: Jaws Users List <>
Subject: [jaws-users] activating a "clickable" link

Help! I've been through the jaws helf files, googled, and tried everything I
can think of to activate things on a website labeled "clickable".

I've got jaws 18, chrome and/or IE11, and Win 7. I go to the netflix website
and search a show I want. No problem. They've improved. I want season 3, not
season 1. It says "seasons clickable".

I have tried enter, shift enter, control enter, insert+ each of those,
insert control / and the mouse click on the keypad both with the virtual
cursor and the jaws cursor. I'm obviously missing something because none of
those commands does anything to the clickable. It just sits there and looks
back at me. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Karen

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