Hi, I'm Vikki Vaughan and in this series we've explored how to locate and open our browser and we've explored using a search engine to search for information. This workshop is intended for users with low vision. If you use a screen reading program, be sure to check out our screen reading version of this workshop.
When we visit a website, we often find various controls or elements with which we can interact. They allow us to enter information, make choices to gain access or to perform an action. Today we'll have a closer look at those controls.
Let's have a look at this banking website for an example of several types of common controls. We'll start off with edit fields. This control, also referred to as an edit box, allows us to type in required information such as our first name, our last name, password, user ID in the like. We click inside the edit field to begin entering text into the form.
Ed Haines: Now that you’ve had a chance to learn a bit with us, we’d like to learn more about you; your name, email address, how you heard about Hadley and your relationship to vision loss.
Learning more will give us a better understanding of how to personalize Hadley just for you. And don’t worry, everything you share with us online will be kept safe and secure. Of course, if you’d prefer to talk through these questions, we’re just a phone call away at 800-323-4238.
Taking these few steps saves your preferences so you can continue right where you left off and track your progress every time you log on. Plus it connects you to the Hadley community, and helps sustain our funding to keep Hadley free of charge.
And last but not least, it gives you direct access to experts, like me. Now, where were we?