Are you interested in taking the big leap into searching the internet? Let's say you'd like to learn more about your eye condition. Just imagine trying to find a website on visual impairments in the billions of sites on the web. What a challenge. I'm Vikki Vaughan and today we'll learn about the most efficient ways to search the web for desired 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.
The best way to search the web is to use search engines. Some of the more popular search engines include Google, Yahoo, and Bing. We'll be using the world's most popular search engine, Google, to conduct our search today. Let's start from the NLS website and quickly navigate to our address bar with our keyboard shortcut of alt and the letter D.
If you'd like a refresher on using the address bar to navigate to a website, check out another video in this series, Website Basics.
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?