Screen-Reader Keyboard Commands

Window-Eyes Users: Pressing CTRL+ALT+0 will change the keyboard layout for Window-Eyes to the more standard INSERT-based keyboard layout used by other screen readers.

Read the Title Bar

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+T
JAWS: INS+T
NVDA: INS+T

Read the Status Bar

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+S
JAWS: INS+NUMPAD 3
NVDA: INS+END

Repeat Focus/Highlight

WE: N/A
JAWS: INS+TAB
NVDA: INS+TAB

Read All

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+R
JAWS: INS+NUMPAD 2, INS+DOWN ARROW
NVDA: INS+DOWN ARROW

Read Current Line

WE: CTRL+NUMPAD 5
JAWS: INS+NUMPAD 8, INS+UP ARROW
NVDA: NUMPAD 8, INS+UP ARROW

Read Current Word

WE: CTRL+NUMPAD 6
JAWS: INS+NUMPAD 5
NVDA: NUMPAD 5

Read Current Character

WE: CTRL+NUMPAD 4
JAWS: NUMPAD 5
NVDA: NUMPAD 2

Spell Current Word

WE: CTRL+NUMPAD 66
JAWS: INS+NUMPAD 55
NVDA: NUMPAD 55

Go To Screen Reader Program Interface

WE: CTRL+\
JAWS: INS+J
NVDA: INS+N

Quit Screen Reader Program

WE: CTRL+INS+F4
JAWS: INS+F4
NVDA: INS+Q

Read the Entire Dialog Box/Window

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+W
JAWS: INS+B
NVDA: INS+B

Change Speech Settings

WE: CTRL+\, then use Arrow Keys to navigate TreeView, then press F6 to switch between Settings Pane and TreeView
JAWS: INS+J, then ALT, then O, then V, then V
NVDA: INS+N, then P, then S for Synthesizer or V for Voice

Read Text Format Info

WE: INS+E
JAWS: INS+F
NVDA: INS+F

Read Selected Text

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+M
JAWS: INS+SHIFT+NUMPAD 2
NVDA: INS+SHIFT+UP ARROW

Screen Reader Screen Refresh

WE: INS+\
JAWS: INS+ESC
NVDA: INS+ESC

Context Sensitive Help

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+F1
JAWS: INS+F1
NVDA: N/A

Web Commands

List of Links

WE: INS+TAB
JAWS: INS+F7
NVDA: INS+F7

Find Text on the Web Page

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+F
JAWS: CTRL+F
NVDA: INS+CTRL+F

Enter Forms/Text Entry Mode

WE: ENTER
JAWS: ENTER
NVDA: ENTER

Exit Forms/Text Entry Mode

WE: CTRL+SHIFT+A
JAWS: NUMPAD +
NVDA: ESC

Quick Web Navigation Keys (same for all 3 screen readers)

Next Heading: H
Next Visited Link: V
Next Edit Box: E
Next Non-link Element: N
Next Checkbox: X
Next Button: B
Next Form Field: F
Next Table: T