Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Accessing EasyBib.com Using JAWS

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Many students use automatic citation apps and we have been asked about accessible options for students with visual impairments. These step-by-step guidelines are designed to create an accessible bibliography using an automatic citation tool and a screen reader.

Log-In to EasyBib

  • Go to easybib.com
  • JAWS key + F7 to access Links List
  • Press L to find “Login”
  • Press Enter
  • JAWS key + F7 to access Links List
  • Press G to find “Google”
    • There are other ways to login. I use Google.
  • Press Enter
    • You may be asked for your Google Password in a Google login screen to continue

 

Add New Project

  • Press “H” to navigate by headings to “All Projects, heading level 1”
  • Down Arrow to “New Project”
  • Enter
  • Type Project Name
    • You may need to press “F” to navigate by form fields
  • Tab to “Subject”
    • Down Arrow or First Letter Navigation to locate subject (or leave blank)
  • Tab to “Create”
    • Press Spacebar to activate
 

Create Citation

  • Press “H” to navigate by headings to “Project Name, heading level 4”
  • Down Arrow to “Bibliography”
    • Press Enter
  • Paste source website URL (web address) in the form field
    • Press “F” to navigate by form fields
    • You should hear “Edit, cite a website by entering a URL or by searching for it”
    • Paste the website address in this form field
    • Tab to “Cite It” button, press Enter
    • You may receive another page confirming the link you want to cite. Tab to the “Cite This” button after checking that you are citing the correct link.
  • Complete the citation
    • EasyBib will input the majority of required information, but there may be some information missing 
    • Press JAWS key + F7 to access the links list
    • Press “F” to locate “final step”
    • Activate link 
    • Press “F” to navigate by form fields or use Down Arrow to review the information
    • Check the “Article Title”
      • Is the title correct? If not, type the correct title in this form field.
    • Add a “Contributor”
      • Do you know the name of the author? If the name of the author is indicated in the article, you should type the author’s name in the “Contributor” form fields.
    • Check the “Website title”
      • Is the website title correct? If not, type the correct title in this form field.
    • Add the “Publisher/sponsor”
      • Do you know the name of the publisher? If the publisher is indicated in the article, you should type the publisher’s name in the “Publisher/sponsor” form field.
    • Add the date of publication
      • Do you know the date of publication? If the date of publication is indicated in the article, you should type that date in the “Electronically published” form field.
    • Check the “Date accessed”
      • Is the date accessed correct? If not, type the correct date that you accessed the website.
    • Press “B” to navigate by buttons to “Create Citation, button”
      • Press Spacebar to activate
 

Export Citations

  • Press “H” to navigate by headings. You should hear “Your Citations” followed by a left parenthesis, the number of citations, a right parenthesis, then “heading level 1”.
  • Press JAWS key + F7 to access links list
    • Press “E” to locate “Export”
    • Activate link
  • Down Arrow to locate the “Print as Word Doc” link
    • Press Enter
  • Press JAWS key + F7 to access links list
    • Press “D” to locate “Download for MS Word”
    • Activate link
  • An Internet Explorer dialog box opens
    • Select Open, Save, or Save As
    • If you choose to simply open the file, you will need to save it from MS Word
    • You may receive an error that the document could not be opened
      • In this case, continue through the messages. Do not cancel.
      • The document should open, despite the initial warnings
    • The document may open in Protected View
      • Press Alt to access the menu bar
      • Press “F” to access the file menu
      • Press Tab twice to “Enable Editing”
      • Press Spacebar
 
 
 
Compiled by John Rose, M.A., M.Ed.
Short-Term Programs, TSBVI
@TSBVI_JohnRose
512.206.9131
 
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