CareerEco Instructions For Screen Reader Users


Job Fair Instructions for Screen Reader Users

When you are in the Chat part of the site and you see the check box labeled I prefer screen reader friendly pages , check that box for more accessible screens and automatically-spoken messages.

We recommend that you use NVDA or Jaws with Mozilla Firefox to participate.

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Registration and Log In

Open your web browser, and Go to to select the fair you are registering for. Click the Registration - Register Now! button. You land on the Log in page. This is the page you will use to register and to log into the system, once you have created an account.

Under the Create a New Account Now! Heading, click Register as an Individual.

On the Create a New Account screen, fill in the form. Instructions for passwords are at the top of the form. Read the Terms of Service and check By Checking this box, I agree to the Terms of Service . Click Register .

The system sends a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you used to register. Check your e-mail for the message and follow the instructions.

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Filling Out Your Profile

Once you have followed the instructions in the Registration e-mail, the next thing to do is to complete your profile, which includes uploading your resume and filling in your student information. Log in and follow the below instructions.

From the Candidate Dashboard screen, click Edit Profile . This takes you to the Profile screen. To fill out your profile, you will need to put your screen reader into Application mode. For JAWS, the key stroke is INSERT+Z . For NVDA, it is NVDA+SPACE .

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Personal Section

The Personal part of your profile contains contact information, and allows you to change your password. When you are satisfied with this information, move onto the Education section.

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Education Section

The Education section is where you fill in your school and degree information. Note: to open the list fields, use the Windows key stroke ALT+DOWNARROW . Note: you will have to go in and out of either Application mode or Forms mode to read the field labels. These are multi-selection lists. When focus is on them, hold down CTRL to move through choices without selecting them. use SPACE

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Upload Resume Section

The Missing Resume Alert on your dashboard has a button called Upload Resume. Click the button and select your document to upload. Otherwise, you may click on Edit profile button and click the Resume/Documents tab. Click the Upload Resume button. Select your document to upload. Once you have done this, the alert about uploading your resume disappears. If you haven't registered for the virtual event of interest, you can then click Upcoming Fairs in the radio button group to register for the event.

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The Chat section of the site lets you go to the chat rooms for companies, and chat privately with their representatives. Here is how to use the Chat screens. When you have logged onto the site, you land on the Candidate Dashboard . In the radio button group, click My Fairs . New content appears on the screen below the radio buttons. Click the link of the fair you want to go to and chat in. This opens a new browser tab with the chat system. The screen that appears is the Rooms List .If you want to get back to the Candidate Dashboard , click My Account and then select Back to Dashboard .

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Public and Private Chats

From the Rooms List , you can pick a chat room to chat publicly with a company. You can also go to the CareerEco room to simply chat publicly. Your screen reader will automatically speak in-coming messages. It also tells you the number of messages.

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Sending and Receiving Messages

When you send a message, type in the edit box and press ENTER. Your screen reader says who is chatting, along with the message. If you want to keep chatting, just keep your screen reader in Forms mode, and stay in the chat edit box. Your computer also makes a sound when you get messages. It also makes a different sound when someone enters a chat room.

Reviewing Messages

To review messages after they have appeared on the screen, go into Browse mode and use your screen reader's function that skips among headings to look at the names of the people chatting. Arrow down, once you find a name to read the message. To get back to the chat edit box, use your screen reader's ability to jump among form fields or (JAWS/NVDA/Window-eyes) the ability to jump among edit fields. Go back into Forms mode when you want to chat again. You may want to disable your screen reader's ability to speak headings while in the chat room to reduce verbalization.

Indication of New Public Messages

If you happen to move out of your web browser and go back to chat again, the number of new public messages appears in the browser title bar. Use your screen reader's ability to read window titles to see how many new messages are waiting for you.

Private Messages

If you get a private message, your screen reader tells you that. Your computer also makes a different sound than it does for public messages. To get to private messages, go to the top of the chat screen and click the Private messages link. Once you get there, you will see a link for each person you get a private message from. Click that link, and you can message back and forth privately. You land in the edit box, so you will have to look up for the message to which you want to reply. When you are done chatting to someone in private, click the Users List button. The resulting screen gives you the ability to go into a room, or to chat privately with another representative.

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