Use the Google Contacts with a screen reader
You can use a screen reader with Google Contacts.
Screen readers you can use
|Operating system||Screen reader||Browser|
|Microsoft Windows||NVDA or JAWS||Firefox|
|Chrome OS||ChromeVox||Google Chrome|
For the following shortcuts to work, your screen reader should be switched to "Focus mode" for NVDA or "Forms mode" for JAWS. If you use VoiceOver or Chromevox, you don't need to use any special modes.
|Move to Search box||/|
|Open list of keyboard shortcuts||?|
|Go to next contact||j or →|
|Go to previous contact||k or ←|
|Select current contact||x|
|Select all contacts in a list||⌘/Ctrl + a|
|Open contact details||Enter|
|Merge selected contacts||m|
|Save edits to a contact||⌘/Ctrl + Enter|
Navigate Google Contacts
The Google Contacts preview includes 5 main sections:
- Google bar
- Search box
- Navigation list
- List of contacts
- Contact details
The Google bar provides links and pop-up menus related to your Google Account, like other Google applications, account notifications, and the link to sign out of your account.
Links & menus in the Google bar
- Apps: Opens to let you navigate to other Google applications.
- Unread notifications: Shows notifications from your Google+ account. If you use Google+ and you have Google+ notifications, you can read them here.
To move focus to the Search box, where you can search your contacts, press /.
The navigation list controls which contacts appear in the main view, and it includes links to other tools and resources.
Options in the navigation list
- All contacts
- Frequently contacted
- Duplicates: Review and merge duplicate contacts in your account
- Labels: Organize your contacts into groups
- More: Explore other options, like Import, Export, and Print
- Help & feedback
The main contacts view includes a list of your contacts.
To view or edit the details for a contact, press Enter.
To return to the contacts list, press Escape.
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