A guide for Jaws users, written by Chorlton Workshop for hsbp.
The world wide web consists of an extremely large number of interconnected web pages. These pages are grouped into websites, which consist of closely related pages.
Each web page has a unique address, and this address is called either a web address or a URL ( uniform resource locator ).
To view web pages, you use a program called a web browser; common web browsers are Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. There are also programs called web servers, which look after a particular set of web pages, and can send them to a web browser, when requested. The web address of a page contains the name of the web server which looks after ( serves ) that page. So from the web address, a web browser knows which web server to talk to, to get and display a particular web page.
Each web page has a unique web address. An example of an address is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frog. It consists of three parts:
Notes for entering web addresses:
A website consists of one or more related pages, and there are links between these pages. The main page of the website is known as the home page, and the address of the website is the address of this home page. The address of a website normally consists of the name of the web server which looks after the site, and examples are www.bbc.co.uk, zoomers.blogspot.com, and en.wikipedia.org.
Web pages are written in hypertext markup language (HTML). The basic building blocks of HTML are called elements, and these are some of the most important:
For more more information, there's a separate guide on HTML.
Web pages are read using a web browser. There are many browsers available, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. To use Internet Explorer with Jaws, then versions 5 or above are OK, though 6 or above are preferable. To use Mozilla Firefox, you need version 7 or above.