Fire Vox makes getting additional information about a particular item easy. Depending on what that particular item is and what attributes it has, Fire Vox will present additional information about it. Immediately after reading an item, you can Query it for more information. You can then query it for more information again to get additional information about its parent element. The default is Ctrl + Shift + Q. You can make Fire Vox stop at any time by using the Stop Speaking command.
Fire Vox will say the title attribute of the link if it has one followed by the destination of that link. Try it on this following link: This is a link to my page.
Fire Vox will say the column and row headings. It will also say the column and row numbers. Try it on this following table:
|Jan 1||Celebrate the New Year|
|Jan 2||Work on Fire Vox|
|Jan 3||Work on Fire Vox some more|
Sometimes, it may be necessary to get additional context information on a particular item. Fire Vox can go up one level in the DOM hierarchy and read the contents of the parent element of the current element. The default is Ctrl + Shift + U.
One instance of needing to read the parent might be when you are trying to find out what an HTML, PDF, or TXT link refers to on a page full of research articles. On such sites, a common practice is to have the title of the paper followed by links to that paper in different formats. Usually, these links are only denoted by their format name and the title of the paper is not part of the link text. Reading the parent element can sometimes clarify what these links are pointing to. Try reading the parent text of the link in this example:
"Why Fire Vox is so Awesome: An In-Depth Report." HTML PDF TXT
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