Using messenger.com with
What is Messenger.com?
Messenger allows people to text, video chat and
stay in touch with Facebook friends.
Where do I go to?
You will need to go to the following website at http://www.messenger.com and
if you have not signed up for a new account - you can make one. If
you already have a Facebook account, it is just a matter of
signing into messenger.com with your details.
NVDA keys you will use on
You will use the following keys while in browse
mode with NVDA. The single letter navigation keys that can be used
are: B for buttons, C for combo box, D for landmarks, E for
editable areas, F for form fields, G for graphics, H for headings,
I for list items, K for links, T for tables, U for unvisited
links. Ctrl + Home key will take you to the top of the page; while
Ctrl key + End key will take you to the bottom of the page.
In some cases you might need to go between browse mode (where you
can use single letter navigation keys) and focus mode (where you
can type in a message). Use the NVDA key + spacebar for this.
The Escape key can be used to dismiss some pop up menus. The say
all command can be used (NVDA key + down arrow key) to read the
content of a page - along with your arrow keys.
The spacebar is used to open a submenu, then jump down by
Using the Shift key + a quick navigation key will take you back in
reverse. For example, pressing the letter B will take you to the
next button - where adding the Shift key and the letter B will
take you in reverse to the previous button.
After you have logged into
As you go down the page you will hear the
following: back to recent messages, level 1 chats, sub menu
settings help and more, new message, search messenger (which is a
search box), contacts, conversation list. Conversation list
will be a list of all the conversations you have had. They will
say the name of the person, the date you chatted to them, and
either what you sent to them, or what you got from them. Submenu
actions is where you can reply to that person with certain replies
(such as: start a voice call, start a video chat) then it will
give you expanded info on that person.
Sending a message etcetera to a
contact on your list
Locate the person's name you want to send a
message to, then press the Enter key on their name. You will then
be given options such as: Type in a message to that person, Choose
an emoji, Send a like this if you arrow down. If you arrow back up
from where you typed the message to that person, you will hear
choose files, choose a sticker, choose a GIF, send a voice clip,
play a game, take a picture using quick cam, and create a poll.
It will also tell you the message seen by your contact and what
you wrote, and time, more, reply, react, and the previous message
to that person. Press the Enter key on the option you want, then
it might be a matter of using the arrow keys etcetera.
Settings help and more
When you open the sub menu settings (help and
more menu) under this section, you will find the following: active
contacts, message requests, archived chats, unread chats, about,
log out. Again, press the Enter key on the option you want, then
use the arrow keys to navigate that section.
If you choose active contacts, then press either the Spacebar or
Enter key on it, and it will show you only your active contacts
online at that time. Pick any of those contacts and you could do
the following with them: such as start a voice call or start a
video chat. You must either have a microphone or a web camera, and
have them set up in messenger.com
To send a voice clip, you must allow it to be sent. This will be
the same for an audio chat or video chat. It will pop up a little
screen where you can allow it or deny it being sent.
Incoming chats or audio or video
Usually (in most cases) you are only talking to
one person at a time.
To see what the person said back to you, use the arrow keys to
locate their response. Their reply will be above the area where
you typed in the message. Their message will be above the other
menus. If you do a voice call, you can redial them back from the
To receive an audio or video call, you will hear a ringing sound.
Make sure you are in browse mode, then press an accept button; or
a decline button will come up. Press the Spacebar or the Enter key
on the accept button and then you will be in the call. You will
also hear the person's name who is calling in at that time.
After you have finished your call with that person you can tab
down to hang up and then the call will be finished.
Sometimes (after a call has ended) you will be asked about the
quality of the message (rating from poor to excellent) or you can
just say not at this time. Make sure you submit it, then close all
windows so that other screens do not grab focus from NVDA. If the
person has a camera, you should see them and visa versa.
Logging out of Messenger.com
To log out of Messenger.com you will need to
locate the sub menu settings help and more menu.
Press the Spacebar on the submenu, and then arrow down to log out,
and press the Enter key. Now you are logged out of Messenger.com