Help Using Text Browsers
Library patrons accessing the web pages via their Tigger or Icarus (unix) accounts, are less than 5% of the total usage of the web page. Nevertheless, the Library is committed to maintaining accessibility via these methods, for disabled patrons and users with low-speed connections.
Users with graphical browsers (such as Netscape or Internet Explorer) may prefer these over the text interfaces.
If you use tigger or icarus (unix systems) you are probably using the lynx web browser. Start this program by typing lynx (lower-case). Or, go directly to the library web page by typing
This browser will display text for all images. Tables will display row by row, wrapping. For this reason we try to design our web pages with tables that can be read accurately row by row. Special characters, such as cedilles, accents, and graves, will not display correctly. Links will be underlined. The link your cursor is on will be highlighted.
Key commands in lynx:
You may navigate through a document in lynx by pressing the up-arrow key to move backward, or the down-arrow key or space bar to move forward. The arrow keys will go from link to link and will page forward at the bottom of a page. You may select a link either by pressing ENTER or the right-arrow key when your cursor is on that link. You may return to the previous page by pressing the left-arrow key. Lynx tells you the page you are on and the total number of pages in the upper right hand corner of your screen (example: (p 1 of 2)).
Filling Out Forms
You will need to fill out forms to renew books, check out books, send a comment to the library, etc. Press the up and down arrow keys to move between parts of the form.
For more detailed help on lynx, log into your Tigger/Icarus Unix account, type lynx then press ?.
If you have further questions, please contact the Library Systems Group using the Technical Help Request form.