Audio interfaces present content linearly to users, one item at a time. This contrasts with the way in which most people use visual interfaces by skimming the entire page at once.
Here are some ways that screen readers can “skim” through content. This has implications for those who create web pages.
NOTE: These tips will help all your users, not just those who use screen readers.
lynda.com contains a treasure trove of online courses (or tutorials) on many technical and web subjects. To get the full benefit a paid subscription is required, however, most courses include many free online sections.
One which ties into using a screen reader is found here: Web Accessibility Principles
I recommend viewing all the videos in section 1, Getting Started with Web Accessibility. These are available to everyone whether you have a subscription or not. The section called Experiencing a website via a screen reader provides a good example of how screen readers work. In this less than six-minute video the viewer can see how a screen reader works with a badly designed web page and then how it works with the same web page when improved .
See An Introduction to Screen Readers, for more information.