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Re: Unable to Read Accented Characters with NVDA

Gene
 

I don't know if there is any way, such as using the speech dictionary to have this done.  My Windows One Core voices also doesn't read é.  This sounds like a complaint that should  be directed to Microsoft Accessibility but just where, someone else might be able to tell you.


Gene

On 2/15/2022 7:04 AM, Suhas D wrote:

Hey all! I didn't know if I should post this in the main group or not, so I'm posting it here.

I've recently noticed that      NVDA doesn't read accented characters like this one "é".

I reset the config to factory defaults, but without any luck.

Then I changed the synth to SAPI5 and, NVDA started reading out the accented characters.

Is it just me or doesn't Windows One core voices support reading accented characters?

If not, is there a way to make it read accented characters?


Also, is there a way to measure the rate of speech that NVDA speaks? I'm not talking about the percentage.


Thank you


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Suhas
Sent from Thunderbird

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
Elbert Hubbard


Re: Unable to Read Accented Characters with NVDA

Gene
 

The only way I know to measure or get an approximate idea of the speech rate is to take text you already have determined the number of words for such as by using the word count in a word processor, then seeing how long it takes NVDA to speak it at whatever speech setting you are using.


Gene

On 2/15/2022 7:04 AM, Suhas D wrote:

Hey all! I didn't know if I should post this in the main group or not, so I'm posting it here.

I've recently noticed that      NVDA doesn't read accented characters like this one "é".

I reset the config to factory defaults, but without any luck.

Then I changed the synth to SAPI5 and, NVDA started reading out the accented characters.

Is it just me or doesn't Windows One core voices support reading accented characters?

If not, is there a way to make it read accented characters?


Also, is there a way to measure the rate of speech that NVDA speaks? I'm not talking about the percentage.


Thank you


---
Suhas
Sent from Thunderbird

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
Elbert Hubbard


Unable to Read Accented Characters with NVDA

Suhas D
 

Hey all! I didn't know if I should post this in the main group or not, so I'm posting it here.

I've recently noticed that      NVDA doesn't read accented characters like this one "é".

I reset the config to factory defaults, but without any luck.

Then I changed the synth to SAPI5 and, NVDA started reading out the accented characters.

Is it just me or doesn't Windows One core voices support reading accented characters?

If not, is there a way to make it read accented characters?


Also, is there a way to measure the rate of speech that NVDA speaks? I'm not talking about the percentage.


Thank you


---
Suhas
Sent from Thunderbird

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
Elbert Hubbard


Using Mendeley Citation Software

farhan israk
 

I am using Windows 10 21h2 and nvda 2021.3.1. How can I use mendely reference system to cite ieee reference? I am not even understanding the interface. I am not allowed to use any other software or cite  manually.


Re: how to password protect a pdf

 

The exact steps depend on what PDF editor you are using.  Which one are you using?

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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

        ~ Mark Twain


how to password protect a pdf

Sharad Koirala
 

hi friends
greetings from Nepal,

could someone help me with the process to protect a pdf with a password.

thanks,

--
Dr. Sharad Koirala
Lecturer
Department of Community Medicine
Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal


locked Re: need help with NVDA use case

 

This topic is now locked, not because it's inappropriate but because the exact same question was asked and "released to the readership" on the main NVDA group.  Two parallel topics in two places that are directly connected to each other makes no sense.

Carry on with this on the main NVDA group.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

        ~ Mark Twain


locked Re: need help with NVDA use case

David Goldfield
 

Hi. Using NVDA to perform manually testing on a Web site will certainly give you a good idea as to how accessible your Web site will be for screen reader users but there’s a lot that exploring a Web site with a screen reader won’t tell you. For reference I would examine the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) for more information.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2022

NVDA Certified Expert

 

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

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From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of kitdang@...
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:29 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [chat] need help with NVDA use case

 

I need help. How do I go about setting up/configuring NVDA and show that my website purecostumes.com is compatible with NVDA and that the website is in working order. The website was developed back in 2016 and the theme that was used is fully WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. 

 

 I have downloaded the NVDA version 2021.3.1 to my laptop and able to use it to browse the website. I just want to make sure I am not missing anything else from a usability perspective.

 

Appreciate any help in this matter

 


locked need help with NVDA use case

kitdang@...
 

I need help. How do I go about setting up/configuring NVDA and show that my website purecostumes.com is compatible with NVDA and that the website is in working order. The website was developed back in 2016 and the theme that was used is fully WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. 
 
 I have downloaded the NVDA version 2021.3.1 to my laptop and able to use it to browse the website. I just want to make sure I am not missing anything else from a usability perspective.
 
Appreciate any help in this matter
 


Re: Software for write books

Sean
 

Best solution is any markdown processer.

On 10/02/2022 01:17, Marco Oros wrote:
Hello.

I have a question. Do You know some accessible software for blind to write books?

Thank You.

Best regards

Marco Oros





Re: Windows Security Patch Yikes

 

If it did this, then something went wrong, pure and simple.  Occasional "burps" do happen with software updates of all kinds.

Try doing this as your first possible fix for the issue:  Using DISM (Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management) and SFC (System File Checker) to Repair Windows 8 & 10

I also have no idea of what you are referring to by "the latest security patch" as there has been nothing major in that arena since almost a month ago.  Definition updates for Windows Defender won't cause this kind of mayhem no matter what.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

        ~ Mark Twain


Windows Security Patch Yikes

David Russell <david.sonofhashem@...>
 

Hello NVDA Chat,

How have you coped with the latest security patch for Windows by
MicroSoft if it rendered major changes to your day to day computer
life?

For me, just about everything changed:
NVDA reverted to Narrator
Email signature seems out of place when composing a message
Comments on Facebook are difficult to access.
I cannot go back to an earlier version, and wonder what made this
recent update such a major deal?

Any input appreciated from a now former NVDA user.
By the way, thanks in advance.

David

--
David C. Russell, Author
david.sonofhashem@...
Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles
predominating. (O. Henry)


Re: free covid tests from us gov

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

Just in case anyone wanted to know, the paperwork with the test kits says made in China

 

Isn’t that a kick in the behind?

Marilyn  

 

From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:40 PM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] free covid tests from us gov

 

Up late watching the Olympics and I just got an email from the USPS saying that the Covid tests would be delivered by Tuesday, February 15th.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

        ~ Mark Twain


Re: free covid tests from us gov

 

Up late watching the Olympics and I just got an email from the USPS saying that the Covid tests would be delivered by Tuesday, February 15th.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

        ~ Mark Twain


Re: Software for write books

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Marco,

When I've seen the more general question "What software do you use to write books in?" (not thinking about accessibility) in writing groups, the two main answers I've seen, are Scrivener, or Microsoft Word (or pages, or whatever word processor you like).

Scrivener has traditionally not been accessible.  They have recently (last year) released version 3, which is a little better once you get it installed - although as a bad first step, the installer itself is completely inaccessible.

So that brings us to the other option, which is, basically, whatever program you prefer to write in.  The question then is, what do you want to do with your book once you've written it?

You can either use software like Calibre to convert the book into whatever format you want, or you can upload it to your chosen platform (eg Amazon, Draft2Digital etc), and many of those will happily take a Word document, or many other formats.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Feb 10, 2022 at 9:17 AM Marco Oros <marco.oros93@...> wrote:
Hello.

I have a question. Do You know some accessible software for blind to
write books?

Thank You.

Best regards

Marco Oros








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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: free covid tests from us gov

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

We received our Covid test kits in the mail today at about 1:00. Exactly eight hours before the deadline.

We have group mailboxes that lock with a key. Thanks though for the warning about theft.
Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen W. Wise
Sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 4:07 PM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] free covid tests from us gov

Hi,

One issue that is occurring here in my city is the theft of said test kits. Someone posted on NextDoor that their test kits were delivered while they were at work through a notification from Informed Delivery with USPS. When they came home, the test kits weren't there.
They are hard to find in my area so I am not surprised that there is a black market for these. It's really sad that people would go to this level just to make a profit or to use something that doesn't belong to them.


Stephen


On 2/9/2022 3:16 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:
We signed up, got a confirmation, then an email saying the package
would be here by Friday 9:00 pm

Today we got a notice that the kits would be here today by 9:00 pm I thought the communication was fast and being the government....a surprise. We first signed up on January 18.
Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 9:30 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [chat] free covid tests from us gov

So has anyone received there free covid test kits from the U'S Government?
On the news yesterday if those test kits were exposed to cold weather temps during delivery they may be useless.










Re: free covid tests from us gov

Stephen W. Wise
 

Hi,

    One issue that is occurring here in my city is the theft of said test kits. Someone posted on NextDoor that their test kits were delivered while they were at work through a notification from Informed Delivery with USPS. When they came home, the test kits weren't there. They are hard to find in my area so I am not surprised that there is a black market for these. It's really sad that people would go to this level just to make a profit or to use something that doesn't belong to them.


Stephen

On 2/9/2022 3:16 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:
We signed up, got a confirmation, then an email saying the package would be here by Friday 9:00 pm

Today we got a notice that the kits would be here today by 9:00 pm I thought the communication was fast and being the government....a surprise. We first signed up on January 18.
Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 9:30 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [chat] free covid tests from us gov

So has anyone received there free covid test kits from the U'S Government?
On the news yesterday if those test kits were exposed to cold weather temps during delivery they may be useless.









Software for write books

Marco Oros
 

Hello.

I have a question. Do You know some accessible software for blind to write books?

Thank You.

Best regards

Marco Oros


Re: free covid tests from us gov

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

We signed up, got a confirmation, then an email saying the package would be here by Friday 9:00 pm

Today we got a notice that the kits would be here today by 9:00 pm I thought the communication was fast and being the government....a surprise. We first signed up on January 18.
Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 9:30 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [chat] free covid tests from us gov

So has anyone received there free covid test kits from the U'S Government?
On the news yesterday if those test kits were exposed to cold weather temps during delivery they may be useless.


Re: free covid tests from us gov

Stan Bobbitt
 

I place my order on the 19th of January and have received nothing as of today.

 

StanB

 

From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:36 AM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] free covid tests from us gov

 

I haven't received the ones I ordered the very night ordering came online.

Not surprised, though, and not because "it's the government" but because even the government can't solve the extreme demand coupled with the supply chain issues endemic to these times we're living in.  They can order as many of these things as they want, and intend to hand them out the moment they have them, but the makers of these kits must have the raw materials first, and many just don't.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

        ~ Mark Twain

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