First, thank you all for joining the next
generation NVDA International users list.
The leadership team would like to receive
feedback from beginning NVDA users regarding the following:
2016 is a special year for NVDA users: NVDA
turns ten. To celebrate this, some members of the community
are organizing a huge online conference around NVDA’s tenth
birthday: NVDA Users and Developers Conference (NVDACon for
short), to be held in April 2016.
NVDACon is an annual gathering of NVDA
users and developers to talk about current state of NVDA
development. Topics have included math support, braille
enhancements, supporting Windows 10, web browsing, Google
applications and more. This year, to coordinate NVDACon 2016,
several members of this list, together with outside supporters
and NV Access formed a planning committee to discuss planning
and logistics of this online conference.
One of the suggestions considered by
organizers is a session or two devoted to beginners. The goals
of these sessions are to introduce you to NVDA and its
features, understanding concepts such as NVDA menu, object
navigation, web browsing and others, an introduction to
add-ons and more. Because organizers would like to receive
feedback from many fellow community members, we’d like to ask
you to send in your suggestions to the committee by either
contacting committee members (Nimer, I, Derek Riemer and
others), or sending an email to email@example.com
with the subject line of “NVDACon 2016” and the admins will
forward it to the committee for consideration during our next
meeting (sometime in March). Also, even if you are not a
beginner (or consider yourself a power user), more
suggestions, the better, so we’ll accept suggestions from you
as well. The deadline for receiving your email will be March
14, 2016 (shortly before Accessible World Tek Talk event on
NVDA and NVDACon) so we can discuss your comments and finalize
the schedule by early April.
Thank you, and the NVDACon Planning
Committee are looking forward to considering your comments.
Joseph S. Lee
Moderator, NVDA International users forum (http://groups.io/g/nvda)
Chair, NVDA Tenth Anniversary Planning
P.S. For all NVDACon related communication,
including a general invite to be sent to this list in April,
please use #NVDACon hashtag. Thanks.