Re: Calling all beginners: topics to be covered during NvDACon 2016 #NVDACon

Chris Mullins

Having moved to NVDA from Jaws I found the concepts of Object, Document and Screen review, Navigator Object and review and Browse cursors particularly confusing as I couldn't find documentation that explained what they were and in what circumstances they are used.


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On 3/3/16, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Suggestions regarding topics that should be discussed during beginner
sessions (there might be two sessions for beginners).



From: Mr. Wong Chi Wai, William []
Sent: Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Calling all beginners: topics to be covered during
NvDACon 2016 #NVDACon

I am not sure, what kind of suggestions are addressing?

Joseph Lee 於 3/3/2016 14:33 寫道:

Hello all,

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 <> 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 (

Chair, NVDA Tenth Anniversary Planning Committee

P.S. For all NVDACon related communication, including a general invite
to be sent to this list in April, please use #NVDACon hashtag. Thanks.

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