Re: accessible word processors with NVDA


David Moore
 

Hi guys,

I use Jarte all of the time, and is a powerful word processor. I totally agree about spell checking. It has saved my life. In the 80s, I had to look so many words up to spell them, that it took me forever to write a paper. The spell checker is one of the best things to happen in technology LOLOL!

David Moore

 

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From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:21 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessible word processors with NVDA

 

Hi, Gene,

 

I totally agree with you. Spelling is very important--especially if you're writing to a company or web developer. I remember the days when we didn't have things like spell checking. We had to look up unfamiliar words in the dictionary. Now that we have spell checking, there really is no excuse for poor spelling.

 

Rosemarie

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 3:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] accessible word processors with NVDA

 

It may seem reasonable but it should strenuously be avoided.  Such mistakes lower the credibility of the person writing.  If someone writes to a web site developer about captures when they mean captchas, it will not be as credible to the web site developer when the person doesn't get the name right about what is being complained about.  In other words, it doesn't matter how something sounds.  No matter how an unfamiliar word sounds, the spelling should not be assumed. 

 

and it may be embarrassing.  Suppose you are writing to someone on a business matter and you spell the first name Steven with a v when it's Stephen, with a ph instead of a v.  That doesn't leave a good impression.

 

Gene

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Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 5:41 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] accessible word processors with NVDA

 

I used to do this with CAPTCHA, though to be fair, you do have to capture something to solve it—hidden words or numbers in an image or sound, the true image if you have to drag/drop parts of a picture, etc. It's a perfectly reasonable mistake to make. Good thing Espeak NG says it more clearly now, isn't it? :)

 

On 16/01/2017 10:33 AM, Gene wrote:

The program is free and it is not Jot.  It is JARTE j a r t e.  If blind people don't check the spelling of unfamiliar words they intend to use, they make these kinds of mistakes.  CAPTCHA is another glaring example,  It is chronically written "capture." 

 

Gene

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From: Arlene

Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 5:16 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] accessible word processors with NVDA

 

Hi, is there a free trial for Jot? If so how long is it free before you have to pay? Or, do you have to buy it in order to use it?

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's Mail list account
Sent: January-15-17 2:38 AM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] accessible word processors with NVDA

The thing about Jarte is that to open docx files it needs the purchased version as far as I know. OOpen and Libra Office seem to be able to load in docx files, but as has been discussed here of late, the authors need to do some more work to allow screenreaders to work on all parts of them like read all etc.

Of course it might  be possible to find an old copy of an older version of Office pro corporate which I did and it still worked aand accepted the key.
Legal?  Well, its a grey area isn't it. if the original buyer is giving it away, then who cares.

Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharni-Lee Ward" <sharni-lee.ward@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 5:18 AM
Subject: [nvda] accessible word processors with NVDA


> Hi,
>
>
> My computer's keyboard's been acting up, and I have my Mum's as a
> backup, but it doesn't have Microsoft Office on it, and I was wondering
> if there was a decent free word processor out there, accessible with
> NVDA, that I could install on that computer instead. It would be nice if
> it could read and edit .docx files, but I'm aware I can't have everything.
>
>
> The most used features in Word for me are:
>
> The Spellchecker, including a whole dictionary of words I've added so
> Pokémon names, anime characters' names and names I just made up don't
> get flagged;
>
> The word-counter;
>
> Page-breaks;
>
> Headings (mostly for aesthetic reasons).
>
> If there's something out there that does all these things, and is free
> and accessible, I'll be pretty happy with it.
>
>
>
>
>





 

 

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