Re: Windows apps
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From: "David Moore" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 11:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Windows apps
You are not doing anything differently that I am doing. I use NVDA in the Windows apps as well, and it does take a lot of object navigation. An app is set up so differently, that the tab, arrow keys, and so on, will not work in most apps. The apps I use well with NVDAare:
The store app, which can be used by just tabbing. Also, Watch ESPN, which takes a little use of object navigation, you can mostly tab. The NEWS app works great with NVDA, but you have to use a lot of object navigation to read and access the articles. I use the mail, calendar, and people apps all of the time with NVDA. I am using the Mail app right now. Those three apps work by just tabbing, pretty much. I do not use object navigation in the mail app at all. I also use the Groove app with NVDA using about half of just tabbing, and half object navigation. One thing you need to know about apps, is that there are hardly any key commands that can get you around the app quickly. You are stuck with tabbing a lot. Once you figure how many times you have to tab to get somewhere, you can tab that many times very quickly. I hope that helps a little.
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From: Justin Harris
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 4:45 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows apps
I hope everyone is having a blessed day. I have been an NVDA user now
for quite some time, but just found out about this list.
I currently have a desktop which I use to run my online radio station.
Also I will be getting a laptop here pretty quick. On the desktop, I
have played around a bit with apps from the Windows App Store, with
mixed results. A lot of them can be used with object navigation, but
most info can't be accessed in the tab order or with arrow keys. For
example, the Weather Channel app. On other platforms it works quite
well. But on Windows, it's a mess. However, I was pleased to find that,
with the Bible app, I could navigate between the different books and
chapters. However, other things such as the verse of the day and
settings, were only available through object navigation.
So, my question is, is there a web page out there somewhere that gives
recommendations of accessible apps? If not, which apps, if any, are you
I have found that a lot of apps work quite well with Narrator. I
particularly like their Browse mode. However, NVDA offers me things that
Narrator doesn't, such as being able to change the voice with just a
keystroke. Also, I have been using NVDA for long enough that I am
familiar with it. I would prefer not to have to learn another whole set
of key commands. Not a big deal for my desktop, as it is pretty much
only for radio use, but with this laptop, I would like to take advantage
of more of these Windows apps.