Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

erik burggraaf <erik@...>

If you wanted to make it official, I'm sure you could put in your billing address and your friend's shipping address.  Or you could buy two copies of the book in your name and give them one.  Or, as some one else said, it seems you could simply give away the copy you paid for as many times as you like.  Just depends on how honest and appreciative you are and how many copies of the book you have money to spend on.


Erik Burggraaf

On Apr 14, 2016, at 2:53 PM, Christopher Hallsworth <challsworth2@...> wrote:

Hi. Wondering how one could purchase the ebook for a friend as a gift? Just some food for thought.
On 14 Apr 2016, at 16:46, Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@...> wrote:

Hi Quentin,
From the sample, it seems very well written and practically
interactive, which should really help.
Most prominently though, I found the pricing very impartial and
mutually acceptible, as although I may not be able to purchase this
even to support NVDA due to not being a working person myself, but a
friend of mine is trying to learn and figure out using a computer with
NVDA, and my guidance significantly limited due to my own academic
constraints are not sufficient, I am pretty sure he would be willing
to purchase this e-book.
I will forward this announcement release to other platforms too, so
maximum people interested to begin using NVDA even as a transition can
efficiently do so.

On 4/14/16, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...> wrote:
I think what is needed here is another donate page for the countries where
the cost is going to be difficult to  obtain due to local government
policies or sheer poverty. I'm sure some of us would do a separate donation

for this if we were assured somebody was administering it for the needy in a

reliable way. I've been involved before in so called charity giving with
middle men and have usually ended up wondering who nicked the momey!

any thoughts?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Christo Vorster" <christo.vorster@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training
material now available!

Hi Quentin

Before I throw you a curve ball, a bit of background.

I am employed by the Institute for the Blind in Worcester, South Africa. I
am involved in training adult blind persons, mostly from our so-called
“previously disadvantaged” communities. These people, under normal
circumstances receive a state grant of, if I convert it to Australian dollar

at a rate of ten to one, fourteen dollar.

Our institution is usually obliged to write off their study costs. So what I

am driving at, is to ask whether it might be possible to obtain a copy of
the training material at a discount or, at best, free of charge.

I understand that the development of NVDA doesn’t come cheep, and I, as a
blind person myself, genuinely appreciate what is done. To my mind NVDA is
probably the best speech program available. I don’t just say this because it

is the correct thing to do, this is my true opinion.

Please don’t feel that it is your duty to give us the material for free, or

at a discount, I am just enquiring.

Thanks again for everything that you, and whoever else, do to provide the
blind community, world wide, with this brilliant package.

Best wishes for the further development and regards

Christo Vorster, South Africa

From: Quentin Christensen [mailto:quentin@...]
Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2016 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training
material now available!

Hi Ondrej,

A very good question.  It is something that's come up in discussion.  As you

note, it is a lot of work to translate and we do very much appreciate the
work that you are already doing.

The priority to date has been getting the material released electronically
initially.  Now that is done we are working to make it available in audio
and braille (in English) and also setting up the certification exam.

We will definitely look at the question of translation although to start
with we don't want to put any extra on your shoulders just yet.

Kind regards


On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Ondrej Rosik <ondrej.rosik@...>

Very interesting. My question: would it be possible to translate it to other

languages? I am translating NVDA to Slovak, so I can imagine that translator

volunteers theoretically should translate this document to their language. I

realize, that it is som much work and It may take more time. Do you plan

Dňa 14.04.2016 o 8:47 Quentin Christensen napísal(a):

Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for
NVDA”.  This eBook is the first module in the official set of training
materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.

Available now from:

This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic
configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file
management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and
object navigation.

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our
ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text.  We are

working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due course.

Kind regards


Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer <>

Twitter: @NVAccess


Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
Ph  <tel:%2B61%207%203149%203306> +61 7 3149 3306

Direct: +61 413 904 383
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Twitter: @NVAccess

Warm Regards
Bhavya Shah
Using NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) free and open source screen
reader for Microsoft Windows
To download a copy of the free screen reader NVDA, please visit
Using Google Talkback on Motorolla G second generation Lollipop 5.0.2
Reach me through the following means:
Mobile: +91 7506221750
E-mail id: bhavya.shah125@...
Skype id : bhavya.09

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