Re: Dyslexia Accommodations
Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
NVDA is more for blind or visually impaired people but at the same time my wife who teaches people with learning difficulties such as dyslexia she uses nvda as a tool.
NVDa can speak what is under the mouse either by character, word, line or paragraph if i remember. What it says under the mouse can be changed under the mouse settings in nvda. You will need to look for the section that says unit which is a combo box and change it.
The mouse tracking must be on as well. Use the nvda key + letter m to do this you should hear it spoken if it is on or not.
NVDa will also speak the clip board but there is a cut off for the amount it reads out. Not tried it with a mouse to high light the area then maybe you might have to use the ctrl key + letter C to copy the text to the clipboard then use the nvda key + letter C to read it out.
She does ajust the back ground if she can in Windows to make it easier or enlarge the text et as well.
I usually do the highlighting with the shift key plus arrow keys to do this.
Then use the ctrl key + letter C to copy to the clipboard then the nvda key + C to read it out if i need to.
But most of the time it is just copy and paste.
On 01/09/2017 05:30, Michael Broome wrote:
I'm sorry for what feels like a stupid question. I've read the manual and tinkered with the settings but can't seem to find out if I can use this software for just reading highlighted text...
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