I thought 57 was supposed to solve accessibility issues--not
create more. Back when 56 was released, some people were
talking about an issue where the place was not kept when moving
back and forth between web pages and/or tabs. On another list,
I saw that this was to be fixed in version 57. Now what's all
this stuff about a totally new design that breaks screen
There will be problems using ScreenReders with the Firefox
Quantum due to be released on November 14th. It is advised
that the ESR version of Firefox should be installed and your
current personal Firefox version be uninstalled to prevent it
from automatically updating to the latest but broken Firefox
Quantum, as far as ScreenReader usability goes. Go here to
download FireFox ESR to maintain ScreenReader usability as
this version won't be updated until June of next year, by
which time, it is hoped that the personal edition of Firefox
and ScreenReader usability will be resolved.
Plese press T to find the table of available languages, plus
Operating Systems, and arrow down to the appropriate language
and OS of your choice. Unfortunately, the navigation of this
table is not made any easier due to the lack of hadings, but
patiently scroll down with your arrow key and you should find
what you need. Cheers!
On 26/10/2017 8:46 AM, Gene wrote:
The free upgrade won't be available after a time, I think
it's a few months from now. but you don't have to upgrade
and remain upgraded. You can upgrade and then go back to
whatever you are using now. Then, since you have upgraded,
you can upgrade again later if you wish. I don't know the
details of how you upgrade again and from what I've read, if
you upgrade and then downgrade, you have to do some things
to get everything back as it was. Just because the free
upgrade is going away, that doesn't mean you have to do
anything. How old is your machine? How likely is it that
it will still be working when support ends for whatever
version of Windows you are running now? How old are your
peripherals such as printer and scanner? Are there Windows
10 drivers for them? The free upgrade might not be so free.
Is there anything in Windows 10 you want?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:35 PM
Subject: [nvda] Firefox Quantum. ver 57 are we
I just had a email off another list to do with another
screen reader to do with the new fire fox coming out next
month the one stated in the subject line. Are we alright to
go with it as of yet? or will we be aright with it in the
next release of NVDA 2017.4 or the version after that.
I have not got that version on this system so do not know
how well it works with it. From what i have been reading is
more to do with multii thread machines.
And older machines will slow the right down as in searching
for pages etc.
It looks also the free upgrade to windows 10 from 7,8 and
8.1 ends at the end of this year.
So if you are able to upgrade from those operating system
either upgrade or after that date if you want to go to
windows 10 you will have to pay.
There is also some other accessibility stuff that might be
of interest to windows 10 creator update. For more info see
the following link at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2017/10/17/windows-10-accessibility-update/
Once i know also about the new browser and when we are able
to go i will put it back across the list in atig in new
Check out my website for NVDA
tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near
one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA
screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which
locations (or location) is near to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries
(Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA
certified expert near you, please visit the following link
The certification page contains the official list of NVDA
certified individuals from around the world, who have sat
and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.