Re: need a virtual ribben addon for NVDA

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Yes I too find the ribbon not very easy to use at all. Its not intuitive. Everything may still be there and yes you can use keyboard shortcuts, but when as often occurs you need to find some option you have no idea where it might be, whereas in the classic menu its going to be in a common place and its easy to swap places very very quickly, in ribbons its not that easy, its a bit like a railway, where all the branch lines have branch lines but you cannot see which branch is the one with your station on it and to get to your station you need to go all the way back to your starting point to try again.
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From: "zahra" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] need a virtual ribben addon for NVDA

hello gene and gene nz.
i myself, dont have problem for learning ribbons, but i realy hate use
ribbons and prefer classic menu.
everyone has different taiste and different favor.
many people like ribbons, many like classic menu.
many like interface of windows xp or seven like me and many want to be
upto date and experience new things.
for people like me who want classic and traditional technology, there
are some programs like ribbon disabler in newer windows and also one
program that i found called classic menu for office which is
i believe that microsoft should consider our need and interest and
provide the way for lovers of classic technology and does not fource
us to accept the changes!
can you please send me your tutorial off list?
i am afraid losing emails between thousands of emails.
God bless you and his infinite mercy i pray for you.

On 11/20/17, Gene <> wrote:
Anyone can distribute or display the tutorial.

If you want to label sections, that's fine.

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From: Gene New Zealand
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] need a virtual ribben addon for NVDA

Hi Gene

I was just reading the emails on this topic. If you allow me i can paste
your tutorial up on so others in the community can
access it at any time to learn how to use them. it can go on a separate page
and have the headings called split buttons and how to use ribbons with nvda.
it will probably be along the same lines unless you want to give those
sections a title each. the page it will most probably come off is nvda
tutorials for other programs page just under the Microsoft word tutorial.

I was thinking along the lines of maybe doing a audio tutorial on using them
which i can add to that page for other programs page. It would be a day or
so before it goes up there.

That would be your written one.

I think i might have some thing written on the windows 10 page but am
thinking of removing it any how.

I will put the tutorial is written by ..... unless you want it left off.

Gene nz

On 11/20/2017 10:25 AM, Gene wrote:

That is a different Gene. I don't know if he put the tutorial I did on
his site. I don't restrict use of it in any way so it may be there. Also,
I send it in e-mail messages and I never thought of giving it a title. I
just paste it into the message and send it where people want it. So if
people have placed it on web sites, I don't know what they may call it.

I'll send it in a following message.

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From: Mary Otten
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] need a virtual ribben addon for NVDA

Hi Jean,
Wasn’t that tutorial on your Accessibility central website? I actually
went looking for yesterday, maybe I wasn’t in the right section, but I
didn’t find it.

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On Nov 19, 2017, at 12:12 PM, Gene <> wrote:

I doubt there is such an add on. I haven't heard of one and a google
search doesn't show one. I don't know who you need it for or what teaching
resources are available to the person in question but I would strongly
recommend learning real ribbons. Despite all the gnashing of teeth you
hear, ribbons are not difficult. they are just a different way of
organizing an interface and everything is accessible. I wrote a tutorial on
ribbons that teaches their use with Wordpad since everyone has Wordpad.
I'll send it if you are interested.

I also can find a link to an article that explains why virtual ribbons
are actually inferior to real ribbons.

I wanty to make one point clearly. It may be that there are people with
conceptual disabilities who would have a hard time learning ribbons. Most
people shouldn't have particular difficulty and it should be assumed that
people can learn them until experience shows that they have an unreasonable
amount of difficulty. If people were taught ribbons correctly, the ongoing
resistance to them would be significantly reduced.

----- Original Message -----

From: abdul muhamin
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:48 PM
Subject: [nvda] need a virtual ribben addon for NVDA

Hi guys. As a subject mentions, I need an NVDA addon that
works like virtual ribben menues in jaws, so is there any addon available
for NVDA? Thanks

regards, Abdulmuhamin Yousaf!
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