From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Kenny
Sent: December 7, 2017 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] JAWS User Looking for Guidance in Getting Started with NVDA.
Yes the reading navigation keys.
I've been using JAWS for 20+ years. It's like my fingers have a mind of their own. Will be very difficult to change my habits from wanting to use the numpad keys for navigation.
Will definitely take some time.
At 11:27 PM 12/6/2017, you wrote:
Do you mean by keyboard navigation the usual?
Like using the arrow keys tab etc etc.
You would find it quite easy to pick up.
Depending if you install nvda to your pc you will have the choice of the desktop layout or a lap top layout for your keyboard.
If you install nvda to your pc it is the alt key + ctrl key + letter N to start nvda.
To get into your preferences is the nvda key + the letter N
To quit your copy of nvda is the nvda key + the letter Q
Where i refer to the nvda key this is a modifier key and can be the insert key the extended insert key or the caps lock key. You would use one of the with a key to turn off nvda. for example if the insert key is chosen you would use the insert key + letter Q to turn off nvda.
NVDA comes default with the e speak synth but you can use other free or paid synths.
The synth you are talking about is a commercial one and can come as a add on or a sapi 5 version at a cost.
There are keys combo that are simular to jaws and plus you can change them if needed.
The following link may help you to answer some of your questions at https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/FAQ
On 12/7/2017 3:41 PM, Kenny wrote:
I'm a current user of the latest build of JAWS 2018. Using Eloquence as my software synth.
Well the time has come that I can no longer afford to pay the Freedom Scientific SMA JAWS upgrades (Been using JAWS for over 20 years), so I'm turning to NVDA.
My first two questions:
Does NVDA use a keyboard navigation system similar to JAWS? If not, is there a way I can configure it to work this way?
Also can I configure NVDA to use the Eloquence module currently installed on my PC (Thanks to JAWS?) If not, is there a NVDA software synth available that's just as good to use?
Thanks for any help.
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 https://certification.nvaccess.org/. 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.