started using NVDA recently, and I really was surprised at how similar the
default keyboard layout is to that of JAWS. I’m sure this wasn’t done by
accident. The only thing is, that navigation and focus does work a little
differently. And of ourse, ther’es no “JAWS cursor”, but that particular JFW
feature is growing less and less useful as times goes on (though I still use it
a fair bit in certain older applications that don’t have screen-reader support
built in or any add-ons).
web support is great, and while I happen to only have Office 2010 on this
Windows 10 machine, Outlook and Word both function pretty much as well as they
do with JFW. Others have reported issues with office 2016/365, but, well, this
isn’t unique to nVDA users so far as I can tell.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Kenny
7, 2017 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda]
JAWS User Looking for Guidance in Getting Started with
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
Will definitely take some time.
At 11:27 PM 12/6/2017,
Do you mean by keyboard navigation the
Like using the arrow keys tab etc etc.
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
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
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.
default with the e speak synth but you can use other free or paid
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
The following link may help you to answer some of your questions
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
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