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.
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
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
Will definitely take some time.
At 11:27 PM
12/6/2017, you wrote:
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
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
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 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
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
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.