Re: Request for comments: Should I record 2018 edition ofWelcome to NVDA tutorials set?

David Moore

Hi Joseph!

Go for it, I would love to have an updated set of your tutorials. The conditions you give sounds great!

Thank you so much for doing this. I will really enjoy them, and I will tell others about them who really want to try NVDA.

David Moore

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From: Tony Ballou
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Request for comments: Should I record 2018 edition ofWelcome to NVDA tutorials set?


Hi Joseph,


Go for it!  Since it has been a couple of years, and changes have been made to some things, it wouldn't hurt to record an updated version of it.




  On 12/9/2017 11:53 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Dear global NVDA community,


After reading recent threads on various NVDA lists and looking at some tweets, I find myself asking if I should do it again: record the 2018 edition of the popular “Welcome to NVDA” tutorials set. The thing is, there are more superb tutorials out now, including NV Access’s own Basic Training module. I do understand that many folks have come to know NVDA through my tutorials and some tutorials used mine as a reference or a guide.


For reference, the 2015 edition of this tutorials set can be found at:


If the community says I should record the 2018 edition, it’ll be done with some conditions:


·         The tutorial will be based on a combination of 2017.4 and latest snapshot features.

·         I’ll be using Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update).

·         I will not ask for payment for this set; if you insist on paying me, I’d rather ask you to donate to NV Access.

·         If possible, I’ll come up with a text transcript and a way for folks to provide edits via pull requests on GitHub.

·         I’ll be moving away from Internet Explorer for browse mode demonstrations, opting for Firefox and Microsoft Edge.


Below is a list of changes between 2015 and 2018 editions provided you say I should do it:


·         I’ll be using Windows OneCore voices for most speech demos.

·         Chapter 1 (Intro) will be expanded and re-recorded to improve recording quality, as well as adding additional information such as command line switches to start a portable copy after creating one and a note on Controlled Folder Access.

·         Chapter 2 (Basics) will go over more touchscreen possibilities, some command changes (including copying the contents of status bars) and others.

·         Chapter 3 (Objects and object navigation) will feature new examples, especially more universal app examples.

·         Chapter 4 (Browsing the web) will feature reading PDF documents with Microsoft Edge, turning off single letter navigation commands on the fly and elements list improvements.

·         Chapter 5 (Apps) will feature new and updated examples.

·         Chapters 6 and 7 (Configuration) will feature new settings, including Windows 10 OCR and many others.

·         Chapter 8 (tools) will feature content recognition.

·         Chapter 9 (Add-ons) will feature new and updated examples, including Remote Support add-on.

·         Addenda may include a word on ARM64 support, development snapshots and what not.


Comments are appreciated.





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