Re: NVDA tech Support


I think a possible compromise might be that not all questions are answered, or if answered, on a timely manner. A quick solution is teaching folks how to provide a more proper tech support (such as teaching what questions to ask and what to look for), but it isn't one of the best ones at the moment, as teaching and training involve months of effort.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Adriani Botez
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA tech Support

This is strongly incorrect. Please give a single example of a question which has not been answered. I couldn‘t find one. Here are lots of competent users and developers who always do their best to answer the questions. We should thank all for this. There is no screen reader in this world with such a competent community. And I use jaws, narator, dolphin and cobra as well. But in this community you will always get your answer.


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Am 23.12.2017 um 23:00 schrieb Pascal Lambert <>:

NVDA tech support may be best provided by groups at the national level given the different needs and language barriers. A headquarter group may be used to provide support to national groups as needed. In this large group list, many questions often remain unanswered.
Season's blessings

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From: [] On Behalf Of
Shaun Everiss
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I'm dissappointed

Hmmm how would one go about doing this.

Firstly you would need some way to handle this.

I guess if it was all done via skype it could be done but I certainly do not have time to sit round on a waiting for calls on nvda.

For mail ie email we have this list for global support and the tech lists at least in new zealand do handle nvda questions and issues if they get posted there.

There is the blind organisation I am in and they have an accessibility centre of sorts that covers all support I suspose nvda to but who knows.

Its an organisation so like all of them they want you to use jaws but who knows a lot of that has changed a lot.

On 24/12/2017 8:22 a.m., Rui Fontes wrote:
I think the better solution is each NVDA country community having
some kind of support center, by phone or by mail...

At least in Portugal we serve as a kind of support center for NVDA...
by phone, Skype or mail...


Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.

Às 18:55 de 23/12/2017, Shaun Everiss escreveu:
Well nvda does not use a traditional support line, the email list
is support for most part.

I think there is a toll call service in australia that the devs run
which you can buy, all reader groups have a trained tech support
call centre, we have mike and maybe other devs doing support but its
not a full support group.

Being that this is opensource and not payed for like jaws I am not
sure how we can fix this shortfall.

Technically I guess we can have groups on skype and or whats app for
nvda support but you really need someone to pick up that phone and
dial support.

Here is the thing, a number of devs and a few are payed but most of
us are not.

Having used jaws, and dolphin products while I have needed support
for most of my comercial product use its never been that much and
email has been most of it but if I need a responce the phone is
always the best especially if the computer does not work right.

On 24/12/2017 4:43 a.m., wrote:
I am a teacher of students with visual impairments. One of my
students is learning to use a screen reader and I decided to adopt
NVDA. Tireless hours training have been spent training myself
through videos, websites, youtubes, etc. I started training my
student and implementing it with his school work. We have found
what works one day does not always work the next day. What has been
frustrating is how difficult it is to get tech support for NVDA on
the spot as we sometimes need in the educational setting. We have
very limited hours in a school day to complete our training and
work with students with visual impairments. Their curriculum
extends beyond the core curriculum as we all know and efficiency
with support is critical. I am starting to use JAWS with my student
and it has been seemless and working well. I really want to adopt
NVDA but it has been very frustrating. We teach our students to
brainstorm and contact tech support when needed but NVDA does not
make it easy for our students to do this. Our students are the
future of NVDA as future screen readers. Thoughts?



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