Re: Mouse Navigation with NVDA - Do you use it? Do you like it?

David Moore

Hi rosemarie,
In the middle 90's, Telesensary quit making the Optacon. Not one has been made since. People like me, who had one, has kept it working by having it fix by only two people still alive who can fix them. It is so sad the Opticon was put on the shelf like that, because scanner software will never replace being able to read a pill bottle, a small piece of a label and so on. I am so glad you had experience with one. There are old ones still around if you can track one down Lol! Take care, and have a great one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mouse Navigation with NVDA - Do you use it? Do you like it?

Hi, David,

Wow, that's so neat you have an opticon. I learned to use one years ago and was actually able to read a book on it. I wonder how expensive they are.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Moore [mailto:jesusloves1966@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mouse Navigation with NVDA - Do you use it? Do you like it?

Hi Ollie,
I am an Optacon user as well. For those who do not know, the Optacon has a small camera you roll over printed material and pins vibrate on a display that form the exact shape of the printed material. You can read any Computer screen with the Optacon, and I can feel right where the mouse pointer is and use the Optacon to read the print around the mouse pointer. One must get their hands on an Optacon. In my opinion, it is the best technology there is, but younger blind people have probably never felt one. How sad, indeed.
Have a great one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mallard
Sent: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mouse Navigation with NVDA - Do you use it? Do you like it?

I read something about thie Golden Cursor, but I have no clue as to where it can be found.
Any ideas or links, please? I'd be interested...

Il 09/03/2016 17:36, Aravind R ha scritto:
one add on called golden cursor helps us to navigate mouse using
keyboard by typing pixal positions.
but, we have to experiment the various pixal coordinate positions and

On 3/9/16, Mallard <mallard@...> wrote:
Hello Brian,

I use a mouse from time to time. I have been using an Optacon since
1977 (I still use it daily, especially for multilanguage book
reading), so using a physical mouse isn't all that complicated for me.
Being used to exploring physical, printed pages, certainly
represents a significant advantage in mouse use.

My main difficulty is dealing with the boundaries of the mouse pad...


Il 09/03/2016 16:15, Brian Vogel ha scritto:
The subject pretty much says it all. One of the most interesting
features of NVDA from this sighted guy's perspective is mouse
tracking, which announces what's under the mouse pointer, used in
conjunction with the NVDA left and right click keystrokes (or the
actual left and right click buttons on a mouse or mousepad).

By moving the mouse around the screen you get an experience that
strikes me as far more like what someone who can see gets when
they're scanning a webpage quickly to see if there's anything that
interests them. Of course, it takes some getting used to, and
you'll probably have to do some adjustments on mouse behavior (speed
and distance of movement, coasting, and others) to get mouse
movement that's comfortable for you.

I'm just curious as to who may be using this method to cruise around
the screen, and for any program, not just web browsers, and what
your experience was like learning how to use this feature and these
methods. I realize that there are certain applications and contexts
where this would be way more trouble than it's worth, too, and
opinions on where it's worth using and not would be interesting.

My gut tells me that it will be a small cadre that uses this feature
set, but I'm trying to decide whether it's something worth trying to
teach up front or not. There's nothing like asking those who do use
it, or have tried to use it, as a functional navigation alternative
to help shape my thoughts on this.


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