Re: Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA


On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:13 PM, Luke Davis wrote:
Do you want help using NVDA with the spell check feature of a particular program? If so, what is the program (word processor) that you're using?
Luke, the following is not "aimed at you," but your comment provides a perfect opportunity for a reminder.

It is presumed that everyone reading this group, with the exception of myself, will be using NVDA with whatever other programs they happen to need it to gain access to.  That, in and of itself, does not make a question about using NVDA.  You can know perfectly well how to use NVDA but not know where in the heck a feature of a given program is or how it's accessed.  

If the question is about the spell check feature it's far more likely than not about only that, not confusion about how to control NVDA to get to it.  If that's the case, the discussion belongs on the Chat Subgroup, not the main NVDA group.  Only those who are already members of the NVDA main group may join the chat subgroup.  The idea is to keep discussion of stuff not really about NVDA, but about anything else, out of the main group.

The most recent version of the NVDA Group Welcome Message/Group Rules, includes the following:

Before choosing where to post, please ask yourself the question, “Is what I’m about to ask directly related to controlling or using NVDA, or whether a specific program is accessible with NVDA?”  If that can be answered, “Yes,” then post to the NVDA Group, and if the answer is, “No,” then the topic belongs in the NVDA Chat Subgroup.

That's exactly what members should be doing.  And, again, for reference, the Chat Subgroup addresses are:


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