NV Access is very pleased to present the long awaited next
installment of the world's most popular screen reader: NVDA
NVDA 2019.3 is a very significant release containing many
under-the-hood changes including the upgrade of Python 2 to
Python 3, and a major re-write of NVDA’s speech subsystem.
Although these changes do break compatibility with older NVDA
add-ons, the upgrade to Python 3 is necessary for security,
and the changes to speech allow for some exciting innovations
in the near future.
Other highlights in this release include 64 bit support for
Java VMs, Screen Curtain and Focus Highlight functionality,
support for more braille displays and a new Braille viewer,
and many many other bug fixes.
Please note, after updating any software, it is a good idea to
restart the computer. Restart by going to the Shutdown dialog,
selecting “restart” and pressing ENTER. Updating software can
change files which are in use. This can lead to instability
and strange behaviour which is resolved by rebooting. This is
the first thing to try if you do notice anything odd after