I don’t know about Chrome, it may be something new since
I never saw it when I looked at settings up to about a month
ago. But for Firefox, if this setting were on, you wouldn’t
see anything with a screen-reader except the title bar.
Even pressing alt to open the menus would show nothing. And
the setting is off, as it should be, by default. This is
definitely not the probllem in Firefox. And I'm extremely
doubtful that it is the problem in Chrome, as I would expect
the setting to allow accessibility devices to work with
Chrome by default.
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Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Serious issue with NVDA
not reading menus and totally silent in Firefox and
For both Firefox and Chrome, there is a checkbox under
says: "prevent accessibility services from accessing your
should be unchecked. I thought it would be unchecked by
apparently, your friend's system had this item checked by
would in effect render Firefox and Chrome inaccessible and
The easiest way to undo this damage is to have sighted
help. It's a
simple matter of clicking tools, options, and unchecking
Lacking that, I believe there is something you can type at
prompt from the edit box for search/addresses. You would
have to do this
all in the blind, so it wouldn't be easy. I will look for
things to type in the blind, but as of now, I seem to have
Maybe someone else on list will have that information.
On 3/18/2020 6:53 AM, Mallard wrote:
> Hello all,
> A friend of mine recently bought a HP laptop.
> She experiences some really weird behaviours with NVDA.
> When the Start key is pressed, no menu is read.
> But that can be bypassed by using the Start button on
> The main issue is that both Firefox and Chrome aer
> I-ve never seen anything like that in my life.
> I tried to help her via Teamviewer, as she lives in a
> and I was shocked.
> How is it possible that NVDA doesn-t read browsers like
> I-m not a techie at all, so have no idea of what to do
and how to help
> she-s a teacher and, with the Covid/19 lockdown active
here in Italy,
> she needs to teach online. Not easy under these
> any help will be greatly appreciated.
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