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RE: Control usage assistant addon
Is the type of addon they are looking for, like the control usage
assistant? In short what it does, is if you press the NVDA key and
the letter H it will tell you what the focused element does. For
example, if focused on a button, and you press Insert + H then you
might hear "press the Enter key or spacebar". If focused on an
element it will tell you what to do, and then you can press the
Esc key. It works with NVDA 2019.3.1 but I have not tried it on
2020.1 beta yet as I have only just downloaded it.
When you are focused on an element, as you press Insert + H it
will say "control usage assistant" every time and then give the
relevant details for that focused object.
I think that if he suppresses NVDA from saying "control usage
assistant" every time it wouldn't get annoying after a few times.
A general comment that I have is that the name is not necessarily
readily identifiable as to what it does. It hints at usage and
hints at assistant but I was not sure why the word control was
used initially? When looking on the next page to see what it does,
it explains it as an assistant for the focused control that you
are on. Perhaps it could be called "focused control assistant".
Also, should a brief one liner on the main addon page be added
underneath each addon so that people have a better idea of what
each addon is for before clicking on each one to find out what it
RE: Tip of the day addon
Another addon is tip of the day. It will give you little tips on
how to use NVDA, but it has not been updated to work with NVDA
2019.3.1 and beyond.
I used to install it on computers where the person was a new user
when nvda was installed onto there computer.
I think Deric was the guy who made it. I can not remember what
the last version of nvda it worked on maybe 2019.2.1??? or
That add on would be worth updating to work with a very new user
On 24/03/2020 1:22 pm, Quentin
I'm happy to explore the idea of hints or more help
for new users if those with ideas on that want to contact me.
The open source being insecure argument is being disproved
even more with every passing week. Did you know 20% of code
created for US government organisations now has to be open
source? Or that if you use a Windows computer, it includes
open source code? I've recently updated our Corporate and
Government page to include more info on that: https://www.nvaccess.org/corporate-government/#OpenSource
Re the idea that NVDA is inferior because of the price,
perhaps expressing it differently would help? EG it is not
that NVDA costs less to make than other programs, or is made
with less care and attention. Rather, that in creating a
product which actually meets the needs of its audience, we
have looked at not only the technical requirements of the
software itself, but also the fact that the majority of blind
people around the world have less access to education,
employment and income, therefore, what good is a solution
which meets the technical need but is inaccessible due to the
prohibitive financial burden unnecessarily placed on end
users? NV Access have pursued a funding model which means we
get the majority of our income from corporations like
Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, etc, rather than the end user.
Therefore, NVDA is the most ethical screen reader available.
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 04:57 PM, Devin Prater wrote:
but they understand the iPhone quickly, and JAWS
I disagree with this statement, particularly with regard to
JAWS. I've been tutoring for years for JAWS, and I have yet
to have a client understand it quickly, and that's even for
folks who were very sophisticated Windows users prior to
losing their site.
I had one client (and, yes, I know that one is not a valid
sample) who could use the iPhone very proficiently, including
VoiceOver, but who could never master the rotor (and not
secondary to any motor issues).
After decades in IT one of the claims, about anything
technology-related, that instantly makes me cringe is, "It's
intuitive." There is no such thing as a very highly featured
system that is intuitive in any meaningful sense of that
word. Some are easier than others to get the hang of the
basics, but all require intensive practice to master even the
subset of non-basic commands a given user might use.
Microsoft Word is the perfect example of that. It's dirt
simple to create a dirt simple document, but when you start
going beyond that, things get complicated and you can end up
"in the weeds" with unbelievable speed if you try to guess
what you need to do.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed
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