Re: New SpeakOn MediaSuite NVDA add-on for version 2019.3.1 and later

hurrikennyandopo ...

Hi David

The resources you gave for speak on as in the pod cast you done etc I have put into a page which comes off my website.

the first part is for speech hub and the second is for speak on along with your podcasts on how to use it.

I also mentioned with speech hub to install the add on and also with speak on to put it to sleep.

Also to let people know the add ons have been updated to work with the latest version of NVDA.

Not sure if the name of the page is right but can be changed but wanted it to say the name of the programs and the nvda add ons for nvda

Speech hub yes works with nvda where speak on is self voicing.

I wanted to try and tie the 3 in some how for the heading of the page.

Hopefully also it will be easier for people to find your pod casts on how to use speak on it is a good l little program.

Gene nz

the link to the page it is off is called

The heading which goes to it's own page is called speech hub and speak on resources as you had for speak on but wanted to include both.

On 13/05/2020 12:38 am, David Griffith wrote:
Further to Isaac's message about the NVDA AddOn for Speak ON
I copy below the Podcast series I am doing to aid people's use of the suite. These Podcasts can be freely distributed if they are of assistance in these times.

Speak On Resources
You can download Speak On media Suite from
Mailing List for Speak On

Speak On Media Podcast

Links are provided with SendSpace and DropBox.
01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.

02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3

This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into Speak On Media.

03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3
This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.

04 Reading eBooks on Speak On
This covers.
-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.
-changing the Reading Voice.
- Navigation levels available in the eBook.
- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.
-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.
- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.
- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.
- Saving Sections of the book as text files.
- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.

05 Speak On and Internet Radio
This Podcast covers
- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.
- Using the optional VI Radio app.
- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.

Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.

06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.

This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.

07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.
This Podcasts covers.
1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.
Installing the task and logging into the eText service.
Lloading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.
Setting up favourite papers.
Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.

08 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 2 Magazines.
This Podcast covers accessing the RNIB magazine service and the workaround needed if the RNIB has broken a link from a Magazine to Speak On.

09 Speak On and Podcasts.

This Podcast covers searching for a Podcast, subscribing to a Podcast by adding to Favorites, downloading Podcast, and browsing the Category Online directory Service. As part of this it show how Speak On acts as a virtual BBC Sounds app. It also covers importing OPML files from another Podcast Reader and briefly covers the optional VI Podcast app which provides access to selected Podcasts of interest to Blind and Partially Sighted People.
Note For a demonstration of the third Podcast facility in Speak On , via the tunein Radio app to download Podcasts and Radio shows from that service, please refer back to Podcast 5 on Internet Radio and Speak On.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Isaac Porat
Sent: 12 May 2020 13:14
Subject: [nvda] New SpeakOn MediaSuite NVDA add-on for version 2019.3.1 and later

Hello all

A new SpeakOn MediaSuite NVDA add-on is available for NVDA versions
2019.3.1 and later. This add-on does nothing by itself, you need to download and install SpeakOn Media suite for it to work.

More information to enable you to decide if it might be for you is provided towards the end of this message.

About a month ago there was an extensive discussion on this mailing list
about SpeakOn Media suite as part of podcast and books readers related

In addition to these, SpeakOn can handle Music, Radio and RNIB
Newspapers and Magazines in the UK.

The SpeakOn MediaSuite home page where you can find more information
including links to the download page and mailing list is at:

The NVDA add-on is a convenience or a necessity depends how you interact
with SpeakOn; you can use a Standard keyboard, a numerical keypad or a
touch screen.

Information on the NVDA add-on and a link to download can be found at:

Please note the following based on recent questions:

* SpeakOn is self voicing.

* SpeakOn supports English only.

* SpeakOn itself has not been updated for a while but with a minor
exception everything works and there are no known bugs.

* Audio books:

It supports Daisy 2 as used in the UK and (I think) most of Europe, it
does not support Daisy 3 as used in the US.

Books made of individual audio files as well as playlists are also

* Written books:

epub is supported as well as plain text.

* PDF is not supported

* DRM protection is not supported



Isaac Porat

SpeakOn developer

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