Re: Stop NVDA from automatically reading media on webpages

Tyler Spivey

NV Access doesn't seem interested in fixing this.
In the meantime, I've written an addon which will do the best it can
given how NVDA works to let you do this.

The limitations are that it'll disable live regions, but it'll also
disable the API while turned on. So things like TW Blue, etc won't work.

Here's how to use it. Install the addon, then bind a gesture to it in
the editor.
I use NVDA+print screen. While turned on, that page reads fine.

Download link:

On 6/5/2020 9:25 AM, Justin Harford wrote:

I'm not sure the subject line accurately describes my issue, but it
seems like there are webpages today that have content that automatically
refreshes and changes. \unitone \left(  \r2\mathbb{\usepckage{times 9 it
appears to be used for advertising or promoting a website's
publications.   NVDA }}i\aght) automatically reads this content, and it
often interrupts my reading of the articles themselves. Here is an
example of a webpage:

As I tried to read the recipe, the screenreader is also reading some
sort of a flash object that is promoting other articles. Is there a way
to stop this? It seems like either I should be able to stop the
screenreader from announcing this, or I should be able to stop Google
Chrome from displaying it. I have used ad blockers in the past, but it
seems like many webpages now will not allow you to access their
resources if you are using an ad blocker, so I wonder if there is some
other tool that I could use.

Justin Harford (he/him/his)
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Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
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