Re: Stop NVDA from automatically reading media on webpages


This solution might not be as good as one or two others offered, but you may find it useful.

That's an interesting question. It may be what is known as a live region. As far as I know, NVDA doesn't support not automatically reading live regions. I don't know about other screen-readers, But in such a case, I would suggest the following if you only want to rread content.
Select the entire page with control a and paste it to the clipboard. Open Notepad and paste it. Then look for the beginning of the article, if your screen-reader doesn't allow you to stop automatic reading of live regions.


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Harford
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2020 11:25 AM
Subject: [nvda] Stop NVDA from automatically reading media on webpages


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.


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