Re: Reading Graphics with NVDA

Quentin Christensen

The other thing which can help in some cases is NVDA's OCR.  Navigate to the graphic, press NVDA+r, then use your regular navigation / reading keys to read the result.  Press ESCAPE when done.  It won't necessarily work with fancy graphical text (eg handwriting script or low contrast), but might help in some cases.

Kind regards


On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 8:43 AM g melconian <gmelconian619@...> wrote:

yes I have two options in accessibility settings,  captions and get image descriptions  and its toggled on.   Just tried  with NVDA , jaws , an narrator. 


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Sent: Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading Graphics with NVDA


On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 06:27 PM, Gene wrote:

Is it there when you go through the items with a screen-reader running?


           You hit the nail on the head.  It does appear when I have NVDA running and does not when I do not.

            New Edge does not appear to have Accessibility settings (or at least not under that moniker).  Brave does not either, under that or image or describ (I didn't bother completing the word, as that should be enough to get any variant), yet the option for the context menu pops up.

             This is the first time I've seen a browser settings be sensitive to whether a screen reader is running at the time or not.  This certainly makes sense when it's accessibility settings, though it does pose some dangers in terms of sighted assistants trying to assist by looking on their own machines (which will often not have a screen reader at all - or not one that they know how to run).   I'll have to see if this is picked up when running JAWS and Narrator later.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

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Quentin Christensen
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