Re: In-Process for 7th September is out
I haven't found information about this but I suspect the voice isn't on your computer. My guess is that the voice is sent to you in the form of audio which is played. This would save a lot of processing power on the user's machine or device.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The voice may well require far more ;power and storage as to pronunciation of all sorts of unusual words than to be practical on a home machine and the voices of these sorts of digital assistants are remarkably good at inflection and proper pauses, which may require more processing power than would be desirable to use on a home machine.
Also, my mobile phone doesn't begin to have the power and storage to have such a voice on the phone itself. In this case, it’s the Google assistant. I suspect it is the same for all of them, the voice isn't on the device or computer. I doubt a home version of any of these voices is contemplated. If there were one, it might be disappointing.
From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, September 07, 2020 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] In-Process for 7th September is out
I'd also like to see the cortana voice added to NVDA without charge. I really like how she sounds. My favorite voice in the one-core voices is thefemale voice called Zera. She sounds very clear.
On 9/7/2020 9:04 AM, Leslie wrote:
As I’ve said before, I just love NVDA. And it has all the features I need being an average computer user. I do think that NVDA. Should add more of the truly great voices that are out there. I love the 1 core voices and I also love Nuance. I think that Cortana voice is one of the best. I’d like to see her added to NVDA. Without charge. I think the original voices that NVDA. Had are now pasee and should be droped because their quality isn’t good anymore. What do you guys think?
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From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Monday, September 7, 2020 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] In-Process for 7th September is out
Hmph, if you are happy to pay a load of cash for each version update from freedomscientiffic or visparo etc thats your issue, have issues with licences, need scripts for just about everything like win98 needs drivers, are happy with the possible bad technical support issues going about and are happy that if it screws up you need to repair, reinstall or reformat if it totally goes nuts, not to mention that visparo like suing everyone under the sun well more than I'd like, go ahead.
When I used their stuff it was ok, but yeah, I never really had that many problems with it.
Never got into the payed script racket, either.
I had to repair it once or twice, but that was before it became a beast.
Compaired to nvda well who knows.
The information bandied round the list pluss a few other user experiences not my own pluss the fact that due to jaws and issues causing me to have to reformat to make them completely quit, but mostly information on here pluss what I hear from time to time, especially with how they got all the competing companies bar dolphin and that probably because they only just moved out of using internet explorer puts the impression on me that like microsoft used to be and may still be that this is a monopoly I would really like to see the back of.
I certainly am happy I no longer use their software, and unless I got a job which is what jaws is bandied about by various governments and stuff, I wouldn't touch it unless I had the cash.
To be hhonest this goes for dolphin stuff which is why I got in the beta program but that was for a completely selfish reason that being smuglers, its about all I care about now days.
To be honest, I don't much care for a company who is clearly running a business for the charity, government and enterprise market with prices to high for average users to buy, and needing expensive upgrades and modules for remote access with specialised blindy bits and bobs.
Nvda and things like narator have opened me to the mainstream, and with mainstream devices like the amazon echo devices and smart phones about, when the new normal comes along, I think some of these things will fall away sharply.
Dolphin seems to recognise this, so does avast.
So does nvaccess which is why I use them for most of my stuff.
Now there are a few things nvda does not do, but everything has its limits.
But if you plan to use a wordprocesser, a desktop app, a web brouser or email client or any office app or app using standard controls or terminals then you don't need jaws for that.
Now some of the mega custom apps and the like specialised programs, will need specialised software, and yeah, jaws is what you need and will always need.
Thats not nvda's job.
The job of nvda is to handle all the normal business and home applications that use standard controls, and the like as well as web interfaces.
To be honest that is what may happen, specialised software will need specialised software, and will be charged accordingly.
The only reason I'd get jaws is leasy thats about the only reason I'd buy jaws now.
And to be honest if leasy would just sell its games module then I'd just buy that.
On 7/09/2020 12:55 pm, Ron Kolesar wrote:
Here’s hoping it would make the Microsoft Flight simulator 2020 program more accessible.
Unlike it’s predecessor FSX, FS 2020 is not accessible for we who need to see with our ears.
Even though, all throughout the newsletters and you tube tutorials, it does have accessibility if your sighted.
This in short isn’t fair.
So, here’s hoping the newer upgrade to NVDA is more accessible for we blind flight simmer pilots.
Even though, in my opinion, JAWS is a much better program.
Just my opinion.
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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 19:57
Subject: [nvda] In-Process for 7th September is out
In-process is out, this week with news on the upcoming NVDACon, a new accessible graphs project, a space-themed accessible RPG and some general tips on making software accessible: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-7th-september-2020/
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