Dear citizens of the NVDA land:
Yes, it is official: one of the ministers
of NVDA land, a certain Mr. Teh, has just ordered the horsemen
to announce a good news throughout the land:
NVDA 2016.3 is officially out:
So what’s new, changed and fixed:
From RC2: no changes.
can now disable individual add-ons.
is more cofmpatible with Windows 10 Anniversary Update
(version 1607). Among the things included are return of browse
mode in Edge, announcing newer UAC prompts, ability to
navigate PDF documents in Edge and more.
command behavior change is now official.
announcement has been simplified.
no longer announces “associated draft” in Outlook 2016.
can now announce line spacing in Microsoft Word.
A sneak preview at 2016.4: three
game-changing features will be served as part of Thanksgiving
Party this November:
wanted to hear line indentation via beeps? You can do that
starting in November.
to experience the next chapter in assistive technology
history? Or would you like to be one of the first ones to
experience a combination of a free screen reader and a
low-cost braille display? Stay tuned, as this combination will
change your life in November.
an assistant in persuading web or app developers about
accessibility needs of screen reader users? The wait is almost
over: let NVDA volunteer for you from November onwards.
The rest: let’s just say the ministers at
NVDA land are holding council every day, looking over this
land and thinking about the needs of citizens and planning the
next great adventure for the people of this land.
Personally, I’m excited to see what NVDA
can do in opening opportunities for many people, particularly
for those who’re using Windows 10. On behalf of people who’ve
contributed to NVDA 2016.3 development, I wish you best in
your endeavor as you use NVDA 2016.3 in various places (work,
school, for fun and in unexpected places). Also, NVDA 2016.3
release announcement will be my final NVDA release
announcement (on this list), as I believe the community is
ready to welcome new reporters.