Re: Farewell, NVDA community: retiring from NVDA contributions, effective September 1, 2021

Sharad Koirala

Good luck for your future.
Your a blessing to the NVDA community.

On 6/1/21, ely.r@... <ely.r@...> wrote:

This is a time when I wish I had come to know you in person. Have to say
that your personality often comes through in your many notes of direction
and support you have shared. Envy your move to graduate school. There was a
time when I felt it would be just fine to go on accumulating degrees as it
was wonderful learning and being a part of the community that grad school
seems to gather.

Best to you on your next adventure and thanks for all the solutions. Must
sometimes your solutions arrived before I knew there was an answer I would
shortly need.


Rick and General, guide dog extraordinaire

From: <> On Behalf Of Roger Stewart
Sent: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Farewell, NVDA community: retiring from NVDA
contributions, effective September 1, 2021

Thank you very much for all you have done for NVDA. Without your add ons,
I'd not be able to do internet broadcasting, use Goldwave very well and many
many other things I do every day are using your contributions. I'll miss
your contributions much, but you'll keep on helping me every day with what
you have done. Good luck on your future endeavors.


On 5/31/2021 11:44 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi NVDA users,

Update: just submitted last NVDA pull request for now.

In order to spend more time on transitioning to graduate school, I'm
retiring from NVDA code contributions, effective June 1, 2021. I'll still be
around to coordinate preparing add-ons for NVDA 2021.1 stable release, and
will provide leadership on add-ons community until then.

Thanks to everyone who sent encouragements, both on this thread and for the
last nine years. I'm more satisfied to hear how NVDA has made a difference
in a person's life, more than seeing people use what I have contributed:
improved touchscreen support, Windows 10 support (search suggestions, emoji
panel, clipboard history, supporting modern apps), playing sounds when
suggestions appear, toggling NVDA start and exit sounds, and others I lost
count. Through my add-ons, you have context-sensitive help on using
controls, much better touchscreen usage experience, resource usage
reporting, and the ability to keep up to date with add-ons. But these are
nothing compared to contributing to getting NVDA to help you unlock your
potential. I know that NVDA will make a huge difference in people's lives
for years to come; the true power and market share of NVDA is not the
download count but lives improved by it.

P.S. I will indeed post an update once Add-on Updater starts noticing new
versions of my add-ons.

Farewell, NVDA Users community. long live NVDA, NV Access, NVDA community!
Sincerely, Joseph

Joseph S. Lee Certified NVDA Expert, 2019 former Volunteer code contributor,
translator, community add-ons reviewer, NonVisual Desktop Access screen
reader project (June 2012 to May 2021)

Dr. Sharad Koirala
Department of Community Medicine
Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal

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