Re: Is This a NVDA Setting or is this a Problem with the Site?


Gene
 

I don’t know what accounts for the problem.  I went to the sight and followed the link that said download  on the page.  While I didn’t look at every one, I looked at a lot and all the ones I looked at read.  I followed one or two links and the download dialog opened so I evidently could have downloaded what I had gotten to if I had continued.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2021 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is This a NVDA Setting or is this a Problem with the Site?
 

Or possibly a brave setting???

 

Looks normal to me in brave, so not sure what you are struggling with regards to the links

 

 

From: Martin McCormick
Sent: 17 July 2021 12:14
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Is This a NVDA Setting or is this a Problem with the Site?

 

I went to the web site of

 

http://www.silicondust.com

 

which is a company that makes a line of server-type devices and a

few actual servers one can put on their network to stream cable

and over-the-air TV on their WiFi or wired networks.  I have a

device for cable and another for an outside antenna and they are

accessible if one is willing to use a little elbow grease

involving some programming and the use of such applications as

vlc to transcode or convert the mpeg4 packets these devices put

on your home network to mpeg2 which is what movies are encoded

as.

 

                I haven't visited that site in a few years and I also had

not done so with brave which is based on chromium and Windows10

with nvda so I was a little frustrated when I went there to get

the Windows10 software pack that can talk to those devices and

got as far as the Downloads link and then every solitary link

after that said, "graphic no description available."

 

                There would be half a dozen of these no-help tags after

the main header.

 

                I actually got the Mac and Windows software anyway by

using lynx on a Debian Linux command-line system but I was just

lucky that their web site is well enough done that it apparently

does not use javascript in the download portion of the web pages

but the labels I needed were right there and lynx read them plus

the download actually worked fine for both the Macintosh and the

Windows10 archives.

 

                So I am wondering if I have failed to set nvda correctly

since you would think brave should work well for this purpose.

 

                If anybody would like to try www.silicondust.com to see

what they get, go to Downloads and see if you can find your way

around the links just under Downloads.  You don't need to

actually click on the files and download them as I do have them

but it's not very useful to keep hearing "graphic no description

available"  Who knows what one might accidentally click on?

 

                If I can change some setting and make it work, no need to

complain to Tech Support.  If it really is broken, I will

congratulate them on the otherwise well-done site and remind them

that those of us who are blind also use TV and their devices

give us the whole data stream so we can get SAP if the program

has it but having information about what the links do is

necessary to work efficiently.

 

Thanks.

 

Martin McCormick

 

 

 

 

 

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