Hello NVDA users,
A few months ago I announced my retirement
from actively contributing code to NVDA screen reader. However
Windows 11 was announced in June, so I decided to stay for a
while to assist Nv Access with Windows 11 support. Now that
NVDA 2021.2 is here with preliminary Windows 11 support and
after spending some time in graduate school education, I can
now make it official:
Goodbye, NVDA community.
Although I’m moving on from contributions,
I’ll still be around somewhere – reading, writing, research,
and other activities I might be doing. The NVDA community has
been a valuable part of my life for the last nine years.
Although I’m closing a chapter in my life, the memories I had
with you are too valuable to forget. In some ways, I’m
following the footsteps of Jamie Teh, one of the founders of
Nv Access and now at Mozilla – although I’ll be focusing on
other life priorities, I’m open to providing advice from time
to time. Remember what I taught you for the last few years:
use the product to its full potential, and NonVisual Desktop
Access is not just a screen reader – it is a global movement.
I hope to publish what to expect from my
add-ons next before making room for the next group of
contributors and experts – add-on maintenance is the
unfinished business, and I hope to pass on most add-ons to the
community by end of this year.
Thank you, NVDA community, for everything
you’ve done for me and giving me a chance to make a difference
for you for the last decade.
Joseph S. Lee
Certified NVDA Expert, 2019
Volunteer code contributor, translator, and
community add-ons author and reviewer, NonVisual Desktop
Access screen reader project (June 2012 to September 2021)
Graduate student and speech and debate
coach, California State University, Los Angeles (August 2021
Windows Insider (October 2014 to present)
Former moderator, NVDA users list (2013 to
Founding chair, NVDACon (2014 to 2016)
Member, NVDA Council (2019 to present)