Re: Problem with Office and NVDA

Kelly, Kathleen

Gaurav Singh


Office Core

I can provide his telephone number and email if you would like. 

I was surprised that he indicated that it was a incompatibility with NVDA because of the US ADA/WCAG law that requires digital accessibility… It would appear that it is Microsoft’s responsibility to do accessibility audits to make sure their upgrades work with screen readers…?

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On Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 12:51 PM, Kelly, Kathleen wrote:
Hitting ‘Tab’ advances a user to the next item on a page. However, such tools extensively use the graphics hardware capability to render and can cause such behavior." --
And, I'm sad to say, this is an engineer who does not know what he or she is talking about.  Screen readers and Office have been working together, very well, for many years now.  I haven't had a graphics hardware connected crash from a screen reader for longer than I can remember.

I really don't know exactly "where you are" as far as having stuff on your computer that you cannot or do not wish to lose.  But I'd be very strongly tempted to do a completely clean reinstall of Windows and then install the screen reader(s) and Office.

If you have issues after that, then contact the MS Disability Help Desk.

I strongly suspect that things are messed up in a very profound way from all the noodling around it sounds like has been done.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

         ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


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