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Re: Firefox alternative?

Robert Kingett <kingettspeaks@...>
 

You could try many Firefox forks. I have not tried any forks yet but a list of them are in wikipedia. From my run through with Opra Portable, it is not accessible, it seems    


Accessible audio joiner?

Robert Kingett <kingettspeaks@...>
 

Hi all! I would like to know if there is an accessible audio joiner out there? I would like to merge multiple audio files.


Re: NVDA "All things for all people!"

Gene
 

I don't think people should censor themselves in terms of discussing features or criticisms from gratitude.  Where should such gratitude prevail or tone down criticism and where not?  I've done many volunteer presentations over many years on many topics related to blind people using computers and programs.  I most emphatically do not want gratitude to stop legitimate and civil discussion and criticism of my work.  I can't speak for the developers but I will say that for myself, I find the let's be so grateful that we tone down or don't criticize position to be disturbing and counterproductive.  Appreciativeness is one thing.  Gratitude, if taken too far, can be distructive. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 7:53 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA "All things for all people!"

Hello All:

     As I read all the various wish list post here on the list I wish to
remind all of our users on this list that NVDA is a project maintained
by a handful of developers and not some big software company like the
other screen readers which need not be mentioned at this time.

     There are many of you that at times complain about NVDA being too
slow on your older machines.  Do you have an understanding that the
bigger NVDA gets filled with all of your requested features the bigger
it will get and the slower it will become!

     For a while now it has been mentioned on this list that users
should be able to have access to more than one screen reader. Even if it
is a demo version because some programs will work better with other
screen readers than with NVDA!

     And finally, if you want NVDA to work with older Windows Operating
Systems you need to be realistic in your expectations as far as how many
new features can be added to NVDA that can be supported by older Windows
Operating Systems?

     In conclusion: Be grateful for what you have with NVDA!  And be
more considerate of the Gentlemen who so willingly/lovingly give of
their time to make NVDA possible for all of us to use!!!



--
Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@...




Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Michel Such
 

Fantastic!


After update to Anniversary version, all works fine.


Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-04 à 11:25, Michel Such a écrit :
Thanks,


He is currently updating to Anniversary Update, let's se if it fixes the problem.



Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-04 à 11:04, Mallard a écrit :
Hello,


Has your friend checked what version of Windows 10 his/her laptop is running?


If it isn't the latest one - 1607 -, he/she should update Windows 10 to that version.


I had friends who had the same problem, and it was automatically solved by updating the OS.


hth, ciao,

Ollie





Il 04/11/2016 10:16, Michel Such ha scritto:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.







Re: antivirus that works with Windows Vista

lali
 

I am preferring Vipre.

It is the best AV.

Lali

 

 

 


Re: Firefox alternative?

 

Opera is now based on Chrome. Speaking about add ons, I'm not a heavy user of add ons; I only have a handful of them.


NVDA "All things for all people!"

Carlos
 

Hello All:

As I read all the various wish list post here on the list I wish to remind all of our users on this list that NVDA is a project maintained by a handful of developers and not some big software company like the other screen readers which need not be mentioned at this time.

There are many of you that at times complain about NVDA being too slow on your older machines. Do you have an understanding that the bigger NVDA gets filled with all of your requested features the bigger it will get and the slower it will become!

For a while now it has been mentioned on this list that users should be able to have access to more than one screen reader. Even if it is a demo version because some programs will work better with other screen readers than with NVDA!

And finally, if you want NVDA to work with older Windows Operating Systems you need to be realistic in your expectations as far as how many new features can be added to NVDA that can be supported by older Windows Operating Systems?

In conclusion: Be grateful for what you have with NVDA! And be more considerate of the Gentlemen who so willingly/lovingly give of their time to make NVDA possible for all of us to use!!!



--
Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. - gmjc341961@gmail.com


Re: Firefox alternative?

 

Have you tried resetting Firefox?  Particularly if you use add-ons or extensions.  I believe Opera was based on Firefox but I have no idea how accessible it is since I haven't played with it in ages.





--
Brian

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.

    ~ Lauren Bacall

    




access keys and key tutorial

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

In a future NVDA I would like to see a verbosity option. Like in jaws if its set to beginner jaws says stuff like menu bar, and leaving menus when you exit menus or a menu bar. When you are in a list view it tells you what keys to press to navigate it, with edit boxes and other controls it does the same thing. This would help new computer users.


Firefox alternative?

 

Hi group,


Does anyone know of a web browser that is a good alternative to Firefox, but still based on the Firefox engine? I've noticed that Firefox has become quite laggy, at least on my desktop, and in recent years there hadn't been any major new features.


Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Michel Such
 

Thanks,


He is currently updating to Anniversary Update, let's se if it fixes the problem.



Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel

Le 2016-11-04 à 11:04, Mallard a écrit :
Hello,


Has your friend checked what version of Windows 10 his/her laptop is running?


If it isn't the latest one - 1607 -, he/she should update Windows 10 to that version.


I had friends who had the same problem, and it was automatically solved by updating the OS.


hth, ciao,

Ollie





Il 04/11/2016 10:16, Michel Such ha scritto:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.





Re: Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Mallard <mallard@...>
 

Hello,


Has your friend checked what version of Windows 10 his/her laptop is running?


If it isn't the latest one - 1607 -, he/she should update Windows 10 to that version.


I had friends who had the same problem, and it was automatically solved by updating the OS.


hth, ciao,

Ollie

Il 04/11/2016 10:16, Michel Such ha scritto:
Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.




Strange problem with a brand new laptop and NVDA

Michel Such
 

Hi all,


Here is what happens.

Someone I know has just purchased a new laptop running Windows 10.

He installed NVDA and has problems with Firefox and Thunderbird.

When pressing alt to get to the menus in both applications, menu items are not spoken, NVDA simply says "unknown".

Same problem occurs with LibreOffice menus.

As I never encountered this problem, I would like to know if someone already got this, and what solution was found.

Reading the NVDA log does not seem to reveal any particular problem, so we don't know what to do.




--
Michel SUCH

michel.such@free.fr
Skype : michel.such
Twitter : @SuchMichel


Re: website accessibility guidelines

Jacob Kruger
 

I work with both XAMPP and WAMP as development platforms on my windows 7/10 machines - both of them offer combinations of Apache web server, PHP and MySQL on a windows machine, and, my programmer's text editor of choice is edSharp, and, I have been doing this for roundabout 20 years now - 10 of them as a 100% blind guy), so have pretty much always just worked in markup/source, and, don't really bother much with IDE's, etc., but anyway.


And, yes, to keep this on-topic, NVDA is also my primary screen reader.


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2016-11-04 5:24 AM, Governor staten wrote:

Thanks! What tools do you use to develop?






On 11/3/2016 11:13 PM, Jacob Kruger wrote:
WCAG = web-content-accessibility-guidelines:

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/


And, in terms of ARIA = accessible rich internet applications:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA


(yes, I am a blind web-dev <smile>)


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2016-11-04 3:46 AM, Governor staten wrote:
Where would be the best places to send people for website accessibility guidelines?


I have joined a site called www.gab.ai. They are a new social networking deal. They're only 12 weeks old. They need serious accessibility work on their platform. I"d like to help them with this. That is the basic backstory to my above question.













Re: website accessibility guidelines

 

Thanks! What tools do you use to develop?






On 11/3/2016 11:13 PM, Jacob Kruger wrote:
WCAG = web-content-accessibility-guidelines:

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/


And, in terms of ARIA = accessible rich internet applications:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA


(yes, I am a blind web-dev <smile>)


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2016-11-04 3:46 AM, Governor staten wrote:
Where would be the best places to send people for website accessibility guidelines?


I have joined a site called www.gab.ai. They are a new social networking deal. They're only 12 weeks old. They need serious accessibility work on their platform. I"d like to help them with this. That is the basic backstory to my above question.












Re: website accessibility guidelines

Jacob Kruger
 

WCAG = web-content-accessibility-guidelines:

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/


And, in terms of ARIA = accessible rich internet applications:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA


(yes, I am a blind web-dev <smile>)


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2016-11-04 3:46 AM, Governor staten wrote:
Where would be the best places to send people for website accessibility guidelines?


I have joined a site called www.gab.ai. They are a new social networking deal. They're only 12 weeks old. They need serious accessibility work on their platform. I"d like to help them with this. That is the basic backstory to my above question.





Re: Editing excel

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Ketan,

You'll be pleased to know that F2 still works just as it ever did - F2 is an Excel command rather than a screen reader command.

NVDA does have some Excel specific commands you might be interested in.  They are covered in the User Guide here: http://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html?#toc51

I am actually currently working on our training module for Excel, although that is still a few months away from release.  When it comes out, it will be available with the other modules in the series at: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 12:56 PM, Ketan Kothari <muktaketan@...> wrote:
            Hi friends,
 
 
I am using office 365 and don’t know how to edit any excel cell.  In earlier times with JAWS f2 used to help.  Can any one please guide?
 
Thank you.
 
Ketan




--
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Training Material Developer
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Direct: +61 413 904 383
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Editing excel

Ketan Kothari
 

            Hi friends,
 
 
I am using office 365 and don’t know how to edit any excel cell.  In earlier times with JAWS f2 used to help.  Can any one please guide?
 
Thank you.
 
Ketan


website accessibility guidelines

 

Where would be the best places to send people for website accessibility guidelines?


I have joined a site called www.gab.ai. They are a new social networking deal. They're only 12 weeks old. They need serious accessibility work on their platform. I"d like to help them with this. That is the basic backstory to my above question.


Re: Accessible calendaring system

 

Sheri,

        One additional bit of information that would be helpful is whether or not you're looking for something that maintains a local calendar only or that synchronizes with things like Google Calendar or Microsoft Exchange.
--
Brian

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.

    ~ Lauren Bacall