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Re: W0

Felix G.
 

Hello,
while NVDA 2017.2 will be released soon, the current version, NVDA 2017.1, works well with the so-called Creators Update of Windows 10.
Kind regards,
Felix Grützmacher

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...> schrieb am So., 9. Apr. 2017 um 19:42 Uhr:

 

Since the new update W10 is coming up soon, will there be a new version of NVDA for the new W10? I went to the Microsoft web and it reports that The new update W10 will be out April 11.
Holger Fiallo


Re: Free Music Production software

Lino Morales
 

Try Reeper for Windows. Its a sharware program and works well with NVDA and the Osara pluggin NV Access produced. From what I understand Reeper by itself won't work. Have fun and let me know when you release your first album.


On 4/8/2017 2:33 AM, Ame wrote:
Hi all!
 
I have a nice Casio keyboard and it’s got a USB port on it.  Never seen one like it.  I’d love to start creating some music so I was looking at sequencer software.  I found a list of free and open source programs and wondered if anybody had any recommendations.  I can’t afford to buy anything right now so I’m hoping one of these programs will provide what I need.  The list this site gives begins with the one they recommend most highly.  I’ve not heard of any of them.  There’s  LMMS, Hydrogen, temper and DarkWave Studio.  Is anyone familiar with any of these or perhaps other programs that do a good job and, of course, will work with NVDA?  Any feedback I receive will be appreciated.  Thanks so much.
 
Ame


W0

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

 

Since the new update W10 is coming up soon, will there be a new version of NVDA for the new W10? I went to the Microsoft web and it reports that The new update W10 will be out April 11.
Holger Fiallo


Re: IE, history and NVDA

Gene
 

If you experiment with the built-in keyboard and it doesn't happen, it would appear to be the fault of the wireless keyboard.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA

 
Using a wireless keyboard. Never had an issue before. Yes. I use scape to stop it.
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
It sounds as though for some reason, your keyboard is sending control h at times.  But I don't know why nor if there is anything that might be done about it.  I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the keyboard, it may be something else that is causing control h to be sent.  I believe that when history comes up, you can turn it off and return to where you were with control h.  So use control h when that happens.  If that doesn't work, try escape.
 
Are you using an external keyboard?
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
   
As I stated NVDA. I am not using any other key just letter h.
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
The command to bring up history is control h.  I'm not sure why that command is being executed.  What screen-reader are you using when this happens? 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
           

Using W10, current IE, NVDA. When I am using IE browser, and move using H, sometime history pops up. I have to pres scape to close. Is this a bug with NVDA? If not what I need to do? This happens Iwhen I am doing H fast to move around the browser.
Holger Fiallo


Re: IE, history and NVDA

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

 
Using a wireless keyboard. Never had an issue before. Yes. I use scape to stop it.

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 11:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
It sounds as though for some reason, your keyboard is sending control h at times.  But I don't know why nor if there is anything that might be done about it.  I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the keyboard, it may be something else that is causing control h to be sent.  I believe that when history comes up, you can turn it off and return to where you were with control h.  So use control h when that happens.  If that doesn't work, try escape.
 
Are you using an external keyboard?
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
   
As I stated NVDA. I am not using any other key just letter h.
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
The command to bring up history is control h.  I'm not sure why that command is being executed.  What screen-reader are you using when this happens? 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
           

Using W10, current IE, NVDA. When I am using IE browser, and move using H, sometime history pops up. I have to pres scape to close. Is this a bug with NVDA? If not what I need to do? This happens Iwhen I am doing H fast to move around the browser.
Holger Fiallo


Re: IE, history and NVDA

Gene
 

It sounds as though for some reason, your keyboard is sending control h at times.  But I don't know why nor if there is anything that might be done about it.  I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the keyboard, it may be something else that is causing control h to be sent.  I believe that when history comes up, you can turn it off and return to where you were with control h.  So use control h when that happens.  If that doesn't work, try escape.
 
Are you using an external keyboard?
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA

   
As I stated NVDA. I am not using any other key just letter h.
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
The command to bring up history is control h.  I'm not sure why that command is being executed.  What screen-reader are you using when this happens? 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
           

Using W10, current IE, NVDA. When I am using IE browser, and move using H, sometime history pops up. I have to pres scape to close. Is this a bug with NVDA? If not what I need to do? This happens Iwhen I am doing H fast to move around the browser.
Holger Fiallo


Re: IE, history and NVDA

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

   
As I stated NVDA. I am not using any other key just letter h.

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
The command to bring up history is control h.  I'm not sure why that command is being executed.  What screen-reader are you using when this happens? 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Holger Fiallo
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA
 
           

Using W10, current IE, NVDA. When I am using IE browser, and move using H, sometime history pops up. I have to pres scape to close. Is this a bug with NVDA? If not what I need to do? This happens Iwhen I am doing H fast to move around the browser.
Holger Fiallo


Re: IE, history and NVDA

Gene
 

The command to bring up history is control h.  I'm not sure why that command is being executed.  What screen-reader are you using when this happens? 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:04 AM
Subject: [nvda] IE, history and NVDA

           

Using W10, current IE, NVDA. When I am using IE browser, and move using H, sometime history pops up. I have to pres scape to close. Is this a bug with NVDA? If not what I need to do? This happens Iwhen I am doing H fast to move around the browser.
Holger Fiallo


IE, history and NVDA

Holger Fiallo <hfiallo@...>
 

           

Using W10, current IE, NVDA. When I am using IE browser, and move using H, sometime history pops up. I have to pres scape to close. Is this a bug with NVDA? If not what I need to do? This happens Iwhen I am doing H fast to move around the browser.
Holger Fiallo


Re: Website testing opportunity

Ethan
 

If you live in the US, you can do website accessibility testing with
The Blind Institute of Technology, www.blindit.org as well. Please
contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.

Ethan

On 4/9/17, Juliette <juliette@inclu-sight.com> wrote:
Thanks Shaun for your input.
Yes, the plan is definitely to offer remote opportunities so that everyone
could give feedback! I am launching a crowdfunding campaign next week as I
need funding for the development of the Inclusight online platform. You are
more than welcome to spread the word! Also, if you have any connections
with charities or organisations that are caring for people with
disabilities please let me know, I am sure they would be interested in
becoming testers as well.
Feel free to like the Inclusight facebook page: Inclusight Facebook page
<https://www.facebook.com/inclusight/>
I am also on Twitter: Inclusight Twitter <https://twitter.com/JulietPiazza>
Kind Regards,
Juliette


On 8 April 2017 at 21:04, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@gmail.com> wrote:

Well if you email her you will get an online form to fill, I got one, its
bassed in uk but an online thing is being worked on right now and I
filled
out the form.





On 9/04/2017 7:10 a.m., The Wolf wrote:

I wish you allowed people in the us to join the testing team


On 4/7/2017 5:45 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:

I have sent you a direct mail, I have tested for a lot of people in the
past but as is usual in the self employed freelance world I have, bar
an
ongoing contract or 2 with one or more companies I am fresh out of any
projects so one more won't bother me much.

I have also just brought my system back up after a failier so I am
fresh
and ready to work.




On 7/04/2017 4:15 p.m., Juliette wrote:

Hello,

I am Juliette, the founder of Inclusight. I am helping websites being
more
accessible for people with disabilities or people who struggle with
technology. In fact, we are offering website testing opportunities so
that
people can give their feedback on the accessibility. We have
opportunities
all over the UK. The average testing time is 45minutes and testers are
always rewarded for their feedback.
If you are interested to know more please let me know. Feel free to
ask
me
any questions you may have. The best way to contact me is to send me
an
email at juliette@inclu-sight.com or to call me at 07760934012
About us: Inclusight is a registered company committed to make the web
more
accessible. We comply with the Data Protection Act and the Market
Research
Society Code of Conduct. If you are interested in becoming a tester,
reply
to this email or call us at 07760934012.


I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Juliette









--
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CEO of INCLUSIGHT
+44 07760934012
www.inclu-sight.com


Re: Facebook with Firefox and NVDA

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Yes I find most browsers seem not to read the page when you first get to them, needing to be refreshed or tab away and back or just bring up a menu and cancel it. Firefox is by far the worst browser for this.
I don't use Facebook as its a time waster, and would love to see an nvda specific tutorial about how to set up an account and do all the common stuff in any way, never mind in the standard view. It was just so boringly time intensive I shelved the project. Maybe its optimised for mobiles with touch screens. On web sites generally I'm seeing things like tap here for more details which do nothing for a blind computer user at all!
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Felix G." <constantlyvariable@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2017 11:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Facebook with Firefox and NVDA


Hello,
has anyone found a workaround for Firefox being sluggish in the standard
view of Facebook, especially when using j and k to navigate the news feed?
Also, could anyone please offer some advice on how to start a new messenger
conversation? When typing the name of a contact into the search field then
using the arrow keys to find the right contact, only the contents of the
search field are announced but not the selected entry in the list. I have
verified with the navigator that selection moves between list items,
they're just not announced.
I'm thinking of switching to mobile view but FB help recommends standard
view for accessibility.
Anything obvious I might be doing wrong? I can sort of get around and
accomplish my goals but it feels sluggish, inefficient and tiresome, as if
using something that wasn't designed to be used in this way although it
claims to be. Also, I can reproduce the problem on at least two systems.
The rest of this message is sort of a more general rant, optional reading
matter so to speak.
As an aside, I find that unfortunately, while still being a great browser
in many respects, Firefox is currently getting quite sluggish in terms of
moving the focus in response to requests by screen readers. It ends up
creating timing issues where the focus bounces back because the events
appear in the wrong order or too late. I know it sounds as if I'm
complaining, which in a way I am, but very much in the spirit of saying our
user experience on the web could be truly great if those microfrustrations
were removed. So this is more about pointing out potential for improvement
and asking if others are seeing what I am seeing through their windows on
reality.
What do I mean by microfrustrations? That's a term I invented to describe
minor annoyances that over time accumulate into a general feeling of being
stressed out or frustrated. I'm afraid that's what the web is becoming for
us, and since this is the result of a complex interplay between many
components, the real challenge seems to be finding the one where a change
would affect the entire system the most. Should we be grateful that things
work at all? Or should we self-confidently demand that our interfaces be
just as smooth, streamlined and fun to use as from a sighted perspective?
The greatest enemy of good, in my opinion, is good enough.
Kind regards,
Felix Grützmacher


Re: Laptop Layout issue

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

I do know that some internal laptop keyboards have an inability to be able to detect a number of keys pressed at once. I used to have an old Sony that did this, may moons ago. the only option was an external keyboard.

Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "George McCoy" <slr1bpz@charter.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2017 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Laptop Layout issue


In keyboard help, control shift nvda speak when held down together but the arrow keys do not speak.

George

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 10:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Laptop Layout issue

First thing to do is turn on keyboard help - think it's also just NVDA +
number row 1 - to make sure that when you enter the other keystroke that
the correct one is being passed/recognised, etc.?


Stay well


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

On 2017-04-08 05:14, George McCoy wrote:
ESpeak


-----Original Message----- From: Rui Fontes
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 7:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Laptop Layout issue

What synth?

Rui


-----Mensagem Original----- De: George McCoy
Data: 8 de abril de 2017 00:56
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Assunto: [nvda] Laptop Layout issue

HP EliteBook 8440P running windows 7 Professional with all updates. NVDA is
set to laptop layout. I can't set the voice parameters with
NVDA+Shift+Control and the arrow keys. Has anyone else encountered this
behavior? Is there a work-around?

Thanks,
George
















Re: about pdf files

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

I've never had much luck with mixed language OCR of any type actually. I'm not sure if ocr packages assume all in one language or have a Latin and other sorts of comparison files to work from. Its going to be a tough one if they mix Arabic and latin characters.
I'll have to pass on this one as I do not know enough about the inner workings of ocr.

It would be far better if one could get the creator off said files to send you the original text.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Abdurrahman Taş" <abdurrahman_hoca@outlook.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2017 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] about pdf files


İ want to be able to read the files that needs ocr They contain some arabic characters. İ wonder if NVDA or jaws add'ons can open that files it is not, is fine reader enough for this?
thanks for your help.
Best regards.Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org<mailto:quentin@nvaccess.org>> şunları yazdı (8 Nis 2017 12:46):

Oops, sorry I completely missed that in the original question!

On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 7:42 PM, Brian's Mail list account <bglists@blueyonder.co.uk<mailto:bglists@blueyonder.co.uk>> wrote:
Not sure it does Arabic though, that is the issue, and may indeed by why these pdfs are pictures in the first place of course.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin@nvaccess.org<mailto:quentin@nvaccess.org>>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2017 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] about pdf files


There is an OCR addon for NVDA you could try. See
https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/ocr.en.html for details and
instructions.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 6:10 AM, Abdurrahman Taş <
abdurrahman_hoca@outlook.com<mailto:abdurrahman_hoca@outlook.com>> wrote:

Hi all, I’ve some pdf files that require ocr. İs there any free or cheap
solution to open this files? And I should say that it contains arabic
characters.

Best regards.







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Re: Website testing opportunity

Juliette
 

Thanks Shaun for your input.
Yes, the plan is definitely to offer remote opportunities so that everyone could give feedback! I am launching a crowdfunding campaign next week as I need funding for the development of the Inclusight online platform. You are more than welcome to spread the word! Also, if you have any connections with charities or organisations that are caring for people with disabilities please let me know, I am sure they would be interested in becoming testers as well.
Feel free to like the Inclusight facebook page: Inclusight Facebook page
I am also on Twitter: Inclusight Twitter
Kind Regards,
Juliette


On 8 April 2017 at 21:04, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
Well if you email her you will get an online form to fill, I got one, its bassed in uk but an online thing is being worked on right now and I filled out the form.





On 9/04/2017 7:10 a.m., The Wolf wrote:
I wish you allowed people in the us to join the testing team


On 4/7/2017 5:45 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
I have sent you a direct mail, I have tested for a lot of people in the past but as is usual in the self employed freelance world I have, bar an ongoing contract or 2 with one or more companies I am fresh out of any projects so one more won't bother me much.

I have also just brought my system back up after a failier so I am fresh and ready to work.




On 7/04/2017 4:15 p.m., Juliette wrote:
Hello,

I am Juliette, the founder of Inclusight. I am helping websites being more
accessible for people with disabilities or people who struggle with
technology. In fact, we are offering website testing opportunities so that
people can give their feedback on the accessibility. We have opportunities
all over the UK. The average testing time is 45minutes and testers are
always rewarded for their feedback.
If you are interested to know more please let me know. Feel free to ask me
any questions you may have. The best way to contact me is to send me an
email at juliette@... or to call me at 07760934012
About us: Inclusight is a registered company committed to make the web more
accessible. We comply with the Data Protection Act and the Market Research
Society Code of Conduct. If you are interested in becoming a tester, reply
to this email or call us at 07760934012.


I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Juliette
















--
Juliette
CEO of INCLUSIGHT
+44 07760934012


Re: Website testing opportunity

Juliette
 

Hello Hank,

I am very glad so many people answer my email and would like to become a tester!
I am currently developing an online platform that will allow anyone to do testing from the comfort of your home. This means that no matter where you live you could give your feedback about the accessibility of websites.
Best,
Juliette

On 8 April 2017 at 20:10, The Wolf <hank.smith966@...> wrote:
I wish you allowed people in the us to join the testing team


On 4/7/2017 5:45 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
I have sent you a direct mail, I have tested for a lot of people in the past but as is usual in the self employed freelance world I have, bar an ongoing contract or 2 with one or more companies I am fresh out of any projects so one more won't bother me much.

I have also just brought my system back up after a failier so I am fresh and ready to work.




On 7/04/2017 4:15 p.m., Juliette wrote:
Hello,

I am Juliette, the founder of Inclusight. I am helping websites being more
accessible for people with disabilities or people who struggle with
technology. In fact, we are offering website testing opportunities so that
people can give their feedback on the accessibility. We have opportunities
all over the UK. The average testing time is 45minutes and testers are
always rewarded for their feedback.
If you are interested to know more please let me know. Feel free to ask me
any questions you may have. The best way to contact me is to send me an
email at juliette@... or to call me at 07760934012
About us: Inclusight is a registered company committed to make the web more
accessible. We comply with the Data Protection Act and the Market Research
Society Code of Conduct. If you are interested in becoming a tester, reply
to this email or call us at 07760934012.


I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards,
Juliette











--
Juliette
CEO of INCLUSIGHT
+44 07760934012


Re: Free Music Production software

Michelle's Home Emails
 

Hi 

Try Dancingdots they have various programs and information perhaps you could take a look at dancingdots website. 

Kind wishes 
Michelle 

Sent from my iPhone

On 9 Apr 2017, at 9:11 am, Simon Jaeger <simon@...> wrote:

Hi,

Reading the whole thread, and I'll respond to a few things here:

1. Definitely recommend QWS. It's well-documented and is a great midi sequencer. Aside from that, Reaper and Osara are quite good, and Reaper has a cheap non-commercial license.

2. You need a midi-to-USB converter before you can get the MIDI data into your computer. Check out Amazon for this.

3. If you actually want to record the resulting audio of the keyboard, you'll need recording software like audacity, and a way to plug the keyboard's audio output into the computer. You could record the individual tracks and add effects to them this way. But remember that midi is only note data, so anything you compose on your keyboard has to be played either through the keyboard or through a midi synthesizer on Windows. The one that ships with Windows is pretty bad quality, and has a very noticeable delay between the time a note is sent and the time it actually plays. On some hardware it's also off key.


So, your first step is probably getting aMIDI box that plugs into the computer. Alternatively, you could just plug the keyboard into a line-in jack on the computer and record using Audacity, but you'd lose the ability to edit individual notes after recording them. If your computer does not have a line-in jack, you could try this audio interface plus an eighth-inch to RCA cable, for getting a stereo signal from your keyboard to the computer:

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B000KW2YEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491692922&sr=8-1&keywords=behringer+202


Unfortunately, you are probably not going to find an easy way to do midi sequencing without spending some money to get a midi interface.


Hope this helps,


Simon






On 2017-04-07 23:33, Ame wrote:
Hi all!
 
I have a nice Casio keyboard and it’s got a USB port on it.  Never seen one like it.  I’d love to start creating some music so I was looking at sequencer software.  I found a list of free and open source programs and wondered if anybody had any recommendations.  I can’t afford to buy anything right now so I’m hoping one of these programs will provide what I need.  The list this site gives begins with the one they recommend most highly.  I’ve not heard of any of them.  There’s  LMMS, Hydrogen, temper and DarkWave Studio.  Is anyone familiar with any of these or perhaps other programs that do a good job and, of course, will work with NVDA?  Any feedback I receive will be appreciated.  Thanks so much.
 
Ame


advanced microsoft word tutorials?

 

I tried looking at the AFB titorials and otherwise for audio but could not find any on using advanced Micrsroft word and office features with NVDA like outlines and stuff. Can someone send me a link to YouTube or something that explains advanced Microsoft word features and how to use them?


Re: Free Music Production software

Simon Jaeger
 

I forgot to add that your keyboard probably supports some effects natively (at the very least, reverb and chorus). You have 16 channels of midi to work with, which means you can have 16 tracks playing simultaneously with different sounds, volumes, stereo panning, and effect settings. Eventually, you may want to look into using Reaper and some VST instruments. You'll play notes on your keyboard and they'll be sent to the instruments using MIDI. Casio keyboards are good, but their sounds (particularly the pianos) are often a lot lower quality than some of the free plug-ins available on Windows.


On 2017-04-08 16:11, Simon Jaeger wrote:

Hi,

Reading the whole thread, and I'll respond to a few things here:

1. Definitely recommend QWS. It's well-documented and is a great midi sequencer. Aside from that, Reaper and Osara are quite good, and Reaper has a cheap non-commercial license.

2. You need a midi-to-USB converter before you can get the MIDI data into your computer. Check out Amazon for this.

3. If you actually want to record the resulting audio of the keyboard, you'll need recording software like audacity, and a way to plug the keyboard's audio output into the computer. You could record the individual tracks and add effects to them this way. But remember that midi is only note data, so anything you compose on your keyboard has to be played either through the keyboard or through a midi synthesizer on Windows. The one that ships with Windows is pretty bad quality, and has a very noticeable delay between the time a note is sent and the time it actually plays. On some hardware it's also off key.


So, your first step is probably getting aMIDI box that plugs into the computer. Alternatively, you could just plug the keyboard into a line-in jack on the computer and record using Audacity, but you'd lose the ability to edit individual notes after recording them. If your computer does not have a line-in jack, you could try this audio interface plus an eighth-inch to RCA cable, for getting a stereo signal from your keyboard to the computer:

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B000KW2YEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491692922&sr=8-1&keywords=behringer+202


Unfortunately, you are probably not going to find an easy way to do midi sequencing without spending some money to get a midi interface.


Hope this helps,


Simon






On 2017-04-07 23:33, Ame wrote:
Hi all!
 
I have a nice Casio keyboard and it’s got a USB port on it.  Never seen one like it.  I’d love to start creating some music so I was looking at sequencer software.  I found a list of free and open source programs and wondered if anybody had any recommendations.  I can’t afford to buy anything right now so I’m hoping one of these programs will provide what I need.  The list this site gives begins with the one they recommend most highly.  I’ve not heard of any of them.  There’s  LMMS, Hydrogen, temper and DarkWave Studio.  Is anyone familiar with any of these or perhaps other programs that do a good job and, of course, will work with NVDA?  Any feedback I receive will be appreciated.  Thanks so much.
 
Ame



Re: Free Music Production software

Simon Jaeger
 

Hi,

Reading the whole thread, and I'll respond to a few things here:

1. Definitely recommend QWS. It's well-documented and is a great midi sequencer. Aside from that, Reaper and Osara are quite good, and Reaper has a cheap non-commercial license.

2. You need a midi-to-USB converter before you can get the MIDI data into your computer. Check out Amazon for this.

3. If you actually want to record the resulting audio of the keyboard, you'll need recording software like audacity, and a way to plug the keyboard's audio output into the computer. You could record the individual tracks and add effects to them this way. But remember that midi is only note data, so anything you compose on your keyboard has to be played either through the keyboard or through a midi synthesizer on Windows. The one that ships with Windows is pretty bad quality, and has a very noticeable delay between the time a note is sent and the time it actually plays. On some hardware it's also off key.


So, your first step is probably getting aMIDI box that plugs into the computer. Alternatively, you could just plug the keyboard into a line-in jack on the computer and record using Audacity, but you'd lose the ability to edit individual notes after recording them. If your computer does not have a line-in jack, you could try this audio interface plus an eighth-inch to RCA cable, for getting a stereo signal from your keyboard to the computer:

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202-BEHRINGER-U-CONTROL/dp/B000KW2YEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491692922&sr=8-1&keywords=behringer+202


Unfortunately, you are probably not going to find an easy way to do midi sequencing without spending some money to get a midi interface.


Hope this helps,


Simon






On 2017-04-07 23:33, Ame wrote:
Hi all!
 
I have a nice Casio keyboard and it’s got a USB port on it.  Never seen one like it.  I’d love to start creating some music so I was looking at sequencer software.  I found a list of free and open source programs and wondered if anybody had any recommendations.  I can’t afford to buy anything right now so I’m hoping one of these programs will provide what I need.  The list this site gives begins with the one they recommend most highly.  I’ve not heard of any of them.  There’s  LMMS, Hydrogen, temper and DarkWave Studio.  Is anyone familiar with any of these or perhaps other programs that do a good job and, of course, will work with NVDA?  Any feedback I receive will be appreciated.  Thanks so much.
 
Ame


Facebook with Firefox and NVDA

Felix G.
 

Hello,
has anyone found a workaround for Firefox being sluggish in the standard view of Facebook, especially when using j and k to navigate the news feed? Also, could anyone please offer some advice on how to start a new messenger conversation? When typing the name of a contact into the search field then using the arrow keys to find the right contact, only the contents of the search field are announced but not the selected entry in the list. I have verified with the navigator that selection moves between list items, they're just not announced.
I'm thinking of switching to mobile view but FB help recommends standard view for accessibility.
Anything obvious I might be doing wrong? I can sort of get around and accomplish my goals but it feels sluggish, inefficient and tiresome, as if using something that wasn't designed to be used in this way although it claims to be. Also, I can reproduce the problem on at least two systems.
The rest of this message is sort of a more general rant, optional reading matter so to speak.
As an aside, I find that unfortunately, while still being a great browser in many respects, Firefox is currently getting quite sluggish in terms of moving the focus in response to requests by screen readers. It ends up creating timing issues where the focus bounces back because the events appear in the wrong order or too late. I know it sounds as if I'm complaining, which in a way I am, but very much in the spirit of saying our user experience on the web could be truly great if those microfrustrations were removed. So this is more about pointing out potential for improvement and asking if others are seeing what I am seeing through their windows on reality.
What do I mean by microfrustrations? That's a term I invented to describe minor annoyances that over time accumulate into a general feeling of being stressed out or frustrated. I'm afraid that's what the web is becoming for us, and since this is the result of a complex interplay between many components, the real challenge seems to be finding the one where a change would affect the entire system the most. Should we be grateful that things work at all? Or should we self-confidently demand that our interfaces be just as smooth, streamlined and fun to use as from a sighted perspective? The greatest enemy of good, in my opinion, is good enough.
Kind regards,
Felix Grützmacher