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Re: About number processing feature

 

hello.
what should i do in previous versions of nvda about numbers?
for example about version of espeak nvda says: 1. 4 8. 1 5
i wish that hear 1. 48. 15
i mean for numbers have dot, nvda says digit numbers not complete numbers!
1. 6 3 8 9 1
instead of 1. 63891

On 8/2/17, Tejas Bendre <bendre.tejas6@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello friends,
I want to say something to nvda developers. I try latest
snapshot of nvda. there is one new feature call number processing.
but I want to say something about that when I set number processing on
digit mode
that time we get digit more like
1 call one
12 call one two
123 call one two three
1234 call one two three fore
12345 call one two three four five
and so on
where 5 and above digit come that time number process should work by digit
or other tipe.
but before 5 digit digit announce like this
1 call one
12 call twelve
123 call one hunred and twenty three
1234 call twelve thirty four or one thoujen thirty four
and one more thing when I set number processing in digit mode
so that time come any where
e speek TTS speak time in digit mode only.
but I want time should be tell this way
for example current time is 12:34 so time should tell
twelve thirty four
or
twelve colen thirty four
but time saying like this
one two colon three fore.
so Can anybody nvda developer change this?
please!
Because this is very important for every user.
please forgive me for my English.
thanks



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Re: Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

Andre Fisher
 

As NVDA is providing the speech output, turning off speech mode will most certainly help. Could you explain why it won’t?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brandon Peters
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

 

I'm sorry, but that will not work. I know from personal experience. Google Docs has its own screen reader API of sorts, and will not let others interfere in any way. If you can pass the key through, press insert z to enable cursor commands in NVDA, however I do not know if this works for certain. You could certainly give it a try though.

On Aug 2, 2017 9:01 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

It may be inconvenient but perhaps the only solution is to stop speech with NVDA key s and they resume speech with NVA key pressed twice after you finish typing.  I don't use Googledocs (spelling) but for now that may be the best solution.

 

 

Gene

 

Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 8:18 PM

Subject: [nvda] Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

 

So, I don't want to hear the characters that I type in a Google Doc.
i've checked my NVDA keyboard settings and speak typed characters is
definitely set to off, but I'm still hearing it. I've poked around in
Google settings but can't find any solutions to the problem. Can
someone help?

 


Re: Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

bjp998@...
 

I'm sorry, but that will not work. I know from personal experience. Google Docs has its own screen reader API of sorts, and will not let others interfere in any way. If you can pass the key through, press insert z to enable cursor commands in NVDA, however I do not know if this works for certain. You could certainly give it a try though.

On Aug 2, 2017 9:01 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
It may be inconvenient but perhaps the only solution is to stop speech with NVDA key s and they resume speech with NVA key pressed twice after you finish typing.  I don't use Googledocs (spelling) but for now that may be the best solution.
 
 
Gene

Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 8:18 PM
Subject: [nvda] Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

So, I don't want to hear the characters that I type in a Google Doc.
i've checked my NVDA keyboard settings and speak typed characters is
definitely set to off, but I'm still hearing it. I've poked around in
Google settings but can't find any solutions to the problem. Can
someone help?



Re: Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

Gene
 

It may be inconvenient but perhaps the only solution is to stop speech with NVDA key s and they resume speech with NVA key pressed twice after you finish typing.  I don't use Googledocs (spelling) but for now that may be the best solution.
 
 
Gene

Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 8:18 PM
Subject: [nvda] Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

So, I don't want to hear the characters that I type in a Google Doc.
i've checked my NVDA keyboard settings and speak typed characters is
definitely set to off, but I'm still hearing it. I've poked around in
Google settings but can't find any solutions to the problem. Can
someone help?



Re: question please, Re: [nvda] accessing jean's sight.

Peter Chin
 

Hello Gene N.Z.,
 
I have also downloaded your zip file and would like to thank you very much for making it available.
 
Wishing you all the best, especially with your efforts to straighten out your web page.
 

Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: question please, Re: [nvda] accessing jean's sight.
 

Hi Gene NZ!

I downloaded the Drop Box Zip  file. And I have 57 HTML files, that all open great!

I was able to get to all of the tutorials and all other information. Thanks a lot, Gene NZ! I am so happy that I have all of these tutorials right on my computer now in HTML form. Thank you so much for giving us that zip file to download.

Have a great one, and I hope your site gets straightened out soon.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:23 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: question please, Re: [nvda] accessing jean's sight.

 

I see that the file is only 1.1mb, which is much smaller than I anticipated.  But it still might be worth considering data restrictions unless you are using the paid account in which case, I suspect they won't matter.  But I'm not sure.

 

At any rate, you may have already thought about these things and you may have determined that there is no cause for concern.  I'll be looking forward to your reply.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 10:50 PM

Subject: Re: question please, Re: [nvda] accessing jean's sight.

 

Hi guys

 

it is gene from New Zealand who has the Accessibility Central.net website that is been diverted at the moment. it is not my website so please do not go to it just in case.

 

until it is sorted out or hosted elsewhere i have zipped the website up in a program called 7 zip file manager which was used to do it.

 

you might need a program like that to access the contents of it.

you might have to make a folder first then put all the files into it.

then it is a matter of going to the index file and pressing the enter key on it. to get to the information.


the zip file has been scanned with anti virus and malware programs and it says it is clean.

If you want to download the zip file it is going to be put into a drop box account which i will share on this list if you want it until this is sorted out.

the drop box link is https://www.dropbox.com/s/ujcz7ui1i7qxp58/Accessibility%20Central%20Website.zip?dl=0
the copy or back up is from the 19 th of July if it is all there and it looks like it.
not the thing i would usually do but just in case the info is lost for any reason i would hate it not been shared as it was doing for the community.

Gene nz

On 7/23/2017 1:54 PM, Laurie Mehta via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi,
 
Could someone please post how to remove a bookmark in firefox?
I want to remove my bookmark for now to avoid clicking on the tutorial page until it is safe again.
Thanks.
 
It is totally rotten that anyone would hijack such a thoughtfully arranged resource for us.
 
Gene, I'm sorry that this has happened.
-Laurie
 
 
 

 

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Speak Typed Characters in Google Docs

kelby carlson
 

So, I don't want to hear the characters that I type in a Google Doc.
i've checked my NVDA keyboard settings and speak typed characters is
definitely set to off, but I'm still hearing it. I've poked around in
Google settings but can't find any solutions to the problem. Can
someone help?


Re: POS SYSTEM

Lim Yew Yi <yewyi.lim@...>
 

Thank you.

I got the try. Most Pos System I try have using java script.
 
but this info help me.


Re: Thunderbird Add On To Allow First Letter Navigation For Folders

Don H
 

This add on not only allows first letter navagation of the folders but also the first letter of Email addresses if you have more than one Email listed. Also if you reach the end of the folder list it wraps back to the top.


Re: Thunderbird Add On To Allow First Letter Navigation For Folders

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Don,


I have looked for some others that would be specifically for Thunderbird. I have used the Thunderbird add on manager to do so and I haven't found any that seem to do much to enhance screen reader usage.


I am wondering if anyone knows if there is any way to get Thunderbird to group messages by conversation as other mail programs such as Outlook Express and Windows Mail did in the past. By this I mean that Thunderbird does not group all messages with the same subject line and the reply (re:) prefix in the subject line into one group. For some reason, this type of feature is lacking. I almost never get all 20 or more messages in a conversation thread grouped properly in Thunderbird. I usually get 6 or 7 in one group, 3 or 4 in another group and the rest in still another group.


I wonder if anyone else has noticed this and found a solution--be it add on or otherwise.

On 8/2/2017 5:37 PM, Don H wrote:
OK this add on has some potential. Are there any other Thunderbird add on's that anyone suggests that would be good for us screen reader users.



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Re: Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

David Moore
 

Hi all!

I do Google Searches for e-books a lot, and I have downloaded free books of all genres!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Melissa Jean
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

 

Oh, I forgot about smashwords! A lot of authors I read offer free

stuff, amazon makes them start off offering at $.99 till they do some

price matching crap first. They let you get a lot of different formats

to read.

What I like about them is that you can follow authors and get alerts

when they have a new book ( they are a lot faster at it than amazon if

you follow the same author there and bookbub.com.)

The only thing is the adult filter they have going on for searches. I

forget how, but you have to have an account and mess wit hthe settings

so that you can turn that off.

 

On 8/2/17, Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...> wrote:

> Are you kidding? There's hundreds of places to get ebooks. Here's just a

> few I use.

> http://www.baenebooks.com

> they publish their own material, as well as provide ebooks for other

> publishers such as event horizons, Blind side, Fordstreet, Wordfire,

> Yarddog, ufo publishing, pinbeam, fairwood, jabberwocky, and others.

> (they have a program that you can join for free if you are print

> impaired to gain access to all of the books they publish, including the

> ones from other publishers.  It may not be on the main page, so you may

> have to hunt for it, but I've been a member for many years now, so

> haven't needed the link for quite some time.  If anyone has trouble

> finding it, let me know, and I can direct the proper people to you or

> vice versa).

> http://www.closed-circle.net

> A couple authors got together, and put their books up there for sale, C.

> J. Cherry, and lynn Abbey are the two I'm aware of, though there may be

> others.

> http://www.gutenberg.org/

> mostly public domain books in the us, though there are a few commercial

> modern books there as well.

> http://www.smashwords.com/

> Lots of independent authors put their books up here for download.  You

> can find all kinds of good stuff here, though you'll need to search,

> since there's not a whole lot of organization there, unless you like the

> categories they already have (I don't), so finding books is not as

> straightforward as it might otherwise be, but there are a good number of

> free stories on there too, so it's always worth a look.

> http://weightlessbooks.com/

> I primarily use them for a couple magazine subscriptions, but they have

> other things there too.

> http://www.books-by-wings-epress.com/

> Has several genres, including science fiction, mystery, and younger

> readers.  I generally only hit this site when a new book comes out by H.

> Susan Shaw, since we go to the same church, and her books are very amusing.

> http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/

> Lots of books on technical topics, I've purchased things from them

> (mostly related to mac material), but the books are very well written,

> and are generally pretty full featured.

> http://scifi-az.com/

> Science fiction books written by a single author, but I've bought

> everything on the site, and didn't regret any of it. :)

> http://www.nostarch.com/

> publisher that has (mostly) computer related subjects, but again, very

> well covered, and generally very simple to understand.  I've purchased

> from them in the past, and had no complaints with their material.

> There's plenty of other sites, besides the huge commercial ones like

> amazon, apple, barnes and noble, and so on.  All you need to do is look

> for them.  These are just the ones I could come up off the top of my

> head, or by taking a quick glance into my ebooks directory on my hd.  I

> have other sites I've purchased from too, but some of theose are gone

> now, or are specifically for specific magazine subscriptions, not

> general ebook sites, so I didn't include any of those.

> If you want audio books,

> https://librivox.org/

> is one place to find public domain audio books, and of course,

> audible.com, amazon, and again, if you perform a google search, hundreds

> of such sites pop up, so there's no reason to complain about lack of

> ebook sites to obtain material for reading, no matter what your

> preferences are.

> On 8/2/2017 3:15 PM, Fantasy Sports wrote:

>> Thanks everyone for the help.  I will have to get some Kindle books

>> and try out what you suggest.

>> 

>> Just curious, what other options are there for Ebooks besides Kindle

>> and Amazon?   You guys

>> mentioned other formats and vendors of ebooks, but I am not aware of

>> any that are mainstream.

>> 

>> Thank you.

>> 

>> 

>> 

>>     -----Original Message-----

>>     From: David Goldfield

>>     Sent: Aug 1, 2017 11:45 AM

>>     To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

>>     Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

>> 

>>     The latest version of the Kindle for PC app will work rather

>>     nicely with NVDA and, as of now, no accessibility plug-in is needed.

>> 

>>     https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp

>> 

>>     David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist Feel free to

>>     visit my Web site WWW.DavidGoldfield.Info

>>     On 8/1/2017 2:33 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:

>>>     I'd imagine you need the accessible version of the Kindle

>>>     Application to read those unless somebody has hacked the format

>>>     which is probably illegal.

>>>     Brian

>>> 

>>>     bglists@...

>>>     Sent via blueyonder.

>>>     Please address personal email to:-

>>>     briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'

>>>     in the display name field.

>>>     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Fantasy Sports"

>>>     <fantasylife@...>

>>>     To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

>>>     Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 8:49 PM

>>>     Subject: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

>>> 

>>> 

>>>>     Dear Group,

>>>> 

>>>>     There are many books on Amazon.com that are in Kindle form.

>>>> 

>>>>     The description says they are only compatible with JAWS.

>>>> 

>>>>     I'm wondering if reading these books is possible with NVDA?

>>>> 

>>>>     Are these Kindle books the same thing as Ebooks, and are they

>>>>     just something you can cut and paste into Notepad or Word?

>>>> 

>>>>     Thanks for the help.

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>>> 

>> 

>> 

 

 

 


Re: Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

 

Oh, I forgot about smashwords! A lot of authors I read offer free
stuff, amazon makes them start off offering at $.99 till they do some
price matching crap first. They let you get a lot of different formats
to read.
What I like about them is that you can follow authors and get alerts
when they have a new book ( they are a lot faster at it than amazon if
you follow the same author there and bookbub.com.)
The only thing is the adult filter they have going on for searches. I
forget how, but you have to have an account and mess wit hthe settings
so that you can turn that off.

On 8/2/17, Travis Siegel <tsiegel@softcon.com> wrote:
Are you kidding? There's hundreds of places to get ebooks. Here's just a
few I use.

http://www.baenebooks.com

they publish their own material, as well as provide ebooks for other
publishers such as event horizons, Blind side, Fordstreet, Wordfire,
Yarddog, ufo publishing, pinbeam, fairwood, jabberwocky, and others.

(they have a program that you can join for free if you are print
impaired to gain access to all of the books they publish, including the
ones from other publishers. It may not be on the main page, so you may
have to hunt for it, but I've been a member for many years now, so
haven't needed the link for quite some time. If anyone has trouble
finding it, let me know, and I can direct the proper people to you or
vice versa).


http://www.closed-circle.net

A couple authors got together, and put their books up there for sale, C.
J. Cherry, and lynn Abbey are the two I'm aware of, though there may be
others.


http://www.gutenberg.org/

mostly public domain books in the us, though there are a few commercial
modern books there as well.


http://www.smashwords.com/

Lots of independent authors put their books up here for download. You
can find all kinds of good stuff here, though you'll need to search,
since there's not a whole lot of organization there, unless you like the
categories they already have (I don't), so finding books is not as
straightforward as it might otherwise be, but there are a good number of
free stories on there too, so it's always worth a look.


http://weightlessbooks.com/

I primarily use them for a couple magazine subscriptions, but they have
other things there too.


http://www.books-by-wings-epress.com/

Has several genres, including science fiction, mystery, and younger
readers. I generally only hit this site when a new book comes out by H.
Susan Shaw, since we go to the same church, and her books are very amusing.


http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/
Lots of books on technical topics, I've purchased things from them
(mostly related to mac material), but the books are very well written,
and are generally pretty full featured.

http://scifi-az.com/
Science fiction books written by a single author, but I've bought
everything on the site, and didn't regret any of it. :)

http://www.nostarch.com/
publisher that has (mostly) computer related subjects, but again, very
well covered, and generally very simple to understand. I've purchased
from them in the past, and had no complaints with their material.

There's plenty of other sites, besides the huge commercial ones like
amazon, apple, barnes and noble, and so on. All you need to do is look
for them. These are just the ones I could come up off the top of my
head, or by taking a quick glance into my ebooks directory on my hd. I
have other sites I've purchased from too, but some of theose are gone
now, or are specifically for specific magazine subscriptions, not
general ebook sites, so I didn't include any of those.
If you want audio books,
https://librivox.org/
is one place to find public domain audio books, and of course,
audible.com, amazon, and again, if you perform a google search, hundreds
of such sites pop up, so there's no reason to complain about lack of
ebook sites to obtain material for reading, no matter what your
preferences are.

On 8/2/2017 3:15 PM, Fantasy Sports wrote:
Thanks everyone for the help. I will have to get some Kindle books
and try out what you suggest.

Just curious, what other options are there for Ebooks besides Kindle
and Amazon? You guys
mentioned other formats and vendors of ebooks, but I am not aware of
any that are mainstream.

Thank you.



-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Aug 1, 2017 11:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

The latest version of the Kindle for PC app will work rather
nicely with NVDA and, as of now, no accessibility plug-in is needed.

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist Feel free to
visit my Web site WWW.DavidGoldfield.Info
On 8/1/2017 2:33 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I'd imagine you need the accessible version of the Kindle
Application to read those unless somebody has hacked the format
which is probably illegal.
Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Fantasy Sports"
<fantasylife@earthlink.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 8:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle


Dear Group,

There are many books on Amazon.com that are in Kindle form.

The description says they are only compatible with JAWS.

I'm wondering if reading these books is possible with NVDA?

Are these Kindle books the same thing as Ebooks, and are they
just something you can cut and paste into Notepad or Word?

Thanks for the help.








Re: POS SYSTEM

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

Yes, it's true you can screw up anything ifyou try hard enough, but under normal circumstances, I have yet to find any php program I couldn't access at least moderately. Sure, if you throw in a bunch of javascript, you can make a real mess of any web interface, and make it unusable, but php alone would take some work to make completely inaccessible, and even if it was, php is one of the simplest programming languages in existence, so fixing said botch job would be a trivial matter.

On 8/2/2017 3:55 AM, Antony Stone wrote:
What's the basis for saying "it's written in PHP which means it's about as
accessible as you can get"?

Surely it's possible to write inaccessible programs in any language, so until
you see how well something works, the language it's written in is no guide to
how accessible it is?


Antony.

On Wednesday 02 August 2017 at 03:41:06, Travis Siegel wrote:

Just doing a quick google search for opensource pos systems, the very
first link that turned up was this one:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/opensourcepos

It's written in php, which means it's about as accessible as you can
get, and if it doesn't work for you, then you are more than welcome to
change it so that it does. Doesn't get any better than that.
It uses mysql for it's backend, but there's nothing preventing you from
using another database if you want/need to.

On 8/1/2017 8:45 PM, Lim Yew Yi wrote:
Dear Friend,

I have one question.

Related to Poinst of Sale System (POS System. ).
Is NVDA tried with POS System? If so, can I get a list of POS System
accessible with NVDA.
POS System is used in company or shop.
For blind people in malaysia, we want to introduce the POS System for
those in the massage shop for keep data.


Re: NVDA In-Process

David Moore
 

Hi Quentin!

The NVDA sounds are great!

I am really excited about the OCR feature being right in NVDA itself, and it will take advantage of OCR that is already in Win10. This will really make it possible for people to even keep their job.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA In-Process

 

Hi, Quentin,

 

Wow, that's neat that windows 10 users won't have to have an OCR add-on now! Now if I come across a graphic on a web page, I'll be able to scan it without an add-on. Thanks so much for this update.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 3:16 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA In-Process

 

Hi everyone,

 

A new edition of NVDA's In-Process is up.  It features info on our new NVDA icon, no new sounds and inbuilt OCR for Windows 10.

 

 

Regards

 

Quentin.

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Training and Support Manager

 

Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

 

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Re: Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

Are you kidding? There's hundreds of places to get ebooks.  Here's just a few I use.

http://www.baenebooks.com

they publish their own material, as well as provide ebooks for other publishers such as event horizons, Blind side, Fordstreet, Wordfire, Yarddog, ufo publishing, pinbeam, fairwood, jabberwocky, and others.

(they have a program that you can join for free if you are print impaired to gain access to all of the books they publish, including the ones from other publishers.  It may not be on the main page, so you may have to hunt for it, but I've been a member for many years now, so haven't needed the link for quite some time.  If anyone has trouble finding it, let me know, and I can direct the proper people to you or vice versa).


http://www.closed-circle.net

A couple authors got together, and put their books up there for sale, C. J. Cherry, and lynn Abbey are the two I'm aware of, though there may be others.


http://www.gutenberg.org/

mostly public domain books in the us, though there are a few commercial modern books there as well.


http://www.smashwords.com/

Lots of independent authors put their books up here for download.  You can find all kinds of good stuff here, though you'll need to search, since there's not a whole lot of organization there, unless you like the categories they already have (I don't), so finding books is not as straightforward as it might otherwise be, but there are a good number of free stories on there too, so it's always worth a look.


http://weightlessbooks.com/

I primarily use them for a couple magazine subscriptions, but they have other things there too.


http://www.books-by-wings-epress.com/

Has several genres, including science fiction, mystery, and younger readers.  I generally only hit this site when a new book comes out by H. Susan Shaw, since we go to the same church, and her books are very amusing.


http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/
Lots of books on technical topics, I've purchased things from them (mostly related to mac material), but the books are very well written, and are generally pretty full featured.

http://scifi-az.com/
Science fiction books written by a single author, but I've bought everything on the site, and didn't regret any of it. :)

http://www.nostarch.com/
publisher that has (mostly) computer related subjects, but again, very well covered, and generally very simple to understand.  I've purchased from them in the past, and had no complaints with their material.

There's plenty of other sites, besides the huge commercial ones like amazon, apple, barnes and noble, and so on.  All you need to do is look for them.  These are just the ones I could come up off the top of my head, or by taking a quick glance into my ebooks directory on my hd.  I have other sites I've purchased from too, but some of theose are gone now, or are specifically for specific magazine subscriptions, not general ebook sites, so I didn't include any of those.
If you want audio books,
https://librivox.org/
is one place to find public domain audio books, and of course, audible.com, amazon, and again, if you perform a google search, hundreds of such sites pop up, so there's no reason to complain about lack of ebook sites to obtain material for reading, no matter what your preferences are.

On 8/2/2017 3:15 PM, Fantasy Sports wrote:
Thanks everyone for the help.  I will have to get some Kindle books and try out what you suggest.

Just curious, what other options are there for Ebooks besides Kindle and Amazon?   You guys
mentioned other formats and vendors of ebooks, but I am not aware of any that are mainstream.

Thank you.



-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Aug 1, 2017 11:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

The latest version of the Kindle for PC app will work rather nicely with NVDA and, as of now, no accessibility plug-in is needed.

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist Feel free to visit my Web site WWW.DavidGoldfield.Info
On 8/1/2017 2:33 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I'd imagine you need the accessible version of the Kindle Application to read those unless somebody has hacked the format which is probably illegal.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Fantasy Sports" <fantasylife@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 8:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle


Dear Group,

There are many books on Amazon.com that are in Kindle form.

The description says they are only compatible with JAWS.

I'm wondering if reading these books is possible with NVDA?

Are these Kindle books the same thing as Ebooks, and are they
just something you can cut and paste into Notepad or Word?

Thanks for the help.











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Re: Thunderbird Add On To Allow First Letter Navigation For Folders

Kevin Cussick
 

hi, did this and nothing thanks.

On 02/08/2017 22:57, Gene New Zealand wrote:
Hi
After it has been installed make sure you close all tabs ang go back to the tree view.
Also after it has been installed and the tabs closed with ctrl + w you must restart thunder bird.
It is working nicely here but have not tried it with my other 3 accounts but i guess it will work nicely.
Gene nz
On 8/3/2017 9:37 AM, Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io wrote:
Ok, must be stupid but here goes I press f6 to get into the tree view of all my accounts folders and so on. I type nvda and nothing happens sorry what am I doing wrong? I use the in box for all mails if this helps.

On 02/08/2017 15:43, Tony Ballou wrote:
Hi don,

I hear ya man. Perhaps they will add additional functionality to it in
a future release as the developers receive feedback. BTW, were you able
to get the links to read on web pages the right way?


Tony




On 8/2/2017 10:33 AM, Don H wrote:
only problem I see with this addon is that if you have more than one
email address in the folder list it doesn't let you know which Email
address you are in. for example I have a send folder and a stuff
folder in one set of folders for one Email addddress. If you
accidently hit s three times you are now in the send folder on the
second Email address but there is no indication that you moved from
one Email address to another.


On 8/2/2017 9:23 AM, Gerardo Corripio wrote:
Working great! Have installed the AddOn here on my Thunderbird latest.


El 02/08/2017 a las 09:22 a.m., Tony Ballou escribió:
Hi Ron,


Sounds good! Will check it out. Outlook express, what a classic!


Tony


On 8/2/2017 1:29 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,


I got this referenced from another list.

There is an add on that allows folder navigation by typing the first
letter and it is called 'quick key folder navigation.' The
description says you have to type the first 3 letters, but if you only
have one folder that begins with the letter key you press, then you
will move right to the folder with just the first key press. I have
installed this and it works great. This restores one of the favorite
features for screen reader users that existed in the venerable and now
largely defunct Outlook Express.


Using Thunderbird, it is easy to install this add on. Just click
tools/add on manager/search for add on. Type in quick folder key
navigation, press enter, then tab to the list of results, highlight
the add on, right click and choose install. Then follow the prompts.
There is no need to browse the Mozilla website for the add on.








--
Image NVDA certified expert
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which locations (or location) is near to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


Re: Thunderbird Add On To Allow First Letter Navigation For Folders

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


After it has been installed make sure you close all tabs ang go back to the tree view.


Also after it has been installed and the tabs closed with ctrl + w you must restart thunder bird.


It is working nicely here but have not tried it with my other 3 accounts but i guess it will work nicely.


Gene nz



On 8/3/2017 9:37 AM, Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io wrote:
Ok,   must be stupid but here goes I press f6 to get into the tree view of all my accounts folders and so on.   I type nvda and nothing happens sorry what am I doing wrong?   I use the in box for all mails if this helps.

On 02/08/2017 15:43, Tony Ballou wrote:
Hi don,

I hear ya man.  Perhaps they will add additional functionality to it in
a future release as the developers receive feedback.  BTW, were you able
to get the links to read on web pages the right way?


Tony




On 8/2/2017 10:33 AM, Don H wrote:
only problem I see with this addon is that if you have more than one
email address in the folder list it doesn't let you know which Email
address you are in.  for example I have a send folder and a stuff
folder in one set of folders for one Email addddress.   If you
accidently hit s three times you are now in the send folder on the
second Email address but there is no indication that you moved from
one Email address to another.


On 8/2/2017 9:23 AM, Gerardo Corripio wrote:
Working great! Have installed the AddOn here on my Thunderbird latest.


El 02/08/2017 a las 09:22 a.m., Tony Ballou escribió:
Hi Ron,


Sounds good!  Will check it out. Outlook express,  what a classic!


Tony


On 8/2/2017 1:29 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,


I got this referenced from another list.

There is an  add on that allows folder navigation by typing the first
letter and it is called 'quick key folder navigation.'  The
description says you have to type the first 3 letters, but if you only
have one folder that begins with the letter key you press, then you
will move right to the folder with just the first key press. I have
installed this and it works great.  This restores one of the favorite
features for screen reader users that existed in the venerable and now
largely defunct Outlook Express.


Using Thunderbird, it is easy to install this add on.  Just click
tools/add on manager/search for add on.  Type in quick folder key
navigation, press enter, then tab to the list of results, highlight
the add on, right click and choose install.  Then follow the prompts.
There is no need to browse the Mozilla website for the add on.



















--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which locations (or location) is near to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


Re: Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

 

I buy the majority of my books via amazon, but I've started branching
out to use google play to buy books. Their interface isn't that
difficult to figure out and I can get eBook format already so I can
read them in voice dream reader (the app I use on my iPhone to read
all books.)
I've not tried barnes and noble, I don't buy iBooks anymore since
their method of controlling your library sucks to me, and I've not
tried any other vendors. There is kobo too, but I have no idea how
books with them work either.
I know that there are a lot of book vendors, I read a few book blogs,
but I always just assumed they were for mostly physical books so
didn't look into them.

On 8/2/17, Fantasy Sports <fantasylife@earthlink.net> wrote:
Thanks everyone for the help. I will have to get some Kindle books and try
out what you suggest.

Just curious, what other options are there for Ebooks besides Kindle and
Amazon? You guys
mentioned other formats and vendors of ebooks, but I am not aware of any
that are mainstream.

Thank you.



-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Aug 1, 2017 11:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle

The latest version of the Kindle for PC app will work rather nicely with
NVDA and, as of now, no accessibility plug-in is needed.

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist Feel free to visit my Web
site WWW.DavidGoldfield.Info
On 8/1/2017 2:33 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:

I'd imagine you need the accessible version of the Kindle Application to
read those unless somebody has hacked the format which is probably
illegal.
Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Fantasy Sports"
<fantasylife@earthlink.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 8:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Using NVDA for Ebooks and Kindle


Dear Group,

There are many books on Amazon.com that are in Kindle form.

The description says they are only compatible with JAWS.

I'm wondering if reading these books is possible with NVDA?

Are these Kindle books the same thing as Ebooks, and are they
just something you can cut and paste into Notepad or Word?

Thanks for the help.






Re: Thunderbird Add On To Allow First Letter Navigation For Folders

Kevin Cussick
 

Ok, must be stupid but here goes I press f6 to get into the tree view of all my accounts folders and so on. I type nvda and nothing happens sorry what am I doing wrong? I use the in box for all mails if this helps.

On 02/08/2017 15:43, Tony Ballou wrote:
Hi don,
I hear ya man. Perhaps they will add additional functionality to it in
a future release as the developers receive feedback. BTW, were you able
to get the links to read on web pages the right way?
Tony
On 8/2/2017 10:33 AM, Don H wrote:
only problem I see with this addon is that if you have more than one
email address in the folder list it doesn't let you know which Email
address you are in. for example I have a send folder and a stuff
folder in one set of folders for one Email addddress. If you
accidently hit s three times you are now in the send folder on the
second Email address but there is no indication that you moved from
one Email address to another.


On 8/2/2017 9:23 AM, Gerardo Corripio wrote:
Working great! Have installed the AddOn here on my Thunderbird latest.


El 02/08/2017 a las 09:22 a.m., Tony Ballou escribió:
Hi Ron,


Sounds good! Will check it out. Outlook express, what a classic!


Tony


On 8/2/2017 1:29 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,


I got this referenced from another list.

There is an add on that allows folder navigation by typing the first
letter and it is called 'quick key folder navigation.' The
description says you have to type the first 3 letters, but if you only
have one folder that begins with the letter key you press, then you
will move right to the folder with just the first key press. I have
installed this and it works great. This restores one of the favorite
features for screen reader users that existed in the venerable and now
largely defunct Outlook Express.


Using Thunderbird, it is easy to install this add on. Just click
tools/add on manager/search for add on. Type in quick folder key
navigation, press enter, then tab to the list of results, highlight
the add on, right click and choose install. Then follow the prompts.
There is no need to browse the Mozilla website for the add on.






Re: Thunderbird Add On To Allow First Letter Navigation For Folders

Don H
 

OK this add on has some potential. Are there any other Thunderbird add on's that anyone suggests that would be good for us screen reader users.


Re: Thunderbird Add On To Allow First Letter Navigation For Folders

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi Ron

I was not aware of this add on i will give it a whirl later on today and install it.

I will also put what the addon is called up on my thunder bird page and where to get it as you stated in the email so other people are aware of it.

Gene nz

On 8/2/2017 5:29 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,


I got this referenced from another list.

There is an  add on that allows folder navigation by typing the first letter and it is called 'quick key folder navigation.'  The description says you have to type the first 3 letters, but if you only have one folder that begins with the letter key you press, then you will move right to the folder with just the first key press. I have installed this and it works great.  This restores one of the favorite features for screen reader users that existed in the venerable and now largely defunct Outlook Express.


Using Thunderbird, it is easy to install this add on.  Just click tools/add on manager/search for add on.  Type in quick folder key navigation, press enter, then tab to the list of results, highlight the add on, right click and choose install.  Then follow the prompts.  There is no need to browse the Mozilla website for the add on.



--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which locations (or location) is near to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa). To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.