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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

Ron Canazzi
 

I would recommend Balabolka as well.  It works only for the PC at this point, but I can convert to other formats and read it on the Victor Reader Second Generation as text files and I can even convert to MP3 and listen on the BARD NLS Player or other MP3 players.


And of course, IT'S FREE!

On 3/21/2018 6:00 PM, john s wrote:
Balabolka is free and reads a number of  formats.

At 04:01 PM 3/21/2018, Lanie Molinar, wrote:
Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

john s
 

Balabolka is free and reads a number of formats.

At 04:01 PM 3/21/2018, Lanie Molinar, wrote:
Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Re: Hot keys for Google chrome!!!

Chris
 

Tab and window shortcuts of Google Chrome

Ctrl+N

Opens a new window.

Ctrl+T

Opens a new tab.

Ctrl+Shift+N

Opens a new window in incognito mode.

Press Ctrl+O, then select file.

Opens a file from your computer in Google Chrome.

Press Ctrl and click a link. Or click a link with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the link in a new tab in the background .

Press Ctrl+Shift and click a link. Or press Shift and click a link with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the link in a new tab and switches to the newly opened tab.

Press Shift and click a link.

Opens the link in a new window.

Ctrl+Shift+T

Reopens the last tab you've closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed.

Drag a link to a tab.

Opens the link in the tab.

Drag a link to a blank area on the tab strip.

Opens the link in a new tab.

Drag a tab out of the tab strip.

Opens the tab in a new window.

Drag a tab out of the tab strip and into an existing window.

Opens the tab in the existing window.

Press Esc while dragging a tab.

Returns the tab to its original position.

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8

Switches to the tab at the specified position number on the tab strip.

Ctrl+9

Switches to the last tab.

Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown

Switches to the next tab.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp

Switches to the previous tab.

Alt+F4 or Ctrl + Shift + W

Closes the current window.

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4

Closes the current tab or pop-up.

Click a tab with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Closes the tab you clicked.

Right-click, or click and hold either the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar.

Displays your browsing history in the tab.

Press Backspace, or Alt and the left arrow together.

Goes to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab.

Press Shift+Backspace, or Alt and the right arrow together.

Goes to the next page in your browsing history for the tab.

Press Ctrl and click either the Back arrow, Forward arrow, or Go button in the toolbar. Or click either button with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the button destination in a new tab in the background.

Double-click the blank area on the tab strip.

Maximizes or minimizes the window.

Alt+Home

Opens your homepage in your current

Google Chrome feature shortcuts

Alt+F or Alt+E or F10

Opens the Chrome menu Chrome menu, which lets you customize and control settings in Google Chrome.

Ctrl+Shift+B

Toggles the bookmarks bar on and off.

Ctrl+H

Opens the History page.

Ctrl+J

Opens the Downloads page.

Shift+Esc

Opens the Task Manager.

Shift+Alt+T

Sets focus on the first tool in the browser toolbar. You can then use the following shortcuts to move around in the toolbar:

• Press Tab, Shift+Tab, Home, End, right arrow, and left arrow to move focus to different items in the toolbar.

• Press Space or Enter to activate toolbar buttons, including page actions and browser actions.

• Press Shift+F10 to bring up any associated context menu (e.g. browsing history for the Back button).

• Press Esc to return focus from the toolbar back to the page.

F6 or Shift+F6

Switches focus to the next keyboard-accessible pane. Panes include:

• Highlights the URL in the address bar

• Bookmarks bar (if visible)

• The main web content (including any infobars)

• Downloads bar (if visible)

Ctrl+Shift+J

Opens Developer Tools.

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Opens the Clear Browsing Data dialog.

F1

Opens the Help Center in a new tab (our favorite).

Ctrl+Shift+M

Switch between multiple users.

Address bar shortcuts

Use the following shortcuts in the address bar:

Type a search term, then press Enter.

Performs a search using your default search engine.

Type a search engine keyword, press Space, type a search term, and press Enter.

Performs a search using the search engine associated with the keyword.

Begin typing a search engine URL, press Tab when prompted, type a search term, and press Enter.

Performs a search using the search engine associated with the URL.

Ctrl+Enter

Adds www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL.

Type a URL, then press Alt+Enter.

Opens the URL in a new tab.

Ctrl+L or Alt+D

Highlights the URL.

Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E

Places a '?' in the address bar. Type a search term after the question mark to perform a search using your default search engine.

Press Ctrl and the left arrow together.

Moves your cursor to the preceding key term in the address bar

Press Ctrl and the right arrow together.

Moves your cursor to the next key term in the address bar

Ctrl+Backspace

Deletes the key term that precedes your cursor in the address bar

Select an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your keyboard arrows, then press Shift+Delete.

Deletes the entry from your browsing history, if possible.

Click an entry in the address bar drop-down menu with your middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Opens the entry in a new tab in the background.

Press Page Up or Page Down when the address bar drop-down menu is visible.

Selects the first or last entry in the drop-down menu.

Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl+P

Prints your current page.

Ctrl+S

Saves your current page.

F5 or Ctrl+R

Reloads your current page.

Esc

Stops the loading of your current page.

Ctrl+F

Opens the find bar.

Ctrl+G or F3

Finds the next match for your input in the find bar.

Ctrl+Shift+G, Shift+F3, or Shift+Enter

Finds the previous match for your input in the find bar.

Click the middle mouse button (or mousewheel).

Activates auto-scrolling. As you move your mouse, the page automatically scrolls according to the direction of the mouse.

Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5

Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content.

Press Alt and click a link.

Downloads the target of the link.

Ctrl+U

Opens the source of your current page.

Drag a link to bookmarks bar

Saves the link as a bookmark.

Ctrl+D

Saves your current webpage as a bookmark.

Ctrl+Shift+D

Saves all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder.

F11

Opens your page in full-screen mode. Press F11 again to exit full-screen.

Ctrl and +, or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel up.

Enlarges everything on the page.

Ctrl and -, or press Ctrl and scroll your mousewheel down.

Makes everything on the page smaller.

Ctrl+0

Returns everything on the page to normal size.

Space bar

Scrolls down the web page.

Home

Goes to the top of the page.

End

Goes to the bottom of the page.

Press Shift and scroll your mousewheel.

Scrolls horizontally on the page.

Text shortcuts

Ctrl+C

Copies highlighted content to the clipboard.

Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert

Pastes content from the clipboard.

Ctrl+Shift+V

Paste content from the clipboard without formatting.

Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete

Deletes the highlighted content and copies it to the clipboard.

 


Re: Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

 

Probably, ofcause there will be ways round it, I will for example never use their email program as long as thunderbird continues to be fine with its esr version till its not.

On 21/03/2018 10:29 p.m., Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
There are rumours circulating that Microsoft intends to hard code the choice of browser that there mail app opens when you click on a link in an email. This of course will be Edge.
So is this more nanny mode assuming people are not able to protect themselves, or an attempt to get Edge to be the logical choice for home users.
Can you imagine what might happen if they suddenly decided anyone using a screenreader would have to use Narrator and turned the others off?

Weird if true.
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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

Cristóbal
 

QRead which has been mentioned before. I think I paid something like $30. But well worth it.
Back in the day, I used an add-on in Firefox called ePubReader, but don’t' know if it's still supported.
Remember though, ePub books are basically just zipped HTML files.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible EPUB Reader

Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Hot keys for Google chrome!!!

Arun Gaalla
 

A friend of mine is looking for short cut keys to Google Chrome. He is new to computers….

 

Arun

 

 


Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

Rayn Darren
 

I use EPUB file reader, it works very well , the only issue I've found is you have to alt tab out and then back in when you change chapters, not at all a deal breaker though. I've had it for quite a while and don't remember where I found it, but it's free as far as I can remember.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible EPUB Reader

Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10
and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with
Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't
use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading
books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It
doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR
to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like
how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my
Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more
accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

It's not free (though there is a crippled trial version), but I use Qread. I like it especially for pdfs as it loads them very quickly. It is not expensive -- about $35 US or somewhere in that range. It will also read epub files. Unfortunately I don't know if it works with linked tables of contents, which would be a nice and obvious feature to have. Actually though I'm not positive it won't do this; it's just that I mostly have been using it lately to convert to plain text and dump into my braille display.

There is, I believe, an epub plug-in for Microsoft Word. I remember using it briefly on my XP machine. You could search around for it. There also used to be a plug-in for firefox, which I also used.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lanie Molinar
Sent: March 21, 2018 4:02 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible EPUB Reader

Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Re: Accessible EPUB Reader

Rui Fontes
 

Try Adobe Digital Editions.

Rui


Às 20:01 de 21/03/2018, Lanie Molinar escreveu:

Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.
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Accessible EPUB Reader

 

Hi, everyone. Is there a good free EPUB reader that works on Windows 10 and is accessible with NVDA? I know you can read EPUB files with Microsoft Edge, but I was unsure of how well that works since I don't use Edge very much at all. I have Adobe Digital Editions, and reading books is accessible, but the list of books in my library isn't. It doesn't read any of the information about the book, so I have to use OCR to see which book I'm focused on, which is really annoying. I do like how Adobe Digital Editions syncs all books I add to my library with my Adobe account, but I'm willing to do without that if there's a more accessible alternative. Does anyone know of one? Thanks.


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Outlook 2016, check for available room

Lars Bjørndal <lrs@...>
 

Hello list!

There is an Outlook feature that seems to be unaccessible when using
NVDA. Step by step instructions on how to reproduce goes as follow:

- Choose New appointment

- Fill in date/time/subject

- Press ctrl-tab to go to the scheduling assistant

- Choose Find room

- Type the first letters on the rooms you want to check for availability
and press Enter.

In this dialog box it is possible to press ctrl-down arrow, and press
Space on the rooms you want to check. NVDA reads the first entry
whenever you press ctrl-down, and if you press Space, NVDA doesn't
repport back if the entry is checked or not.

Hope this can be fixed.

Thanks and regards, Lars


Re: Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

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

With respect this info came from Jonathan Mozen on one of his tech shows, and normally he does not bother unless there is a good deal of substance to it.
He too is now in San Diego.
Brian

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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?


This is a very, very early test to see if users like it. This is only a part of the RS5 testing. To put that bit into perspective, you’re on RS3, unless you’re an Insider, and Insiders are on RS4, unless they’re trying RS5. So, that’s in early testing, two versions from current production releases. It may not even happen to come into a public release, unless is a toggle or something. The Internet is just crazy because tech sites love to blame and call names and send out rumors all the time.

On Mar 21, 2018, at 4:29 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

There are rumours circulating that Microsoft intends to hard code the choice of browser that there mail app opens when you click on a link in an email. This of course will be Edge.
So is this more nanny mode assuming people are not able to protect themselves, or an attempt to get Edge to be the logical choice for home users.
Can you imagine what might happen if they suddenly decided anyone using a screenreader would have to use Narrator and turned the others off?

Weird if true.
Brian

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Re: FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

anthony borg
 

Many thanks joseph.

Best regards

Anthony

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: 21 March 2018 15:54
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi,

I’ll post a link to next Monday’s talk once it is done.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of anthony borg
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hello joseph

Can you please tell me from where I can download your recorded talks?

Thanks in advance

Anthony

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: 20 March 2018 05:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi,

Yes, it’ll be recorded and made available shortly after the presentation.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 9:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi, Joseph,

 

Will this presentation be recorded like they were in the past?

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 6:22 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi everyone,

Please pass this onto others interested in this presentation, especially to Windows 10 users. Thanks, and hope to see you on March 26th.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 6:20 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi all,

 

Please pass this onto other forums and folks interested in this:

 

Dear Windows 10 users, screen reader developers, Microsoft staff, third-party app developers, Windows Insiders and others,

 

You’re cordially invited to participate in an audio talk by Joseph Lee on Windows 10, to be held on Accessible World Pat Price Tek Talk room on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5 PM Pacific. In this talk, Joseph will talk about recent changes to Windows 10 ecosystem, demonstrate key features included in Version 1803 (Spring Creators Update), and showcase a mystery feature from a future version of Windows 10, all using screen readers.

 

Topics to be covered include:

 

  • Recent happenings on Windows 10, including introduction of S and Pro for Workstations, Microsoft Store, mixed reality.
  • Key features from Windows 10 Version 1709, including emoji entry, My People, Narrator changes and more.
  • Highlights from Version 1803, including Timeline, Focus Assist, and other changes.
  • A mystery feature from a future version of Windows 10 (you need to be there to listen to/see the demo).
  • Screen reader compatibility notices and future plans.

 

To join, go to accessibleworld.org, then go to Pat Price room. Then download Talking Communities client, and once it is installed, enter the room. Alternatively, the direct link to the Tek Talk room is:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

 

Hope to see you on March 26th.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lee


Re: FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi,

I’ll post a link to next Monday’s talk once it is done.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of anthony borg
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hello joseph

Can you please tell me from where I can download your recorded talks?

Thanks in advance

Anthony

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: 20 March 2018 05:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi,

Yes, it’ll be recorded and made available shortly after the presentation.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 9:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi, Joseph,

 

Will this presentation be recorded like they were in the past?

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 6:22 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi everyone,

Please pass this onto others interested in this presentation, especially to Windows 10 users. Thanks, and hope to see you on March 26th.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 6:20 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi all,

 

Please pass this onto other forums and folks interested in this:

 

Dear Windows 10 users, screen reader developers, Microsoft staff, third-party app developers, Windows Insiders and others,

 

You’re cordially invited to participate in an audio talk by Joseph Lee on Windows 10, to be held on Accessible World Pat Price Tek Talk room on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5 PM Pacific. In this talk, Joseph will talk about recent changes to Windows 10 ecosystem, demonstrate key features included in Version 1803 (Spring Creators Update), and showcase a mystery feature from a future version of Windows 10, all using screen readers.

 

Topics to be covered include:

 

  • Recent happenings on Windows 10, including introduction of S and Pro for Workstations, Microsoft Store, mixed reality.
  • Key features from Windows 10 Version 1709, including emoji entry, My People, Narrator changes and more.
  • Highlights from Version 1803, including Timeline, Focus Assist, and other changes.
  • A mystery feature from a future version of Windows 10 (you need to be there to listen to/see the demo).
  • Screen reader compatibility notices and future plans.

 

To join, go to accessibleworld.org, then go to Pat Price room. Then download Talking Communities client, and once it is installed, enter the room. Alternatively, the direct link to the Tek Talk room is:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

 

Hope to see you on March 26th.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lee


Re: FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

anthony borg
 

Hello joseph

Can you please tell me from where I can download your recorded talks?

Thanks in advance

Anthony

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: 20 March 2018 05:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi,

Yes, it’ll be recorded and made available shortly after the presentation.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 9:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi, Joseph,

 

Will this presentation be recorded like they were in the past?

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 6:22 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi everyone,

Please pass this onto others interested in this presentation, especially to Windows 10 users. Thanks, and hope to see you on March 26th.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 6:20 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Official invitation: Joseph Lee will be talking about Windows 10 Version 1803 and beyond on March 26, 2018 at Accessible World Tek Talk

 

Hi all,

 

Please pass this onto other forums and folks interested in this:

 

Dear Windows 10 users, screen reader developers, Microsoft staff, third-party app developers, Windows Insiders and others,

 

You’re cordially invited to participate in an audio talk by Joseph Lee on Windows 10, to be held on Accessible World Pat Price Tek Talk room on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5 PM Pacific. In this talk, Joseph will talk about recent changes to Windows 10 ecosystem, demonstrate key features included in Version 1803 (Spring Creators Update), and showcase a mystery feature from a future version of Windows 10, all using screen readers.

 

Topics to be covered include:

 

  • Recent happenings on Windows 10, including introduction of S and Pro for Workstations, Microsoft Store, mixed reality.
  • Key features from Windows 10 Version 1709, including emoji entry, My People, Narrator changes and more.
  • Highlights from Version 1803, including Timeline, Focus Assist, and other changes.
  • A mystery feature from a future version of Windows 10 (you need to be there to listen to/see the demo).
  • Screen reader compatibility notices and future plans.

 

To join, go to accessibleworld.org, then go to Pat Price room. Then download Talking Communities client, and once it is installed, enter the room. Alternatively, the direct link to the Tek Talk room is:

http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc9613dc89eb2

 

Hope to see you on March 26th.

Sincerely,

Joseph Lee


Re: Auto Fill, Google Chrome, NVDA 2018.1?

Dejan Ristic
 

I seem to have observed something like that, but I've found that the NVDA cursor places itself just one column after the last character in a log-in editable field. That's why the word blank is announced. When I press the left arrow, I find that it is filled with an appropriate piece of info. When I used the log-in editables in the previous version, they were announced without my having to do the arrowing to check whether the fields were filled in. It was so because the cursor was positioned at the very first character in a log-in editable so that NVDA was able to detect and pronounce it. As to the reference to the auto fill, I continue to type, or whatever. It does not confuse me, nor does it prevent me from doing what I am supposed to do.


On 20/03/2018 17:43, Kenny wrote:

I'm noticing something when the NVDA auto focus event is triggered on web pages with an edit field (Mainly username and password.)


I sometimes here reference to a "Auto fill" window?


What exactly is that for? More importantly, how do I take advantage of it when encountering login forms in Google Chrome?


Odd how in JAWS 2018 the form fields had the information already entered once the page loaded, so I simply had to hit Login. In NVDA, the same form fields seem to be empty. I have to press an arrow key while focus is in the field for it to fill in the details. Sometimes it fills in the wrong information though.


Maybe it has something to do with my not using the Auto Fill feature properly?



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Re: Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

Devin Prater
 

This is a very, very early test to see if users like it. This is only a part of the RS5 testing. To put that bit into perspective, you’re on RS3, unless you’re an Insider, and Insiders are on RS4, unless they’re trying RS5. So, that’s in early testing, two versions from current production releases. It may not even happen to come into a public release, unless is a toggle or something. The Internet is just crazy because tech sites love to blame and call names and send out rumors all the time.

On Mar 21, 2018, at 4:29 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:

There are rumours circulating that Microsoft intends to hard code the choice of browser that there mail app opens when you click on a link in an email. This of course will be Edge.
So is this more nanny mode assuming people are not able to protect themselves, or an attempt to get Edge to be the logical choice for home users.
Can you imagine what might happen if they suddenly decided anyone using a screenreader would have to use Narrator and turned the others off?

Weird if true.
Brian

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Re: Eloquence 3.3

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I don't know where your Eloquence is on the legality front, assuming its not the hacked version which is not supported then a bit more detail is needed by folk here to find out what the problem might be.
Brian

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From: "Jacques Jumonville" <jpjino885@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:00 AM
Subject: [nvda] Eloquence 3.3


I got eloquence 3.3 working with nvda in the past by resetting nvda to
factory defaults and this used to work. However, recently when I tried
to switch to old eloquence I got a message saying could not load the
old eloquence synthesizer. If there is a solution to this problem,
please email a working link to me so I can have a working copy again.



Win 10 mail app and forcing it to use Edge?

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

There are rumours circulating that Microsoft intends to hard code the choice of browser that there mail app opens when you click on a link in an email. This of course will be Edge.
So is this more nanny mode assuming people are not able to protect themselves, or an attempt to get Edge to be the logical choice for home users.
Can you imagine what might happen if they suddenly decided anyone using a screenreader would have to use Narrator and turned the others off?

Weird if true.
Brian

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Re: Choosing a Laptop

 

What scandle, I never heard about that.

On 21/03/2018 12:14 p.m., enes sarıbaş wrote:
the reason that toshiba is not mentioned is that they have withdrawn from the pc market for consumer systems. Toshiba got bankrupted after the accounting scandal


On 3/20/2018 9:27 PM, Tyler Wood wrote:

Surprisingly, nobody has mentioned Toshiba.

Very well built, everything is 100% accessible and there is even the ability to configure bios settings from within windows using the hw utility.


Hp laptops are, unless business class, poorly built and prone to hinge failure a few years down the road in my experience.


If you really want a nice device, check out the surface book. You can get the first generation which still holds up quite well or the 2nd generation - either way you go, you're getting one heck of a computer that will last you and with none of the junk from other manufacturer, just windows.


On 20-Mar-2018 1:15 PM, Ervin, Glenn wrote:

Usually, however  the audio is not as good in my experiences.

Glenn

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Chris Mullins
*Sent:* Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:01 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

I once had a chat with someone on the HP Support desk who said  that business class laptops are designed to be more robust than those for the home market.  My Hp is now over 6 years old, used evry day and still going strong.

Cheers

Chris

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Ronald J Glaser
*Sent:* 20 March 2018 16:41
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

I own two lenovo computers and I am very happy with them they are business class computers but well worth it.

On 3/20/2018 11:22 AM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

    I see what you mean now. Yes, for what she wants to do, it'

    s better for her to have something that will last for a long
    time. I've heard that Lenovo is a very good brand.

    -----Original Message-----

    From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
    [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek

    Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:45 AM

    To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

    Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

    Well, she is taking up software engineering, which means that she
    needs a machine that can handle intensive work loads when she
    writes her programs.  She needs the space to install the
    programming environments that she will be working in, which
    includes IDEs, Debuggers and a lot of storage space because  the
    writeten programs itself takes up a considerable amount of space,
    ram and memory.  Furthermore, Lenovo is one of the longest
    lasting machines out there.  I've had mine for almost

    4 years now and it is still performing to it's high standards.  I
    bought mine for around the same price, might be a bit less, but
    I've had no issues with my lenovo machine even though I use it
    for my programming work, plus music production work almost
    daily.  Sometimes, it is helpful to ourselves to pay for
    something that lasts, pick our pocket once, but never have to
    worry about longevity and reliability for at least a few years.
    Cheers!

    On 3/20/2018 12:33 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

        That sounds like it's very expensive.

        -----Original Message-----

        From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
        [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of

        Don H

        Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:36 PM

        To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

        Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

        I think it is crazy to pay so much for a laptop.

        On 3/17/2018 1:39 PM, Lanie Molinar wrote:

            I just looked at the Lenovo website since several people
            recommended

            them. They have a 10% student discount on some of their
            laptops. I

            think I might have just found a good one for me. Take a
            look at this:

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X3

            8

            0-Yoga/p/20LH000MUS

            I like how it can be a laptop or a tablet and how it has a

            fingerprint reader. My mom said that I could get both a
            laptop and a

            Braille notetaker or display if I could keep the payments
            for each

            one under

            $100 per month. I did some calculations and found out
            that with this

            laptop, if I take 2 years to pay it off, the payments
            would be about

            $84 per month. It sounds like a really nice laptop. What
            do you all think?

            On 3/17/2018 12:44 PM, Andre wrote:

                How about computers for the blind.com? Phone:
                214-340-6328

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

                From: nvda@nvda.groups.io
                <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
                [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of

                Lanie Molinar

                Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 11:01 AM

                To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

                Subject: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop

                Hi, everyone. This is Lanie Molinar. I'm sending this
                to a lot of

                lists at once. Some are tech-related, some are
                related to software

                development, and some are for students. I might have
                to get a new

                laptop soon and have a few questions. First, let me
                give you a

                little background info to help you understand what
                I'm looking for.

                I'm a college student getting a degree in Software
                Engineering, so

                I'll be working with code and developing things. I
                also have several

                disabilities and health issues in addition to my
                blindness, so I

                can't do much physically and spend a lot of my day on
                the computer

                doing schoolwork, taking surveys for extra money,
                gaming, and doing

                lots of other stuff. I'm fairly sure that I want a
                computer with

                Windows 10, not a Mac, although I'm willing to look
                into a Mac if

                that seems better. I would also be happy with
                something running

                Linux. I definitely want something new, not used,
                with plenty of RAM.

                There are so many options that I'm just not sure what
                to look for or

                where to get it. Again, I also need something that
                can handle being

                used all day, gaming, and developing software. My
                family is

                low-income, so I need to get it from somewhere that
                offers good

                payment plans. Can anyone give me some advice on how
                to choose a

                laptop, good places to buy one from, and what I
                should get? For

                those on software

                development- related lists, I'm interested in what
                would be best for

                a developer. I would really appreciate any help. Thanks.

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