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Re: How to set up Braille for focus display?

Nicolai Svendsen
 

Hi,

I've personally never had to do that. When I got mine, I just plugged it in and picked the appropriate option from NVDAs braille settings without installing anything. This was like a year ago.

Nicolai

On May 29, 2018, at 10:03 AM, Mallard <mallard@kimabe.eu> wrote:

Hello,


I think you still need a driver.


See if this one works:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/vwu4v41b2guydn2/FocusBlueDriver1.0.2030.exe?dl=0


hth, ciao,

Ollie





Il 29/05/2018 02:41, Ann Byrne ha scritto:
I know it can be done, but I don't remember how. I have a newe (used) computer with NVDa and a Focus 40 Braille display. How do I make NVDA see this display?

thanks,





Re: How to set up Braille for focus display?

John J. Boyer
 

You need the driver from Freedom Scientific. That is the one that will work. Look at the instructions in the NVDA
User's Guide under Braille displays and Freedom Scientific. There is a link for downloading the driver. unfortunately, I
don't have the link at hand right now. I am using Focus displays.

John

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 10:03:36AM +0200, Mallard wrote:
Hello,


I think you still need a driver.


See if this one works:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/vwu4v41b2guydn2/FocusBlueDriver1.0.2030.exe?dl=0


hth, ciao,

Ollie





Il 29/05/2018 02:41, Ann Byrne ha scritto:
I know it can be done, but I don't remember how.  I have a newe (used)
computer with NVDa and a Focus 40 Braille display.  How do I make NVDA see
this display?

thanks,





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Re: How to set up Braille for focus display?

Mallard
 

Hello,


I think you still need a driver.


See if this one works:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/vwu4v41b2guydn2/FocusBlueDriver1.0.2030.exe?dl=0


hth, ciao,

Ollie

Il 29/05/2018 02:41, Ann Byrne ha scritto:
I know it can be done, but I don't remember how.  I have a newe (used) computer with NVDa and a Focus 40 Braille display.  How do I make NVDA see this display?

thanks,



Re: A new member with some questions

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Matthew,

Excel has a track changes feature which essentially works the same as the same feature in Word.  That is, once Track changes is turned on, any changes you make (deleting or adding text etc) is highlighted so your colleagues can see what has changed.

Where it is depends on the version of Excel you are using.  If you are using the latest Office 365, the feature has been depreciated in favour of Co-authoring.  If you are using an earlier version of Excel, the feature was in the "Review" ribbon (press alt+r to get to that ribbon)

I must admit, I haven't used co-authoring, so can't comment too much on that, you can find some information from Microsoft here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_other-mso_2016/track-changes-removed-from-review-tab/7da17fa0-ff14-45ab-bfa4-cf880ce9230b

You can still use Track Changes if you like, but you'll need to add it back to the ribbon.  See: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_excel-mso_other-mso_2016/track-changes-removed-from-review-tab/7da17fa0-ff14-45ab-bfa4-cf880ce9230b for details on how to do that.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 7:05 AM, Matthew Elliff <gowrone@...> wrote:
Hi. Ive been using NVDA for several years. I have some questions about
using NVDA with Excell for my work. I need to somehow highlight a cell
so that it will show my sighted coworkers that a change has been made.
Is this done in the ribbon somewhere, or is their a key combination to
do this faster? Also, how can I have NVDA tell me what changes have
occured for formatting, colors ect? Also, how can I have focus from
NVDA follow what's on the screen? I haven't needed to know this
information until now. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.






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A new member with some questions

Matthew Elliff
 

Hi. Ive been using NVDA for several years. I have some questions about
using NVDA with Excell for my work. I need to somehow highlight a cell
so that it will show my sighted coworkers that a change has been made.
Is this done in the ribbon somewhere, or is their a key combination to
do this faster? Also, how can I have NVDA tell me what changes have
occured for formatting, colors ect? Also, how can I have focus from
NVDA follow what's on the screen? I haven't needed to know this
information until now. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.


How to set up Braille for focus display?

Ann Byrne
 

I know it can be done, but I don't remember how. I have a newe (used) computer with NVDa and a Focus 40 Braille display. How do I make NVDA see this display?

thanks,


Re: accessible DVD burning software with NVDA

Dan Beaver
 

Obviously I am not explaining what I am trying to do very well. 


I want to burn an MP4 file to a DVD so that the DVD is a video DVD not a data disk.  I do not just want to vurn files to the disk.  I want a DVD that will play as a movie.


I think I am going to just pay for the gold pack and upgrade my copy of FreemakeVC.  It seems like the easiest thing to do at this point.


Thanks.


Dan Beaver


On 5/28/2018 2:29 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Well, whether MP4 can be played in a typical DVD player depends on whether the DVD player supports playing MP4 format, most modern ones do.

Just went through the steps to create a DVD of MP4 files in Anyburn 4.1, 64-bit, and here they are:

1. Open Anyburn. 
 
2. Navigate to Burn or append files/folders to a disc button and activate.
 
3. In dialog that opens, navigate to Add button then use the standard Windows dialog to navigate to the folder you wish to select the file (or files, if multi-selecting) from, then select it/them.  Lather, rinse, repeat as many times as necessary to get to all the folders and files you wish to have burned to the DVD.
 
4. Activate "Next" button after you've collected all of the MP4 files (or any other files your player is capable of playing) you wish to have on the DVD.
 
5. Activate the "Burn Now" button.  You must, of course, have a blank burnable DVD in your drive before hitting this button.
 
6. Unless you've unchecked the default setting, disc after burning," you will hear the disk eject when it is complete (or if the burn fails in some way, I believe)
 

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Re: accessible DVD burning software with NVDA

 

Kostadin,

           It is unclear to me exactly what's being asked for.  There are very few home DVD burning applications that will do file conversion from one format to native DVD format when burning.  They will do DVD to DVD copying for non-protected DVD format material, but using the approach of disc cloning.

           Most recent DVD players can handle the most common multimedia file formats as well as CD audio format and a number of other audio file formats as well.

          I was just trying to point out that MP4 format is not rejected by AnyBurn when what you're trying to do is to burn it to DVD in its native format.

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Re: making nvda not say spelling error?

Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi have a look under document formatting and uncheck the box that say
spelling errors.


Also check under voice settings and you might have to uncheck use
spelling functionality if supported.


hope this helps.


Gene nz

On 5/29/2018 9:06 AM, The Wolf wrote:
Hello I don't know if chrome is the issue or iv it is nvda but can any
one tell me how to have it not telling spelling spelling etc

it is really driving me nuts.

thanks

Hank


Re: making nvda not say spelling error?

Jackie
 

It's in preferences > document formatting. There's also a setting in
Chrome's settings menu that lets you use a web service to check for
spelling errors, which you should likely also disable.

On 5/28/18, The Wolf <hank.smith966@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello I don't know if chrome is the issue or iv it is nvda but can any
one tell me how to have it not telling spelling spelling etc

it is really driving me nuts.

thanks

Hank


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NVDA and Adobe Audition

Adriani Botez
 

Dear all,

are there any updates on Adobe Audition and NVDA? Is NVDA working well with
this program?

Best
Adriani


making nvda not say spelling error?

 

Hello I don't know if chrome is the issue or iv it is nvda but can any one tell me how to have it not telling spelling spelling etc

it is really driving me nuts.

thanks

Hank


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Re: accessible DVD burning software with NVDA

Joe Paton
 

Hi,
 
Can't an image be created, then burned to new disk?


Re: accessible DVD burning software with NVDA

 

Hello all,

Brian, I think the other user wants something a little bit different. He wants to create a DVD disk in the DVD-Video format. The DVD-Video format uses MPEG-2 video and therefore the video files have to be converted first. It is a different question if the CD/DVD burning software supports the ability to do the conversion. Yes, creating the disk as a DVD-Video one guaranties that the disk will be playable in a standalone DVD player, but depending on the parameters of source videos (e.g. 720p or 1080p), this may mean a degradation of the quality, since, at least as far as I know, the video in the DVD-Video format is of lower quality in comparison with 720p and 1080p videos, for example.

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Best wishes,
Kostadin Kolev


На 28.5.2018 г. в 21:29, Brian Vogel написа:

Well, whether MP4 can be played in a typical DVD player depends on whether the DVD player supports playing MP4 format, most modern ones do.

Just went through the steps to create a DVD of MP4 files in Anyburn 4.1, 64-bit, and here they are:

1. Open Anyburn. 
 
2. Navigate to Burn or append files/folders to a disc button and activate.
 
3. In dialog that opens, navigate to Add button then use the standard Windows dialog to navigate to the folder you wish to select the file (or files, if multi-selecting) from, then select it/them.  Lather, rinse, repeat as many times as necessary to get to all the folders and files you wish to have burned to the DVD.
 
4. Activate "Next" button after you've collected all of the MP4 files (or any other files your player is capable of playing) you wish to have on the DVD.
 
5. Activate the "Burn Now" button.  You must, of course, have a blank burnable DVD in your drive before hitting this button.
 
6. Unless you've unchecked the default setting, disc after burning," you will hear the disk eject when it is complete (or if the burn fails in some way, I believe)
 

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Re: OCR Solution

 

Any OCR engine requires "passable copy" in order to achieve anything near to reasonable accuracy.  Part of that, and a part that many overlook, is that you need a 300 dpi scan (minimum, it can be denser) to have "passable copy."  There are utilities that "up convert" things scanned at less than 300 dpi to 300 dpi in preparation for OCR processing.

For those that are Linux or OSX users as well as Windows 10 users there is an already extant utility for batch processing PDF files in particular via scripting so that you don't have to attend to it.  See the website for OCRmyPDF.  One could probably get Windows executables for most of the stuff there as well, but I'd far rather use the extant scripting, and modify it, from Linux running from USB drive than reinvent the wheel (though one would have to use the sudo commands to install the needed packages each time if running from a USB drive).  For anyone who wants some really, really in depth information about preparing images (and "deconstructing" image PDFs) for OCR processing see:  How to Digitize Texts with Open-Source Command-Line Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software
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Re: accessible DVD burning software with NVDA

 

That last step should have read:

6. Unless you've unchecked the default setting, Eject disc after burning, you will hear the disk eject when it is complete (or if the burn fails in some way, I believe)
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

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Re: accessible DVD burning software with NVDA

 

Well, whether MP4 can be played in a typical DVD player depends on whether the DVD player supports playing MP4 format, most modern ones do.

Just went through the steps to create a DVD of MP4 files in Anyburn 4.1, 64-bit, and here they are:

1. Open Anyburn. 
 
2. Navigate to Burn or append files/folders to a disc button and activate.
 
3. In dialog that opens, navigate to Add button then use the standard Windows dialog to navigate to the folder you wish to select the file (or files, if multi-selecting) from, then select it/them.  Lather, rinse, repeat as many times as necessary to get to all the folders and files you wish to have burned to the DVD.
 
4. Activate "Next" button after you've collected all of the MP4 files (or any other files your player is capable of playing) you wish to have on the DVD.
 
5. Activate the "Burn Now" button.  You must, of course, have a blank burnable DVD in your drive before hitting this button.
 
6. Unless you've unchecked the default setting, disc after burning," you will hear the disk eject when it is complete (or if the burn fails in some way, I believe)
 

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Re: accessible DVD burning software with NVDA

Dan Beaver
 

Yes, I am trying to burn MP4 files to a DVD to make a DVD that can be played in a normal DVD player. 


I installed AnyBurn and when I set it to burn one to the DVD it said that MP4 was not a supported format.  Not sure why the version I have would be different than yours.


Dan Beaver


On 5/28/2018 12:37 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 05:23 pm, Dan Beaver wrote:
I tried Anyburn and it says that an MP4 file is not supported. 
What is it that you're trying to do?  It will certainly burn an MP4 to CD or DVD optical media.  If that's not what you're attempting to do that's a different story.  I really thought you were looking for something that can burn files to optical media.  
 
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Re: Can't get Spotify playlists loaded with BlindSpot

Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually, remember, spotify are braking the api again over the next few years in terms of third party apps? There was discussion on nvda list a few months ago about this.

On May 28, 2018, at 1:10 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

I've not used it lately but now Spotify is a commercial company they may well be playing the same game as Twitter ie we control what you do.
Brian

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How would I know if BlindSpot has updated recently? Using it with NVDA at least, I can't get my Spotify Playlists to load as before.

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Re: Hello

Brandon Cross <bcross3286@...>
 

I'd say for just starting out, learn the commands you need for every day use, then transition to new things as and when you need them, or if you are curious, sooner. Becoming familiar with the review cursor and object nav in NVDA are good skills to have, because they can help you gain some extra usability out of apps that aren't the best accessibility wise, and, even the ones that are, you will find that not everything is in the tab index, and things will be hidden from screen readers that are perfectly visible to sighted users. An example of which is the save dialog in reaper, not the render one, but to save a project, that dialog has a bunch of options you never see unless you use object navigation, and some of them are quite useful, such as copying new media into the project folder, what options to use to convert media, such as format / encoding, etc. Screen review is good for trying to figure out what's going on with an app, say, if its not showing anything at all to the screen reader. You switch to the screen review mode, then use the review keys to see if you can get anything. Sometimes you will, sometimes not.