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Re: Accessible SDR software

Monte Single
 

What is s d r?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of luke scholey
Sent: October-10-18 3:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible SDR software

Hi all
Does anyone know of any accessible SDR software? I have recently been given an SDR dongle but don’t know what the best piece of software is to work with it.
Any ideas welcome.
Thanks
Luke


Re: NVDA ticking instead of speaking

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


it may as you said have speech mode set to beeps. If so use the nvda key + letter S to toggle it back to talk. The options are off, beep and talk.


I thought it might of been the mouse audio cordinates tried it but does not sound like it and does it on when the mouse is moved.


Gene nz




On 11/10/2018 10:43 AM, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi all,

I have a strange problem with NVDA. About a week ago it stopped speaking and just made a clicking sound ... I'm not even sure if it might be the same sound as when speech mode is set to beeps.

That time I took it into the university library and their technology team took a look at it and I don't know what they did but they sorted it out again. I can't remember if they uninstalled NVDA and re-installed it from a fresh copy, but I don't think they did because all my settings and addons were still installed.

When I say it isn't speaking, it is when using the touch screen but for some reason it has no login option on it. The first library person I spoke to tried to login that way but failed and sent it to some of the other tech specialists. Whatever they did they fixed it and I thought all was well and good.

But Windows has just updated itself again and I'm back to where I was before. When I swipe my finger across the touch screen it says "Desktop: but every key I try to press just does its clicking / beeping thing. If I try to press CTRL + s to cycle through the speech options nothing happens, ditto if I use the INS key as my NVDA key.

So I have two questions:

1) Does anybody have any idea what has happened and is there any way I can fix this by myself or do I need to return to the uni library?

2) How can I stop this happening every time Windows updates? DO I need to stop allowing Windows to update?

I realise some sort of log file would be helpful, but there is no way I can do anything with this tablet at the moment. I'm using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, whatever version of Windows 10 it just updated itself to (it'll be the latest one) and NVDA 2018.3.2.

I am beginning to panic because I've got a poetry reading on 21st October and I use NVDA to read some of the poems to the audience.

Grateful for any suggestions at all :)

Giles


NVDA ticking instead of speaking

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi all,

I have a strange problem with NVDA. About a week ago it stopped speaking and just made a clicking sound ... I'm not even sure if it might be the same sound as when speech mode is set to beeps.

That time I took it into the university library and their technology team took a look at it and I don't know what they did but they sorted it out again. I can't remember if they uninstalled NVDA and re-installed it from a fresh copy, but I don't think they did because all my settings and addons were still installed.

When I say it isn't speaking, it is when using the touch screen but for some reason it has no login option on it. The first library person I spoke to tried to login that way but failed and sent it to some of the other tech specialists. Whatever they did they fixed it and I thought all was well and good.

But Windows has just updated itself again and I'm back to where I was before. When I swipe my finger across the touch screen it says "Desktop: but every key I try to press just does its clicking / beeping thing. If I try to press CTRL + s to cycle through the speech options nothing happens, ditto if I use the INS key as my NVDA key.

So I have two questions:

1) Does anybody have any idea what has happened and is there any way I can fix this by myself or do I need to return to the uni library?

2) How can I stop this happening every time Windows updates? DO I need to stop allowing Windows to update?

I realise some sort of log file would be helpful, but there is no way I can do anything with this tablet at the moment. I'm using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, whatever version of Windows 10 it just updated itself to (it'll be the latest one) and NVDA 2018.3.2.

I am beginning to panic because I've got a poetry reading on 21st October and I use NVDA to read some of the poems to the audience.

Grateful for any suggestions at all :)

Giles


Accessible SDR software

luke scholey
 

Hi all

Does anyone know of any accessible SDR software? I have recently been given an SDR dongle but don’t know what the best piece of software is to work with it.
Any ideas welcome.
Thanks
Luke


Re: problem with reading system sound settings

Chris
 

And the latest app essentials adon?

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 18:13
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Yes, I did a re start.  It works fine when using narrator.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Ok, and I resume you have tried a restart?

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 17:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi Chris,

 

That’s just what I do.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

When you open settings nvda is focused in the search field, tab once should get you onto the cat list

 

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 11:16
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi All,

 

I am using win10 1809 with the latest nvda.  When I go into window I and open system sounds nvda doesn’t read when I tab or arrow though the selections.  The other setting like display and the like work fine.  Has anyone else noticed this?  Thanks for any help.

 

Regards, Gary KN4Ox

Send to: gmtravel@...

 

 

 

 


Re: problem with reading system sound settings

Gary Metzler
 

Yes, I did a re start.  It works fine when using narrator.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Ok, and I resume you have tried a restart?

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 17:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi Chris,

 

That’s just what I do.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

When you open settings nvda is focused in the search field, tab once should get you onto the cat list

 

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 11:16
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi All,

 

I am using win10 1809 with the latest nvda.  When I go into window I and open system sounds nvda doesn’t read when I tab or arrow though the selections.  The other setting like display and the like work fine.  Has anyone else noticed this?  Thanks for any help.

 

Regards, Gary KN4Ox

Send to: gmtravel@...

 

 

 


Re: problem with reading system sound settings

Gary Metzler
 

Hi Jacob,

Thanks for getting back to me.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

Hadn't had issues with it, and just tried it out again, and, worked fine
here - latest NVDA, windows 10 1809, 64 bit, etc.


While I normally just type system sounds into start menu search box - I use
windows classic shell, but, that wouldn't affect anything other than start
menu itself - and, hit enter on change system sounds, and then tab over 3
times to the sort of treeview, and, like said, it reads fine there, on my
side?


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile...but, acdceptance is versatile..."
On 2018-10-10 12:16 PM, Gary Metzler wrote:

Hi All,



I am using win10 1809 with the latest nvda. When I go into window I
and
open system sounds nvda doesn't read when I tab or arrow though the
selections. The other setting like display and the like work fine. Has
anyone else noticed this? Thanks for any help.



Regards, Gary KN4Ox

Send to: gmtravel@...



Re: I need a Web Content Management System that works well with NVDA

mikolaj holysz <miki123211@...>
 

I personally like Hugo. It's a headless cms generating static pages. It means you keep your page in a folder on disk as markdown documents, and run hugo on publish. It generates html file based on those markdown files and a content theme you import. You can publish those content files onto anything that can support static pages. You don't even need to have php support on your web server, if it can serve html, it's good enough. That means you can post it on github pages, a normal webserver via ftp or any free webhosting solution with a few megs of space and no fancy features.

It's very accessible, as all the content and configuration are managed via the file system and the command line. Familiarity with the command line is needed but for someone who already knows how to use that, it's a perfect solution because there's absolutely no GUI, just commands to build everything, markdown for posts and toml/jaml/json for configs.

One downside of that kind of cms is that you can't really have pages dynamically rendered on the server, however, you can embed widgets for other services providing dynamic services. For example, instead of using comments build in to your cms, you can use disqus or your own solution, either with iframes or javascript and ajax.


W dniu 2018-10-09 o 18:40, John J. Boyer pisze:

Thanks.
John


Re: problem with reading system sound settings

Chris
 

Ok, and I resume you have tried a restart?

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 17:38
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi Chris,

 

That’s just what I do.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

When you open settings nvda is focused in the search field, tab once should get you onto the cat list

 

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 11:16
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi All,

 

I am using win10 1809 with the latest nvda.  When I go into window I and open system sounds nvda doesn’t read when I tab or arrow though the selections.  The other setting like display and the like work fine.  Has anyone else noticed this?  Thanks for any help.

 

Regards, Gary KN4Ox

Send to: gmtravel@...

 

 

 


Re: problem with reading system sound settings

Gary Metzler
 

Hi Chris,

 

That’s just what I do.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

When you open settings nvda is focused in the search field, tab once should get you onto the cat list

 

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 11:16
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi All,

 

I am using win10 1809 with the latest nvda.  When I go into window I and open system sounds nvda doesn’t read when I tab or arrow though the selections.  The other setting like display and the like work fine.  Has anyone else noticed this?  Thanks for any help.

 

Regards, Gary KN4Ox

Send to: gmtravel@...

 

 


Re: NVDA randomly stops speaking

Felix G.
 

Hi!
Would be interesting to see an old logfile from when this happens.
Could someone please remind us where they get stored? Digital dementia
strikes.
Best,
Felix
Am Mi., 10. Okt. 2018 um 17:36 Uhr schrieb Brian's Mail list account
via Groups.Io <bglists@...>:


Not really, but today I did notice that some windows updates were coming in
on my windows 7 machine, sometimes stopping the system for up to 30 seconds
or making it stutter which is not usual unless these updates are in some way
being installed as they come in which is not the way I've set them up. I got
fed up with that countdown window in the background opening up and not
noticing it till it shut the computer down and lost all my open data.


Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Clarissa Mitchell" <MusicGirl712@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:36 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA randomly stops speaking


Hello all,

This morning I've had a few instances where NVDA would just stop
speaking. I had to press CTRL+ALT+n to get it working again. At one
time it stopped, I was playing an audio game with Pandora in the
background, and another time I had both Chrome and Spotify open. I've
also downloaded several files overnight. Is anyone else having this
problem while running multiple tasks on the computer?





Re: Accessibility improvements to groups.io

 

Mark Fletcher has always been quite responsive to the input I've given him with regard to making accessibility improvements to the web interface to Groups.io as well.

He would really like for it to be as accessible as possible but, like most folks who do not use screen readers at all, he often has no idea of exactly how to accomplish that.  Doing as Mr. Kingett has done, and giving very specific examples of where accessibility is lacking and what should be done to remedy those issues is exactly the way to get the changes you want and need as quickly as Mark can get to them (which is sometimes faster than others, as Groups.io is pretty much a one man show).

Going further, this is exactly the kind of feedback that should be given to any site with accessibility problems.  They may or may not act on it, but I can guarantee they will not act on a broad, general, "Your site is inaccessible," message as many have no real idea of what that means or even how they might go about fixing it.  Your own input, with direct examples of problem(s) and their solution(s), is the fastest track to change.  I will be the first to admit that you may not get any change, but if you're going to try make sure the input guides those who'd actually be making the nuts and bolts changes.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot co-exist with a serious affection for another.  Everybody knows that this is untrue. . .

           ~ Bertrand Russell

 

 


Re: NVDA randomly stops speaking

Brian's Mail list account
 

Not really, but today I did notice that some windows updates were coming in on my windows 7 machine, sometimes stopping the system for up to 30 seconds or making it stutter which is not usual unless these updates are in some way being installed as they come in which is not the way I've set them up. I got fed up with that countdown window in the background opening up and not noticing it till it shut the computer down and lost all my open data.


Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Clarissa Mitchell" <MusicGirl712@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:36 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA randomly stops speaking


Hello all,

This morning I've had a few instances where NVDA would just stop
speaking. I had to press CTRL+ALT+n to get it working again. At one
time it stopped, I was playing an audio game with Pandora in the
background, and another time I had both Chrome and Spotify open. I've
also downloaded several files overnight. Is anyone else having this
problem while running multiple tasks on the computer?


Accessibility improvements to groups.io

 

Over the past month, I've been tracking down mark, the creator of the groups.io platform. I'm pleased to say he was more than willing to make the few accessibility changes I've suggested, filling in some empty links with link text, adding names to edit fields so screen readers can read the edit name when tabbing, and adding a few separators when viewing messages on the web so we can jump via separators. My next task is to get him, and others, to add a bit more heading structure throughout the site, but not too much, obviously. I really love the speed of the site and want to keep it that way. Anyway, if you guys have screen reader feedback, constructive feedback, write to the below. I haven't told him about chat and calendar edit fields not being labeled, nor have I suggested that chats read automatically using ARIA yet. I figured you guys can do that. If not, I am gonna continue to write to him, suggesting changes. The email he gave me to give to the general public is below.


I did suggest that he make his upcoming feature, the ability to charge group members for access directly on the platform, fully accessible though. This new feature will allow group owners to charge to access the group.


support@groups.io


Re: I need a Web Content Management System that works well with NVDA

Jackie
 

I'd personally advise against it. Because of most CMS's use of
mod_rewrite, Apache for a beginner is really the way to go, as it
simplifies things greatly. WordPress on IIS can be a real pita.

On 10/10/18, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
Hmmm, well I was going to ramble on and just do one but maybe someone
that has experience with the thing can do it unless there is a way for
me to convert an audio tutorial to text without writing it that is.

I think you can use windows internet services iis for the wordpress
local setup.



On 10/10/2018 9:04 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
I would certainly like a tutorial. Since I am deaf-blind, I would want a
written tutorial, but of course there can be
an audio tujtorial as well.

John
On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 05:30:32PM +1300, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Hmmm would anyone be interested in a tutorial on this I have some time
and
would like to experiment.

Would you want this on 7 or 10, I can do both or either but I would only
do
1 system for obvious reasons.



On 10/10/2018 2:02 PM, Jackie wrote:
Kerryn, you cannot just download WordPress to your computer & install
it as you can w/most standard programs. It has to run on a webserver,
& it has to be able to connect to a database in order to do so. Xampp
provides both the webserver, as well as the PHP & MySQL frameworks
WordPress uses. So you've got to install Xampp first, create a
database for WordPress to use, & then install WordPress using those
database credentials.

How are they asking you to set up a webserver in your class?

On 10/9/18, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io <k_gunness@...>
wrote:
so zampp is more accessible than word press?
let me no

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie" <abletec@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I need a Web Content Management System that works
well
with NVDA


Kerryn, you should really inquire what your classmates are using to
do
this, but I recommend downloading Xampp. You should download the .zip
version, as the .exe instaler is not accessible. Here is a direct
link.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP%20Windows/7.2.10/xampp-win32-7.2.10-0-VC15.zip/download

On 10/9/18, Kerryn Gunness via Groups.Io
<k_gunness@...>
wrote:
hi, below is what i have on word press

WordPress is accessible at the core level to the WCAG
20AA standard.

For some free materials on using WordPress w/a screenreader, you may
wish to check out:
www.wp4newbs.com
Specifically, check out the post called WordPress for Newbies
Materials Are Now Free! under the 'recent posts' section to get
passwords, etc, in order to open the lesson files.

let me no if there is more on word press

kerryn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie" <abletec@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I need a Web Content Management System that
works
well
with NVDA


WordPress & Drupal are both accessible at core level to WCAG 2.0AA.

On 10/9/18, John J. Boyer <john.boyer@...> wrote:
Thanks.

John

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Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing
STEM
services
that are available at no cost





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Re: NVDA randomly stops speaking

Clarissa Mitchell
 

I forgot to mention: I'm running the new Windows 10 version 1809 with
NVDA version 2018.3.2.

On 10/10/18, Clarissa Mitchell <MusicGirl712@...> wrote:
Hello all,

This morning I've had a few instances where NVDA would just stop
speaking. I had to press CTRL+ALT+n to get it working again. At one
time it stopped, I was playing an audio game with Pandora in the
background, and another time I had both Chrome and Spotify open. I've
also downloaded several files overnight. Is anyone else having this
problem while running multiple tasks on the computer?




NVDA randomly stops speaking

Clarissa Mitchell
 

Hello all,

This morning I've had a few instances where NVDA would just stop
speaking. I had to press CTRL+ALT+n to get it working again. At one
time it stopped, I was playing an audio game with Pandora in the
background, and another time I had both Chrome and Spotify open. I've
also downloaded several files overnight. Is anyone else having this
problem while running multiple tasks on the computer?


Re: Using Macrium Reflect Version 7 to Take A Full System Image Backup

Mobeen Iqbal
 

hi.

you could try using talking arch. it comes with clonezilla included I believe.

www.talkingarch.tk

cheers,

Mo.



On 10/10/2018 01:23, 特種兵 wrote:

hi
  How can I use clonezilla with voice or braille:
  I insert it (usb or cd) in my pc to reboot system and select it into program
  then I need vision to read screen's message
  so how can I let clonezilla is accessibility

thank you for much
Logo Kuo from Taiwan
Mobeen Iqbal 於 2018/10/06 20:41 寫道:

Hi.

Image for windows and clone zilla are also excellent tools and fully accessible.

Cheers,

Mo.



On 06/10/2018 08:27, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
You might check out Casper. I used it to clone my C drive to an SSD drive and it worked flawlessly with no accessibility hiccups.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] Using Macrium Reflect Version 7 to Take A Full System Image Backup

There has been much discussion on several groups about an entirely accessible backup utility with regard to actually taking a full system image backup.  I have yet to find a backup and recovery utility that is 100% accessible in all respects, but Macrium Reflect, Version 7, is 100% accessible for creating a full system image backup for "the typical user" who keeps the typical disc arrangement under Windows where all OS files and user data files are on the C: drive.

Given what's been happening over the last several days with the Windows 10 Version 1809 feature update it is really critical to take a full system image backup before it is applied.

Here's the link to download the step-by-step instructions, along with notes about setting things up, in MS-Word format:

Using Macrium Reflect With a Screen Reader To Take a Full System Image Backup

You should be presented with a Save dialog shortly after activating the link. 

I went through this process from beginning to end using NVDA to control everything.  I cannot imagine that things should be different in JAWS and possibly even Narrator.  If there are any significant differences that you encounter please share them on this topic.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot co-exist with a serious affection for another.  Everybody knows that this is untrue. . .

           ~ Bertrand Russell

 

 





Re: problem with reading system sound settings

Jacob Kruger
 

Hadn't had issues with it, and just tried it out again, and, worked fine
here - latest NVDA, windows 10 1809, 64 bit, etc.


While I normally just type system sounds into start menu search box - I
use windows classic shell, but, that wouldn't affect anything other than
start menu itself - and, hit enter on change system sounds, and then tab
over 3 times to the sort of treeview, and, like said, it reads fine there,
on my side?


Stay well


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile...but, acdceptance is versatile..."
On 2018-10-10 12:16 PM, Gary Metzler wrote:

Hi All,



I am using win10 1809 with the latest nvda. When I go into window I and
open system sounds nvda doesn’t read when I tab or arrow though the
selections. The other setting like display and the like work fine. Has
anyone else noticed this? Thanks for any help.



Regards, Gary KN4Ox

Send to: gmtravel@...



Re: problem with reading system sound settings

Chris
 

When you open settings nvda is focused in the search field, tab once should get you onto the cat list

 

 

 

From: Gary Metzler
Sent: 10 October 2018 11:16
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] problem with reading system sound settings

 

Hi All,

 

I am using win10 1809 with the latest nvda.  When I go into window I and open system sounds nvda doesn’t read when I tab or arrow though the selections.  The other setting like display and the like work fine.  Has anyone else noticed this?  Thanks for any help.

 

Regards, Gary KN4Ox

Send to: gmtravel@...