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Important announcement about Windows 10 App Essentials add-on: version 16.06, source code repository change, opening up to wider contributions

 

Dear members of the NVDA community, Microsoft staff, Windows 10 users, developers of universal apps and others:

 

Ever since the launch of Windows 10 back in July 2015, one of the questions some users asked was its accessibility and potential of universal apps. As a Windows Insider and a NVDA contributor, I was fascinated by what Windows 10 can do and have resolved to keep an eye on its development, particularly overall accessibility and accessibility of universal apps.

 

One of the fruits of this was launch of Windows 10 App Essentials, an add-on for NVDA that provided needed fixes and enhancements for users of Windows 10, as well as provide workarounds for various universal apps. The goals of this add-on was not only to showcase what NVDA screen reader can do in terms of committing to continued cooperation with Windows 10, but also to raise awareness of accessibility issues in various universal apps such as Twitter, Feedback Hub, Bank of America and others. The latest version (16.06) includes preparation work for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, adds basic support for Bank of America app and others.

 

But there is a more important news to talk about: effective June 15, 2016, the source code repository for this add-on will change. As there is no translations support for this add-on, I felt best to move the source code out of the community add-ons repository (hosted at Bitbucket) and move it to GitHub, a platform that was well received by the development community and to open up for wider contributions via pull requests and issue tracking. Also, using GitHub means aligning development strategies with NV Access, thereby allowing contributions to flow back and forth between NVDA Core and this add-on (and others).

 

The new repository address is:

https://github.com/josephsl/wintenapps

 

The old address (Bitbucket one) will be removed no later than June 30, 2016.

 

So with the new address, I (Joseph Lee, the author of this add-on) would like to open up this add-on for wider contribution from the NVDA community, screen reader users and developers, Universal Windows Platform developers, Microsoft staff and others. Please remember this: together, we can make Windows 10 and universal apps accessible, appealing and truly universal.

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Joseph

 

Joseph S. Lee

Student (Communication Studies), Los Angeles City College

Translator, code contributor and community add-ons reviewer, NVDA screen reader project

 


Re: 2016.2.1

Arlene
 

Hi is that the same for windows ten? Or is it called something else?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: June-11-16 2:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] 2016.2.1

In the newer versions of windows it's called programs and features.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of nasrin khaksar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] 2016.2.1

hi.
uninstall it like the other programs in control panel.
ad or remove programs or something like this, in the newer versions of windows.

On 6/10/16, valiant8086 <valiant8086@...> wrote:
Hi.


I don't know how uninstalling CCleaner could have caused this. Try
uninstalling speakDropbox and then installing the latest version again.
You don't need to manually delete folders or anything like that. The
goal of reinstallation is to get it to re-add the dll files that
handle speech in the hopes that'll straighten it out. Another possible
explanation would be that it thinks you have other screen readers
running too, although in that case it probably would still default to
JAWS as highest priority. Have you rebooted the computer yet?




Cheers, Aaron Spears, general Partner - Valiant Galaxy Associates
Developing "very good audiogames" for the blind community
http://valiantGalaxy.com Sent with Thunderbird 45.1.1 portable On
6/10/2016 10:05 AM, Jenine Stanley wrote:
Sadly, this new update didn’t effect my issue with web pages at all,
not that it was supposed to do so, but I was hopeful.

I too don’t use the grammar feature but I love the spell check sound.
Saves me a lot of time on email creation.
Jenine Stanley
dragonwalker64@...









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Re: 2016.2.1

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

In the newer versions of windows it's called programs and features.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of nasrin khaksar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] 2016.2.1

hi.
uninstall it like the other programs in control panel.
ad or remove programs or something like this, in the newer versions of windows.

On 6/10/16, valiant8086 <valiant8086@...> wrote:
Hi.


I don't know how uninstalling CCleaner could have caused this. Try
uninstalling speakDropbox and then installing the latest version again.
You don't need to manually delete folders or anything like that. The
goal of reinstallation is to get it to re-add the dll files that
handle speech in the hopes that'll straighten it out. Another possible
explanation would be that it thinks you have other screen readers
running too, although in that case it probably would still default to
JAWS as highest priority. Have you rebooted the computer yet?




Cheers, Aaron Spears, general Partner - Valiant Galaxy Associates
Developing "very good audiogames" for the blind community
http://valiantGalaxy.com Sent with Thunderbird 45.1.1 portable On
6/10/2016 10:05 AM, Jenine Stanley wrote:
Sadly, this new update didn’t effect my issue with web pages at all,
not that it was supposed to do so, but I was hopeful.

I too don’t use the grammar feature but I love the spell check sound.
Saves me a lot of time on email creation.
Jenine Stanley
dragonwalker64@...









--
Those who follow the Messenger-Prophet, the Ummi, whom they find written down with them in the Taurat and the Injeel [who] enjoins them good and forbids them evil, and makes lawful to them the good things and makes unlawful to them impure things, and removes from them their burden and the shackles which were upon them; so [as for] those who believe in him and honor him and help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him, these it is that are the successful.
holy quran, chapter 7, verse 157.
best website for studying islamic book in different languages al-islam.org


Re: Facebook with NVDA

Kenny Dog <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi Sem


What sort of stuff on face book?

I have been putting together a tutorial on using face book it will be more on the basics of using it. I am hoping to upload it in the next day or so to my website which can be found at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net


There is a page that comes off there called nvda tutorial for other programs and there it will go. It should be hopefully enough to get some one up and running with face book. There might be a audio one later but I am not sure about other names that might be heard on the list  or the chat part of it.


I will let you know when it goes up if you like?


Gene nz



On 11/06/2016 10:45 PM, Semirhage wrote:
Hi. I've finally gotten around to trying to learn facebook for reasons of promo for our writing and for our you tube channels. It's difficult for me to navigate and I have the mobile ap as I'm told it's far easier. I use it on my laptop. I run windows 7 and use NVDA, of course. I was wondering if anyone can help me with some useful key commands for stuff. I have a friend who uses jaws as well as NVDA and she said Face book is far easier for her on Jaws. I don't like jaws so I'm hoping I can learn some tips for NVDA with it.
I appreciate any help in advance.
Sem
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I get along with the voices inside of my head.

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Re: Error sending message

 

Hi,
Hmmm, it appears you are sending the message to the request address. Try sending a message to nvda-translations@... (after you subscribe to that list).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paulius
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Error sending message

Hello there,
I'm trying to send a message to FreeLists about that I'm interested into NVDA's translation, and I got this generated error message:
Request received for list 'nvda-translations' via request address.

Hello,
Unknown command.

I'm Paulius Leveris from Lithuania and I'm using NVDA screen reading
Unknown command.

softwear and I just want to translate it into lithuanian language.
So
Unknown command.

I want to know, how to get started with it?
Unknown command.

Thanks.
Unknown command.

Sincerely,
Unknown command.

Paulius Leveris
Unknown command.

No commands detected in message.
So, what's the problem with that?
Thanks.
Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris


Error sending message

 

Hello there,
I'm trying to send a message to FreeLists about that I'm interested
into NVDA's translation, and I got this generated error message:
Request received for list 'nvda-translations' via request address.

Hello,
Unknown command.

I'm Paulius Leveris from Lithuania and I'm using NVDA screen reading
Unknown command.

softwear and I just want to translate it into lithuanian language.
So
Unknown command.

I want to know, how to get started with it?
Unknown command.

Thanks.
Unknown command.

Sincerely,
Unknown command.

Paulius Leveris
Unknown command.

No commands detected in message.
So, what's the problem with that?
Thanks.
Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris


Re: espeak n g no good it sneezes on some words

Life My Way
 

I could never understand it either why have the speed so fast that you could not understand it.

On 6/10/2016 1:31 AM, nasrin khaksar wrote:
hi.
i completely aggree.
the best speed is only default speed and i cant understand how people
use screen readers with there higher speed!
its very annoying and untolerable using screen readers with high speed!

On 6/10/16, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@...> wrote:
I'd never be able to understand words at such high speed either. I don't
know how anybody can.


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharni-Lee Ward
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2016 8:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] espeak n g no good it sneezes on some words

... How can anyone understand what's being read or enjoy what they're
reading at such outrageous speeds? I've never changed NVDA from its default
rate with espeak. And how can you even tell there's fluttering if the synth
is yammering on so fast you can barely make out the words?
I just tested it and I can't make out what's being said at all. If I didn't
know the contents of the dialogue, I'd be lost.


On 9/06/2016 9:12 PM, Pete wrote:
hi

I all ways used the default nvda max english voice, I am
disappointed in the changes made to espeak in nvda I think starting
with nvda 2015 or may be as far back as 2014. Were the changes made
to espeak by nvda devel or the creator of espeak. I would like a
choice in nvda setup to be able to pick witch espeak to install. I
feal the need for speed quite freequently and to have that fluttering
sound in there when the check box for rate boost is checked so I can
get up to a 600 to 800 words per min is disruptive. I am still trying
to get used to it.

Pete

On 6/8/2016 1:43 PM, nasrin khaksar wrote:
hi.
i use iven3 which is the best voice and also with default rate of
nvda which is 30!
its very perfect for me.

On 6/7/16, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
I have replaced the data from old espeak over and the syntth works a
lot better one person had trouble however, espeak at least the word
stuff works as I expect it so I am not to worried.



On 8/06/2016 3:31 a.m., Pete wrote:
as the s line says espeak n g makes a buzzing or sneezing sound
along with some words.
NOT COOL AT ALL
along with the funny noises the voice flutters
This is default espeakng max voice set to en...
windows 7 x64 pro clean install
nvda installed using default settings except for speed set to
100 percent
Can I replace the espeak n g with the older one by copying the
old one over the new one in the program files x86 \ nvda folder?
Thanks for any help!
Pete




.








Re: Forgotten shortcut to enable progress beep;

Marion
 

Hi Amando,
 
That did the trick,
 
Thanks,
 
Marion

Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Forgotten shortcut to enable progress beep;
 
Press NVDA Plus U
 
Sent from ProtonMail Mobile
 
 
On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Marion <'marionwoods598@...'> wrote:

Hi all,

Can anyone Jog my memory, I want to restore the beep when waiting for a
download to complete.

Marion


Contac:marionwoods598@...

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Re: Forgotten shortcut to enable progress beep;

Armando <justformailinglistsmessages@...>
 

Press NVDA Plus U

Sent from ProtonMail Mobile


On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Marion <'marionwoods598@...'> wrote:

Hi all,

Can anyone Jog my memory, I want to restore the beep when waiting for a
download to complete.

Marion


Contac:marionwoods598@...

A proud member of the Roses Forum.

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
Ralph Waldo Emerson





Forgotten shortcut to enable progress beep;

Marion
 

Hi all,

Can anyone Jog my memory, I want to restore the beep when waiting for a download to complete.

Marion


Contac:marionwoods598@...

A proud member of the Roses Forum.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
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Re: I already subscribed

 

Hi,
Please send an intro over there, telling folks on that list that you are interested in translating NVDA's interface into Lithuanian.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paulius
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] I already subscribed

OK, I'm already subscribed on NVDA Translations on FreeLists. What should I do now?
Thanks!
Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris


I already subscribed

 

OK, I'm already subscribed on NVDA Translations on FreeLists. What
should I do now?
Thanks!
Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris


Re: Please help me!

 

Hello,
Thanks for your interest in translating NVDA.
First, please subscribe to NVDA translations mailing list by sending an email to nvda-translations-request@... with the subject line of "subscribe" (without quotes), and if asked to confirmed, please do confirm. Once subscribed, please send an email there, introducing yourself and you'd like to translate NVDA into Lithuanian.
I'll answer nvda.po question on the NVDA translations mailing list.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paulius
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:52 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Please help me!

Hi everyone!
I'm new here (in that topics), so I want to shortly introduce myself.
I'm Paulius Leveris (a blind user from Lithuania who using NVDA [the latest version]). I just want to translate NVDA into my language. The problem is that previously I found the NVDA interface file (nvda.po) in the NVDA Snapshots page, but now I can't find that file. So, can you explain me, what is the automatic workflow translation process and how to start translating with that process, or can you give me the direct link to download the latest NVDA.PO file? It can be done by my email (paulius.leveris@...) or also by Skype (my Skype ID:
pauliusleveris). Thank you so much for your help!

Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris


Re: Facebook with NVDA

Bhavya shah
 

Hi,
Certainly. In fact, that would be the actual way to go, as it simply
disables NVDA's single letter navigation keystrokes for element
navigation, and its original purpose is exactly the current context -
to permit passing of keys which are shortcuts as designed by some
websites.
Thanks.

On 6/11/16, mk360 <mk.seventhson@...> wrote:
An other option is NVDA shift spacebar to pass keys dirrctly to the web.


El 11-06-2016 a las 11:41, Bhavya shah escribió:
Hi,
To toggle on focus mode (NVDA equivalent term for forms mode), you can
press NVDA key + Spacebar. Issue the same key command to return to
browse mode.
Thanks.

On 6/11/16, Life My Way via Groups.io <lifemyway@...>
wrote:
What is your youtube channel address.


On 6/11/2016 6:04 AM, Semirhage wrote:
Ah. Thanks. LOL. IT got stuck for a moment but we're also uploading a
video. It's done now so I"ll go try it again. Again thanks tons. I'll
keep this as something to refer back to.
I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed.
I get along with the voices inside of my head.









--
Warm Regards
Bhavya Shah
Using NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) free and open source screen
reader for Microsoft Windows
To download a copy of the free screen reader NVDA, please visit
http://www.nvaccess.org/
Using Google Talkback on Motorolla G second generation Lollipop 5.0.2
Reach me through the following means:
Mobile: +91 7506221750
E-mail id: bhavya.shah125@...
Skype id : bhavya.09


Braille Display error

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

Hi,


Just now, I tried to connect my braille display to NVDA in order to use
it. I'm sure I've connected it since I had to delete and reinstall NVDA
last weekend, but I could be mistaken. At any rate, when I tried to
switch to "Freedom Scientific" in Braille settings, I got an error
saying "Could not load Freedom Scientific Braille Display." Does this
mean I have to reinstall the drivers used with NVDA? I could have
misremembered using it between the night I had to do a clean reinstall
and now.


Also, can I have confirmation that the problems with NVDA hanging
whenever I used my braille display (which were apparently caused by
Liblouis) have been fixed in the current release? It wasn't mentioned in
the changes, and I've been meaning to ask...


Re: Facebook with NVDA

mk360
 

An other option is NVDA shift spacebar to pass keys dirrctly to the web.

El 11-06-2016 a las 11:41, Bhavya shah escribió:
Hi,
To toggle on focus mode (NVDA equivalent term for forms mode), you can
press NVDA key + Spacebar. Issue the same key command to return to
browse mode.
Thanks.

On 6/11/16, Life My Way via Groups.io <lifemyway@...> wrote:
What is your youtube channel address.


On 6/11/2016 6:04 AM, Semirhage wrote:
Ah. Thanks. LOL. IT got stuck for a moment but we're also uploading a
video. It's done now so I"ll go try it again. Again thanks tons. I'll
keep this as something to refer back to.
I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed.
I get along with the voices inside of my head.







Re: Facebook with NVDA

Bhavya shah
 

Hi,
To toggle on focus mode (NVDA equivalent term for forms mode), you can
press NVDA key + Spacebar. Issue the same key command to return to
browse mode.
Thanks.

On 6/11/16, Life My Way via Groups.io <lifemyway@...> wrote:
What is your youtube channel address.


On 6/11/2016 6:04 AM, Semirhage wrote:
Ah. Thanks. LOL. IT got stuck for a moment but we're also uploading a
video. It's done now so I"ll go try it again. Again thanks tons. I'll
keep this as something to refer back to.
I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed.
I get along with the voices inside of my head.







--
Warm Regards
Bhavya Shah
Using NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) free and open source screen
reader for Microsoft Windows
To download a copy of the free screen reader NVDA, please visit
http://www.nvaccess.org/
Using Google Talkback on Motorolla G second generation Lollipop 5.0.2
Reach me through the following means:
Mobile: +91 7506221750
E-mail id: bhavya.shah125@...
Skype id : bhavya.09


Re: Facebook with NVDA

Life My Way
 

What is your youtube channel address.

On 6/11/2016 6:04 AM, Semirhage wrote:
Ah. Thanks. LOL. IT got stuck for a moment but we're also uploading a video. It's done now so I"ll go try it again. Again thanks tons. I'll keep this as something to refer back to.
I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed.
I get along with the voices inside of my head.




Please help me!

 

Hi everyone!
I'm new here (in that topics), so I want to shortly introduce myself.
I'm Paulius Leveris (a blind user from Lithuania who using NVDA [the
latest version]). I just want to translate NVDA into my language. The
problem is that previously I found the NVDA interface file (nvda.po)
in the NVDA Snapshots page, but now I can't find that file. So, can
you explain me, what is the automatic workflow translation process and
how to start translating with that process, or can you give me the
direct link to download the latest NVDA.PO file? It can be done by my
email (paulius.leveris@...) or also by Skype (my Skype ID:
pauliusleveris). Thank you so much for your help!

Sincerely,
Paulius Leveris


Re: CodeFactory Vocalizer

Aidan <aidan.smarttalk@...>
 

Then change the status to high priority and try writing a reply on it
again and see if that helps?

On 10/06/2016, Isaac <bigikemusic@...> wrote:
my ticket has never been answered timely, still waiting
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aidan" <aidan.smarttalk@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CodeFactory Vocalizer


No problems on my side. I think the important thing is that you do
things correctly. If they say to create a support ticket for you to
get the best help, then start that way, they will skype you in time if
you have on going problems.They even once reset my activation for my
SAPI eloquence.

On 09/06/2016, Chris Shook <chris0309@...> wrote:
Aidan,
How is the product compared to the other Vocalizer? Hhave you had any
trouble with tech support at all.
Chris




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