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Re: NVDA and ads blocker

Lino Morales
 

Brian does it weed out most of the adds on news sites etc. You’ve talked about this extention before.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:16:01 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and ads blocker
 
The uBlock Origin ad blocker works beautifully with both Firefox and Chrome.  It's not an accessibility issue if you're bought.barded with the same ads as everyone else is. I haven't browsed without an ad blocker for many years now because the ads are ubiquitous and distracting.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: Urgent Help With Accessing Google Drive and Docs

Ann Byrne
 

National braille Press has a $12 book on accessing Google drive/sheets/docs/slides etc. It is well done. available in Braile, ebook something or other, Word, and I don't remember the other formats.

At 10:01 AM 1/22/2019, you wrote:
Dear Sam, Bhava & List:

Have you discussed your difficulties using Google Documents & Google Drive with the MS disability ANSWER folks? They may have a remedy or workaround.
Brian K. Lingard

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sam path raj rao
Sent: January 21, 2019 8:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Urgent Help with Accessing Google Drive and Docs

Hi I too need some guidance in using Drive, I get many official docs through WhatsApp and upload the docs to drive from my mobile-whatsapp, but how to download the files from drive into my laptop is tricky, how to view the downloaded files in drive? How to download the docs to my laptop?

On 1/21/19, Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear all,

I will now be required, for certain essential activities, be required
To extensively use Google Docs and in extension Google Drive for the
Next several months to collaborate on documents. Given this, it is
Imperative that I am well acquainted to Drive and Docs. However, that
is precisely what I am struggling with.

* I began reading AFB's NVDA specific tutorials on Google Drive and
Docs, but my experience with Drive is not exactly corresponding to
What has been instructed?
* This includes things like NVDA being very latent in the tree view
Item on Google Drive, at random instances simply getting stuck in a
control which has nothing in it until I Tab out of it, all of which is
preventing me from even managing to go inside a folder and view its
Files, let alone open a document and edit it.
* Due to these issues, I am currently relying on direct URLs to files
And documents to access them and subsequently work on and contribute
To them. Another alternative approach I have tried to adopt is to add
This particular shared folder to my own Drive, such that I can access
It on Windows Explorer on my PC itself. In this scenario, there are a
Number of important files that are missing from the folder on my
Computer which I have had confirmed with my collaborators. Backup and
Sync from Google on my computer contradictorily claims that everything
has been updated.

I am unclear on how to resolve Nevada's laggy behaviour on Google Drive
On the web or instead be able to get all the files in the shared
folder as they are newly created and updated on my computer. I would
greatly appreciate any ideas or suggestions on a more elegant means of
using Google Drive and Docs. Things I intend to try for now are
confined to switching from Firefox to Chrome in hopes that an
alternate web browser may provide better support for NVDA with
Google's web apps.

Thanks.

P.S. I did press Ctrl+Alt+Z to enable screen reader support in Docs,
and switched views in Drive from grid to list.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Blogger at Hiking Across Horizons:
https://bhavyashah125.wordpress.com/

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/
Twitter: @BhavyaShah125
Skype: bhavya.09


Re: NVDA and ads blocker

 

The uBlock Origin ad blocker works beautifully with both Firefox and Chrome.  It's not an accessibility issue if you're bought.barded with the same ads as everyone else is. I haven't browsed without an ad blocker for many years now because the ads are ubiquitous and distracting.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: NVDA and ads blocker

Lino Morales
 

                Pascale I don’t believe these sites violate the ADA. It’s a bit of a stretch to even go that far. I do understand where your coming from because I do visit:

www.wnd.com

a lot. The only solution is using JAWS’s Flexible Web feature which is beyond the scope of this list. The sites are a bear to navigate that’s for sure.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> on behalf of Pascal Lambert <coccinelle86@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:22:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and ads blocker
 

Hi All,

Today some pages are so riddled with long links that are ads, some of which are several lines long, making reading with a screen reader very annoying and difficult.  Example of pages are Breitbart.com, wnd.com… they are becoming very common which, in my view, is a violation of the ADA that we may need to look into and report.

Is there any way to skip the ads?  Is there a freeware ads blocker that works well with NVDA?

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Blessings

Pascal


Re: I lose the python online book link

John Isige
 

I'm not sure what Python book somebody posted, but here are a few
things. Here's Learn Python The Hard Way.


https://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/


Here's A Byte of Python.


https://python.swaroopch.com/


Here's Think Python.


http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/index.html


Here's one on programming games.


http://inventwithpython.com/


Finally, here's a link somebody posted a while back to stuff Joseph
wrote up.


https://nvda.groups.io/g/devlearning


Hopefully the book you lost is in there somewhere.

On 1/22/2019 10:03, 特種兵 wrote:


hi everyone

  how many days ago
  someone put a link of a python online book on this lists
  but I delete thta letter because I put it into firefox bookmark
  I reinstall windows 10 on my desktop machine some days ago
  then I forgot backup my firefox bookmark
  so anyone has the link?
  I need it, thanks


Re: NVDA and ads blocker

Gene
 

Also, you gave site URLS.  Please give a page where such links occur?  I have no idea what article or articles may contain them and it is a waste of time to read full articles, perhaps many, to find one of these links.  If you cite one specific article, I'll read it and I'll try reading view and perhaps another way around the problem.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:22 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and ads blocker

Hi All,

Today some pages are so riddled with long links that are ads, some of which are several lines long, making reading with a screen reader very annoying and difficult.  Example of pages are Breitbart.com, wnd.com… they are becoming very common which, in my view, is a violation of the ADA that we may need to look into and report.

Is there any way to skip the ads?  Is there a freeware ads blocker that works well with NVDA?

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Blessings

Pascal


Re: NVDA and ads blocker

Gene
 

The ADA says things should be accessible.  I don't know if inconvenience ever rises to a level of a violation of accessibility laws, but it often doesn't.  I would suggest, when problems of formatting or such as you are describing now are found, that you ask if people know of ways to reduce or eliminate the problem instead of first resorting to a legal remedy which you will likely not get support for by institutions or those who bring accessibility actions and which may take a long time to be ejudicated in the court system. 
 
In this case, while I don't know what browser you are using , try another browser.  Also, if you do or don't want to try another browser first, Some browsers have a reading view.  If they don't, you can use an add-on.  This removes a lot of extraneous material from web pages and it may remove these long links. 
 
also, there is an NVDA add-on I saw discussed about a month ago that may deal with a problem like yours but I don't recall the name and it may do other things you don't like.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:22 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and ads blocker

Hi All,

Today some pages are so riddled with long links that are ads, some of which are several lines long, making reading with a screen reader very annoying and difficult.  Example of pages are Breitbart.com, wnd.com… they are becoming very common which, in my view, is a violation of the ADA that we may need to look into and report.

Is there any way to skip the ads?  Is there a freeware ads blocker that works well with NVDA?

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Blessings

Pascal


Re: NVDA command to read columns in a MS Word document

Greg Rhodes
 

When I use Ctrl/Alt/Right or Left Arrow, NVDA says “Not in Table”. Other things to try?

 

Greg

 


Re: NVDA command to read columns in a MS Word document

Chris Mullins
 

Hi

I am not sure the Control+alt+Arrows work in this situation.  My understanding is that this is not a table but a formatting option  to make the document look like columns such as in a newspaper.  I seem to recall Jaws having some key commands for this but I can’t remember if it’s the same keystrokes as those used to read tables.

 

Cheers

Chris  

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ralf Kefferpuetz
Sent: 22 January 2019 15:46
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA command to read columns in a MS Word document

 

Control-alt-leftArrow or rightArrow

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Rhodes
Sent: Dienstag, 22. Januar 2019 15:45
To: NVDA Users Group <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] NVDA command to read columns in a MS Word document

 

I’ve set up a Word document with 3 columns. When I am using NVDA to read back through the document, is there a command to jump from column to column e.g. read line 1 in the first column and then jump to line 1 in the second column? Thanks.

 

Greg

 


NVDA and ads blocker

Pascal Lambert <coccinelle86@...>
 

Hi All,

Today some pages are so riddled with long links that are ads, some of which are several lines long, making reading with a screen reader very annoying and difficult.  Example of pages are Breitbart.com, wnd.com… they are becoming very common which, in my view, is a violation of the ADA that we may need to look into and report.

Is there any way to skip the ads?  Is there a freeware ads blocker that works well with NVDA?

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Blessings

Pascal


Re: nvda and adobe digital edition

Mallard
 

Hello,


You sure don't need the programme to read DRM-free epubs, but you need it to read ebooks protected with Adobe DRM.


In adition, there are many instances where you can't download ebooks if you don't have ADE, because what you get when you buy or borrow ADE books is an acsm file, which is a license. In order to obtain the actual book, you need to open it with ADE.


This is what I know. Are there any alternatives? I wish there were!


Ciao,

Ollie

Il 22/01/2019 17:23, Gene ha scritto:
I saw your message on another list.  I don't recall which lists had replies to your message about how to read EPUB books without Adobe Digital Editions.  You can do so in many ways and you don't need the program.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Josh Kennedy <mailto:joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:33 AM
*To:* nvda@groups.io <mailto:nvda@groups.io>
*Subject:* [nvda] nvda and adobe digital edition

Hi,

Ok well I finally got my RCA cambio tablet reset. I had to turn it off. Turn it back on and then keep tapping f9 until the windows10 troubleshooter came up and windows narrator turned on. And then I reset windows10 and told it to wipe out and remove everything and it did. Everything is back installed the way I like except for a game or two that I can get later on.  So my question is this. Norton and its junk I do not care about has been wiped out. So is there a way I can get adobe digital edition without Norton? I don’t want the Norton stuff to be installed all over again. I just want adobe digital edition software so I can read epub books. Or will google chrome let me read epub books with the bookmarking features and stuff?

Josh

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Re: I lose the python online book link

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

You might find it on the online version of groups.io perhaps?
Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
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----- Original Message -----
From: "特種兵" <afreettears@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:03 PM
Subject: [nvda] I lose the python online book link



hi everyone

how many days ago
someone put a link of a python online book on this lists
but I delete thta letter because I put it into firefox bookmark
I reinstall windows 10 on my desktop machine some days ago
then I forgot backup my firefox bookmark
so anyone has the link?
I need it, thanks

--

thank you for much
Logo Kuo from Taiwan



Re: nvda and adobe digital edition

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

I thought that there was an option with all adobe stuff to decline their extras. If that did not work it might pay dividends to talk to Adobe about it, I'd imagine the last thing they would want is sombody telling people not to download their software due to another piece of software.


The NVDA devs used to talk to Adobe a lot and got them to fix the installers on their flash and other software that were not accessible so maybe they still have a contact there. Anyone?
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh Kennedy" <joshknnd1982@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:33 PM
Subject: [nvda] nvda and adobe digital edition


Hi,
Ok well I finally got my RCA cambio tablet reset. I had to turn it off. Turn it back on and then keep tapping f9 until the windows10 troubleshooter came up and windows narrator turned on. And then I reset windows10 and told it to wipe out and remove everything and it did. Everything is back installed the way I like except for a game or two that I can get later on. So my question is this. Norton and its junk I do not care about has been wiped out. So is there a way I can get adobe digital edition without Norton? I don’t want the Norton stuff to be installed all over again. I just want adobe digital edition software so I can read epub books. Or will google chrome let me read epub books with the bookmarking features and stuff?

Josh

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Re: nvda and adobe digital edition

Gene
 

I saw your message on another list.  I don't recall which lists had replies to your message about how to read EPUB books without Adobe Digital Editions.  You can do so in many ways and you don't need the program.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:33 AM
Subject: [nvda] nvda and adobe digital edition

Hi,

Ok well I finally got my RCA cambio tablet reset. I had to turn it off. Turn it back on and then keep tapping f9 until the windows10 troubleshooter came up and windows narrator turned on. And then I reset windows10 and told it to wipe out and remove everything and it did. Everything is back installed the way I like except for a game or two that I can get later on.  So my question is this. Norton and its junk I do not care about has been wiped out. So is there a way I can get adobe digital edition without Norton? I don’t want the Norton stuff to be installed all over again. I just want adobe digital edition software so I can read epub books. Or will google chrome let me read epub books with the bookmarking features and stuff?

 

Josh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Dedicated speech synth card available

Antony Stone
 

I think, given that this thing is a PCMCIA card, the main problem is going to
be finding a machine it will fit into, and can also run a recent enough version
of Windows.


Antony.

On Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 17:10:32, Rusty Perez wrote:

Hey Brian,
I don't know if the drivers are still available. I just have the thing
here and I feel bad chucking it in the Ewaste bin. So I was hoping
that some one might be looking for one. :)

rusty

On 1/14/19, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Question is, would the drivers still work on todays windows?

Brian

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rusty Perez" <rustys.lists@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:43 PM
Subject: [nvda] Dedicated speech synth card available

I just found a Messenger I C speech synthesizer card made by Aicom.

If any one is interested in it, please email me at
rusty (dot) Perez at Gmail (dot) COM
--
Users don't know what they want until they see what they get.

Please reply to the list;
please *don't* CC me.


Re: Windows Defender Adequate?

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

Well whatever you do steer clear of avast, avg and norton, all have issues of accessibility or they are often hard to remove and have been known to stop certain accessible bits of windows from working for ever after being removed. I speak from experience of two or them and reading here about the other. Where that leaves you is anybodies guess but one has to realise I think with malware in general, there is no perfect answer. there needs to be a certain number of people infected before anyone can block it.
Also of course the best anti virus software is between your or the users ears, ie be sensible.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph Boersema" <ralph@refmail.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 3:21 PM
Subject: [nvda] Windows Defender Adequate?


For more than two years I have relied only on Windows Defender plus MalWare
Bytes. Now I am purchasing a new Dell Inspiron. Any thoughts about whether
Windows Defender provides adequate protection?



Ralph




Re: Dedicated speech synth card available

Rusty Perez
 

Hey Brian,
I don't know if the drivers are still available. I just have the thing
here and I feel bad chucking it in the Ewaste bin. So I was hoping
that some one might be looking for one. :)

rusty

On 1/14/19, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
<bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
Question is, would the drivers still work on todays windows?
Brian

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Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rusty Perez" <rustys.lists@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:43 PM
Subject: [nvda] Dedicated speech synth card available


I just found a Messenger I C speech synthesizer card made by Aicom.
If any one is interested in it, please email me at
rusty (dot) Perez at Gmail (dot) COM






I lose the python online book link

特種兵
 

hi everyone

  how many days ago
  someone put a link of a python online book on this lists
  but I delete thta letter because I put it into firefox bookmark
  I reinstall windows 10 on my desktop machine some days ago
  then I forgot backup my firefox bookmark
  so anyone has the link?
  I need it, thanks

--

thank you for much
Logo Kuo from Taiwan


Re: Urgent Help With Accessing Google Drive and Docs

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Sam, Bhava & List:

Have you discussed your difficulties using Google Documents & Google Drive with the MS disability ANSWER folks? They may have a remedy or workaround.
Brian K. Lingard

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sam path raj rao
Sent: January 21, 2019 8:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Urgent Help with Accessing Google Drive and Docs

Hi I too need some guidance in using Drive, I get many official docs through WhatsApp and upload the docs to drive from my mobile-whatsapp, but how to download the files from drive into my laptop is tricky, how to view the downloaded files in drive? How to download the docs to my laptop?

On 1/21/19, Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear all,

I will now be required, for certain essential activities, be required
To extensively use Google Docs and in extension Google Drive for the
Next several months to collaborate on documents. Given this, it is
Imperative that I am well acquainted to Drive and Docs. However, that
is precisely what I am struggling with.

* I began reading AFB's NVDA specific tutorials on Google Drive and
Docs, but my experience with Drive is not exactly corresponding to
What has been instructed?
* This includes things like NVDA being very latent in the tree view
Item on Google Drive, at random instances simply getting stuck in a
control which has nothing in it until I Tab out of it, all of which is
preventing me from even managing to go inside a folder and view its
Files, let alone open a document and edit it.
* Due to these issues, I am currently relying on direct URLs to files
And documents to access them and subsequently work on and contribute
To them. Another alternative approach I have tried to adopt is to add
This particular shared folder to my own Drive, such that I can access
It on Windows Explorer on my PC itself. In this scenario, there are a
Number of important files that are missing from the folder on my
Computer which I have had confirmed with my collaborators. Backup and
Sync from Google on my computer contradictorily claims that everything
has been updated.

I am unclear on how to resolve Nevada's laggy behaviour on Google Drive
On the web or instead be able to get all the files in the shared
folder as they are newly created and updated on my computer. I would
greatly appreciate any ideas or suggestions on a more elegant means of
using Google Drive and Docs. Things I intend to try for now are
confined to switching from Firefox to Chrome in hopes that an
alternate web browser may provide better support for NVDA with
Google's web apps.

Thanks.

P.S. I did press Ctrl+Alt+Z to enable screen reader support in Docs,
and switched views in Drive from grid to list.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah

Blogger at Hiking Across Horizons:
https://bhavyashah125.wordpress.com/

Contacting Me
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/
Twitter: @BhavyaShah125
Skype: bhavya.09


Re: getting rid of norton security tool

Josh Kennedy
 

I want to read epub books downloaded from bookshare. will that ezardi epub reader work? if i can get it from ninite then there will be no junkware along with it.