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Re: is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

molly the blind tech lover
 

Thanks 😀

 

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Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

 

Hi

 

 

No there is not at present.

A few years back I was sure some one made one but was not in a add on format and after time it disappeared. this was before the time of the add on page now.

 

May be the nearest one would be the golden cursor.

 

That add on lets you drive the mouse with your arrow keys with 2 others. But there is a thing in it called hot points I think it is called.

 

If i remember right you move the mouse to the area that is not labled do a new label then save it. It will then say the name of what ever it is.

 

But you say for a example in my old scanner program I could not tab to any of those buttons that would do certain things with the scanner. I would bring up the list of say that were labeled in that scanner program pick one of them and then it would route the mouse to that area and then i would activate it for it say to scan etc depending what it done.

 

But at that time you need a sighted person to do that.

 

It would do it for that program but you could do it for others

 

Not sure if it would let you do that in your game?

 

I know on my android phone it will let me llabel stuff but i am swiping not tabbing to those areas like in windows.

 

Give it a whirl it might do the job for you.

 

I know there is a ticket so it can label stuff but do not think i have seen any one touch it lately.

 

Gene nz

 

On 15/02/2019 4:21 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:

Hey guys, molly here again.

Is there a way to label unlabeled buttons with NVDA? I downloaded an app and when I swipe using the touchscreen or navigate with the keyboard NVDA just says button, button.the app is a collection of text adventure games.  and while the game’s are accessible, the titles of the games in the games library  aren’t labeled.

Any help will be greatly appreciated 😊

Thanks.

 

Molly

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Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa).
To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.



Re: Problems With NVDA

 

Well, the commen issues are ram, dust, environment like heat in certain places, clogged or broken fans, and heat syncs needing regreasing.

I have had systems where part of the boards have failed.

Then I have had things break, power supplies are things that can break enough that they just don't work.

I have also had boards catch on fire on hard drives rendering them useless.

In fact, I had a power supply blow on me and the only reason I knew it had blown was I had been in the same room where it was at the time.

I have had a powerstrip blow on me to and the only reason I knew it had blown apart from the obvious was when I shook it.



On 14/02/2019 11:29 PM, Gene wrote:
At this point, however, there is no reason to believe memory has anything to do with the problem.  Firefox and Internet Explorer don't use more memory than Chrome.  If memory were that scarce, that running a different browser, even if it used a little more, would cause problems, then you would have lots of problems with other programs because you would be on the verge of running out of RAM in general.  RAM is one of the most misunderstood components of computers and it is blamed often for problems that have nothing to do with RAM.  You can see how much RAM is being used if you want to see if it is the problem.  I don't know what version of Windows is being used so I won't describe how. 
 
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems With NVDA

Dear Ibrahim Ajayi && List:
Some Android telephones can increase their working RAM with an SD card, however, if your computer is a laptop, the SD card will normally only provide storage for files, not increase the working RAM.

To upgrade the RAM,, you need to first check with the laptop maker as to the maximum RAM it Can address. Then review your RAM chips, often in a compartment under the laptop. If all slots are full, you need to replace the presently installed RAM with larger RAM chips. You unclip the present Rams, set them aside, and plug in the new RAM. Upon power-up,, the PC will be using the new RAM which should make programs run a bit faster ESPECIALLY IF several are running at once or you are editing huge files, such as audio recordings.
I trust this explains the difference between what an SD card and RAM chips will do to the laptop.
Brian K. Lingard VE3YI, Ab2JI, B. A., C. T. M.
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Sent: February 7, 2019 11:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems With NVDA

umm, you're confusing ram and storage.  An SD card won't give you more ram, that will only provide more external storage.  swapping SD cards allows you to copy more files to those cards, but does nothing for your RAM, which is where programs run.  2GB is pretty low for any version of windows, except if you're using a tablet, there's not much you can do about it. If you're on a pc, it's (usually) easy to upgrade the ram in the computer, providing you have empty slots or the ram you have isn't maxed out.  Most machines can only take a limited amount of ram, and you need to know what that limit is before trying to upgrade the machine.
However, though I don't know for sure, it sounds to me like you're talking about a tablet, in which case, the ram isn't upgradable.

On 2/7/2019 7:05 PM, Ibrahim Ajayi wrote:
> Hello again:
> I thank all those who found time to respond to my issue.
> Brian, My GB Ram is a low grid.  It is just 2GB.  But even with that I
> don't have this problem with JAWS.  But as I said yesterday, chrome
> appears to be reasonably fine with the screen reader, although Firefox
> and internet explorer are almost unusable.
> I am thinking of increasing my GB ram with an SD Card.
> Regards.
> Ibrahim.
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>> Well I'd not go that far but it is faster on lower spec machines,
>> certainly.
>>   Brian
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>> From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@...>
>> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:36 AM
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems With NVDA
>>
>>
>> Use Chrome, it is better than either Firefox or Internet Explorer.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ibrahim
>> Ajayi
>> Sent: 07 February 2019 00:07
>> To: nvda@groups.io
>> Subject: [nvda] Problems With NVDA
>>
>> Hello:
>> I am having problems with my NVDA screen reader.
>> The screen reader is just too slow when I am browsing the internet.
>> When I am doing some other work like word processing or reading
>> documents off line, it is not slow.
>> This problem has nothing to do with the websites, as I don't have
>> this slow
>>
>> problems online with JAWS.  I use a demo copy of JAWS.
>> Secondly, when I visit a website, or even some times when I launch a
>> web browser like internet explorer or Firefox, I hear "internet
>> explorer unknown" or "Firefox unknown" and the screen goes quiet, and
>> when I press the arrow down key, that is what I keep hearing.  Some
>> times, when I am on a
>>
>> site, or trying to open a site, the screen reader crashes, and
>> disables the
>>
>> computer itself.  I just have to shut it down, and then restart it
>> all over
>>
>> again.
>> Does anyone understand the problem I am having with my NVDA screen reader?
>> I use windows7 32 bit on a laptop.
>> I have the latest update of the screen reader.
>> Hope to read a helpful response.
>> I am Ibrahim.





Re: NVDA and sounds

 

You know this brings me right back to university in my os class.

We were talking about security and all the hacking of late and someone asked if there was such a thing as a secure os.

Surprisingly, there was, but every action, needed a password, when you hit enter on anything you needed to varify it was you doing it.

The users didn't like it, it didn't go anywhere.

Back to sounds, I don't think you would like it if everything had a sound.

I had something like this on google chrome once.

In waterfox, nav sounds happen whenever pages move, complete, you type, or do things.

I don't need all those annoying noises download complete, nav start, popups, a few notifications.

Now I guess nav complete and a few others if you were on dialup would be nice but really.

I think you would get really annoyed if every action you pushed resulted in a beep from the pc.

Especially with how some soundcards process stuff.

For example, on my entertainment workstation due to its really mega power, the sound drivers filter the amp.

On headphones you get full power but on speakers its filtered.

Thats fine to play music, or speech, but you start putting more than 1-2 sounds at once you start having issues.

Now I do have some cards without that restriction.

And the reason they have such a restriction on the internals crappy that it may get at times is if you play it raw without some adjustments to the sound or volume, it really doesn't sound good and could damage your ears or the hardware.

Now it can be done, you may be able to run speech like that, but may not other things.

Sounds may have different volumes, some stuff can be louder than speech, I have seen my music be overwealmed by the speech and vice versa.

In fact its more the other way round.

Now if you had different things going through different cards and better still different speakers that would be fine but still.

Point is I wouldn't unnecesarily have sounds playing that could conflict with other sounds.

So for example while I am doing serious work I don't play music, if I do, I turn it down so it doesn't interfier with my sound.

That means I don't usually hear it and with the powerfull box I have now the sound cutouts trip so I need to plug it to a speaker anyway.

If I listen to a podcast or something, the idea is to focus solely on that audio without interuption at least I have always found it better.

Now for a while before sound cards got chipped to boards you were able to get away with a few of these things but I have had users blow their cards, and or speakers as a result of running to many things, I have friends blow their ears etc just by running to many things even though volume wasn't particularly loud.

On the later chipped systems till 2013 when they started tieing it to display cards you could still get away with it.

In fact on win7, you probably could get away with most of this sort of thing.

Win10 isn't going to get you like that.

There are some things it simply won't let you do out of design or safety or something.

Certain things that go against bits of its security or quality rules.

There are vary few things that it outright refuses without a lot of doodling about but well its just not a good idea.

Now in the case of sound if you want to risk it, you can probably get away with well not using your linked drivers and just a ms driver, but as long as you never need headphones or need to use anything bar internal speakers and even then, you may or may not be ok, you take the risk.

Now if you happen to be on a standard non powerfull entertainment workstation that needs enhancements due to crappy sound output you may be fine, you may even get away with it but I wouldn't.

On 14/02/2019 10:15 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
At the risk of being too frivolous, the old Victor Borge comedy skit where he proposes that every punctuation mark should have a sound when being read is worth a listen. It will be on Youtube if you have not encountered it before. Its very old, he has been dead for years. Ahead of his time.
Brian

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LOL it really would be sooo funny to have something like that in NVDA!

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Em 13/02/2019 22:34, Chris Shook escreveu:
Here's how it works with JAWS.
1. Go to dictionary manager.
2. Press Shit control D. THis will open the default dictionary manager.
3. CLick on the add button.

4. Go to the actual world field.
5. Type the word in the actual word field.
6. Tab to the select sound button.
7. Go to the list of sounds that come up.
8 When you find the sound you want, click enter.
9. If you want to test the sound press the play button.
10. If you like the sound, press control S to save the changes.
11. Exit the dictionary.

The sounds are various. My personal favorite one was starter pistol.









Re: OCR and pdfs

JM Casey
 

Hmm, you’re probably right.

 

Then I don’t know, especially if you were using this function before and it usually works for you.

 

I’d happily try and do something with it if you want to send it over. I have Adobe pro on this machine which has its own oCR function.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: February 14, 2019 2:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

 

Oh, I see what you were asking.

 

Well, this is a technical manual for a piece of electronics.  I doubt it would have too much printing that would be very ornamental or fancy but I could definitely be wrong about that.  I'll ask my wife how it looks.

 

Thanks.

 

Dan

On 2/14/2019 1:56 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Yeah, I understand that bit.

If it’s poorly printed, or uses a very strange ornamental font, you may not be able to get anything from it through oCR. If it’s images of handwriting you will also get nothing.

 

Maybe pass the file(s) to someone else and see what they can make of it?

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: February 14, 2019 1:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

 

I do not know since it is a lot of pages that are scanned images instead of text entered directly into the document.

 

Dan

On 2/14/2019 1:16 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Not all text will oCR.

How is the text printed?

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: February 14, 2019 11:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

 

HI,

 

I have a pdf that I really need to ocr.  I am trying to use the Windows ocr via nvda+r.   It says it is running the ocr but it comes back with nothing.  I know the page of the pdf has text so I am confused about why it isn't OCR ing the thing.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

 

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Re: OCR and pdfs

JM Casey
 

Yes.

OCR is getting better all the time, but it still has lots of limitations.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: February 14, 2019 2:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

JM Casey,
Would these restrictions apply to all screen readers and OCR?


Re: Accessibility tips on this website would be appreciated

 

I am not sure about google, but you don't necessarily need to have descriptions for everything, of course its always a good idea, but there are a few ai toolkits about that can probably handle a lot of the boring stuff for you.

Now that doesn't lock you out of the loop completely just like a speech synth your ai is only as good as its database file, but even so, it is probably a bit better for your users if you describe things yourself when you can.

If not, you may get the gist of what something is in broken english sort of thing but its not as good is a human description.

At least right now.

On 14/02/2019 10:06 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Yes but intelligent alt tagging can help here. What I think he needs to know is if google have cracked it. Since I could not make any sense of their site either, I suspect its still a grey area. after all it is a bit like tactile maps. You need to be able to emboss them. Here we have a three d object and yet it has to be shoved down a serial one dimensional  channel and made sense of.The reason sight works is that its a wide band medium and one can see context, not just what is where the focus is. I often point out to web builders that they need to imagine they are viewing their site only through a long narrow tube like the centre of a toilet roll. No context of what you see is visible, and hence the person using the site is at a disadvantage, a bit like a fly in the middle of a maze who cannot fly over the hedges as his wings are broken.
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Greg,
This is my experience. Other people may have a different one, but here it goes.
I am totally blind. As a general rule, no screen reader, whether free or commercial will describe pictures.
From what I've seen, a screen reader will only read the text around a graphic.




Re: Accessibility tips on this website would be appreciated

 

To be honest, flash is due to die.

Its old and unsafe and while I do load it on all the systems adobe is slating 2020 for its death.

Not sure when, but 2020 is when its supposed to be no more.

I guess we will know when it stops being supported when we get no more windows 10 updates for it, but html5 is the standard now.

I havn't seen many sites with pure flash.

Now, if you are a developer and want to still use flash, the recomended action is to use air which is flash html5, javascript java and a whole lot of extra stuff in a wrapper.

You can make websites but also compiled projects.

There is also flex in there to.

Air seems to be the standard adobe is pushing right now.

On 14/02/2019 9:55 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Basically then, if Flash is at all involved you are probably sunk.
The guy may be a genius, but I certainly think you might need to consider a simpler system for access users.
I've come across this sort of thing many times where there is no equivalent accessible way to  interact with the graphic content.

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Hmmm. Jackie....I'm glad that you can see all that. The development program I'm using is called KR Pano and it was created by this guy in Austria named Klaus Reinfeld....who I think is a genius. It is based on his own javascript recipe with a flash fallback for machines with older graphics cards. It uses a unique type of .xml programming to incorporate all of this other content into the panoramas....like youtube videos, still image galleries, straight line video, etc. All of that extra stuff is cool....but it really complicates the screen reader accessibility because the screen reader focuses on the skin....or very outside of the spherical image which takes up the entire screen...and there is no easy way to penetrate into the panorama itself where there may be buttons or iframes that are embedded into inside wall of the panorama.
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Re: is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi



No there is not at present.

A few years back I was sure some one made one but was not in a add on format and after time it disappeared. this was before the time of the add on page now.


May be the nearest one would be the golden cursor.


That add on lets you drive the mouse with your arrow keys with 2 others. But there is a thing in it called hot points I think it is called.


If i remember right you move the mouse to the area that is not labled do a new label then save it. It will then say the name of what ever it is.


But you say for a example in my old scanner program I could not tab to any of those buttons that would do certain things with the scanner. I would bring up the list of say that were labeled in that scanner program pick one of them and then it would route the mouse to that area and then i would activate it for it say to scan etc depending what it done.


But at that time you need a sighted person to do that.


It would do it for that program but you could do it for others


Not sure if it would let you do that in your game?


I know on my android phone it will let me llabel stuff but i am swiping not tabbing to those areas like in windows.


Give it a whirl it might do the job for you.


I know there is a ticket so it can label stuff but do not think i have seen any one touch it lately.


Gene nz


On 15/02/2019 4:21 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:

Hey guys, molly here again.

Is there a way to label unlabeled buttons with NVDA? I downloaded an app and when I swipe using the touchscreen or navigate with the keyboard NVDA just says button, button.the app is a collection of text adventure games.  and while the game’s are accessible, the titles of the games in the games library  aren’t labeled.

Any help will be greatly appreciated 😊

Thanks.

 

Molly

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Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa).
To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


NVDA and spreadsheets

Chris Shook
 

Hi,
I was preparing for my presentation tomorrow and I noticed an issue with NVDA.
When using JAWS with Microsoft excell it will read the letter and number of the row and colums in the spreadsheet.
NVDA on the other hand, will not do so. It just says cell.
Is there a setting to fix this?
THanks in advance.


Re: OCR and pdfs

Chris Shook
 

JM Casey,
Would these restrictions apply to all screen readers and OCR?


Re: OCR and pdfs

Dan Beaver
 

Oh, I see what you were asking.


Well, this is a technical manual for a piece of electronics.  I doubt it would have too much printing that would be very ornamental or fancy but I could definitely be wrong about that.  I'll ask my wife how it looks.


Thanks.


Dan

On 2/14/2019 1:56 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Yeah, I understand that bit.

If it’s poorly printed, or uses a very strange ornamental font, you may not be able to get anything from it through oCR. If it’s images of handwriting you will also get nothing.

 

Maybe pass the file(s) to someone else and see what they can make of it?

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: February 14, 2019 1:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

 

I do not know since it is a lot of pages that are scanned images instead of text entered directly into the document.

 

Dan

On 2/14/2019 1:16 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Not all text will oCR.

How is the text printed?

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: February 14, 2019 11:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

 

HI,

 

I have a pdf that I really need to ocr.  I am trying to use the Windows ocr via nvda+r.   It says it is running the ocr but it comes back with nothing.  I know the page of the pdf has text so I am confused about why it isn't OCR ing the thing.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

 

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Re: OCR and pdfs

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If its really bad printing it probably won't work.
Even some faxes wont ocr properly as the text is slightly askew.
Brian

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From: "Dan Beaver" <dbeaver888@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] OCR and pdfs


HI,




I have a pdf that I really need to ocr. I am trying to use the Windows ocr via nvda+r.  It says it is running the ocr but it comes back with nothing. I know the page of the pdf has text so I am confused about why it isn't OCR ing the thing.




Any ideas?




Thanks.




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Re: how do i get my NVDA to read PowerPoints

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

Did you read the thread?
There were various suggestions about how to get the slides into a format something could read.
Brian

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From: "Angelo Sonnesso" <asonnesso@gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read PowerPoints


What the heck does this have to do with Power Point.
It is not that hard to change the subject.

73 N2DYN Angelo

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

No firefox has its own viewer.

Though I would usually set it all to open with adobe dc otherwise things could have issues.

I have actually always set in waterfox and firefox to save the pdfs so you can open them later.



On 14/02/2019 11:10 AM, Chris Shook wrote:
Can all web brousers automatically open PDF's or is that just with
GoogleChrome and Microsoft Edge?



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Re: is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

molly the blind tech lover
 

I'll check it out 😊

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I wonder if the placeholder add on might be able to help with that one?
Brian

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From: "Rui Fontes" <rui.fontes@tiflotecnia.com>
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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?


Yes, it is, but I suppose it will not work because the buttons don't have
a Control ID unique...
all have 0 as ControlID...

Rui Fontes


Às 16:15 de 14/02/2019, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:
Is it available in Jaws?

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Peter
Beasley
*Sent:* Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:52 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using
NVDA?

We used to have that feature in windoeyes.

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*From: *marcio via Groups.Io <mailto:marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io>
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*Subject: *Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using
NVDA?

I'm not aware of such a feature in NVDA.
It would be pretty good, though. Someone may have already done the
request regarding it, so let's hope this is an option coming soon ;)

Just out of curiosity, what's the program/app name?

Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 14/02/2019 13:21, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, molly here again.

Is there a way to label unlabeled buttons with NVDA? I downloaded an
app and when I swipe using the touchscreen or navigate with the
keyboard NVDA just says button, button.the app is a collection of
text adventure games. and while the game’s are accessible, the
titles of the games in the games library aren’t labeled.

Any help will be greatly appreciated 😊

Thanks.

Molly



Re: OCR and pdfs

JM Casey
 

Yeah, I understand that bit.

If it’s poorly printed, or uses a very strange ornamental font, you may not be able to get anything from it through oCR. If it’s images of handwriting you will also get nothing.

 

Maybe pass the file(s) to someone else and see what they can make of it?

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: February 14, 2019 1:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

 

I do not know since it is a lot of pages that are scanned images instead of text entered directly into the document.

 

Dan

On 2/14/2019 1:16 PM, JM Casey wrote:

Not all text will oCR.

How is the text printed?

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: February 14, 2019 11:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] OCR and pdfs

 

HI,

 

I have a pdf that I really need to ocr.  I am trying to use the Windows ocr via nvda+r.   It says it is running the ocr but it comes back with nothing.  I know the page of the pdf has text so I am confused about why it isn't OCR ing the thing.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

 

-- 
Dan Beaver (KC4DOY)
-- 
Dan Beaver (KC4DOY)


Re: is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

molly the blind tech lover
 

Well for now I'll just keep using the ocr 😀

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Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

There was a way to do it in Supernova as well, but really you needed to have sighted help to do it.
It also only persisted on the machine it was on. Ideally it would be great if such a function meant you could exchange scripts with other users so only one person needed to do it.
Brian

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Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?


Really? Wondering why they didn't bring it to NVDA. As far as I know
Windows eyes is way way older than any other screen reader.

Cheers,
Marcio
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Em 14/02/2019 13:52, Peter Beasley escreveu:

We used to have that feature in windoeyes.

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10

*From: *marcio via Groups.Io <mailto:marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io>
*Sent: *14 February 2019 15:42
*To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using
NVDA?

I'm not aware of such a feature in NVDA.
It would be pretty good, though. Someone may have already done the
request regarding it, so let's hope this is an option coming soon ;)

Just out of curiosity, what's the program/app name?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter <https://twitter.com/firirinfonfon>

Em 14/02/2019 13:21, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, molly here again.

Is there a way to label unlabeled buttons with NVDA? I downloaded
an app and when I swipe using the touchscreen or navigate with the
keyboard NVDA just says button, button.the app is a collection of
text adventure games. and while the game’s are accessible, the
titles of the games in the games library aren’t labeled.

Any help will be greatly appreciated 😊

Thanks.

Molly





Re: is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

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I wonder if the placeholder add on might be able to help with that one?
Brian

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From: "Rui Fontes" <rui.fontes@tiflotecnia.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?


Yes, it is, but I suppose it will not work because the buttons don't have a Control ID unique...
all have 0 as ControlID...

Rui Fontes


Às 16:15 de 14/02/2019, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:
Is it available in Jaws?

*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Peter Beasley
*Sent:* Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:52 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

We used to have that feature in windoeyes.

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10

*From: *marcio via Groups.Io <mailto:marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io>
*Sent: *14 February 2019 15:42
*To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

I'm not aware of such a feature in NVDA.
It would be pretty good, though. Someone may have already done the request regarding it, so let's hope this is an option coming soon ;)

Just out of curiosity, what's the program/app name?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter <https://twitter.com/firirinfonfon>

Em 14/02/2019 13:21, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, molly here again.

Is there a way to label unlabeled buttons with NVDA? I downloaded an
app and when I swipe using the touchscreen or navigate with the
keyboard NVDA just says button, button.the app is a collection of
text adventure games. and while the game’s are accessible, the
titles of the games in the games library aren’t labeled.

Any help will be greatly appreciated 😊

Thanks.

Molly


Re: is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?

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There was a way to do it in Supernova as well, but really you needed to have sighted help to do it.
It also only persisted on the machine it was on. Ideally it would be great if such a function meant you could exchange scripts with other users so only one person needed to do it.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using NVDA?


Really? Wondering why they didn't bring it to NVDA. As far as I know
Windows eyes is way way older than any other screen reader.

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter <https://twitter.com/firirinfonfon>

Em 14/02/2019 13:52, Peter Beasley escreveu:

We used to have that feature in windoeyes.

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10

*From: *marcio via Groups.Io <mailto:marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io>
*Sent: *14 February 2019 15:42
*To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject: *Re: [nvda] is there a way to label unlabeled buttons using
NVDA?

I'm not aware of such a feature in NVDA.
It would be pretty good, though. Someone may have already done the
request regarding it, so let's hope this is an option coming soon ;)

Just out of curiosity, what's the program/app name?

Cheers,
Marcio
Follow me on Twitter <https://twitter.com/firirinfonfon>

Em 14/02/2019 13:21, molly the blind tech lover escreveu:

Hey guys, molly here again.

Is there a way to label unlabeled buttons with NVDA? I downloaded
an app and when I swipe using the touchscreen or navigate with the
keyboard NVDA just says button, button.the app is a collection of
text adventure games. and while the game’s are accessible, the
titles of the games in the games library aren’t labeled.

Any help will be greatly appreciated 😊

Thanks.

Molly




Re: Alexa skills blueprints. My thoughts.

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There are lots of issues with Alexa apps for nvda. I know the main control program seems to work better in Jaws, but even then its not intuitive. Using the app on the I phone seems to show lots of things that tick but hav no voice either. Its a great shame Amazon cannot get their fingers out and sort these issues.
Brian

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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:28 PM
Subject: [nvda] Alexa skills blueprints. My thoughts.


Because I'm getting older, I don't have time to code everything by hand.
I tried the free, Alexa skills blueprint
<https://blueprints.amazon.com/bp/amzn.ask.bp.5ffada1a-a4bd-4201-b758-74f7f8d8a946?ref_=ask_bp_home_6_0>
site, where non-coders can create skills and now publish them to the
skill store, but sadly, it was not an accessible experience. I'm gonna
try to get ahold of Peter korn to let him know that the development back
end is not accessible, but Anyway... I tried to create my own queer
disabled short story. My blog is also now available as a flash briefing
skill, and that, at least, was very accessible.

If you just want to create a simple text story, with no sounds or
expressions or pauses or interactive elements, then creating a story
based on the fairy tale skill blueprint
<https://blueprints.amazon.com/bp/amzn.ask.bp.5ffada1a-a4bd-4201-b758-74f7f8d8a946?ref_=ask_bp_home_6_0>
is very accessible. All the bells and whistles are housed in sometimes
clickable links at the top of the edit window. When I tried to create a
story about a horse, having the player input their name and adding
sounds, the pop out menus that were supposed to gain focus did not gain
focus or even show up all the time, using NVDA. When a miracle happens,
and these menus do show up in chrome and or FF, the choices are a giant
list of clickable text, that plays when a user hits enter on it. Your
selection will be the last sound you played. When you hear a sound, or
an expression you want, hit the add button at the bottom of the 128 or
200 item list. Reviewing what you have written works sometime, and you
can move sounds and stuff around by cutting and pasting as you would in
a regular document, but it's pot luck if any of the menus open. You can
monitize these skill blueprints, which is a nice touch.
I get that Peter is a busy guy, but I just wish Amazon would treat
accessibility like Microsoft does. I'll be emailing Amazon today because
this could be great for indie authors who have a patreon or similar.

By the way, my Patreon podcast <http://www.patreon.com/blindwriter> will
not be going on the Alexa Skill store, but if anybody wants my podcast
on their Alexa, and you are a supporter, I can share a private link with
you that will allow you to listen to the skill on your own Alexa.




Re: NVDA hotkey for toast menus

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What is the way to do this on windows 7 though.
Brian

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From: "Nimer Jaber" <nimerjaber1@gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA hotkey for toast menus


Yes, you are correct. I guess I use Windows+a because the action center
doesn't lose notifications, and if you miss the notification with
Windows+shift+v then you may not see the toast.

Thanks.

On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:39 AM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com>
wrote:

Hi,

Actually, it is Windows+Shift+V, although Windows+A will open Action
Center and present past notifications.

Cheers,

Joseph



*From:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Nimer
Jaber
*Sent:* Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:40 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io Group Moderators <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] NVDA hotkey for toast menus



Windows a



On Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 04:38 bob jutzi <jutzi@windstream.net wrote:

Since Windows-V is now used by the new Cloud Clipboard, what is the hotkey
for accessing toast notifications like those displayed when connecting
flash drives?





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