Date   

Re: I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

 

On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 02:53 AM, Felix G. wrote:
as a software dev I'd sure love to have a look at that system.
You and me both!   I hope that if MS fixes the issue that it will be possible to give a reasonably simple explanation of what the root cause was.

This is truly bizarre!
 
--

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

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey

 

 


Silent Install

Luke Thomson
 

Hi all,

I have been testing NVDA with SCCM before rolling it out to our users. I have tried a few methods and hit a couple of stumbling blocks, namely that the 'install.exe --install-silent' command doesn't seem to work - the installer pops up regardless of whether I add the switch or not. Also I can't find any switches to run the uninstaller silently. Does anyone know what could cause this?

Many thanks,
Luke


Microsoft visio tutorial?

Muhamad adinugraha
 

Hi, everyone!
I wonder if anyone could point me to any Microsoft Visio tutorials? I've never use it nor even know if it is accessible with nvda. It is needed for some job requirement related to administrative tasks. Any information would be really appreciate. 
Thank you


Re: Blind people typing Chinese

Mallard
 

Ah, got it...

Ciao,

Ollie

Il 09/04/2019 13:56, Clement Chou ha scritto:
Mallard.

Google TTS and Vocalizer both have Taiwanese Mandarin which isn't
quite what I'm looking for. What I'm looking for is a different
dialect of Chinese which doesn't seem to have a tts voice for it. The
dialect is called Hokkien and is used in many places in addition to
China, and in Taiwan it's known as Taiwanese.

On 4/9/19, dingpengyu <dingpengyu06@gmail.com> wrote:
hi
Zhengdu Screen Reader is divided into commercial version and craft version.
The craft version is free. The commercial version requires a fee. The
following is the download address of the craft version. You can download the
experience:
http://www.zd.hk/download-down-type-zdsr_pw.htm
Finally, if this information violates the relevant provisions of the forum,
the administrator can delete
Thank
There is no harm without comparison. I hope that NVDA can absorb 100 experts
and make up for their own shortcomings.
没有对比就没有伤害,希望NVDA可以吸收百家知长,补自家知短。




Re: I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...>
 

Hello Dejan,

I've realized that it is not a download problem. Its an install problem.

I was able to download the latest version of NVDA to a thumb drive and install on an HP laptop with no problems. But the same file, which is the same that you gmailed to me will not install on my Dell laptop. So, other than hoping that the MS disability desk can fix this, I would like to try a previous version of NVDA. It may not work but it seems like the next logical step.

Can you please gmail me a prior version. If it installs, I should be able to upgrade it.

A milion thanks to you and all,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: Dejan Ristic
Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:59 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

Hi to James and to all of you,


I've read all the messages concerning the download failure.


I've just uploaded the last NVDA version to my Google Drive, so let me
post the link to the executable file for James to try to download. If
James asked for the previous version, I'd be glad to g-drive it for him.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MNEaShQS8VvCI1tYgkyX7xc0-i6XAYaM


-

On 09/04/2019 08:53, Felix G. wrote:
Hi,
as a software dev I'd sure love to have a look at that system. That
thing is straight from the X Files.
I hope MS digs up something!
Best,
Felix

Am Di., 9. Apr. 2019 um 04:36 Uhr schrieb Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com>:
On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:08 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Isn’t this an interesting mess?

Yep. It will be interesting to see what MS turns up.

My next step would be a repair install, but I'd let MS take a look first.

--

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

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

~ Edward Abbey






.


Re: Blind people typing Chinese

Clement Chou
 

Mallard.

Google TTS and Vocalizer both have Taiwanese Mandarin which isn't
quite what I'm looking for. What I'm looking for is a different
dialect of Chinese which doesn't seem to have a tts voice for it. The
dialect is called Hokkien and is used in many places in addition to
China, and in Taiwan it's known as Taiwanese.

On 4/9/19, dingpengyu <dingpengyu06@gmail.com> wrote:
hi
Zhengdu Screen Reader is divided into commercial version and craft version.
The craft version is free. The commercial version requires a fee. The
following is the download address of the craft version. You can download the
experience:
http://www.zd.hk/download-down-type-zdsr_pw.htm
Finally, if this information violates the relevant provisions of the forum,
the administrator can delete
Thank
There is no harm without comparison. I hope that NVDA can absorb 100 experts
and make up for their own shortcomings.
没有对比就没有伤害,希望NVDA可以吸收百家知长,补自家知短。




Re: I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

Dejan Ristic
 

Hi to James and to all of you,


I've read all the messages concerning the download failure.


I've just uploaded the last NVDA version to my Google Drive, so let me post the link to the executable file for James to try to download. If James asked for the previous version, I'd be glad to g-drive it for him.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MNEaShQS8VvCI1tYgkyX7xc0-i6XAYaM


-

On 09/04/2019 08:53, Felix G. wrote:
Hi,
as a software dev I'd sure love to have a look at that system. That
thing is straight from the X Files.
I hope MS digs up something!
Best,
Felix

Am Di., 9. Apr. 2019 um 04:36 Uhr schrieb Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com>:
On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:08 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Isn’t this an interesting mess?

Yep. It will be interesting to see what MS turns up.

My next step would be a repair install, but I'd let MS take a look first.

--

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

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

~ Edward Abbey





.


Re: nvda addon

prem.translator@...
 

Is there any NVDA site or repository in German? 
 
Thank you.


Re: Blind people typing Chinese

 

hi
Zhengdu Screen Reader is divided into commercial version and craft version. The craft version is free. The commercial version requires a fee. The following is the download address of the craft version. You can download the experience:
http://www.zd.hk/download-down-type-zdsr_pw.htm
Finally, if this information violates the relevant provisions of the forum, the administrator can delete
Thank
There is no harm without comparison. I hope that NVDA can absorb 100 experts and make up for their own shortcomings.
没有对比就没有伤害,希望NVDA可以吸收百家知长,补自家知短。


Re: Blind people typing Chinese

 

hello Michael Munn
Now in China, the Sunshine Screen Reader is not the most screen reader used by Chinese blind people. The most screen readers used by Chinese blind people are: Zhengdu Screen Reader
Before the Zhengdu Screen Reader, as early as 1999, a blind man named wangyongde in China developed the earliest screen reader in China, called: Yongde screen reader.


Re: I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...>
 

Hi, I just now saw this post.

I was using Windows Defender + the latest version of Malwarebytes, the paid version with real time protection. I deleted the MB and the problem still exist. And, I'm still not clear on how to turn off Defender but many list members have stated that they are certain that both Defender and MB do not stop NVDA from downloading. Maybe, there is a small chance that I have messed up Defender, its menus or not at all friendly to me but, I kind of doubt it.

I would like to find the last version of NVDA so that I can try installing it. Then, I would try to update to the current version. That wouldn't resolve my problem but it would at least get NVDA on the system.

I wonder why I can still download software from other sources.

I have NVDA on my bedroom laptop and it works great. But my living room PC is right out of the Twilight Zone!

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Cussick via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 3:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

Hi, can you let us know what AV product your using?

On 08/04/2019 04:23, James Bentley wrote:
It looks like I am not getting the full download. I would love to know why.

In the mean time, I would definitely appreciate you drop boxing me the file.

Thanks,

James B



From: hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

Hi



I just downloaded the latest copy of it just then the server is up.I am guessing your copy is a full download? like mentioned in the previous email.



If need be i can drop box the one i just downloaded.



Gene nz



On 8/04/2019 2:27 PM, James Bentley wrote:

I have downloaded it two times in the past with other laptops. But, the first time for this laptop.

I do not get past the music. No dialog at all. I did try alt+y just in case.

I have tried to save this and run it. I have tried to just run it. Same results.

Maybe their server has been down for over one day.

The only thing that I have recently changed on my end is just that I upgraded to Jaws 2019 on both computers. Of course, I tried J17 just in case. No dice.

Cheers,

James B



From: hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

Hi



is this the first time you have ever installed NVDA or have you had a earlier version.



the file that wouldive come down would be named nvda 2019.1.exe and when you click on it or try to get it to load it will make a musical sound then come up with a documentation screen. YOu will need to agree to it by pressing the space bar then tab to the first option which will be install to your computer then press the enter key. If it seems to be getting stuck installing it it might be that the UAC screen has come up and nvda can not see it if this is the case use the ALT key + letter Y to say yes to it and it should keep on installing then say it has been installed with a ok button.



Or is it just not going any further after you hear the sound?



Gene nz



On 8/04/2019 1:45 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Hi all,

I went to:

http://www.nvaccess.org/

and downloaded a very small file that looks like it is suppose to install NVDA. When I open it, I get a few seconds of music and then nothing.

I have tried with both Chrome and IE for over 24 hours now. So, maybe someone can tell me what I am doing wrong?

Cheers,

James B




--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
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: Blind people typing Chinese

Mallard
 

Hello Clement,


I think Vocalizer has Taiwanese, or am I mistaken? definitely Google tts has it on Android, because I tapped on it once by mistake, and I got a terrible experience, since I needed Italian! lol


hth, ciao,

Ollie

Il 09/04/2019 07:11, Clement Chou ha scritto:
Hi Brian.

Japanese Braille doesn't differentiate between Katakana and Hiragana
symbols. But it would be closer to say that the braille represents
Hiragana. That is a little difficult to explain though if you don't
know the three writing systems and the way they work, which is beyond
the scope of this topic.

And as a general uestion since we're discussing Chinese, does anyone
know of any tts voices that suporting reading of any hinese dialects
aside from Mandarin and Cantonese? I am looking specifically for one
that reads the Min-nan dialect, also known as fujian, Hokkien,
taiwanese, etc.

On 4/8/19, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@gmail.com> wrote:
I kind of agree with you sir. I'm a Chinese Immigrant and I studied at the
Beijing School for the Blind for 3 years and In BSB Students are required
to learn braille. During Computer classes,I was taught how to use a Screen
reader called Sunshine. I was also taught to use Sogou. Another advantage
about Sougou is that a person can custemmize it's dictionary that make's
life much easier for those people who are doing a job as a court reporter.
Braille display is an expensive tool in China that a blind person by itself
can't afford. Only the School for the Blind and the Beijing Talking book
Library or the Braille and Talking book Library of China have them. Thanks
Best Regards
Michael Munn
Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind
www.hadley.edu





On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 10:22 AM Clement Chou <chou.clement@gmail.com>
wrote:

Thanks for the fascinating information Larry!

On 4/7/19, Larry Wang <larry.wang.801@gmail.com> wrote:
There are numerous Chinese input methods. This was a key problem when
processing Chinese with computers. There are roughly one hunderd
thousand number of Chinese characters. About six thousand of them are
mostly used in daily life. But there are only about one hunderd keys on
keyboard. At first publishing houses use big key board with many keys.
Input methods based on pinyin or zhuyin is not very popular at that
time
since you need to spend many time on finding the correct character you
want to type. Also users at that time mostly rely on word processing
jobs, accuracy and efficiency is important.
A man called Wang JiangMin invented WuBi.With that you can type in most
Chinese character within four letters, as long as you memorize a set of
rules and practice for about a week.
At about 2006, people brought smart prediction into pinyin input
methods. The experience of pinyin input methods are much better now.
Since most people in mainland China have already learned pinyin in
primary school. Other types of input methods which requires additional
rules practice start fading away. Few people learn other input methods.
Wubi and other input methods are now learned by professionals and
enthusiasts. Sougou is the most popular one of these pinyin input
methods. But smart prediction is based on collecting your keyborad
input
data, so there is a privacy issue. Sougou pinyin also pop up
advertisement sometimes. So I do not recomment using this. Input
methods
bundled with operation system is just enough.

Support for microsoft pinyin and wubi is broken in windows 10 and 8.1
so
you may find it hard to use.

As for braille.
There are three types of braille in mainland China. Two of them are in
NVDA, another one has just been published about a year ago and has not
gain popularity yet. However all of them are based on pinyin. They
cannot represent the shape of Chinese characters. Most schools for
blind
in mainland China do not teach how to write Chinese characters. So even
if you use braille input, you still have to choose between many
candidates. Someone created a braille based on Chinese characters, but
it is not widely used. Braille display is more expensive than smart
phones and computers and its usage is very limited. Braille has
advantage in proof reading and learing but the nature of Chinese
braille
make braille less appealing for students. Word segmentation and tone
mark makes braille even harder to understand. Even braile itself is not
popular among blind people in China.






Re: Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

Felix G.
 

Hi,
running it right now. All of Chromium's accessibility seems to be in place, so it's exactly what I expected. From a screen reader perspective this is pretty much like running Chrome.
Best,
Felix

Am Di., 9. Apr. 2019 um 05:09 Uhr schrieb Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>:

Hi,

It is a late alpha version. Essentially, Edge follows Chromium’s release model with some differences:

  • Canary: equivalent to NVDA’s alpha snapshots, released daily.
  • Dev: mostly late alpha – the most stable canary build for a given week, released weekly.
  • Beta: a snapshot of dev branch released every six weeks.
  • Release: some more refined beta version.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 7:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

 

Hi Joseph

 

so which version would this one be. I was not really planning to do a tutorial yet it was more taking it for a test drive and to see what it looked like and felt like.

Plus to let others know sound wise the layout etc.

 

I did not go into the help section but would this be a alfa version? i was expecting it to be more broken but was surprised when i navigated around it etc.

 

Gene nz

 

On 9/04/2019 2:18 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

I advise waiting until beta version comes out to do a tutorial on it, and when you do one, don’t forget to remind people that this is really a repackaged Chromium.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 7:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

 

Hi

 

if any one is interested later on today i can do a audio recording of nvda been used on it and to show nvda so far seems to be working nicely with it. Plus also link to it for others to try it out if they missed the first link.

 

It will give some a idea of what it looks like etc planning to do some updates tonight to the website so can include or link to the recording in the email.

 

Gene nz

 

 

On 9/04/2019 2:06 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:

Hi

 

Just downloaded it and taking it for a test drive.

 

Apart from the word dev in the title bar and using the chrome menu setup for the menus it handles the web pages nicely it seems as though you can use all of the quick navigation keys in nvda. A bit more playing around and going into the settings etc but you would think you are driving chrome browser.

 

See if i can find any qwerks in it.

 

Gene nz

 

On 9/04/2019 6:24 AM, dingpengyu wrote:

download link:
https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download

--
Image NVDA certified expert

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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.



--
Image
              NVDA certified expert

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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.



--
Image NVDA
        certified expert

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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: I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

Felix G.
 

Hi,
as a software dev I'd sure love to have a look at that system. That
thing is straight from the X Files.
I hope MS digs up something!
Best,
Felix

Am Di., 9. Apr. 2019 um 04:36 Uhr schrieb Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com>:


On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:08 PM, James Bentley wrote:

Isn’t this an interesting mess?

Yep. It will be interesting to see what MS turns up.

My next step would be a repair install, but I'd let MS take a look first.

--

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

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

~ Edward Abbey






Re: Blind people typing Chinese

Clement Chou
 

Hi Brian.

Japanese Braille doesn't differentiate between Katakana and Hiragana
symbols. But it would be closer to say that the braille represents
Hiragana. That is a little difficult to explain though if you don't
know the three writing systems and the way they work, which is beyond
the scope of this topic.

And as a general uestion since we're discussing Chinese, does anyone
know of any tts voices that suporting reading of any hinese dialects
aside from Mandarin and Cantonese? I am looking specifically for one
that reads the Min-nan dialect, also known as fujian, Hokkien,
taiwanese, etc.

On 4/8/19, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@gmail.com> wrote:
I kind of agree with you sir. I'm a Chinese Immigrant and I studied at the
Beijing School for the Blind for 3 years and In BSB Students are required
to learn braille. During Computer classes,I was taught how to use a Screen
reader called Sunshine. I was also taught to use Sogou. Another advantage
about Sougou is that a person can custemmize it's dictionary that make's
life much easier for those people who are doing a job as a court reporter.
Braille display is an expensive tool in China that a blind person by itself
can't afford. Only the School for the Blind and the Beijing Talking book
Library or the Braille and Talking book Library of China have them. Thanks
Best Regards
Michael Munn
Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
National Federation of the Blind of Virginia www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind
www.hadley.edu





On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 10:22 AM Clement Chou <chou.clement@gmail.com>
wrote:

Thanks for the fascinating information Larry!

On 4/7/19, Larry Wang <larry.wang.801@gmail.com> wrote:
There are numerous Chinese input methods. This was a key problem when
processing Chinese with computers. There are roughly one hunderd
thousand number of Chinese characters. About six thousand of them are
mostly used in daily life. But there are only about one hunderd keys on
keyboard. At first publishing houses use big key board with many keys.
Input methods based on pinyin or zhuyin is not very popular at that
time
since you need to spend many time on finding the correct character you
want to type. Also users at that time mostly rely on word processing
jobs, accuracy and efficiency is important.
A man called Wang JiangMin invented WuBi.With that you can type in most
Chinese character within four letters, as long as you memorize a set of
rules and practice for about a week.
At about 2006, people brought smart prediction into pinyin input
methods. The experience of pinyin input methods are much better now.
Since most people in mainland China have already learned pinyin in
primary school. Other types of input methods which requires additional
rules practice start fading away. Few people learn other input methods.
Wubi and other input methods are now learned by professionals and
enthusiasts. Sougou is the most popular one of these pinyin input
methods. But smart prediction is based on collecting your keyborad
input
data, so there is a privacy issue. Sougou pinyin also pop up
advertisement sometimes. So I do not recomment using this. Input
methods
bundled with operation system is just enough.

Support for microsoft pinyin and wubi is broken in windows 10 and 8.1
so
you may find it hard to use.

As for braille.
There are three types of braille in mainland China. Two of them are in
NVDA, another one has just been published about a year ago and has not
gain popularity yet. However all of them are based on pinyin. They
cannot represent the shape of Chinese characters. Most schools for
blind
in mainland China do not teach how to write Chinese characters. So even
if you use braille input, you still have to choose between many
candidates. Someone created a braille based on Chinese characters, but
it is not widely used. Braille display is more expensive than smart
phones and computers and its usage is very limited. Braille has
advantage in proof reading and learing but the nature of Chinese
braille
make braille less appealing for students. Word segmentation and tone
mark makes braille even harder to understand. Even braile itself is not
popular among blind people in China.








Selecting sentences with NVDA

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Is there a way to select sentences while navigating sentence by sentence with the sentence nav add-on?
While I'm reading and reviewing complex documents I need to navigate sentence by sentence to properly understand it. Sometimes for revisions I'm also required to select particular sentences. Right now, I use the typical command of shift+ctrl+right arrow or shift+down arrow to do so. Is there a more effficient way out there?

All inputs are welcome
--
Regards,
Sociohack


Re: Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

 

Hi,

It is a late alpha version. Essentially, Edge follows Chromium’s release model with some differences:

  • Canary: equivalent to NVDA’s alpha snapshots, released daily.
  • Dev: mostly late alpha – the most stable canary build for a given week, released weekly.
  • Beta: a snapshot of dev branch released every six weeks.
  • Release: some more refined beta version.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 7:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

 

Hi Joseph

 

so which version would this one be. I was not really planning to do a tutorial yet it was more taking it for a test drive and to see what it looked like and felt like.

Plus to let others know sound wise the layout etc.

 

I did not go into the help section but would this be a alfa version? i was expecting it to be more broken but was surprised when i navigated around it etc.

 

Gene nz

 

On 9/04/2019 2:18 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

I advise waiting until beta version comes out to do a tutorial on it, and when you do one, don’t forget to remind people that this is really a repackaged Chromium.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 7:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

 

Hi

 

if any one is interested later on today i can do a audio recording of nvda been used on it and to show nvda so far seems to be working nicely with it. Plus also link to it for others to try it out if they missed the first link.

 

It will give some a idea of what it looks like etc planning to do some updates tonight to the website so can include or link to the recording in the email.

 

Gene nz

 

 

On 9/04/2019 2:06 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:

Hi

 

Just downloaded it and taking it for a test drive.

 

Apart from the word dev in the title bar and using the chrome menu setup for the menus it handles the web pages nicely it seems as though you can use all of the quick navigation keys in nvda. A bit more playing around and going into the settings etc but you would think you are driving chrome browser.

 

See if i can find any qwerks in it.

 

Gene nz

 

On 9/04/2019 6:24 AM, dingpengyu wrote:

download link:
https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download

--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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.



--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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.



--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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: Blind people typing Chinese

Michael Munn
 

I kind of agree with you sir. I'm a Chinese Immigrant and I studied at the Beijing School for the Blind for 3 years and In BSB Students are required to learn braille. During Computer classes,I was taught  how to use a Screen reader called Sunshine. I was also taught to use Sogou. Another advantage about Sougou is that a person can custemmize it's dictionary that make's life much easier for those people who are doing a job as a court reporter. 
Braille display is an expensive tool in China that a blind person by itself can't afford. Only the School for the Blind and the Beijing Talking book Library or the  Braille and Talking book Library of China have them. Thanks 
Best Regards 
Michael Munn 
Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind





On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 10:22 AM Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:
Thanks for the fascinating information Larry!

On 4/7/19, Larry Wang <larry.wang.801@...> wrote:
> There are numerous Chinese input methods. This was a key problem when
> processing Chinese with computers. There are roughly one hunderd
> thousand number of Chinese characters. About six thousand of them are
> mostly used in daily life. But there are only about one hunderd keys on
> keyboard. At first publishing houses use big key board with many keys.
> Input methods based on pinyin or zhuyin is not very popular at that time
> since you need to spend many time on finding the correct character you
> want to type. Also users at that time mostly rely on word processing
> jobs, accuracy and efficiency is important.
> A man called Wang JiangMin invented WuBi.With that you can type in most
> Chinese character within four letters, as long as you memorize a set of
> rules and practice for about a week.
> At about 2006, people brought smart prediction into pinyin input
> methods. The experience of pinyin input methods are much better now.
> Since most people in mainland China have already learned pinyin in
> primary school. Other types of input methods which requires additional
> rules practice start fading away. Few people learn other input methods.
> Wubi and other input methods are now learned by professionals and
> enthusiasts. Sougou is the most popular one of these pinyin input
> methods. But smart prediction is based on collecting your keyborad input
> data, so there is a privacy issue. Sougou pinyin also pop up
> advertisement sometimes. So I do not recomment using this. Input methods
> bundled with operation system is just enough.
>
> Support for microsoft pinyin and wubi is broken in windows 10 and 8.1 so
> you may find it hard to use.
>
> As for braille.
> There are three types of braille in mainland China. Two of them are in
> NVDA, another one has just been published about a year ago and has not
> gain popularity yet. However all of them are based on pinyin. They
> cannot represent the shape of Chinese characters. Most schools for blind
> in mainland China do not teach how to write Chinese characters. So even
> if you use braille input, you still have to choose between many
> candidates. Someone created a braille based on Chinese characters, but
> it is not widely used. Braille display is more expensive than smart
> phones and computers and its usage is very limited. Braille has
> advantage in proof reading and learing but the nature of Chinese braille
> make braille less appealing for students. Word segmentation and tone
> mark makes braille even harder to understand. Even braile itself is not
> popular among blind people in China.
>
>
>
>




Re: Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Joseph


so which version would this one be. I was not really planning to do a tutorial yet it was more taking it for a test drive and to see what it looked like and felt like.

Plus to let others know sound wise the layout etc.


I did not go into the help section but would this be a alfa version? i was expecting it to be more broken but was surprised when i navigated around it etc.


Gene nz


On 9/04/2019 2:18 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

I advise waiting until beta version comes out to do a tutorial on it, and when you do one, don’t forget to remind people that this is really a repackaged Chromium.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 7:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Microsoft Chromium version of the Edge browser beta download

 

Hi

 

if any one is interested later on today i can do a audio recording of nvda been used on it and to show nvda so far seems to be working nicely with it. Plus also link to it for others to try it out if they missed the first link.

 

It will give some a idea of what it looks like etc planning to do some updates tonight to the website so can include or link to the recording in the email.

 

Gene nz

 

 

On 9/04/2019 2:06 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:

Hi

 

Just downloaded it and taking it for a test drive.

 

Apart from the word dev in the title bar and using the chrome menu setup for the menus it handles the web pages nicely it seems as though you can use all of the quick navigation keys in nvda. A bit more playing around and going into the settings etc but you would think you are driving chrome browser.

 

See if i can find any qwerks in it.

 

Gene nz

 

On 9/04/2019 6:24 AM, dingpengyu wrote:

download link:
https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download

--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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.


--

Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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.


--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
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: I Can't get the latest version of NVDA to install

 

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:08 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Isn’t this an interesting mess?
Yep.  It will be interesting to see what MS turns up.

My next step would be a repair install, but I'd let MS take a look first.
 
--

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

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

           ~ Edward Abbey