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Re: Questions about Browsers and NVDA

 

Sometimes, different browsers behave in different ways even the website being the same. I find it to be very common nowadays.

I suggest you to use what suits you better. It's?? probably IE, in the case.

Another thing that occurred to me as I was writing this is that said website can be programmed using "old coding" or something like that and that's why IE behaves better with it.

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Em 24/04/2019 20:22, Sam Bushman disse:

Hi All,

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I am working with a system called SpeakAp.com

It???s an intranet for companies. When I am in internet explorer the links are labled and all is well. When I am in chrome nothing is labeled. Any ideas how to solve this?

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Thanks,

Sam

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Questions about Browsers and NVDA

Sam Bushman
 

Hi All,

 

I am working with a system called SpeakAp.com

It’s an intranet for companies. When I am in internet explorer the links are labled and all is well. When I am in chrome nothing is labeled. Any ideas how to solve this?

 

Thanks,

Sam

 


locked Re: OT: A program to make BARD files Braille-display friendly

 

And, now, this topic is locked.

I agree that the original poster did show some discretion in asking for replies off-list, which could easily have been made using the "Reply to Sender" link at the end of individual messages or entries in the digest for a topic.

I then respectfully asked that the topic be taken elsewhere, whether that were to be the Chat Subgroup or elsewhere.

Then a follow-up, after that request, is made over a day later, and if the person making the reply had read the topic in its entirety first they should not have ever done so.

Then the list owner makes clear this is off-topic.

Then we have another member explaining the probable motive of the original poster, even after two "this is off-topic, please stop" messages have been posted.

There is a very good reason that this guideline was included in those sent out for the NVDA Group Reboot:
Using threaded or conversation view in their respective e-mail client programs and reading through the entirety of a thread before replying.  It gets you completely up to speed and avoids a lot of repetition.  If you choose not to use threaded/conversation view, please take the time to read through all messages from the group that are in your inbox prior to adding any reply to the group.  It’s the only way you can be sure you’re up to speed on any topic when not using threaded/conversation view.

It is basic list etiquette to read through an entire topic before posting additions to it, and to respect requests from the group moderator and group owner to end the discussion.  But when that etiquette is not followed, I will follow through on my earlier statement that I will lock topics, as I'm now doing on this one.
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locked Re: OT: A program to make BARD files Braille-display friendly

Diane
 


I think that that's why he told people he'd send the information privately.  that way, it won't go any farther on this list.

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Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] OT: A program to make BARD files Braille-display friendly

Not that this is not a worthwhile effort, but a discussion such as this one really belongs either on the NVDA Chat Subgroup or elsewhere.

If there is to be any follow-up in relation to this topic, please conduct it on the Chat Subgroup.
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Re: problem with NVDA screen reader

Jackie
 

Curtis, w/all due respect, you don't tell us a lot here, ie, what
version of windows is he using, what version of NVDA is he using, what
browser, has he tried another browser, etc. The other thing is, if
your friend/client messed up something in his NVDA configuration, that
is located in the users roaming folder & doesn't go away simply w/a
reinstall. There is an item in the NVDA menu to revert the
configuration to factory defaults. It's a last resort, though, if he
has settings already saved. NVDA also has a logging facility. The last
log can be viewed by pressing the NVDA modifier key + f1. You can view
these yourself or send 1 to the list if you feel stuck. Also, another
thing to try is to see if your friend has any addons installed, &
disable them if so. That applies both to NVDA itself as well as to the
browser.

You're a technician; therefore, you know how to troubleshoot. Screen
readers are a bit of a different kettle of fish, perhaps, but
troubleshooting them is similar to troubleshooting other pieces of
software. You're not as over your head as you think. There are a lot
of nice folks on here who are ready to help if at all possible.

On 4/24/19, Curtis Golightly <curtis.golightly@...> wrote:
  Hello,

I hope you can point me in the right direction. I am a computer repair /
technician who has a client who is loosing his eye sight.

He choose to use NVDA as his screen reader and for several months it has
worked just fine for him. Starting last week it quit reading web pages.
It reads the banner, (top line or two), stops and does nothing or it
repeats it.

My knowledge of screen readers is limited, I do have a couple of other
clients who use Jaws, but I really am in over my head and yet I hate to
leave my friend without somewhere to turn.

He especially enjoys LSU sports website and  I tried without success to
get it to read the page.

I tried removing and reinstalling NVDA in case there was some file
corruption or issue with the current profile settings, this did not help.

Any idea  how to proceed?

Thanks in  advance for your help,

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Re: problem with NVDA screen reader

Ian Westerland
 

Hello Curtis. NVDA might not be the problem. Experience tells me that when things suddenly go wrong with web browsing, check recent updates of the web browser being used and, if possible, remove the updates back to the version that last worked.

There are others on the list vastly more experienced and qualified than I am, but at least my suggestion is a starting point that has worked successfully for me.

Ian Westerland

On 4/25/2019 7:28 AM, Curtis Golightly wrote:
  Hello,
I hope you can point me in the right direction. I am a computer repair /
technician who has a client who is loosing his eye sight.
He choose to use NVDA as his screen reader and for several months it has
worked just fine for him. Starting last week it quit reading web pages.
It reads the banner, (top line or two), stops and does nothing or it
repeats it.
My knowledge of screen readers is limited, I do have a couple of other
clients who use Jaws, but I really am in over my head and yet I hate to
leave my friend without somewhere to turn.
He especially enjoys LSU sports website and  I tried without success to
get it to read the page.
I tried removing and reinstalling NVDA in case there was some file
corruption or issue with the current profile settings, this did not help.
Any idea  how to proceed?
Thanks in  advance for your help,
Curtis Golightly


problem with NVDA screen reader

Curtis Golightly <curtis.golightly@...>
 

Hello,

I hope you can point me in the right direction. I am a computer repair /
technician who has a client who is loosing his eye sight.

He choose to use NVDA as his screen reader and for several months it has
worked just fine for him. Starting last week it quit reading web pages.
It reads the banner, (top line or two), stops and does nothing or it
repeats it.

My knowledge of screen readers is limited, I do have a couple of other
clients who use Jaws, but I really am in over my head and yet I hate to
leave my friend without somewhere to turn.

He especially enjoys LSU sports website and  I tried without success to
get it to read the page.

I tried removing and reinstalling NVDA in case there was some file
corruption or issue with the current profile settings, this did not help.

Any idea  how to proceed?

Thanks in  advance for your help,

Curtis Golightly


Re: Office 365 on the web

 

I do not know of any tutorials with regard to NVDA and web-based Office.   Given the fluidity, or potential fluidity, of the web based version I would be disinclined to use it if I had any other choice.   With the advent of the recycled license marketplace, most active on eBay but also plenty active elsewhere, it is a simple matter to get a legitimate recycled license for Office 2016 Pro Plus (or pretty much any edition, but that's "top of the line") for under $10.  I've now installed on 6 machines using recycled licenses, and had trouble twice, once being issued a second key and once a refund.

Three examples currently available (and there always seem to be plenty offered in the under $10 range):

Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2016-Full Version 32/64bit-All Languages key


genuine Office Pro Plus 2016-Full Version 32/64bit-All Languages-Activation key

Office Pro Plus 2016-Full Retail Version 32/64bit - Activation key.



If you plan on using any of the programs that are part of the Office suite heavily during your academic career I'd either purchase a recycled license or see if your school has an agreement for licensing for students and faculty through Microsoft at a reduced cost.

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locked Re: OT: A program to make BARD files Braille-display friendly

Nimer Jaber
 

Hello,

Putting OT in the subject line does not make the discussion okay to have on this list. Please do not do this again. This thread is now closed.

thanks.

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 11:38 AM Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:
More things you may want to add to the braille display friendly program are the following:

convert all left bracket characters to left brace characters.
convert all right bracket characters to right brace characters.
convert all backslash characters to vertical bar characters.

convert all At sign characters, to grave accent characters.
finally, convert all caret characters to tilde characters.
and make sure all dots 4-5-6 braille characters are represented by the underscore character, since typically dots 4-5-6 in braille when you view the file on a computer is shown as the underscore or underline character, shift dash.
those characters gave me issues in the past, especially reading stuff on the braille me display prototype i had last year.

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locked Re: OT: A program to make BARD files Braille-display friendly

Josh Kennedy
 

More things you may want to add to the braille display friendly program are the following:

convert all left bracket characters to left brace characters.
convert all right bracket characters to right brace characters.
convert all backslash characters to vertical bar characters.

convert all At sign characters, to grave accent characters.
finally, convert all caret characters to tilde characters.
and make sure all dots 4-5-6 braille characters are represented by the underscore character, since typically dots 4-5-6 in braille when you view the file on a computer is shown as the underscore or underline character, shift dash.
those characters gave me issues in the past, especially reading stuff on the braille me display prototype i had last year.

Josh


Re: weather plus will not download

Ângelo Abrantes
 

Hi,

Here, the addon is working properly.

Ângelo Abrantes

Às 11:44 de 24-04-2019, Rémy Ruiz escreveu:

Hi,

I know if the addon stil working yet...

http://www.nvda.it/files/plugin/weather_plus5.5.nvda-addon

Cheers.

Rémy

Le 24/04/2019 à 11:04, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io a écrit :
Well I cannot see it on the add ons list either and indeed when you do a search on the site the top result comes up 404 not found.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "marvin kotler" <m.kotler53@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:56 AM
Subject: [nvda] weather plus will not download


Good evening list; first using the latest edition of nvda and windows 10.  I cannot get weather plus 5.5 to download.  When I try to download it, I am taken back to the desktop.  Where can I get it and download/install it manually.  Looked on the addons website and could not find it.  Any help with this would be appreciated. Marv

Sent from Mail for Windows 10








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Re: Entering Header and Footer in Microsoft Word

 

I have no clue how to do it manually, but below is a screen reader page that tells you how to do it.


https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-a-screen-reader-to-create-headers-or-footers-in-word-7a61ea68-8cf2-48eb-a693-fda2bb7f311f


Re: Entering Header and Footer in Microsoft Word

 

I can, and will, help with this, but this is not an NVDA question, but a question on how to use several different features of Microsoft Word.

Join the Chat Subgroup ( chat+subscribe@nvda.groups.io) then post this topic there (chat@nvda.groups.io).

You need not do this manually, either, one can break one's document into sections, using one numbering scheme for one section and another for one or more other sections.  That makes life much easier as pages may be added or deleted.
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Entering Header and Footer in Microsoft Word

 

Hello,
I need to manually enter page numbers for each page in my front-matter section of my document and I am wondering how to do this using NVDA on the latest version of Microsoft Word on Windows 10?

I need to have lowercase roman numerals with the title page not having any numerals, and the second page starting with "ii".
Thanks,


NVDACon 2019 - community survey

Adriani Botez
 

Dear all,

 

as we are preparing this year’s NVDACon, our goal this year is to engage the community in the preparation process more than before. For this purpose we have created a small survey which should reveal an optimal date for the conference, convenient for most of us.

 

In case you intend to participate at the conference, please complete this survey by chosing the weekend or weekends in august which are most convenient for you. You can choose more than one option. The conference will take place during the weekend which has been chosen by most people.

 

Please take two minutes and access the survey at

https://doodle.com/poll/sd5ubgyrbhibm5bw

 

To complete the survey, please don’t use firefox because the survey is not completely accessible in that browser.

 

Feel free to distribute this survey throughout your networks, so we reach as many people as possible.

 

We are lloking forward to having you on this year’s NVDACon!

 

 

Best regards

 

 

Adriani Botez

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NVDA Comunity Conference (NVDACon)

Website: https://www.nvdacon.org/

Email: info@...

Teamtalk server: tt://nvdacon.org/?tcpport=10333&udpport=10333

 

 


Re: Office 365 on the web

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

I did not even know there was a web version. Have you tried several browsers in case its browser sensitive?
As for saving it, I doubt if its possible if its a free product, they probably want you to buy it!

I'm not sure what Microsoft offer where you are you could try their accessibility help desk I suppose or even, shock horror using Narrator on the troublesome field.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Joshua Tubbs" <orin8722@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:28 PM
Subject: [nvda] Office 365 on the web


Hi all,

I need to do a PowerPoint project and need office. I discovered office
Education today, allowing college students to get Office for free as
long as they have a valid email address.

Unfortunately, and I'm not sure if this is universal or just with my
school, but I apparently "do not have a valid license for installing
office" and to contact my school etc.

The web version of PowerPoint doesn't seem all that bad. I saved a
default presentation as a test and all is well, but I wonder if
there's a way for me to download it? I can only share an online link
and I need to upload the file to Blackboard.

In any case, I try to add a slide title and I can press F2 to leave
the edit box, but browse mode or NVDA's equivilent to forms mode is
odd and I can't press enter and/or NVDA Space in this edit area to
edit the title.

I know installing the apps are the best option, but if I can't do
that, is there a screen reader guide to use the web version of these
apps?


Office 365 on the web

Joshua Tubbs
 

Hi all,

I need to do a PowerPoint project and need office. I discovered office
Education today, allowing college students to get Office for free as
long as they have a valid email address.

Unfortunately, and I'm not sure if this is universal or just with my
school, but I apparently "do not have a valid license for installing
office" and to contact my school etc.

The web version of PowerPoint doesn't seem all that bad. I saved a
default presentation as a test and all is well, but I wonder if
there's a way for me to download it? I can only share an online link
and I need to upload the file to Blackboard.

In any case, I try to add a slide title and I can press F2 to leave
the edit box, but browse mode or NVDA's equivilent to forms mode is
odd and I can't press enter and/or NVDA Space in this edit area to
edit the title.

I know installing the apps are the best option, but if I can't do
that, is there a screen reader guide to use the web version of these
apps?


Re: weather plus will not download

Rémy Ruiz
 

Hi,

I know if the addon stil working yet...

http://www.nvda.it/files/plugin/weather_plus5.5.nvda-addon

Cheers.

Rémy

Le 24/04/2019 à 11:04, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io a écrit :
Well I cannot see it on the add ons list either and indeed when you do a search on the site the top result comes up 404 not found.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "marvin kotler" <m.kotler53@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:56 AM
Subject: [nvda] weather plus will not download


Good evening list; first using the latest edition of nvda and windows 10.  I cannot get weather plus 5.5 to download.  When I try to download it, I am taken back to the desktop.  Where can I get it and download/install it manually.  Looked on the addons website and could not find it.  Any help with this would be appreciated. Marv

Sent from Mail for Windows 10








Re: weather plus will not download

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

Well I cannot see it on the add ons list either and indeed when you do a search on the site the top result comes up 404 not found.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "marvin kotler" <m.kotler53@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:56 AM
Subject: [nvda] weather plus will not download


Good evening list; first using the latest edition of nvda and windows 10. I cannot get weather plus 5.5 to download. When I try to download it, I am taken back to the desktop. Where can I get it and download/install it manually. Looked on the addons website and could not find it. Any help with this would be appreciated. Marv

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Re: Changing the way NVDA pronounces non-English words

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

Ah glad to see you have the incredible not arrived till later email syndrome I have too.
Actually as the rest of his thread has now turned up here, I would also add this, even Sapi 5 voices like Serena and Daniel have apparently different rules. one can say Brian the other says Breean and needs me to put bryan to make it work so its always going to be a bit hit and miss I think.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Changing the way NVDA pronounces non-English words


This is not really an NVDA question - it's more of a synthesiser question, so
please tell us which synth you use (and perhaps which other synths you feel
happy with) so people might be able to advise how to do what you want.

It might also be helpful to mention which non-English language/s you wish to
adjust the pronunciation of.

Antony.

On Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 00:54:25, Manoj Govindraj wrote:

Hi friends,

Is there a way to make NVDA pronounce non-English words and make it
pronounce the way I would like it to?

Cheers,

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