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Re: strange thing in Nvda

Gene
 

This is a good opportunity to remind people who don't do so, that when presenting a problem, what is being used and what is done that causes the problem should be reported. 
 
I doubt you can do anything about this.  At times, information is sent to NvdA that it reads automatically and this speech isn't related to progress updates.  Even if they are off, the information is spoken.  In this case, as I recall, if you leave the window, you won't hear it.  So just don't stay in the window when you don't want to hear the status of the download. 
 
This appears to be a problem introduced into quantum Firefox.  I don't recall it existing before quantum. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] strange thing in Nvda

Gene,

I don't use Chrome, I use Mozila Firefox.

During downloading I press Ctrl+J, then I can hear the beef and also the voice saying the numbers of procents.

Jarek

Dne 19.06.2019 v 10:50 Gene napsal(a):
If you are using Chrome, that appears to be an announcement chrome generates, unlrelated to NVDA's read progress bar functions. 
 
I don't know if it can be stopped.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:02 AM
Subject: [nvda] strange thing in Nvda

Hello everyone,
I found that when downloading large files, Nvda reports to me how much
percent has been downloaded, although I have set it to only beep.
Don't know, please, where can the error be?

--
Jarek



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Re: OT. Asking regarding accessible python program compiler

farhan israk
 

Try microsoft visual studio code with python add-on by Microsoft.


On Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 9:32 pm Brian Vogel, <britechguy@...> wrote:
I can't help you with your question, but I do want to point out that it is not off-topic.  Questions regarding which programs/utilities/etc. are accessible using NVDA are definitely on-topic for this group.  The group description now reads, in part, "Questions about which programs are accessible using NVDA, NVDA add-ons, and configuring Braille displays for use with NVDA are also permitted."

If the discussion were about how to code in Python, what the structure of a JSON file is, or similar, that would be off-topic but would also be perfectly appropriate for the chat subgroup.

I hope that some of our members that are also Python coders will have some suggestions for you.
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Re: OT. Asking regarding accessible python program compiler

 

I can't help you with your question, but I do want to point out that it is not off-topic.  Questions regarding which programs/utilities/etc. are accessible using NVDA are definitely on-topic for this group.  The group description now reads, in part, "Questions about which programs are accessible using NVDA, NVDA add-ons, and configuring Braille displays for use with NVDA are also permitted."

If the discussion were about how to code in Python, what the structure of a JSON file is, or similar, that would be off-topic but would also be perfectly appropriate for the chat subgroup.

I hope that some of our members that are also Python coders will have some suggestions for you.
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OT. Asking regarding accessible python program compiler

Narayan <krishnashree1221@...>
 

hi friends, sorry for of topic mater. I want to build a simple dictionary using python script with help of JSON file. which should be compatible NVDA screen reader. In this job which python program or compiler accessible for me? please suggest me regarding this. thank you in advance.

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Re: Question about NVDA Beta Version

Quentin Christensen
 

Oh no problem at all.  Maybe we need to be clearer in our communication.  I'd much rather you ask than be confused and not say anything :)


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 9:56 PM Marcio via Groups.Io <marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io> wrote:
Quentin,
Thanks. Now I definitely got it. Sorry, sometimes I'm a bit slow. LOL

Well, I'll keep an eye on the betas and download one of them some time in the future.

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Re: Elements not being reported with NVDA

 

Luke,
Yes, there is a way to read these, though it is inconvenient.
Actually, not inconvenient at all. Using the laptop keyboard it's easy peasy :)
Far from perfect, which would be just land on a link and hear what it's about, but nothing impossible at all.

It's really weird and I never would have thought of something like that. How did you find it out?

You might want to have a look through the issues here, and if this one isn't described anywhere (it's not on the first page of results, but there are a few), post a new one.
Hmmm, I've never dealt with GitHub before. I'll probably do it but I don't know when.

Thanks for your answer. It's definitely appreciated! :)

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Re: Question about NVDA Beta Version

 

Quentin,
Thanks. Now I definitely got it. Sorry, sometimes I'm a bit slow. LOL

Well, I'll keep an eye on the betas and download one of them some time in the future.

Cheers,
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Re: strange thing in Nvda

Jarek.Krcmar
 

Gene,

I don't use Chrome, I use Mozila Firefox.

During downloading I press Ctrl+J, then I can hear the beef and also the voice saying the numbers of procents.

Jarek

Dne 19.06.2019 v 10:50 Gene napsal(a):
If you are using Chrome, that appears to be an announcement chrome generates, unlrelated to NVDA's read progress bar functions. 
 
I don't know if it can be stopped.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:02 AM
Subject: [nvda] strange thing in Nvda

Hello everyone,
I found that when downloading large files, Nvda reports to me how much
percent has been downloaded, although I have set it to only beep.
Don't know, please, where can the error be?

--
Jarek



-- 
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Re: Question about NVDA Beta Version

Quentin Christensen
 

If you install beta1, then yes, if we go to beta2, you'll get that.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 9:25 PM Marcio via Groups.Io <marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io> wrote:
Quentin,
Thanks so much, now I understood it!

Now, the last question: if for some reason a new beta appear before a stable version, what will happen?
That is, suppose I have the beta 1 for the 2019.2 version. If for some reason a new beta is needed, will I get this beta automatically since this isn't a stable version yet?

Again, thanks a lot :)

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Re: Elements not being reported with NVDA

Luke Davis
 

Yes, there is a way to read these, though it is inconvenient.

Select the link (k or tab or whatever), and enter focus mode (NVDA-space). then read to end of current text (numpad plus on desktop keyboard mode), or use current and next line commands (8-9 on numpad, desktop mode) to read the current text. Then NVDA-space or escape to get back out of focus mode.

This is not the only aria-label issue currently extant, but I don't think I've seen this one mentioned specifically.

You might want to have a look through the issues here, and if this one isn't described anywhere (it's not on the first page of results, but there are a few), post a new one.
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+aria-label&=&=&=&=

I tried it in FF and Chrome, and got the same results as you.

Luke


Re: Question about NVDA Beta Version

 

Quentin,
Thanks so much, now I understood it!

Now, the last question: if for some reason a new beta appear before a stable version, what will happen?
That is, suppose I have the beta 1 for the 2019.2 version. If for some reason a new beta is needed, will I get this beta automatically since this isn't a stable version yet?

Again, thanks a lot :)

Cheers,
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Re: Question about NVDA Beta Version

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Marcio, you hadn't noticed it before, because it's a new process :)

Because we only release beta versions in the lead-up to a new stable version (unlike alpha builds, which we release every few days, or sometimes several in a day), we had made it so the beta version automatically rolls over to the final stable version when it comes out.

So, if you install 2019.2beta1, when the final 2019.2 comes out, your beta version will update to that version.  If you don't do anything else, you're back on the "stable" channel, and you'll next update to 2019.3 when it comes out.

If you want to try beta versions of 2019.3, you'll need to download the beta when it comes out, and either run it as a temporary / portable copy, or install it, in which case the process will be the same (it will update to the stable version when it comes out).

If you want to test the more bleeding edge code, you can install the alpha builds, and they will keep updating to the latest alpha build - they won't change channels on you.

So, in summary - there's no branch which will automatically update you from the beta builds of 2019.2 to the beta builds of 2019.3 when it comes out, you'll need to keep an eye on our announcements and download the first beta you want to try of any given release.  What we are hoping, is that this change will make it easier for people to try out the beta versions, knowing they will be automatically updated to the stable version when it comes out without needing to do anything extra at that time.

Regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:24 PM Marcio via Groups.Io <marcinhorj21=yahoo.com.br@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,
I'm thinking about going back to the NVDA Beta Version. Currently, I'm on the "official" channel.

Before I can think more about it I have a question.
I was reading this edition of NVDA In Process and I just noticed something that I haven't noticed before.
If you install the beta version, when the final NVDA 2019.2 comes out, it will update to that version automatically. In the lead up to NVDA 2019.3, you will need to manually download a new beta once one is released, if you wish.
Does it mean then that starting with NVDA Beta 2019.3 I won't get automatic updates anymore?

Sorry for asking it now but I really haven't noticed this detail before and today the question just came up.

I'll love to be an NVDA Beta user again :) just don't feel like downloading a new version all the time. It would be way better if it could update by itself as it is with all the other versions.

Cheers,
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Question about NVDA Beta Version

 

Hi,
I'm thinking about going back to the NVDA Beta Version. Currently, I'm on the "official" channel.

Before I can think more about it I have a question.
I was reading this edition of NVDA In Process and I just noticed something that I haven't noticed before.
If you install the beta version, when the final NVDA 2019.2 comes out, it will update to that version automatically. In the lead up to NVDA 2019.3, you will need to manually download a new beta once one is released, if you wish.
Does it mean then that starting with NVDA Beta 2019.3 I won't get automatic updates anymore?

Sorry for asking it now but I really haven't noticed this detail before and today the question just came up.

I'll love to be an NVDA Beta user again :) just don't feel like downloading a new version all the time. It would be way better if it could update by itself as it is with all the other versions.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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NV Access' New video featured in this week's In-Process

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

We have a new video: "What is NVDA?".  News on the video and a link to watch it, the call for topics for the upcoming NVDACon, and a detailed walkthrough of creating an issue on the NV Access GitHub page, are all in this week's In-Process:


Regards

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Elements not being reported with NVDA

 

Hi,
STR:
  1. Take a look at this article.
  2. Note that in every link, NVDA just reports "(opens in a new tab").
  3. However, looking at the source code, we can seethe real link with its description.
What's preventing NVDA from reporting the description apparently is an HTML tag. I searched a bit and could understand it but not enough for explain it here, so I'll just give an example.

Look at this part of the article:
We can show you how to (opens in a new tab).

Now its source code:

We can show you how to <a href="https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/run-chkdsk-utility-xp/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" (opens in a new tab)">fix file system errors in Windows with CHKDSK</a>. </p>

In light of this, is there any workaround so that NVDA reports the description inside a <a href> tag apart from resorting to the source code of the page?

Finally, maybe this is something that can be fixed in an NVDA update altogether?

Sorry for the long message, but I needed to explain the entire story  before asking my question.

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Re: strange thing in Nvda

Gene
 

If you are using Chrome, that appears to be an announcement chrome generates, unlrelated to NVDA's read progress bar functions. 
 
I don't know if it can be stopped.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:02 AM
Subject: [nvda] strange thing in Nvda

Hello everyone,
I found that when downloading large files, Nvda reports to me how much
percent has been downloaded, although I have set it to only beep.
Don't know, please, where can the error be?

--
Jarek




strange thing in Nvda

Jarek.Krcmar
 

Hello everyone,
I found that when downloading large files, Nvda reports to me how much percent has been downloaded, although I have set it to only beep.
Don't know, please, where can the error be?

--
Jarek


Re: Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA

Brian Moore
 

Hi.  I rarely use the spell check function in word but rather have the option turned on to identify misspellings as I type.  Wtih nvda, if I type a word which is not in the dictionary, I hear a sound from nvda.


If I am not sure how to spell the word in question, I can press the application key to get a list of suggestions.


It is also entierly possible to use the actual spell checker in word with nvda if you prefer that method.


I am using office 365 but unless you are on a really old version of word, this shouldn't matter much as this functionality hasn't changed in a long time.


If you really want to learn a lot about nvda, the training materials available for purchase from the nvda online store are well worth the money.


Happy to elaborate on any of this privately.


Brian.


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On 6/18/2019 11:17 PM, Kendra Schafer wrote:

Hi all! I'm also trying to learn about NVDA. I'm hunting all over the map for efficent ways to check spelling with NVDA and Word on my Dell Pc laptop computer. I'm not having any luck. Does anyone know if there is any efficent way to check spelling with NVDA? Also, I saw your link for Pro Writer. I have never heard of it heard of it before. What is Pro Writer?     


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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 16:52
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
Hi Bob,

As well as Brian's suggestion re recycled Office licenses, for word processing, Jarte is a popular free option (there is a paid version with more features for $20): http://www.jarte.com/index.html

Open Office and Libre Office are free, open source Office Suites.  I think from memory NVDA works better with Libre Office, although not as well as Microsoft Office.

Depending on your writing and how you want to check for errors, ProWritingAid is a checker, similar to Grammarly which goes beyond the spelling and grammar checker in Word.  ProWritingAid has an accessible interface here: https://prowritingaid.com/en/Analysis/Editor?screenReaderFriendly=true

And finally beginner to advanced training materials for NVDA can be found in the NV Access shop.  I'd recommend starting with the "Basic Training for NVDA", which you can get in various formats either on its own, or in the "NVDA Productivity Bundle" which includes training material for Microsoft Office programs (worthwhile if you do get Microsoft Office rather than one of the other options) as well as telephone support: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:56 AM Bob Cole <rkcole72984@...> wrote:
Hello, everyone.

I hope it's all right that this is a two-part question.

I'm finally taking some steps to become a more in-depth screen reader user, and I have NVDA installed and ready on my laptop.

I'm trying to get back into writing because it is something I've always enjoyed. I can't afford Microsoft Office. Which free, and even open source apps are the most accessible for this purpose?

Also, where can I find beginner to advanced training materials to learn NVDA in-depth?

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA

Kendra Schaber <kschaber@...>
 

Hi all! Since I'm exploring writing and environmental science anyway, I'll have to check out that Pro Writer app. I think it could help me look over my own work. I'm suposed to take college writing in the fall, in addision to spell check, this other tool could also help me with my editing. You gave a good example of good editing power with that gramar tool. I'd love to find out just what it thinks of my overall accademic writing skills. 


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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 21:40
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
I'm not sure how spell check in Word with Jaws works - if you are using the Word function and its keystrokes, then the process should be the same with NVDA.  If Jaws has its own method (probably using the Jaws key) then it will be different.

The process also differs depending on which version of Word you are using.  Word 365 works quite well.  Word 2013 and 2016 can be done, but getting to things like the definitions of the suggested words is not as straight forward.

I'd recommend the Microsoft Word for NVDA training module which covers most of the ways of spell checking in various versions of Word.  You can either purchase it individually or as part of the NVDA Productivity Bundle (which includes the other training modules and telephone support): https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Re ProWritingAid, it is more a really powerful grammar checker.  Throwing the above paragraph into it, For writing style, it noted:
1 adverb found outside dialogue. Use adverbs sparingly in your writing,

For sentence length, it remonstrated:
Avg Sentence Length (26.0) target 11 to 18
Sentence variety 1.1 target over 3

It also complained about diction, but otherwise seemed happy with my effort.

On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:29 PM Kendra Schaber <kschaber@...> wrote:
Hi all! I'm looking for the most efficent way to correct miss spelled words in a word document. I know that in JAWS, when one goes to correct miss spelled words in a word document, one can get the list of suggestions, pick there suggession, and then correct the spelling error. Also, the word in question is also spoken. I'm looking for a simular way to fix spelling while using NVDA. Does one even exist? Also, what's Pro Writer? I've never heard of it before. Would that benefit me better than the Word spell checker with NVDA?  

Thank you for taking the time to read this Email!
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of Gene <gsasner@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 20:28
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
Do you know how to do things like spell the current word and move by character in a document?  What exactly are you asking about.  Are you asking how to use the spell checker or how to spell when moving through or reading a document.  At present, the question is ambiguous. 
 
For example, do you want to know how to check the spelling of a word in the suggestions list?  If you tell us specifically what you want to know, you will get better help.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
Hi all! I'm also trying to learn about NVDA. I'm hunting all over the map for efficent ways to check spelling with NVDA and Word on my Dell Pc laptop computer. I'm not having any luck. Does anyone know if there is any efficent way to check spelling with NVDA? Also, I saw your link for Pro Writer. I have never heard of it heard of it before. What is Pro Writer?    
 
 
Thank  you for taking the time to read this Email!
Blessed be!!!
Kendra Schaber
Chemeketa Community College,
350 Org,
Citizen’s Climate Lobby,
National Federation of the Blind of Oregon,
Capitol Chapter,
Salem, Oregon.
Home Email:
Chemeketa Community College Email:
Phone:
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 16:52
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
Hi Bob,
 
As well as Brian's suggestion re recycled Office licenses, for word processing, Jarte is a popular free option (there is a paid version with more features for $20): http://www.jarte.com/index.html
 
Open Office and Libre Office are free, open source Office Suites.  I think from memory NVDA works better with Libre Office, although not as well as Microsoft Office.
 
Depending on your writing and how you want to check for errors, ProWritingAid is a checker, similar to Grammarly which goes beyond the spelling and grammar checker in Word.  ProWritingAid has an accessible interface here: https://prowritingaid.com/en/Analysis/Editor?screenReaderFriendly=true
 
And finally beginner to advanced training materials for NVDA can be found in the NV Access shop.  I'd recommend starting with the "Basic Training for NVDA", which you can get in various formats either on its own, or in the "NVDA Productivity Bundle" which includes training material for Microsoft Office programs (worthwhile if you do get Microsoft Office rather than one of the other options) as well as telephone support: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
 
Kind regards
 
Quentin.
 
On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:56 AM Bob Cole <rkcole72984@...> wrote:
Hello, everyone.
 
I hope it's all right that this is a two-part question.

I'm finally taking some steps to become a more in-depth screen reader user, and I have NVDA installed and ready on my laptop.

I'm trying to get back into writing because it is something I've always enjoyed. I can't afford Microsoft Office. Which free, and even open source apps are the most accessible for this purpose?

Also, where can I find beginner to advanced training materials to learn NVDA in-depth?

Thank you for your help!

Ambassador - Plexus Worldwide
 
 
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Re: Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

I'm not sure how spell check in Word with Jaws works - if you are using the Word function and its keystrokes, then the process should be the same with NVDA.  If Jaws has its own method (probably using the Jaws key) then it will be different.

The process also differs depending on which version of Word you are using.  Word 365 works quite well.  Word 2013 and 2016 can be done, but getting to things like the definitions of the suggested words is not as straight forward.

I'd recommend the Microsoft Word for NVDA training module which covers most of the ways of spell checking in various versions of Word.  You can either purchase it individually or as part of the NVDA Productivity Bundle (which includes the other training modules and telephone support): https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Re ProWritingAid, it is more a really powerful grammar checker.  Throwing the above paragraph into it, For writing style, it noted:
1 adverb found outside dialogue. Use adverbs sparingly in your writing,

For sentence length, it remonstrated:
Avg Sentence Length (26.0) target 11 to 18
Sentence variety 1.1 target over 3

It also complained about diction, but otherwise seemed happy with my effort.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 2:29 PM Kendra Schaber <kschaber@...> wrote:
Hi all! I'm looking for the most efficent way to correct miss spelled words in a word document. I know that in JAWS, when one goes to correct miss spelled words in a word document, one can get the list of suggestions, pick there suggession, and then correct the spelling error. Also, the word in question is also spoken. I'm looking for a simular way to fix spelling while using NVDA. Does one even exist? Also, what's Pro Writer? I've never heard of it before. Would that benefit me better than the Word spell checker with NVDA?  

Thank you for taking the time to read this Email!
Blessed be!!!
Kendra Schaber
Chemeketa Community College,
350 Org,
Citizen’s Climate Lobby,
National Federation of the Blind of Oregon,
Capitol Chapter,
Salem, Oregon.
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Phone:
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of Gene <gsasner@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 20:28
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
Do you know how to do things like spell the current word and move by character in a document?  What exactly are you asking about.  Are you asking how to use the spell checker or how to spell when moving through or reading a document.  At present, the question is ambiguous. 
 
For example, do you want to know how to check the spelling of a word in the suggestions list?  If you tell us specifically what you want to know, you will get better help.
 
Gene
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Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
Hi all! I'm also trying to learn about NVDA. I'm hunting all over the map for efficent ways to check spelling with NVDA and Word on my Dell Pc laptop computer. I'm not having any luck. Does anyone know if there is any efficent way to check spelling with NVDA? Also, I saw your link for Pro Writer. I have never heard of it heard of it before. What is Pro Writer?    
 
 
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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 16:52
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Apps for Writers, Learning NVDA
 
Hi Bob,
 
As well as Brian's suggestion re recycled Office licenses, for word processing, Jarte is a popular free option (there is a paid version with more features for $20): http://www.jarte.com/index.html
 
Open Office and Libre Office are free, open source Office Suites.  I think from memory NVDA works better with Libre Office, although not as well as Microsoft Office.
 
Depending on your writing and how you want to check for errors, ProWritingAid is a checker, similar to Grammarly which goes beyond the spelling and grammar checker in Word.  ProWritingAid has an accessible interface here: https://prowritingaid.com/en/Analysis/Editor?screenReaderFriendly=true
 
And finally beginner to advanced training materials for NVDA can be found in the NV Access shop.  I'd recommend starting with the "Basic Training for NVDA", which you can get in various formats either on its own, or in the "NVDA Productivity Bundle" which includes training material for Microsoft Office programs (worthwhile if you do get Microsoft Office rather than one of the other options) as well as telephone support: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
 
Kind regards
 
Quentin.
 
On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:56 AM Bob Cole <rkcole72984@...> wrote:
Hello, everyone.
 
I hope it's all right that this is a two-part question.

I'm finally taking some steps to become a more in-depth screen reader user, and I have NVDA installed and ready on my laptop.

I'm trying to get back into writing because it is something I've always enjoyed. I can't afford Microsoft Office. Which free, and even open source apps are the most accessible for this purpose?

Also, where can I find beginner to advanced training materials to learn NVDA in-depth?

Thank you for your help!

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