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Re: ocr solutions

Chris Nestrud
 

I bought ABBYY FineReader Standard late last year. Accessibility is very
good, including hot keys for accessing most functions.
There are a couple places with focus issues; this could probably be
fixed with an add-on to reset focus in certain windows.

Chris


Re: NVDA - Can it read the subtitles in movies?

Dzhovani
 

The KMPlayer has integration that allows for reading of textual subtitles. And yes, there is case for those people who are not english and cannot have everything translated to their languages with audio actors. And it is not ideal solution, but it works when there is no another way.
To set the kmplayer, open the player, press f2, find language and speech, find read with dictation and check read subtitles.
Warning, KMPlayer lately is a bloatware and tries to install all kinds of unnecessary stuff.


Re: abbyy fine reader 15 issues

Adriani Botez
 

The lag issue in menus is also visible in earlier versions of Finereader. You might want to share with the guys from aBBYY the coresponding issue on NVDA's github repository, where you can find a lot of useful discussions and fragments from log files.
The issue is
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/5693

Best
Adriani

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Shaun
Everiss
Gesendet: Montag, 13. Januar 2020 17:07
An: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Betreff: [nvda] abbyy fine reader 15 issues

Hi.

I am in discussons with abbyy on the fine reader program.

Can someone else test the latest v15 please, the trial will do,

1. do the combo boxes in options not read when scroling.

2. is there a delay on all the menus in particular the file menu and are all
things read.

3. is the ocr editor working right and reading things.

In my case the file menu delays in both nvda and narator of course abyy want
me to use jaws which I won't be doing, though narator does work.

Options do read though narator does speak a lot of extra info.

Nvda reads the options but you have to tab and shift tab a bit when scroling.

When I have used the ocr editor the main window where text is seems to be
blank.

These may be spaciffic nvda issues and how it interacts, maybe it needs an
addon.

Maybe after we switch over to 2019.3 I may look into seeing how to write
addons maybe.




Re: FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

Its worth noting that I have never had any uia issues with chrome standard however in edge thats another animal.

Also of interest, shortcuts to online office programs seem to have got added to the menus as part of edge.

Not sure if these are online or what but it took me a bit to kill them.

Lets hope that now chrome and microsoft and others are in direct competition that we can actually see all sides step up just that little bit higher.



On 14/01/2020 5:13 am, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi,

This mostly concerns browsers, and Slack might be affected if accessed from the web.

An important update: the workaround I described earlier no longer applies if using NVDA 2019.3 or later.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 7:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

Any idea if Microsoft Teams app or Slack are effected by this transition to UIA?

For that matter, is there a way to check for apps like these that are using Chromium as their base?

Jonathan

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

External email alert: Be wary of links & attachments.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:25 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge... #ChromiumEdge

 

Hi all,

 

Someone reported on JFW list (hosted on Groups.IO) that the user cannot interact with certain web content displayed in Edge 79 beta, along with a thread on Win10 forum about inability to interact with web content shown in Edge with other screen readers. This issue can be traced to the fact that, in Edge 79 (upcoming stable version), UI Automation is enabled (several reports were sent to Microsoft about this issue). Unfortunately, as an NVDA core developer (not me) notes, UIA implementation in Chromium-based web browsers (including Edge) isn’t solid yet.

 

To work around this for now, you need to disable UIA support in Edge and other Chromium-based web browsers (if your browser exposes this option). To do so in Edge 79:

 

  1. Start new Microsoft Edge (not the old one).
  2. >From address omnibox (Alt+D), type “edge://flags” (without quotes and as exactly as shown) and press Enter.
  3. Type “UI Automation” into “search flags” and press Tab to move through resulting content (no, DO NOT PRESS ENTER AFTER TYPING FLAGS!).
  4. Go to “Native UI Automation” combo box and select “disabled”.
  5. Press Tab to go to “Restart” button and click it.

 

Screen reader specifics:

 

  • Narrator: supports native UI Automation
  • JAWS: works better with native UI Automation off
  • NVDA: works better with UI Automation off and a fix is being developed
  • Other screen readers: contact vendors

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

Hi,

This mostly concerns browsers, and Slack might be affected if accessed from the web.

An important update: the workaround I described earlier no longer applies if using NVDA 2019.3 or later.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cohn, Jonathan
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 7:09 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

Any idea if Microsoft Teams app or Slack are effected by this transition to UIA?

For that matter, is there a way to check for apps like these that are using Chromium as their base?

Jonathan

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

External email alert: Be wary of links & attachments.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:25 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge... #ChromiumEdge

 

Hi all,

 

Someone reported on JFW list (hosted on Groups.IO) that the user cannot interact with certain web content displayed in Edge 79 beta, along with a thread on Win10 forum about inability to interact with web content shown in Edge with other screen readers. This issue can be traced to the fact that, in Edge 79 (upcoming stable version), UI Automation is enabled (several reports were sent to Microsoft about this issue). Unfortunately, as an NVDA core developer (not me) notes, UIA implementation in Chromium-based web browsers (including Edge) isn’t solid yet.

 

To work around this for now, you need to disable UIA support in Edge and other Chromium-based web browsers (if your browser exposes this option). To do so in Edge 79:

 

  1. Start new Microsoft Edge (not the old one).
  2. From address omnibox (Alt+D), type “edge://flags” (without quotes and as exactly as shown) and press Enter.
  3. Type “UI Automation” into “search flags” and press Tab to move through resulting content (no, DO NOT PRESS ENTER AFTER TYPING FLAGS!).
  4. Go to “Native UI Automation” combo box and select “disabled”.
  5. Press Tab to go to “Restart” button and click it.

 

Screen reader specifics:

 

  • Narrator: supports native UI Automation
  • JAWS: works better with native UI Automation off
  • NVDA: works better with UI Automation off and a fix is being developed
  • Other screen readers: contact vendors

 

Cheers,

Joseph


abbyy fine reader 15 issues

 

Hi.

I am in discussons with abbyy  on the fine reader program.

Can someone else test the latest v15 please, the trial will do,

1.  do the combo boxes in options not read when scroling.

2.  is there a delay on all the menus in particular the file menu and are all things read.

3.  is the ocr editor working right and reading things.

In my case the file menu delays in both nvda and narator of course abyy want me to use jaws which I won't be doing, though narator does work.

Options do read though narator does speak a lot of extra info.

Nvda reads the options but you have to tab and shift tab a bit when scroling.

When I have used the ocr editor the main window where text is seems to be blank.

These may be spaciffic nvda issues and how it interacts, maybe it needs an addon.

Maybe after we switch over to 2019.3 I may look into seeing how to write addons maybe.


Excel and VBa 2010 Questions

Pele West
 

Hi Everyone

I am using Windows 7, Excel 2010 and am learning NVDA. I am a long-time
user of Window-Eyes and realise I will have to get out of the habit of
using it soon. I have the following questions:

1. What is the trick in NVDA to go to a specific worksheet in a workbook?
I have a workbook containing nearly 150 worksheets and would like to
activate a sheet using its name. I can press <NVDA+F7> to bring up the
elements list and can see Worksheets, but it does not show me a list of
sheets.

2. Is there a way to stop VBA 2010 missing out lines in my code? I seem
to be able to find the line I want and then it disappears.

3. Recently Excel 2010 has been acting very strangely. If I am looking
at a worksheet or VBA macro and switch to another program it does not
appear to access it although the title bar says it has focus. The only
way I can resolve the situation is to close everything down.Can anyone
advise?

Thanks

pele West


Re: FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

Jonathan COHN
 

Any idea if Microsoft Teams app or Slack are effected by this transition to UIA?

For that matter, is there a way to check for apps like these that are using Chromium as their base?

Jonathan

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:25 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

External email alert: Be wary of links & attachments.

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:25 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge... #ChromiumEdge

 

Hi all,

 

Someone reported on JFW list (hosted on Groups.IO) that the user cannot interact with certain web content displayed in Edge 79 beta, along with a thread on Win10 forum about inability to interact with web content shown in Edge with other screen readers. This issue can be traced to the fact that, in Edge 79 (upcoming stable version), UI Automation is enabled (several reports were sent to Microsoft about this issue). Unfortunately, as an NVDA core developer (not me) notes, UIA implementation in Chromium-based web browsers (including Edge) isn’t solid yet.

 

To work around this for now, you need to disable UIA support in Edge and other Chromium-based web browsers (if your browser exposes this option). To do so in Edge 79:

 

  1. Start new Microsoft Edge (not the old one).
  2. From address omnibox (Alt+D), type “edge://flags” (without quotes and as exactly as shown) and press Enter.
  3. Type “UI Automation” into “search flags” and press Tab to move through resulting content (no, DO NOT PRESS ENTER AFTER TYPING FLAGS!).
  4. Go to “Native UI Automation” combo box and select “disabled”.
  5. Press Tab to go to “Restart” button and click it.

 

Screen reader specifics:

 

  • Narrator: supports native UI Automation
  • JAWS: works better with native UI Automation off
  • NVDA: works better with UI Automation off and a fix is being developed
  • Other screen readers: contact vendors

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Chromium Based Microsoft Edge Beta

 

The various insider channel (Beta, Dev, & Canary) versions of Edge update themselves.  Canary is nightly, Dev is weekly, and Beta approximately every six weeks.

I do not know if the updates follow a phased roll-out schedule or simply go to all users of a given channel at the same time.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 


Chromium Based Microsoft Edge Beta

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I have played with this new edge beta on and off for the past few months.  With the recent discussion on this list, I opened it and tried updating to the latest beta.  I don't see where you can do this in the beta.  Can you update an older beta-before 79, from within the browser itself?  If not, do you have to go to the web page to get the newest beta?

Thanks for any help.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

Hi,

According to Mick Curran from NV Access, UIA implementation in Chromium is not quite solid yet.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 2:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

How weird! I thought NVDA supported this, in 2019.3? Darn, I thought this was something NVDA could just tap into, the UIA, and then whatever gets updated and otherwise, would automatically reflect because NVDA can already utilize native UI automation. Thanks for the tip! By the way, everybody, it works really really great with Narrator. I eagerly await this support in the core because this new chromium edge is great. Much better than the old edge, IMO.


Re: FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

How weird! I thought NVDA supported this, in 2019.3? Darn, I thought this was something NVDA could just tap into, the UIA, and then whatever gets updated and otherwise, would automatically reflect because NVDA can already utilize native UI automation. Thanks for the tip! By the way, everybody, it works really really great with Narrator. I eagerly await this support in the core because this new chromium edge is great. Much better than the old edge, IMO.


Re: Thunderbird Address Book Question?

Jim O'Sullivan
 

I have found what is causing this problem.
It is the Gcontactsync extension. I have this enabled all the time to
sync my Thunderbird Contacts with my Gmail.
The work around I have is to mainly keep this extension disabled. I
will reenable it occasionally to sync up my contacts.

Jim

On 12/01/2020, Jim O'Sullivan via Groups.Io <jimosu=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Rene
Have done most of those things.
Now I have also tried with NVDA 2019.3 beta.
Still the same.

Jim

On 11/01/2020 17:56, René Linke wrote:
Hi Jim,

Did you restart Thunderbird after updating it? That should be fixed then
itself. Here it works everything with NVDA 2019.3 beta 1 and Thunderbird
68.4.1.
And did you switch to classic view?

René






Re: FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

Arlene
 

Hi, I already have windows ten. I got it last year. My 7 box died.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chikodinaka mr. Oguledo
Sent: January 12, 2020 10:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

windos 7 will soon stop being supporting by Microsoft u need 2 get

windos 10 and hier after Janurary 14 2019

 

On 1/13/20, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

> From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee

> via Groups.Io

> Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:25 PM

> To: win10@win10.groups.io

> Subject: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working

> with web content shown in Edge... #ChromiumEdge

> Hi all,

> Someone reported on JFW list (hosted on Groups.IO) that the user cannot

> interact with certain web content displayed in Edge 79 beta, along with a

> thread on Win10 forum about inability to interact with web content shown in

> Edge with other screen readers. This issue can be traced to the fact that,

> in Edge 79 (upcoming stable version), UI Automation is enabled (several

> reports were sent to Microsoft about this issue). Unfortunately, as an NVDA

> core developer (not me) notes, UIA implementation in Chromium-based web

> browsers (including Edge) isn't solid yet.

> To work around this for now, you need to disable UIA support in Edge and

> other Chromium-based web browsers (if your browser exposes this option). To

> do so in Edge 79:

> 1.       Start new Microsoft Edge (not the old one).

> 2.       From address omnibox (Alt+D), type "edge://flags" (without quotes

> and as exactly as shown) and press Enter.

> 3.       Type "UI Automation" into "search flags" and press Tab to move

> through resulting content (no, DO NOT PRESS ENTER AFTER TYPING FLAGS!).

> 4.       Go to "Native UI Automation" combo box and select "disabled".

> 5.       Press Tab to go to "Restart" button and click it.

> Screen reader specifics:

> *        Narrator: supports native UI Automation

> *        JAWS: works better with native UI Automation off

> *        NVDA: works better with UI Automation off and a fix is being

> developed

> *        Other screen readers: contact vendors

> Cheers,

> Joseph

>

 

 

 


Re: FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

Chikodinaka mr. Oguledo
 

windos 7 will soon stop being supporting by Microsoft u need 2 get
windos 10 and hier after Janurary 14 2019

On 1/13/20, Joseph Lee <@joslee> wrote:




From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:25 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working
with web content shown in Edge... #ChromiumEdge



Hi all,



Someone reported on JFW list (hosted on Groups.IO) that the user cannot
interact with certain web content displayed in Edge 79 beta, along with a
thread on Win10 forum about inability to interact with web content shown in
Edge with other screen readers. This issue can be traced to the fact that,
in Edge 79 (upcoming stable version), UI Automation is enabled (several
reports were sent to Microsoft about this issue). Unfortunately, as an NVDA
core developer (not me) notes, UIA implementation in Chromium-based web
browsers (including Edge) isn't solid yet.



To work around this for now, you need to disable UIA support in Edge and
other Chromium-based web browsers (if your browser exposes this option). To
do so in Edge 79:



1. Start new Microsoft Edge (not the old one).
2. From address omnibox (Alt+D), type "edge://flags" (without quotes
and as exactly as shown) and press Enter.
3. Type "UI Automation" into "search flags" and press Tab to move
through resulting content (no, DO NOT PRESS ENTER AFTER TYPING FLAGS!).
4. Go to "Native UI Automation" combo box and select "disabled".
5. Press Tab to go to "Restart" button and click it.



Screen reader specifics:



* Narrator: supports native UI Automation
* JAWS: works better with native UI Automation off
* NVDA: works better with UI Automation off and a fix is being
developed
* Other screen readers: contact vendors



Cheers,

Joseph







FW: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge...

 

 

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:25 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Edge 79: if your screen reader is having trouble working with web content shown in Edge... #ChromiumEdge

 

Hi all,

 

Someone reported on JFW list (hosted on Groups.IO) that the user cannot interact with certain web content displayed in Edge 79 beta, along with a thread on Win10 forum about inability to interact with web content shown in Edge with other screen readers. This issue can be traced to the fact that, in Edge 79 (upcoming stable version), UI Automation is enabled (several reports were sent to Microsoft about this issue). Unfortunately, as an NVDA core developer (not me) notes, UIA implementation in Chromium-based web browsers (including Edge) isn’t solid yet.

 

To work around this for now, you need to disable UIA support in Edge and other Chromium-based web browsers (if your browser exposes this option). To do so in Edge 79:

 

  1. Start new Microsoft Edge (not the old one).
  2. From address omnibox (Alt+D), type “edge://flags” (without quotes and as exactly as shown) and press Enter.
  3. Type “UI Automation” into “search flags” and press Tab to move through resulting content (no, DO NOT PRESS ENTER AFTER TYPING FLAGS!).
  4. Go to “Native UI Automation” combo box and select “disabled”.
  5. Press Tab to go to “Restart” button and click it.

 

Screen reader specifics:

 

  • Narrator: supports native UI Automation
  • JAWS: works better with native UI Automation off
  • NVDA: works better with UI Automation off and a fix is being developed
  • Other screen readers: contact vendors

 

Cheers,

Joseph


For those that use the Photos app to join videos with NVDA

Joshua Tubbs
 

Hi all,

There is one major issue I am having with the Windows 10 Photos app
when it comes to joining videos together.

How can I figure out what order the videos are in on the storyboard?
They appear correct in the list, however I go and create the video and
the video that I want first ends up being the second video in the
created file.

Help would be much appreciated on this.


Re: ocr solutions

 

I do wander if you can access windows ocr natively.

There are free and payed for ocr packages but there are also universal apps and I may try to see if some of those work to.



On 13/01/2020 5:24 pm, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Actually I can already use OCR with nvda, but you can only scan one screen at a time. Hit nvda control R I think is the key stroke. It will then vertualise the window and you can sometimes click on things on the screen, but if it is a pdf I don't actually know how that would work.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on youtube, twitch and mixer. Thanks Restream staff.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 12 Jan 2020, at 13:32, Sky Mundell wrote:

There is but it only runs on windows 7 which is going to be discontinued in 48 hours (two days). OCR in NVDA is built in on windows 10. If you try to do insert R desktop or caps lock R laptop and your laptop or desktop runs windows 7 it will say, Windows 10 OCR not available.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

Isn't there an ocr addon for nvda?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: January-12-20 2:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

Hmph, another reason to maybe not use jaws, to be honest, if nvda could
have some scanner addon which could use finereader engine and others I'd
probably buy it, I mean I'd like a standalone program to but still.

It seems the best way forward is mainstream software then.

I'd like to know if those that use omnipage especially the later
versions and the ultimate version especially find it better than abbyy
or whatever.

I have a user staying on abyy 12 because its accessible, however, it
means I am using older software which will probably go out of date.

There was a time 3 or so years back when the network relied on dragon
naturally speaking and an offer/add came up from nuance about omnipage
and a rediculous offer on ultimate but I never took that.

On 13/01/2020 9:05 am, Sky Mundell wrote:

No they aren't they said they're now putting the OCR functions in JAWS.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

Open book hasn't been updated for years and I don't think that FS is
planning on updating it any time soon.


Re: ocr solutions

Sarah k Alawami
 

Actually I can already use OCR with nvda, but you can only scan one screen at a time. Hit nvda control R I think is the key stroke. It will then vertualise the window and you can sometimes click on things on the screen, but if it is a pdf I don't actually know how that would work.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on youtube, twitch and mixer. Thanks Restream staff.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 12 Jan 2020, at 13:32, Sky Mundell wrote:

There is but it only runs on windows 7 which is going to be discontinued in 48 hours (two days). OCR in NVDA is built in on windows 10. If you try to do insert R desktop or caps lock R laptop and your laptop or desktop runs windows 7 it will say, Windows 10 OCR not available.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

Isn't there an ocr addon for nvda?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: January-12-20 2:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

Hmph, another reason to maybe not use jaws, to be honest, if nvda could
have some scanner addon which could use finereader engine and others I'd
probably buy it, I mean I'd like a standalone program to but still.

It seems the best way forward is mainstream software then.

I'd like to know if those that use omnipage especially the later
versions and the ultimate version especially find it better than abbyy
or whatever.

I have a user staying on abyy 12 because its accessible, however, it
means I am using older software which will probably go out of date.

There was a time 3 or so years back when the network relied on dragon
naturally speaking and an offer/add came up from nuance about omnipage
and a rediculous offer on ultimate but I never took that.

On 13/01/2020 9:05 am, Sky Mundell wrote:

No they aren't they said they're now putting the OCR functions in JAWS.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ocr solutions

Open book hasn't been updated for years and I don't think that FS is
planning on updating it any time soon.


Re: looking for resources

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Ken


Not that I know of. There used to be a pod cast back in the old days with jamie and Mick but that stopped long ago before the time of smart speakers.


There is a in process blog that comes out every 2 weeks but that is more via email


There are resources out there to learn NVDA both free and paid.

Mine been free both written and audio but not a podcast at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net


But nothing I am aware of for the echo or google smart speaker.


Maybe a question for Quentin to see if it can be done or how hard to do it.


I do not think they will go down that line but never know.


My self I would not even know how to sub mit any audio tutorials as pod casts to be done trhough the speakers any how.


Gene nz


On 13/01/2020 1:26 pm, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi list ken here.  I’m in our technology division of national federation of the blind of NJ and I’m pretty sure we have some NVDA users.  Of course can point them to this list but are there any podcasts available that members could listen to on an echo to get the latest on what’s happening with NVDA?  I’ve been a user since 2009 or 2010 and have really seen NVDA grow, and with the pending release of 2019.3 I bet I can get lots of converts.  I did promote the NVDA weekend event several years ago in meetings. 

 

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