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locked Help to join the Bugzilla for Thunderbird with NVDA

Dave Grossoehme
 

Good Morning:  I'm using the Bata of NVDA and have the problem that has been referred in earlier versions of Thunderbird.  Bryan can I have your help in joining the Bugzella sight, so, I can help hopefully.  I'm a retired programmer.  However, I can not make heads or tails of their page to join.  I can get to the point of entering my email, but can not go any farther.  Thanks in advance.

Dave


Navigating Google Images search results

Luke Robinett
 

Hi,
While I generally find most Google sites/apps very accessible, I continue to struggle with the search results from Google images. I can get to where the search results are listed but when I click on one of them, it’s unclear what is happening. Is it showing me and enlarged version of the photo? If so, how do I navigate to that so I can copy or save it? Or is it taking me to the source website where the image is from? I did some googling before posting this but couldn’t find any helpful information. Any tips or best practices would be much welcomed.


Re: Screen reader changes for discord.

 

According to its website, Discord is a free, secure text and voice chat solution for gamers. While its design reflects its stated target market, the service has quickly become a way for groups of people to connect and chat with each other. These groups are joined in virtual areas called servers, and these servers can be host to different categories called channels to help organize the conversation. The advantage here is that unlike a Skype or WhatsApp group where every message in the conversation gets sent to everyone in the group, a user can configure Discord so that they only receive notifications from certain channels, or on certain conversation topics, from a server. It is intended to keep people from feeling like they are in a sensory overload version of hell caused by too many notifications. Users can also live stream to servers, or voice chat in designated channels on servers. Like any service, the first step to using it is to create an account.


Re: Screen reader changes for discord.

Richard Kuzma
 

Good afternoon,

If you don’t mind, what is discord please?

Thanks

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert Kingett
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 10:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Screen reader changes for discord.

 

Below, you will find screen reader updates Discord has made. I haven't tried this out yet, but first, a few other things.

Screen reader guide for Discord.

The changeling has made a really great screen reader guide for Discord. Donate to them if at all possible.

How to get discord.

The most accessible way is going to the Discord Ninite page. The software on that page is a few versions behind but just let it update upon starting the app, after install.

The screen reader changes.

I copied this from the release notes and applied my own formatting.

  • Added a Reduced Motion accessibility feature. Enable under User Settings > Appearance > Accessibility. This’ll help users who are affected by excess motion and effects. Enabling it reduces the amount and intensity of animations that occur across Discord, making the app a little less...jiggly.

We’ve made several improvements to how Screen Readers interact with Discord. These include:

  1. All the big parts of the main app screen are now region landmarks so you can jump between them more easily.
  2. Things that kind of seemed like lists before are now actually marked as lists (whoops): Channels, Members, DMs, and Messages are more structured now. The whole server list is now a tree view to make it easier to find the server you want to view next.
  3. You can now more easily tell when a server or channel has mentioned you or has unread messages, distinguish between different types of channels and categories, know how many people are in a voice channel, and more.

It really bugs me they add the, and more, part, but this is a really, really, great step in the right direction though. Still no accessibility feedback email though.


Re: A question about Vocalizer

Rui Fontes
 

In our case, we do not charge for that...

Even if the license is from 2013 and the activations were in zero, we gave the new driver and reset the activations...


Rui Fontes

Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 16:08 de 24/04/2020, The Gamages via groups.io escreveu:

Hello,
 
Looking at the Code factory site, there ar now two different versions of the add on  for eloquence and vocalizer synthesizers, one for NVDA version 2019.3 onwards and a different one for earlier versions, that is the add on which only works with NVDA. When I tried to update to the latest version of NVDA, I got a message saying that my old add on was not compatible, or something like that.
As my vocalizer was really old, I needed to buy a new version, or so it seemed anyway, I would hope that those who have recently purchased an add on for earlierversions of NVDA would not have to pay again, but I don’t know the situation in that respect.
I hope this clarifies things a little.
 
Best Regards, Jim.
 
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A question about Vocalizer
 

Hello,

Has this been updated for NVDA 2019.3? It doesn't seem to want to install on my machine.

The standalone vocalizer, I mean.


Re: A Warm Welcome to Our 1300th Member!

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I want to add my welcome too.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 8:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] A Warm Welcome to Our 1300th Member!

 

welcome to the group

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 10:32 AM

Subject: [nvda] A Warm Welcome to Our 1300th Member!

 

The NVDA Group has just ticked over it's next "Hundred Member Milestone," with the joining of Albert Peters.

We hope that you, and all members, will find your time here informative and useful.
--

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

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 

 


Re: A Warm Welcome to Our 1300th Member!

Kerryn Gunness
 


welcome to the group
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 10:32 AM
Subject: [nvda] A Warm Welcome to Our 1300th Member!

The NVDA Group has just ticked over it's next "Hundred Member Milestone," with the joining of Albert Peters.

We hope that you, and all members, will find your time here informative and useful.
--

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

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


Re: A question about Vocalizer

The Gamages
 

Hello,
 
Looking at the Code factory site, there ar now two different versions of the add on  for eloquence and vocalizer synthesizers, one for NVDA version 2019.3 onwards and a different one for earlier versions, that is the add on which only works with NVDA. When I tried to update to the latest version of NVDA, I got a message saying that my old add on was not compatible, or something like that.
As my vocalizer was really old, I needed to buy a new version, or so it seemed anyway, I would hope that those who have recently purchased an add on for earlierversions of NVDA would not have to pay again, but I don’t know the situation in that respect.
I hope this clarifies things a little.
 
Best Regards, Jim.
 

Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A question about Vocalizer
 

Hello,

Has this been updated for NVDA 2019.3? It doesn't seem to want to install on my machine.

The standalone vocalizer, I mean.


Re: Torrents in QBitTorrent, or other accessible torrent clients.

Josh Kennedy
 

I use NVDA OCR to recognise the window in q-bit-torrent and then it reads the download progress to me usually with no problems. 


Screen reader changes for discord.

 

Below, you will find screen reader updates Discord has made. I haven't tried this out yet, but first, a few other things.

Screen reader guide for Discord.

The changeling has made a really great screen reader guide for Discord. Donate to them if at all possible.

How to get discord.

The most accessible way is going to the Discord Ninite page. The software on that page is a few versions behind but just let it update upon starting the app, after install.

The screen reader changes.

I copied this from the release notes and applied my own formatting.

  • Added a Reduced Motion accessibility feature. Enable under User Settings > Appearance > Accessibility. This’ll help users who are affected by excess motion and effects. Enabling it reduces the amount and intensity of animations that occur across Discord, making the app a little less...jiggly.

We’ve made several improvements to how Screen Readers interact with Discord. These include:

  1. All the big parts of the main app screen are now region landmarks so you can jump between them more easily.
  2. Things that kind of seemed like lists before are now actually marked as lists (whoops): Channels, Members, DMs, and Messages are more structured now. The whole server list is now a tree view to make it easier to find the server you want to view next.
  3. You can now more easily tell when a server or channel has mentioned you or has unread messages, distinguish between different types of channels and categories, know how many people are in a voice channel, and more.

It really bugs me they add the, and more, part, but this is a really, really, great step in the right direction though. Still no accessibility feedback email though.


A Warm Welcome to Our 1300th Member!

 

The NVDA Group has just ticked over it's next "Hundred Member Milestone," with the joining of Albert Peters.

We hope that you, and all members, will find your time here informative and useful.
--

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

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


Accessibility of Inno setup Ide with NVDA

Jiří Fenz
 

Hello all!

i'm using Inno Setup to create installations.

It's no problem to write my scripts with some Text editor.

But i think, that possibility to do it also in Inno Setups Ide would be also nice option.

Only problem is, that main edit of Inno Setup ide seems to be inaccessible with Nvda in this time.

So my question is:

Do you think that make this IDE accessible is possible with making some no so complicated thinks in NVDA?

Or is in this case better option to contact Devs of Inno Setup to suggest them to make some changes on theirs site?

And last question:

Thanks for replyes.

Jiri Fenz


Re: NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Gene
 

I’m not sure but in the small number I’ve heard, you appear to be able to cause them to respond by letting them read to the end.  At the end, you will hear actions followed bhy a shortcut command such as to whatever the popup says, such as install then alt and a letter, then other options followed by other short cut commands.
 
I  seem to remember often hearing three options, I’m not sure if I’ve heard more.  This shows the importance of letting unfamiliar messages in unfamiliar interfaces read fullhy. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Jutzi
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 8:19 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications
 

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?




Re: NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Bob Jutzi
 

Installing the add-on.  Thanks.

On 4/24/2020 9:33 AM, Jacob Kruger wrote:

The mozilla apps enhancement NVDA add-on offers you keystrokes to access the firefox notifications:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/mozillaScripts.en.html


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2020-04-24 03:19 PM, Bob Jutzi wrote:

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?





Re: NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Jacob Kruger
 

The mozilla apps enhancement NVDA add-on offers you keystrokes to access the firefox notifications:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/mozillaScripts.en.html


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 03:19 PM, Bob Jutzi wrote:

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?




NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Bob Jutzi
 

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?




Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 
Edited

Twitter has banned a lot of accessible clients like OpenTween and a lot of non accessible clients. Mastodon is very open and accessible, see links below. I doubt Twitter will budge on this because they want advertising. Third party clients cut out advertising completely. Anyway, check out the below links. In fact, I'm shocked TW Blue hasn't been banned yet.

While reading the below, keep in mind that OpenTween and others have put in their appeals, but have heard absolute radio silence on Twitters end. So, if TW Blue gets banned, don't be shocked.

Lastly, no. Blind developers don't quite see the value in developing for Mastodon yet, which is why there hasn't been a Mastodon client developed for the blind on desktop, but a few of the mobile developers making their own Mastodon apps have taken accessibility very, very, seriously, for now.

  1. Blindness resource for OpenTween.
  2. Accessibility overview of Mastodon
  3. A screen reader guide for Mastodon with chapters.
  4. OpenTween for Mastodon.
  5. Another OpenTween fork for Mastodon. The page does not translate well.


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Jacob Kruger
 

Maybe try uninstalling, and, fully reinstalling it?


And, funny enough, although have never bothered providing a donation, I don't get that prompt nowadays, and, am running latest version 0.95?


Jacob Kruger
+2782 413 4791
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 11:41 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Hi Jacob,

 

Actually, it performed well till Monday when it started asking for donation and when I said that I don’t wish to donate I got message constantly that no session is running when I could hear new tweets coming in.  Strange indeed!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

I've never bothered with anything else besides TWBlue, and, had it up and running just now, and, seemed fine?


Jacob Kruger
+2782 413 4791
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 11:12 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear  Jacob,

 

TWBlue started to act funny with me since last 2 days.  Any other option?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

TWBlue is, AFAIK, the simplest/most accessible one:

https://twblue.es/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker

Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 10:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 


Dropbox 4.5 is now stable

Patrick ZAJDA
 

Hi all,


As no bug came to my attention, I've just released the version 4.5 of Dropbox addon, which is now stable.


Download link: https://github.com/Nardol/dropbox/releases/download/v4.5/dropbox-4.5.nvda-addon


Best regards,

--
Patrick ZAJDA


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Ketan Kothari
 

Hi Jacob,

 

Actually, it performed well till Monday when it started asking for donation and when I said that I don’t wish to donate I got message constantly that no session is running when I could hear new tweets coming in.  Strange indeed!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

I've never bothered with anything else besides TWBlue, and, had it up and running just now, and, seemed fine?


Jacob Kruger
+2782 413 4791
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 11:12 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear  Jacob,

 

TWBlue started to act funny with me since last 2 days.  Any other option?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

TWBlue is, AFAIK, the simplest/most accessible one:

https://twblue.es/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker

Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 10:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 

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