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Re: Accessible scanner drivers

Richard Kuzma
 

Good morning,
My borther printer is a standalone laser printer.
I use a canon flatbed scanner to scan in my documents.
I use either adobe acrobat or kerzweil 1000.
There is an inexpensive program called text cloner that runs about $139 and it is excellent.
I have two blind friends thatuse it and it is completely accessible.
Let me know if I can be of any more help
Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marilyn and Don Bilderback
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers

Rich,

Since you have a Brother printer...How do I find out how to scan a piece of paper into my computer document file? I looked on the net but couldn't find even a manual for directions. Can you help? I have eyes at my house, if that helps. Thanks for any information. Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Kuzma via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers

Depends on what software you are going to use with it.
If you are using open book and/or kerzweil os something like that all you should need is twain support and that will be transparent to the software.
I havea a standalone black and white brother inexpensive laser printer that I just love and a separate cannon scanner that is working like a champ.
Hope this helps
Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Malykh
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers

Hello all,
I am looking to buy a new scanner as my old one just died. However I've heard that scanner drivers from many manufacturers tend to be not very accessible. Can anyone recommend me which scanner (or scanner+printer) comes with accessible driver/accompanying software?
Thanks!
Tony


Accessible software to backup files

Marco Oros
 

Hello.

Do You know some accessible software with NVDA to backup files?

Thank You.

Marco


Re: Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

Luke Davis
 

How exactly do you know the window is still there?

I have never experienced one of these windows sticking, and I have been moving files small and large for years.

The window shows up when you initiate the paste, and stays only long enough to finish moving the file.
I have even had a few such status windows open at a time during multiple paste operations, and still never had them get stuck.

Luke

On Sat, 23 May 2020, Ron Canazzi wrote:

As mentioned in the previous post, this has gone way back before Windows 10--maybe back to XP.


Re: Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Brian,

As mentioned in the previous post, this has gone way back before Windows 10--maybe back to XP.


On 5/22/2020 11:16 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
By the way, whatever this is would not be NVDA related, but tied to Windows 10, whether some setting I'm unfamiliar with or a subtle corruption that's causing misbehavior.

There may be nothing wrong; it's not clear exactly what's being described.

--

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

 

 


-- 
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: Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Brian,

The window never goes away.  If the file is small or if it is large, the Windows stays there until you alt + tab away and back.  Sighted people do not see this on the screen at all.


On 5/22/2020 11:03 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Ron,

          There's nothing odd about this if the folder being copied contains a large number of files, or if a file being copied is huge.  It's a status window telling you how far along the copy or paste is in process.

           I don't know if that status can be turned off or not, as I like getting it when an extensive transfer is in progress.

--

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

 

 


-- 
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: How to Fix Sluggish Responsiveness When Arrowing Through a Word Document

Luke Davis
 

Have you tried running the com registration fixing tool in NVDA tools?

I doubt it will help, but it won't hurt.

Luke


Re: about nvda remote add-on

Luke Davis
 

Yes. You have to put one of them in server mode, you have to know its IP address, and you have to make sure the port is open in the computer's firewall.
Instructions on http://nvdaremote.com

Luke

On Sat, 23 May 2020, Aschalew Byness wrote:

Does nvda remote support add-on require internet connection to work? I
mean, can I connect two computers with nvda remote support add-on
offline?


Re: about nvda remote add-on

Tyaseta Rabita Nugraeni Sardjono <tyasetarabita@...>
 

Yes


On Sat, May 23, 2020, 11:18 Aschalew Byness <gakidan.ashagre235@...> wrote:
Does nvda remote support add-on require internet connection to work? I
mean, can I connect two computers with nvda remote support add-on
offline?

--
Aschalew Ashagre Byness (Ass. Prof. and
Attorney-at-law
M: +251-9110-616-92




about nvda remote add-on

Aschalew Byness
 

Does nvda remote support add-on require internet connection to work? I
mean, can I connect two computers with nvda remote support add-on
offline?

--
Aschalew Ashagre Byness (Ass. Prof. and
Attorney-at-law
M: +251-9110-616-92


Re: Accessible scanner drivers

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

Rich,

Since you have a Brother printer...How do I find out how to scan a piece of paper into my computer document file? I looked on the net but couldn't find even a manual for directions. Can you help? I have eyes at my house, if that helps. Thanks for any information. Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Kuzma via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:49 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers

Depends on what software you are going to use with it.
If you are using open book and/or kerzweil os something like that all you should need is twain support and that will be transparent to the software.
I havea a standalone black and white brother inexpensive laser printer that I just love and a separate cannon scanner that is working like a champ.
Hope this helps
Rich


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Malykh
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible scanner drivers

Hello all,
I am looking to buy a new scanner as my old one just died. However I've heard that scanner drivers from many manufacturers tend to be not very accessible. Can anyone recommend me which scanner (or scanner+printer) comes with accessible driver/accompanying software?
Thanks!
Tony


How to Fix Sluggish Responsiveness When Arrowing Through a Word Document

David Goldfield
 

First, I will say that this issue only seems to manifest on my Dell Optiplex 740, a machine which some might consider to be ancient by today's standards. I don't seem to have this problem on my much newer and more high-powered Dell Lattitude laptops which I use for work-related tasks.

The machine that I'm dealing with is running Windows 10 Pro, build 1909. Using NVDA 2020.1 with Microsoft 365 Home. Using Espeak but I have access to Codefactory's Nuance/Eloquence synthesizer as well as Acapela.

In a Word document responsiveness is noticeably sluggish when I navigate through a document, particularly when navigating character by character with left/right arrow keys. Here are some steps I can take which slightly improves responsiveness.

1. Restoring the document from a maximized size.

2. Setting the document to draft mode from the view tab.

3. Enabling UIA support in Advanced Settings.


While these three steps do help the fact is that responsiveness is still slower than it is with other programs, such as with Wordpad or LibreOffice Writer. At one point the problem seemed to have gone away but it is now back. Also, sometimes characters are occasionally not spoken when I navigate to them and increasing the caret timeout seems to make little or no difference. I'm open to any suggestions which may improve NVDA's performance with Word.


--
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org


Re: Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

 

By the way, whatever this is would not be NVDA related, but tied to Windows 10, whether some setting I'm unfamiliar with or a subtle corruption that's causing misbehavior.

There may be nothing wrong; it's not clear exactly what's being described.

--

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: Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

 

On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 11:09 PM, Tyler Spivey wrote:
What's not is the status sticking around after the copy is clearly done.
And it's not clear to me from the original message that this is what's happening.  If it is, then you are absolutely correct.
 
--

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: Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

Tyler Spivey
 

The status is normal. What's not is the status sticking around after the
copy is clearly done.

On 5/22/2020 8:03 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Ron,

          There's nothing odd about this if the folder being copied
contains a large number of files, or if a file being copied is huge. 
It's a status window telling you how far along the copy or paste is in
process.

           I don't know if that status can be turned off or not, as I
like getting it when an extensive transfer is in progress.

--

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/
<https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/health/anti-vaccination-movement-us.html>/,/September
23, 2019

 

 


Re: Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

 

Ron,

          There's nothing odd about this if the folder being copied contains a large number of files, or if a file being copied is huge.  It's a status window telling you how far along the copy or paste is in process.

           I don't know if that status can be turned off or not, as I like getting it when an extensive transfer is in progress.

--

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

 

 


Ghost Windows When Copying and Pasting or cutting and pasting in Windows Explorer In Windows 10

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,\

This is happening in Windows 10, but I think I recall it going way back to XP.  When you do the following:
1.  Open Windows Explorer
2.  Highlight a file or folder.
3.  Use control + X or Control + C to cut or copy the file or folder.
4.  Move to another folder or drive and press control + V to paste the file or folder to a new location.
5.  The result is that more often times than not, you get a ghost window that has a title of something like 87%, 94% or 100%.
6.  This ghost window goes away when you alt + tab away and then back to the new location.

Does anyone else experience this and is there a remedy?

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: Issue with NVDA and links

Gene
 

Also, the problem may be eliminated by moving by link using the letter k instead of by tabbing.  Sometimes, for technical reasons I don't know a lot about, moving by tab doesn't cause browse mode and the underlying web page to be properly lined up.  In cases where I don't move correctly by link when I tab on a page, I do when I use k.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Issue with NVDA and links

I am not quite sure what you are describing here. Are you saying that if a user is on any link on any web page, and they hit tab and then enter, the Browser is opening the previous link? Does this happen with just one page. Please let us also know what the browser this is happening in, and if possible the version number.

I’m wondering, is this a new NVDA user that had been using JAWS before encountering this?

Best Wishes,

Jonathan Cohn

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Date: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Issue with NVDA and links

External email alert: Be wary of links & attachments.

Hi all, need your help on the following issue I am facing with NVDA:

I am experiencing situations where a user will navigate to a link on a page with NVDA, but when activating the link, it actually activates the link that the user had previously tabbed from. When used with just the keyboard (no NVDA), tab to the link and press enter, it works as expected but works strangely with keyboard + NVDA.


Re: about nvda add-on bringing text analiser feature in JAWS

Gene
 

Actually, the failure to announce capitalization is more serious than might initially appear.  At first, I thought it was just a problem with one computer, but as I worked with others, over time, I have found that it is a common problem that pressing the shift correctly, then typing a letter may not result in a capital letter being typed.  I often see corrections where my spell checker flags a word for not being capitalized I am sure I used the shift for. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] about nvda add-on bringing text analiser feature in JAWS

I am unaware of an add-on like text analyzer; however, the font change, attribute change, indent, color change can all be picked up (along with more), by pressing CapsLock, control, and D.  I created a configuration profile with all that turned on.  I call it proof reading.
With Word's grammar check turned on, I get pretty much what text analyzer offers, except the open quote with no closed quote function.  That, however, drove me nuts because, if one read line-by-line, JAWS thought I had failed to close the quote when the close quote was just on the next line.
NVDA cannot announce capitalization when reading by line, and that is a serious shortcoming, and the reason I have to keep JAWS.
 


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Aschalew Byness via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 12:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] about nvda add-on bringing text analiser feature in JAWS

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Hi Friends
Is there any nvda add-on that works as 'text analiser' to find text inconsistency like that of jaws? In jaws, we find text inconsistency with insert+space, a; or with win key+alt+i. how about in nvda?
Thank you!

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Windows 10 App Essentials 20.06.1 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

Windows 10 App Essentials 20.06.1 is now available. This version is really meant for people using Windows 10 Version 2004 or later, as it resolves an issue where NVDA would not announce text responses from Cortana in recent Cortana app releases (2.2005.15).

Cheers,

Joseph


Add-on Updater 20.06.1 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

Add-on Updater 20.06.1 is now available. This version resolves potential bugs seen when trying to obtain version information for add-on updates. As always, the new version is available from community add-ons website and through Add-on Updater itself.

Cheers,

Joseph