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Re: How to do post-production work in audacity class exercises are now available.

The Gamages
 

you need to type http:\\ before the address if it’s not already there in your browser.
 
Best Regards, Jim.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to do post-production work in audacity class exercises are now available.
 
It works here. I don't know why you are having a problem.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to do post-production work in audacity class exercises are now available.

I looked character by character. I deleted the period from the end and any trailing spaces at the end as well. I get an error 404 not found. This is the link to the self extracting executable. I haven't tried the other link yet.


On 8/21/2016 3:31 AM, Gene wrote:
If a link doesn't work, look at it character by character.  If you copied the link to the address bar in your browser, you probably copied the period that ended the sentence immediately after the link.  Copy the link to the address bar, move to the end with the end command, back space once to remove the period, then follow the link. 
 
Gene
 
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to do post-production work in audacity class exercises are now available.
 

What error do you get?


On 8/20/2016 11:14 PM, Governor staten wrote:
I'd like to get these files. It appears that the link doesn't work.





On 8/21/2016 12:51 AM, derek riemer wrote:
yesterday I mentioned the course to 
teach potential NVDACon editors
how to edit audio, in hopes of getting people interested in helping
with post-production of the NVDACon sessions. If you are interested in
challenge problems and exercises that are encouraged for those
learning audio editing, you can download them at
files.derekriemer.com/audacity_editing_class.exe.

Note that this is simply a 7zip self-extracting archive. If you are
weary of running executables, you can install 7zip, and unpack the
archive from this link (It's the exact same files, just not
self-extracting). files.derekriemer.com/audacity_editing_class.7z

Also, under this folder is challenge.wav. This is the audio of the
class I ran on teamtalk today. It is unedited, so that you can
practice making a post-production ready audio file. In order to
compress to mp3 in audacity, you need to install the laime library for
MP3 encoding. This is clearly documented on the audacity website
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Lame_Installation


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Re: hotkey to change rate of speech?

Gene
 

You are already on rate.  All you have to do is NVDA key control key an up and down arrow while holding the command.  Whenever working with this kind of command, always check to see what you are on when you apply it without changing your place first.
 
Gene 
----- Orriginal Message -----

Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 3:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] hotkey to change rate of speech?

Hi


I know for the desktop I use CTRL +NVDA +either the left or right arrow
key to get to the rate part. When you cycle through this way you will
hear NVDA say other stuff like varient, voice, enable back quote tab,
volume, etc to you get to where you can change the rate. When you have
got to where the rate section is still hold down the CTRL key + NVDA key
then use the up or down arrow key to either speed up the voice or slow
it down. It is the same if you want to ajust any of the other sections
after you found them.


hope this helps.


Gene nz

,


On 22/08/2016 7:31 PM, Michael Capelle wrote:
> hello all.
> is there a command i can use to change the rate of speech on the fly?
> thanks.
>
>
>

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Re: hotkey to change rate of speech?

Kenny Dog <hurrikennyandopo@...>
 

Hi


I know for the desktop I use CTRL +NVDA +either the left or right arrow
key to get to the rate part. When you cycle through this way you will
hear NVDA say other stuff like varient, voice, enable back quote tab,
volume, etc to you get to where you can change the rate. When you have
got to where the rate section is still hold down the CTRL key + NVDA key
then use the up or down arrow key to either speed up the voice or slow
it down. It is the same if you want to ajust any of the other sections
after you found them.


hope this helps.


Gene nz

,

On 22/08/2016 7:31 PM, Michael Capelle wrote:
hello all.
is there a command i can use to change the rate of speech on the fly?
thanks.


--
Check out my website for nvda tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net


Re: hotkey to change rate of speech?

Jacob Kruger
 

NVDA key + ctrl key, in combination with arrow keys - left and right to cycle through speech settings, and then arrow up and down to change them - so, generally, rate will have focus, so NVDA key + ctrl + up will increase rate, and same combo with down arrow will decrease it.


HTH


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

On 2016-08-22 9:31 AM, Michael Capelle wrote:
hello all.
is there a command i can use to change the rate of speech on the fly?
thanks.




hotkey to change rate of speech?

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

hello all.
is there a command i can use to change the rate of speech on the fly?
thanks.


Re: SSH with the new windows Bash Client?

Simone Dal Maso
 

I don't agree.
Putty and Cygwin are usable, and on cygwin you have no problem with arrow keys.
And for bash, nano is working ok, NVDA read what you want, at least on my pc!

Il 21/08/2016 23:15, Jeremy ha scritto:
Oops, my bad. I hadn't read all the way through the link before I'd
written the message, my mistake. Thanks for the instructions. :)
Tc.
On 8/21/2016 4:50 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
As I remember, PUTTY is really hard to use with NVDA. I never liked it
and always avoided using SSH if I could.
But this is a windows thing, so if we all push for it to be made
really accessible it may really happen. You can vote for it:
https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/15734662-make-the-command-lines-work-better-with-screen-rea


The link I gave talked about how to install the bash client.
Thanks,


Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...
<mailto:icu8it2@...>> wrote:

I've only been on 10 for a week or so, so I'll have to play with
the command line more to get an idea how it's working with NVDA,
but at least on 7, NVDA seemed to read a bit more than it seems to
be reading for you. At least with reading the command history,
moving back and forth through the edit area to review character by
character, this all worked pretty well. I've also never really ran
into any lag on 7, but that wasn't using any type of a network
connection either.

I can't recall who it was or even when exactly the message was
posted, but I don't remember he/she saying there was issues with
lag, reading command history, etc, just mostly that it was similar
to the problems we seem to have in programs like putty, moving
through applications like nano and vim, or trying to move up and
down in ncurses type menus.

Perhaps it was here, a long while ago that somewhat of a
discussion had been brought up to give some explanations on why
NVDA and other Windows screenreaders seem to crap out in programs
like the command prompt, why they don't track correctly in menus
there, keep track of a cursor, etc, but I don't remember
everything that was said. I do know though that the size of the
window, shape of the cursor, number of lines in that window and
number of allowed characters per line used to be really important
in getting JFW set up for TeraTerm and then it worked considerably
better.

All the same, thanks for the link to an introduction to bash, as
I'm sure that it will be of help for sure, but I was more asking
how one goes about enabling the bash terminal on 10 or if it came
automatically. hehe :)
It's my luck that it's right in front of my face and I'm just
missing it, but there's still quite a lot that I haven't explored
on 10. haha
Here's hoping our wonderful devs may just put a little sweet sweet
love towards the terminal and get it working as well as NVDA does
on lots of other applications, as having a terminal that's easy to
enable and we can use to ssh into those types of systems, that
would be totally sweet.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:39 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
So I was able to get the bash client working on my computer.
Pros:
The client works great, it is just like powershell or command prompt.
2. SSH works OK. You can read what happened with the review
cursor, but there is a huge lag when typing (nvda will say the
letter like half a second after you type and it is not 100%).
There is no feedback for up arrow to retype commands and no
feedback when letters are deleted.
Other than that things are really good! Vim could use some
tweaking to be a little easier to use, but it is the best. Nano
doesn't like opening existing files. NVDA doesn't read anything
when you open an already existing file with nano.

Because this is pretty much a commandline, is NVDA able to modify
any of these behaviors?
It would be beyond amazing if there was a text editor that had
the usability of EdSharp on the bash line. Vim could be that, but
I have not seen anything to show me it is faster than editing
with EdSharp. Apparently it is not normal for most people to
never leave their keyboard when they are typing and that is what
Vim allows. But EdSharp has even faster key commands and it is a
lot more user friendly.

Here is a guide on how to get started with the bash prompt:
http://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/
<http://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/>

Thanks,


Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Jeremy
<<mailto:icu8it2@...>icu8it2@...> wrote:

If it's the same thing that was mentioned a while ago here on
list, it does work, but seems to have some of the same issues
in navigating things like ncurses menus and areas such as
files within nano. As with Teraterm and I assume, putty, NVDA
doesn't always track the cursor correctly, so you have to use
review commands to get an idea of your position sometimes.
I'm not sure if this is mostly specific to recent versions of
NVDA, as I know older versions worked really well with
Teraterm, but I do know the latest one can be really
frustrating to use with it.

How does one go about getting and using this bash console in
10, btw, as I'd certainly be willing to give it a shot. Is it
something that comes in the latest anniversary update?
Take care.

On 8/19/2016 3:18 PM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
Has anyone managed to give the new windows bash client a try
yet? I am waiting for my update to install. It is a very
functional Ubuntu type system and that means that SSH should
work.
If that is the case, no more needing to deal with partly
accessible SSH clients, we will be able to use the default
windows client!
Thanks,

Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>


Re: dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

Christo Vorster
 

Hi Arlene

 

You can probably find the exact link through a Google Search. I am not quite sure, but if you don’t find it, contact me of list and I can mail it, the setup file i mean, to you.

 

My personal address is Christo.vorster@....

 

Have a nice day.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: Monday, 22 August 2016 7:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hi, Where do you get classic shell? I’m asking this shell I end up getting windows ten.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christo Vorster
Sent: August-21-16 10:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hi

 

There is method in the madness of teaching Windows+M and Windows+d.

 

Windows+D maximize the desktop while Windows+M minimize it.

 

I have found that installing Classic Shell is a great help. This make Win10 look like win7.

 

By the way, Classic Shell is free.

 

Regards

 

Christo Vorster (Worcester South Africa)

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

I think I figured it out.

The top row is folders and under that is a grid of everything in those folders. The problem is that grid is really strangely shaped and if you press an arrow key you may jump to another folder. Nice thing is it will announce the new folder, but that is also what makes it so confusing.

 

*Note* windows + d also takes you to the desktop like windows + m does, you only need to use one hand though. I've never understood why they teach windows + m when windows + d is easier to do and remember.

Thanks,


 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:

Haha, a fun one! First, and apologies to those who may disagree, but it seems to me that currently, the Start menu on 10 with NVDA is slightly less than pleasant to use. :)
I've changed mine up now, I got tired of how crappy it was working for me so I took all the stuff out of the pinned apps area so it no longer shows up, but this is what I was able to figure out.

When you first press the start button and it lands you in the search box, you can press tab, either once or twice and it should take you to a vertical list containing a fairly large number of apps and some of their associated folders. As you arrow up and down here, NVDA will first read the section you come to, so A, B, etc and then under those, read you apps that fall under those sections. As you probably already know, it's here that you can press the applications key and pin said apps to the start menu.

As for the area where Apps actually get pinned, it looks like shift tab is what you want, so doing it from the search box should land you there. It's here that you should be able to use the arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the grid, but unfortunately, NVDA seems to read things here all weird. As something that looks similar to how IOS likes to create named directories based on the names of the stuff you put in them, as you're moving around here, you'll come to these named sections and can press enter to rename them. As you're moving around here, you'll land on these sections, lets say, Audio and Music just as an example and can sometimes press down or wright and it will start reading you the pinned apps under that section. If you happen to only have one or two things here though, It's sometimes hard to get it to land where you want on the icon or whatever.

I've wondered if it's possible to turn off the structuring of the apps you pin here and just have them in a huge grid, but if so, I've not figured it out.
I'm also not sure if this is something that NVDA just hasn't caught up with and if there are things in the pipe down the road that will make it more friendly, but so far, it is kind of a pain to use. haha

If you play with it though and figure out anything else, I'd certainly be interested.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:17 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

Hello,

The reason why one uses the start menu is so you don't need to open apps to do things like your calendar, whether, news and stocks. you just arrow over those items and you hear what they are.

Thanks,

 

 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Louis Maher <ljmaher@...> wrote:

Hello Brandon,

 

I find it easier to place application shortcuts on the desktop.  This is a two-step process.  Hit the windows key, type in the application name, hit the context menu, find file location and enter on it, hit the context menu and go to the send-to menu.  Hit the desktop option.  Hit windows m to bring you to the desktop, type the first letter of the application, and you will land on it.  Note that on the desktop, once you find a and select  application, you can hit f2 and change the shortcut’s name.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

Does anyone understand how pins work in Windows 10?

I removed all the junk in hopes that fewer items would make things clearer, but it didn't I pinned a couple things to the start and in order to get to them I need to hit right arrow once and down arrow all the way to the bottom when they should be just down.

Apparently there are folders but I can't understand how they work.

Any help would be great because I would like to start using the start menu.

Thanks,

 

 

 


Re: Accessible Youtube video downloader?

 

Thanks for the suggestions; but is there any accessible Youtube downloader that supports downloading of playlists?


Re: dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

Jacob Kruger
 

http://www.classicshell.net/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2016-08-22 7:21 AM, Arlene wrote:

Hi, Where do you get classic shell? I’m asking this shell I end up getting windows ten.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christo Vorster
Sent: August-21-16 10:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hi

 

There is method in the madness of teaching Windows+M and Windows+d.

 

Windows+D maximize the desktop while Windows+M minimize it.

 

I have found that installing Classic Shell is a great help. This make Win10 look like win7.

 

By the way, Classic Shell is free.

 

Regards

 

Christo Vorster (Worcester South Africa)

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

I think I figured it out.

The top row is folders and under that is a grid of everything in those folders. The problem is that grid is really strangely shaped and if you press an arrow key you may jump to another folder. Nice thing is it will announce the new folder, but that is also what makes it so confusing.

 

*Note* windows + d also takes you to the desktop like windows + m does, you only need to use one hand though. I've never understood why they teach windows + m when windows + d is easier to do and remember.

Thanks,


 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:

Haha, a fun one! First, and apologies to those who may disagree, but it seems to me that currently, the Start menu on 10 with NVDA is slightly less than pleasant to use. :)
I've changed mine up now, I got tired of how crappy it was working for me so I took all the stuff out of the pinned apps area so it no longer shows up, but this is what I was able to figure out.

When you first press the start button and it lands you in the search box, you can press tab, either once or twice and it should take you to a vertical list containing a fairly large number of apps and some of their associated folders. As you arrow up and down here, NVDA will first read the section you come to, so A, B, etc and then under those, read you apps that fall under those sections. As you probably already know, it's here that you can press the applications key and pin said apps to the start menu.

As for the area where Apps actually get pinned, it looks like shift tab is what you want, so doing it from the search box should land you there. It's here that you should be able to use the arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the grid, but unfortunately, NVDA seems to read things here all weird. As something that looks similar to how IOS likes to create named directories based on the names of the stuff you put in them, as you're moving around here, you'll come to these named sections and can press enter to rename them. As you're moving around here, you'll land on these sections, lets say, Audio and Music just as an example and can sometimes press down or wright and it will start reading you the pinned apps under that section. If you happen to only have one or two things here though, It's sometimes hard to get it to land where you want on the icon or whatever.

I've wondered if it's possible to turn off the structuring of the apps you pin here and just have them in a huge grid, but if so, I've not figured it out.
I'm also not sure if this is something that NVDA just hasn't caught up with and if there are things in the pipe down the road that will make it more friendly, but so far, it is kind of a pain to use. haha

If you play with it though and figure out anything else, I'd certainly be interested.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:17 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

Hello,

The reason why one uses the start menu is so you don't need to open apps to do things like your calendar, whether, news and stocks. you just arrow over those items and you hear what they are.

Thanks,

 

 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Louis Maher <ljmaher@...> wrote:

Hello Brandon,

 

I find it easier to place application shortcuts on the desktop.  This is a two-step process.  Hit the windows key, type in the application name, hit the context menu, find file location and enter on it, hit the context menu and go to the send-to menu.  Hit the desktop option.  Hit windows m to bring you to the desktop, type the first letter of the application, and you will land on it.  Note that on the desktop, once you find a and select  application, you can hit f2 and change the shortcut’s name.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

Does anyone understand how pins work in Windows 10?

I removed all the junk in hopes that fewer items would make things clearer, but it didn't I pinned a couple things to the start and in order to get to them I need to hit right arrow once and down arrow all the way to the bottom when they should be just down.

Apparently there are folders but I can't understand how they work.

Any help would be great because I would like to start using the start menu.

Thanks,

 

 

 



Re: dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

Arlene
 

Hi, Where do you get classic shell? I’m asking this shell I end up getting windows ten.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christo Vorster
Sent: August-21-16 10:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hi

 

There is method in the madness of teaching Windows+M and Windows+d.

 

Windows+D maximize the desktop while Windows+M minimize it.

 

I have found that installing Classic Shell is a great help. This make Win10 look like win7.

 

By the way, Classic Shell is free.

 

Regards

 

Christo Vorster (Worcester South Africa)

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

I think I figured it out.

The top row is folders and under that is a grid of everything in those folders. The problem is that grid is really strangely shaped and if you press an arrow key you may jump to another folder. Nice thing is it will announce the new folder, but that is also what makes it so confusing.

 

*Note* windows + d also takes you to the desktop like windows + m does, you only need to use one hand though. I've never understood why they teach windows + m when windows + d is easier to do and remember.

Thanks,


 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:

Haha, a fun one! First, and apologies to those who may disagree, but it seems to me that currently, the Start menu on 10 with NVDA is slightly less than pleasant to use. :)
I've changed mine up now, I got tired of how crappy it was working for me so I took all the stuff out of the pinned apps area so it no longer shows up, but this is what I was able to figure out.

When you first press the start button and it lands you in the search box, you can press tab, either once or twice and it should take you to a vertical list containing a fairly large number of apps and some of their associated folders. As you arrow up and down here, NVDA will first read the section you come to, so A, B, etc and then under those, read you apps that fall under those sections. As you probably already know, it's here that you can press the applications key and pin said apps to the start menu.

As for the area where Apps actually get pinned, it looks like shift tab is what you want, so doing it from the search box should land you there. It's here that you should be able to use the arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the grid, but unfortunately, NVDA seems to read things here all weird. As something that looks similar to how IOS likes to create named directories based on the names of the stuff you put in them, as you're moving around here, you'll come to these named sections and can press enter to rename them. As you're moving around here, you'll land on these sections, lets say, Audio and Music just as an example and can sometimes press down or wright and it will start reading you the pinned apps under that section. If you happen to only have one or two things here though, It's sometimes hard to get it to land where you want on the icon or whatever.

I've wondered if it's possible to turn off the structuring of the apps you pin here and just have them in a huge grid, but if so, I've not figured it out.
I'm also not sure if this is something that NVDA just hasn't caught up with and if there are things in the pipe down the road that will make it more friendly, but so far, it is kind of a pain to use. haha

If you play with it though and figure out anything else, I'd certainly be interested.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:17 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

Hello,

The reason why one uses the start menu is so you don't need to open apps to do things like your calendar, whether, news and stocks. you just arrow over those items and you hear what they are.

Thanks,

 

 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Louis Maher <ljmaher@...> wrote:

Hello Brandon,

 

I find it easier to place application shortcuts on the desktop.  This is a two-step process.  Hit the windows key, type in the application name, hit the context menu, find file location and enter on it, hit the context menu and go to the send-to menu.  Hit the desktop option.  Hit windows m to bring you to the desktop, type the first letter of the application, and you will land on it.  Note that on the desktop, once you find a and select  application, you can hit f2 and change the shortcut’s name.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

Does anyone understand how pins work in Windows 10?

I removed all the junk in hopes that fewer items would make things clearer, but it didn't I pinned a couple things to the start and in order to get to them I need to hit right arrow once and down arrow all the way to the bottom when they should be just down.

Apparently there are folders but I can't understand how they work.

Any help would be great because I would like to start using the start menu.

Thanks,

 

 

 


Re: dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

Christo Vorster
 

Hi

 

There is method in the madness of teaching Windows+M and Windows+d.

 

Windows+D maximize the desktop while Windows+M minimize it.

 

I have found that installing Classic Shell is a great help. This make Win10 look like win7.

 

By the way, Classic Shell is free.

 

Regards

 

Christo Vorster (Worcester South Africa)

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

I think I figured it out.

The top row is folders and under that is a grid of everything in those folders. The problem is that grid is really strangely shaped and if you press an arrow key you may jump to another folder. Nice thing is it will announce the new folder, but that is also what makes it so confusing.

 

*Note* windows + d also takes you to the desktop like windows + m does, you only need to use one hand though. I've never understood why they teach windows + m when windows + d is easier to do and remember.

Thanks,


 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:

Haha, a fun one! First, and apologies to those who may disagree, but it seems to me that currently, the Start menu on 10 with NVDA is slightly less than pleasant to use. :)
I've changed mine up now, I got tired of how crappy it was working for me so I took all the stuff out of the pinned apps area so it no longer shows up, but this is what I was able to figure out.

When you first press the start button and it lands you in the search box, you can press tab, either once or twice and it should take you to a vertical list containing a fairly large number of apps and some of their associated folders. As you arrow up and down here, NVDA will first read the section you come to, so A, B, etc and then under those, read you apps that fall under those sections. As you probably already know, it's here that you can press the applications key and pin said apps to the start menu.

As for the area where Apps actually get pinned, it looks like shift tab is what you want, so doing it from the search box should land you there. It's here that you should be able to use the arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the grid, but unfortunately, NVDA seems to read things here all weird. As something that looks similar to how IOS likes to create named directories based on the names of the stuff you put in them, as you're moving around here, you'll come to these named sections and can press enter to rename them. As you're moving around here, you'll land on these sections, lets say, Audio and Music just as an example and can sometimes press down or wright and it will start reading you the pinned apps under that section. If you happen to only have one or two things here though, It's sometimes hard to get it to land where you want on the icon or whatever.

I've wondered if it's possible to turn off the structuring of the apps you pin here and just have them in a huge grid, but if so, I've not figured it out.
I'm also not sure if this is something that NVDA just hasn't caught up with and if there are things in the pipe down the road that will make it more friendly, but so far, it is kind of a pain to use. haha

If you play with it though and figure out anything else, I'd certainly be interested.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:17 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

Hello,

The reason why one uses the start menu is so you don't need to open apps to do things like your calendar, whether, news and stocks. you just arrow over those items and you hear what they are.

Thanks,

 

 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Louis Maher <ljmaher@...> wrote:

Hello Brandon,

 

I find it easier to place application shortcuts on the desktop.  This is a two-step process.  Hit the windows key, type in the application name, hit the context menu, find file location and enter on it, hit the context menu and go to the send-to menu.  Hit the desktop option.  Hit windows m to bring you to the desktop, type the first letter of the application, and you will land on it.  Note that on the desktop, once you find a and select  application, you can hit f2 and change the shortcut’s name.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

Does anyone understand how pins work in Windows 10?

I removed all the junk in hopes that fewer items would make things clearer, but it didn't I pinned a couple things to the start and in order to get to them I need to hit right arrow once and down arrow all the way to the bottom when they should be just down.

Apparently there are folders but I can't understand how they work.

Any help would be great because I would like to start using the start menu.

Thanks,

 

 

 


Re: Accessible Youtube video downloader?

Arlene
 

Hi, try songr it’s pretty good.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Heaven Botma
Sent: August-21-16 9:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Youtube video downloader?

 

Hi

 

Try Video Download Helper for single videos.  It is very accessible and I haven't had any problems yet. 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Heaven Botma

Dosent: Kaleidoskoop Opleidingskollege

Lecturer: Kaleidoscope Training College

 

T: 023 348 7634

C: 079 512 2856

F: 023 348 7633

E: heaven@...

W: www.kaleidoscopesa.org

Adderleystraat 20 Adderley Street

Posbus 233 P.O. Box, Worcester, 6849

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Supanut Leepaisomboon
Sent: Sunday, 21 August 2016 1:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Youtube video downloader?

 

Hi,

I just gave 4K Video Downloader a try, and...some parts are not that accessible. For instance, NVDA does not announce the video download progress, nor what video that is being downloaded in a playlist. I'm using the latest version of 4K Video Downloader.


Re: Accessible Youtube video downloader?

Heaven Botma <heaven@...>
 

Hi

 

Try Video Download Helper for single videos.  It is very accessible and I haven't had any problems yet. 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Heaven Botma

Dosent: Kaleidoskoop Opleidingskollege

Lecturer: Kaleidoscope Training College

 

T: 023 348 7634

C: 079 512 2856

F: 023 348 7633

E: heaven@...

W: www.kaleidoscopesa.org

Adderleystraat 20 Adderley Street

Posbus 233 P.O. Box, Worcester, 6849

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Supanut Leepaisomboon
Sent: Sunday, 21 August 2016 1:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible Youtube video downloader?

 

Hi,

I just gave 4K Video Downloader a try, and...some parts are not that accessible. For instance, NVDA does not announce the video download progress, nor what video that is being downloaded in a playlist. I'm using the latest version of 4K Video Downloader.


Re: Accessible 3D printing software?

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Brandon,

 

You read about the audio screen add-on at

http://www.nvaccess.org/audioScreen/

 

It uses the sound schema of the vOICe from http://www.seeingwithsound.com.

 

Pranav

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible 3D printing software?

 

Hello,
Thank you for this! Can you please tell me where I can get the auio addon? I have never heard of it. What does it stand for?

Thanks,


 

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

 

Look at OpenSCAD. It is quite accessible.

http://www.openscad.org/

You create drawings by writing a number of text commands.

You can then use NVDA’s auio screen add-on to check what you have drawn.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:51 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible 3D printing software?

 

Hello,

I got a 3D printer and would like to start printing stuff with it.

Does anyone know any software or techniques I can use to do this?

The CAD programs I have looked at are not accessible, mostly because they are so visual. I have googled 3D printing for blind users, but all I see is how 3D printing has helped people touch art and whatnot.

Does anyone have any ideas? I've seen some scanners that do 3D scans of items and put them into a CAD program, but again, I would need it to be accessible in some way.

Thanks,

 


Re: dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Having just enough vision to make an uncluttered desktop with a dark screen useful, I honestly prefer windows plus m as it's an easy way to clear up the display and take everything back down to the taskbar, where I can reach it when I want to.
I guess it'd  also be in how one first learned to use Windows, but visually, having everything minimized with one quick shortcut while also returning to the desktop always worked better for me.
Suppose the same could be said for using the taskbar to get to applications and such that you'd been using, compared to using alt plus tab to cycle through the different windows until you found the one you want. for me, alt tab works well if I only have two or so windows I want to toggle back and fourth through, say for moving files from one place to another, but for those folks who may have 10 plus windows up and going, no thanks.

One other thing to maybe consider, which certainly doesn't apply to everyone but is a pretty big deal to me is the amount of light that comes off my display if I have it full of nice bright windows. I find it much easier on my eyes to keep not only my background darker but to also keep my windows sized down a bit more, as to not generate as much brightness, especially if my eyes happen to be bothering me.

I find that it's a decent balance, keeping my computer easier on my own vision, yet it doesn't have a huge affect if someone like my wife needs to use it, for whatever reason. This is where having options like screen curtain, the ability to totally black or white out the display kinda fail, but in those situations where you don't have any need on using the display or you know that no one will be needing to read it, then they work well.
Take care.

On 8/21/2016 6:04 AM, Chris Mullins wrote:

I too have never understood why Jaws tutorials in particular promote the use of Windows+m to move focus to the Desktop as this keypress minimises all open apps before it moves focus.  Windows+d is easier to remember and moves focus without minimising everything.  In addition you can use windows+d to have a peek at the contents of the desktop, pressing it again takes you back to where you were.

 

Cheers

Chris

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
            Sent: 21 August 2016 10:55
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

I think I figured it out.

The top row is folders and under that is a grid of everything in those folders. The problem is that grid is really strangely shaped and if you press an arrow key you may jump to another folder. Nice thing is it will announce the new folder, but that is also what makes it so confusing.

 

*Note* windows + d also takes you to the desktop like windows + m does, you only need to use one hand though. I've never understood why they teach windows + m when windows + d is easier to do and remember.

Thanks,


 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:

Haha, a fun one! First, and apologies to those who may disagree, but it seems to me that currently, the Start menu on 10 with NVDA is slightly less than pleasant to use. :)
I've changed mine up now, I got tired of how crappy it was working for me so I took all the stuff out of the pinned apps area so it no longer shows up, but this is what I was able to figure out.

When you first press the start button and it lands you in the search box, you can press tab, either once or twice and it should take you to a vertical list containing a fairly large number of apps and some of their associated folders. As you arrow up and down here, NVDA will first read the section you come to, so A, B, etc and then under those, read you apps that fall under those sections. As you probably already know, it's here that you can press the applications key and pin said apps to the start menu.

As for the area where Apps actually get pinned, it looks like shift tab is what you want, so doing it from the search box should land you there. It's here that you should be able to use the arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the grid, but unfortunately, NVDA seems to read things here all weird. As something that looks similar to how IOS likes to create named directories based on the names of the stuff you put in them, as you're moving around here, you'll come to these named sections and can press enter to rename them. As you're moving around here, you'll land on these sections, lets say, Audio and Music just as an example and can sometimes press down or wright and it will start reading you the pinned apps under that section. If you happen to only have one or two things here though, It's sometimes hard to get it to land where you want on the icon or whatever.

I've wondered if it's possible to turn off the structuring of the apps you pin here and just have them in a huge grid, but if so, I've not figured it out.
I'm also not sure if this is something that NVDA just hasn't caught up with and if there are things in the pipe down the road that will make it more friendly, but so far, it is kind of a pain to use. haha

If you play with it though and figure out anything else, I'd certainly be interested.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:17 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

Hello,

The reason why one uses the start menu is so you don't need to open apps to do things like your calendar, whether, news and stocks. you just arrow over those items and you hear what they are.

Thanks,

 

 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Louis Maher <ljmaher@...> wrote:

Hello Brandon,

 

I find it easier to place application shortcuts on the desktop.  This is a two-step process.  Hit the windows key, type in the application name, hit the context menu, find file location and enter on it, hit the context menu and go to the send-to menu.  Hit the desktop option.  Hit windows m to bring you to the desktop, type the first letter of the application, and you will land on it.  Note that on the desktop, once you find a and select  application, you can hit f2 and change the shortcut’s name.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

Does anyone understand how pins work in Windows 10?

I removed all the junk in hopes that fewer items would make things clearer, but it didn't I pinned a couple things to the start and in order to get to them I need to hit right arrow once and down arrow all the way to the bottom when they should be just down.

Apparently there are folders but I can't understand how they work.

Any help would be great because I would like to start using the start menu.

Thanks,

 

 

 



Re: SSH with the new windows Bash Client?

jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Oops, my bad. I hadn't read all the way through the link before I'd written the message, my mistake. Thanks for the instructions. :)
Tc.

On 8/21/2016 4:50 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
As I remember, PUTTY is really hard to use with NVDA. I never liked it and always avoided using SSH if I could.
But this is a windows thing, so if we all push for it to be made really accessible it may really happen. You can vote for it:
https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/15734662-make-the-command-lines-work-better-with-screen-rea


The link I gave talked about how to install the bash client.
Thanks,



On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:
I've only been on 10 for a week or so, so I'll have to play with the command line more to get an idea how it's working with NVDA, but at least on 7, NVDA seemed to read a bit more than it seems to be reading for you. At least with reading the command history, moving back and forth through the edit area to review character by character, this all worked pretty well. I've also never really ran into any lag on 7, but that wasn't using any type of a network connection either.

I can't recall who it was or even when exactly the message was posted, but I don't remember he/she saying there was issues with lag, reading command history, etc, just mostly that it was similar to the problems we seem to have in programs like putty, moving through applications like nano and vim, or trying to move up and down in ncurses type menus.

Perhaps it was here, a long while ago that somewhat of a discussion had been brought up to give some explanations on why NVDA and other Windows screenreaders seem to crap out in programs like the command prompt, why they don't track correctly in menus there, keep track of a cursor, etc, but I don't remember everything that was said. I do know though that the size of the window, shape of the cursor, number of lines in that window and number of allowed characters per line used to be really important in getting JFW set up for TeraTerm and then it worked considerably better.

All the same, thanks for the link to an introduction to bash, as I'm sure that it will be of help for sure, but I was more asking how one goes about enabling the bash terminal on 10 or if it came automatically. hehe :)
It's my luck that it's right in front of my face and I'm just missing it, but there's still quite a lot that I haven't explored on 10. haha
Here's hoping our wonderful devs may just put a little sweet sweet love towards the terminal and get it working as well as NVDA does on lots of other applications, as having a terminal that's easy to enable and we can use to ssh into those types of systems, that would be totally sweet.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:39 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
So I was able to get the bash client working on my computer.
Pros:
The client works great, it is just like powershell or command prompt.
2. SSH works OK. You can read what happened with the review cursor, but there is a huge lag when typing (nvda will say the letter like half a second after you type and it is not 100%). There is no feedback for up arrow to retype commands and no feedback when letters are deleted.
Other than that things are really good! Vim could use some tweaking to be a little easier to use, but it is the best. Nano doesn't like opening existing files. NVDA doesn't read anything when you open an already existing file with nano.

Because this is pretty much a commandline, is NVDA able to modify any of these behaviors?
It would be beyond amazing if there was a text editor that had the usability of EdSharp on the bash line. Vim could be that, but I have not seen anything to show me it is faster than editing with EdSharp. Apparently it is not normal for most people to never leave their keyboard when they are typing and that is what Vim allows. But EdSharp has even faster key commands and it is a lot more user friendly.

Here is a guide on how to get started with the bash prompt:
http://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/

Thanks,



On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 2:14 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:
If it's the same thing that was mentioned a while ago here on list, it does work, but seems to have some of the same issues in navigating things like ncurses menus and areas such as files within nano. As with Teraterm and I assume, putty, NVDA doesn't always track the cursor correctly, so you have to use review commands to get an idea of your position sometimes. I'm not sure if this is mostly specific to recent versions of NVDA, as I know older versions worked really well with Teraterm, but I do know the latest one can be really frustrating to use with it.

How does one go about getting and using this bash console in 10, btw, as I'd certainly be willing to give it a shot. Is it something that comes in the latest anniversary update?
Take care.

On 8/19/2016 3:18 PM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:
Hello,
Has anyone managed to give the new windows bash client a try yet? I am waiting for my update to install. It is a very functional Ubuntu type system and that means that SSH should work.
If that is the case, no more needing to deal with partly accessible SSH clients, we will be able to use the default windows client!
Thanks,







Latest version of e-sword with NVDA

 

Has anybody been able to use the latest version of e-sword with any
version of NVDA? It appears they took a mildly usable program and made
it almost useless. Thoughts, opinions, suggestions?


putting editable fields into a PDF

 

Hello,
Does anyone know how to put editable fields into PDF files? I have Adobe acrobat DC (Pro), so can make PDFs, but the edit pdf option doesn't seem to work for me.
I frequently receive government documents that are in PDF and I would like to fill them out on the computer, but the PDFs are not editable. How can I make them editable?
I also would like to know how to make my own editable PDFs.
Thanks,


Re: Accessible 3D printing software?

 

Hello,
Thank you for this! Can you please tell me where I can get the auio addon? I have never heard of it. What does it stand for?
Thanks,

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

 

Look at OpenSCAD. It is quite accessible.

http://www.openscad.org/

You create drawings by writing a number of text commands.

You can then use NVDA’s auio screen add-on to check what you have drawn.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:51 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible 3D printing software?

 

Hello,

I got a 3D printer and would like to start printing stuff with it.

Does anyone know any software or techniques I can use to do this?

The CAD programs I have looked at are not accessible, mostly because they are so visual. I have googled 3D printing for blind users, but all I see is how 3D printing has helped people touch art and whatnot.

Does anyone have any ideas? I've seen some scanners that do 3D scans of items and put them into a CAD program, but again, I would need it to be accessible in some way.

Thanks,



Re: dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

Arlene
 

Oh! it sounds like it looks more like apple! Cause on the I devices the apps look like they are in a grid. 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: August-21-16 2:55 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

I think I figured it out.

The top row is folders and under that is a grid of everything in those folders. The problem is that grid is really strangely shaped and if you press an arrow key you may jump to another folder. Nice thing is it will announce the new folder, but that is also what makes it so confusing.

 

*Note* windows + d also takes you to the desktop like windows + m does, you only need to use one hand though. I've never understood why they teach windows + m when windows + d is easier to do and remember.

Thanks,


 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jeremy <icu8it2@...> wrote:

Haha, a fun one! First, and apologies to those who may disagree, but it seems to me that currently, the Start menu on 10 with NVDA is slightly less than pleasant to use. :)
I've changed mine up now, I got tired of how crappy it was working for me so I took all the stuff out of the pinned apps area so it no longer shows up, but this is what I was able to figure out.

When you first press the start button and it lands you in the search box, you can press tab, either once or twice and it should take you to a vertical list containing a fairly large number of apps and some of their associated folders. As you arrow up and down here, NVDA will first read the section you come to, so A, B, etc and then under those, read you apps that fall under those sections. As you probably already know, it's here that you can press the applications key and pin said apps to the start menu.

As for the area where Apps actually get pinned, it looks like shift tab is what you want, so doing it from the search box should land you there. It's here that you should be able to use the arrow keys to move up, down, left and right in the grid, but unfortunately, NVDA seems to read things here all weird. As something that looks similar to how IOS likes to create named directories based on the names of the stuff you put in them, as you're moving around here, you'll come to these named sections and can press enter to rename them. As you're moving around here, you'll land on these sections, lets say, Audio and Music just as an example and can sometimes press down or wright and it will start reading you the pinned apps under that section. If you happen to only have one or two things here though, It's sometimes hard to get it to land where you want on the icon or whatever.

I've wondered if it's possible to turn off the structuring of the apps you pin here and just have them in a huge grid, but if so, I've not figured it out.
I'm also not sure if this is something that NVDA just hasn't caught up with and if there are things in the pipe down the road that will make it more friendly, but so far, it is kind of a pain to use. haha

If you play with it though and figure out anything else, I'd certainly be interested.
Take care.

On 8/20/2016 10:17 AM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

Hello,

The reason why one uses the start menu is so you don't need to open apps to do things like your calendar, whether, news and stocks. you just arrow over those items and you hear what they are.

Thanks,

 

 

On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Louis Maher <ljmaher@...> wrote:

Hello Brandon,

 

I find it easier to place application shortcuts on the desktop.  This is a two-step process.  Hit the windows key, type in the application name, hit the context menu, find file location and enter on it, hit the context menu and go to the send-to menu.  Hit the desktop option.  Hit windows m to bring you to the desktop, type the first letter of the application, and you will land on it.  Note that on the desktop, once you find a and select  application, you can hit f2 and change the shortcut’s name.

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] dealing with Pins on the Windows 10 start

 

Hello,

Does anyone understand how pins work in Windows 10?

I removed all the junk in hopes that fewer items would make things clearer, but it didn't I pinned a couple things to the start and in order to get to them I need to hit right arrow once and down arrow all the way to the bottom when they should be just down.

Apparently there are folders but I can't understand how they work.

Any help would be great because I would like to start using the start menu.

Thanks,