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Mostly used media player with NVDA

Marco Oros
 

Hello dear NVDA users.

I have a question. Which mediaplayer are You use with NVDA? Which media player is mostly accessible for users of NVDA?

Thank You.

Marco Oros


Re: Fluent Reader: a feature-rich and accessible Windows RSS reader

Amir
 

You're most welcome, Akash. Given your coding prowess, I'd appreciate it if you could take a look at the lack of displayed text issue for its subscribed feeds at the bottom of the page which appear in the form of buttons.

Best,
Amir


Re: Backin Up Speech Dictionaries

Gene
 

Someone may be able to tell you a string to place in the run dialog so you won't have to find the folder in this way:
Search your hard drive for a folder named speechdicts.
Copy it to the clipboard and paste it where you want to back it up. The speech dictionary files are in that folder.

If you want to get the path so you can just put in the run dialog, do the following, once you are on the speech dicts folder.
Open the context menu, then find and open properties. The path is given there and you can use the NVDA f9 and f10 method for copying the path to the clipboard.

I think the NVDA speech dictionaries should have an export button in the dialog of the dictionaries. It would export all of the dictionaries regardless of which dialog you use the button in.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Bhavya shah
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:11 AM
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] Backin Up Speech Dictionaries

Dear all,

As the subject line implies, I would like to create a backup of my
NVDA speech dictionaries. I would appreciate any guidance on how that
can be done.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Slack for Windows Accessibility

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I will be needing to use Slack for a certain purpose. While the web
interface seems usable, all the browse mode-focus mode switching and
embedding of controls inside applications feels a bit cumbersome.
Since Slack has a Windows client, I am looking for any experiences or
thoughts about how screen reader friendly that app is. For context, I
use NVDA 2020.2 on Windows 8.1.

I would truly appreciate any assistance or inputs in this regard.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Re: Fluent Reader: a feature-rich and accessible Windows RSS reader

Akash Kakkar
 

Hey Amir,

Amazing, gonna give it a try.

On 9/23/2020 2:43 AM, Amir wrote:
Folks, my quest to find an accessible windows RSS reader, something which supports both local refreshes and online RSS services, finally led to Fluent Reader. In short, this Electron-based app is a versatile, full-text RSS reader which is both more accessible than the online services we discussed here a while ago and is quite easy to master once we spend a few minutes with it. The app supports auto-refreshes at least on a 5-minute basis, and we can increase the value which is set to "Never" by default. It can be found at https://www.electronjs.org/apps/fluent-reader

Also its Github page is here: https://github.com/yang991178/fluent-reader

Of course, it has a couple of glitches and I have tried to summarize them via this issue: https://github.com/yang991178/fluent-reader/issues/103

I'd appreciate it if you could also contribute in order to help take care of them sooner.


Hope you find this of use.


Best,

Amir





Backin Up Speech Dictionaries

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

As the subject line implies, I would like to create a backup of my
NVDA speech dictionaries. I would appreciate any guidance on how that
can be done.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Re: Fluent Reader: a feature-rich and accessible Windows RSS reader

Amir
 

I just took another look but it seems that nothing in this regard has changed. The most pressing issue is that the Reed Feeds add-on doesn't support automatic refreshing which is an absolute must for me given my 100 plus feeds. It also lacks many standard features found in conventional feed readers. This is not intended to denigrate the add-on, but it can't replace full-fledged readers.

Best,
Amir


Re: List of NVDA Key Strokes

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Thomas,

Others have given answers to the specific questions, so I thought I'd tag on the end with a couple of resources which might help you going forward.

If you're coming from Jaws, there is a Wiki article with tips on Switching from Jaws to NVDA: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA

If you are new to screenreaders completely, or wish to learn NVDA from scratch, you may be interested in the Basic Training for NVDA module, which is available from the NV Access shop (either on its own, or as part of the NVDA Productivity Bundle): https://www.nvaccess.org/shop

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 9:06 AM Tony Ballou <cyberpro224@...> wrote:

Hi Thomas,


welcome aboard! To access the keystrokes for NVDA, Press insert-n then hit the down arrow until NVDA says Help sub-menu from there, press the right arrow then hit the down arrow twice for the keyboard commands option.  Hope this helps.

 

Tony



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Training and Support Manager


Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Luke.  It may be sooner rather than later.  Keep in touch eh?  Cheers!

On 23/9/2020 3:22 am, Luke Robinett wrote:
Hi Jaffar,
Sounds like we share some common interests. I’m into coding and music production and use many of the same apps you mentioned, including reaper and VS code. Let me know if you want to collaborate sometime, be it musical or technical.

On Sep 21, 2020, at 4:07 PM, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:



Hi Quentin.  The main factor which influences  me to choose  NVDA is that it doesn't take as much computer resources as Jaws does. This enables me to use NVDA more for intensive computer work like Music production and Games development with the Reaper DAW and IDES like Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, and especially with Android Studio.  Thanks to the NVDA team for all your hard work and dedication in constantly improving NVDA, and all the benifit of the Blind community.  Cheers!

on 22/9/2020 6:53 am, Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:

Quentin,

 

I use NVDA for all my work. It is a great program and I prefer it to JAWS. I was with JAWS all the way sonce DOS days but NVDA seems so much lighter and adaptable.

 

Weel doen team!

 

 

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 4:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

 

Hi everyone,

 

As this turbulent year continues, we want to hear your good news.  Please reply (or email info@...), and tell us, how has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic?

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

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Training and Support Manager

 


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Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Hi Luke.  I couldn't agree more.  Labor is very seldom free.  But when free and sincere labor comes along, we should support and appreciate it.  Cheers!

On 23/9/2020 3:15 am, Luke Robinett wrote:
I know sometimes we users complain, whether here or on github, about bugs, unresolved issues and things that are just a part of any application, but this is a great opportunity to make sure the NVDA team understands just how much we appreciate the hard work they do. in October 2019 I began a six month intensive full stack web development Boot Camp through the University Of Oregon. Like many things I do, I was the first blind student to enroll in the program so there were lots of unknowns, but everybody was really supportive and excited to have me on board. Fast forward to March. With one month left in the class, the lock down orders happened and we were forced to finish the last month of class virtually. Thanks to NVDA, I was always able to keep up with the rest of the class using my laptop, whether we were in person together or learning remotely via zoom. Frankly I don’t know what I’d do without NVDA. I’ve tried JAWS and narrator and they all come up short when compared to what I considered the gold standard. I donate to the project on a recurring monthly basis and just want to say a huge thank you for enabling those of us who are blind to continue being successful professionally, academically and personally.



Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  Many of the games I play have native support for NVDA speech output.  I've been playing a lot of games during this period of isolation.  I find that NVDA seems to work better with Microsoft Edge, so I also listen to a lot of YouTube videos.

Thanks,

Louise


Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

Oleksandr Gryshchenko
 

Hello friends!
I have been using NVDA for over 7 years now.
This is a great screen reader that gets better and better every year!
For my tasks, there is absolutely no need to use third-party screen readers - NVDA does an excellent job!
I read a lot, browse websites, study English and periodically take various online courses - always NVDA is my main and favorit assistant!
I also really love that my favorite programming language, Python, was used in the development of NVDA!
Now I`m working on my first add-on for NVDA, I want to make my modest contribution to the development of this wonderful program.
I am very glad that this program has such a large community - so many people who speak different languages ​​and live in different parts of our planet!
Many thanks to the authors for an excellent and very useful product!
I wish all members of this group good luck and good health!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


Help adding custom braille table

reynoldsdavid46@...
 

Hi,

 

I’m using the latest version of NVDA on windows 10 64-bit.

I’ve been asked to customize a Braille table, and, rather than updating an existing table, I built a table, compiled it using liblouis to check for errors, and then went into Braille preferences to select it.

It doesn’t appear in the list.

Is there a specific way to deal with such a problem, or is the list displayed in the NVDA preferences an embedded list rather than a dynamic list?

 

Many thanks for any assistance with this,

 

David.

 


Re: List of NVDA Key Strokes

Tony Ballou
 

Hi Thomas,


welcome aboard! To access the keystrokes for NVDA, Press insert-n then hit the down arrow until NVDA says Help sub-menu from there, press the right arrow then hit the down arrow twice for the keyboard commands option.  Hope this helps.

 

Tony


NVDA 2020.3 beta2

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NVDA 2020.3 beta 2 is now available for testing. This is the second beta for the 2020.3 release.  If you are interested in testing out new features, please take some time to test the release and report any issues.

Highlights and download links can be found in the release blog post at: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-3beta2

Kind regards

Quentin.
--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: List of NVDA Key Strokes

David Moore
 

Hello thomas! Just hold down the nbda key, and press the letter n as in Nancy to bring up the main menu. Then, down arrow to the help submenu and press the right arrow key to open that period then, up arrow and press enter on the users guide. And entire guide for using nvda well open in your default browser. All of the key commands are in chapters four five and sex of that guide I believe that's right. To read by word, just use the Windows command holding down control and pressing right and left arrow keys. To read by line, just press down arrow for next line, up arrow for previous line, and hold down the nvda key and press up arrow to read current line. I believe that's right for current line. Basically, it's just using Windows commands for reading by character word and line like any other screen reader to get you started. You must use the regular arrow keys for nvda. If you use the number pad, you will be navigating with something called the review cursor which gets into more detail. So, use the normal arrow keys!


On Tue, Sep 22, 2020, 6:50 PM Thomas E Williamson, Senior <pofm2016@...> wrote:
Hello,

I am new to the list.  
How can I find the general reading key strokes for NVDA?
For example, reading by character, by word, or by line.
Thanks!

Regards,
Thomas.
 
 


Re: List of NVDA Key Strokes

 

Thomas,

          If you're using the desktop keyboard layout [most likely, and the default on any keyboard that includes a number pad] the NVDA key is Insert and if you're using the laptop keyboard layout it's CAPS LOCK.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde

 


Re: List of NVDA Key Strokes

 

Thomas,

           This is built in to NVDA itself, under the NVDA Help Menu.  If you hit NVDA+N,H,Q (NVDA Main Menu, Help Submenu, Commands Quick Reference) you'll be presented with the long list of the most commonly used key commands, including reading commands, in whatever web browser you have set as your default.

            Also take a look at the other options under the Help Submenu.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde

 


List of NVDA Key Strokes

Thomas E Williamson, Senior
 

Hello,

I am new to the list.  
How can I find the general reading key strokes for NVDA?
For example, reading by character, by word, or by line.
Thanks!

Regards,
Thomas.
 
 


Re: How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic

David Moore
 

I use the Windows 10 mail app a lot as well! Nvda works best with that app, even better than narrator. Have a great day!


On Mon, Sep 21, 2020, 9:40 PM Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...> wrote:
Overall Windows10 Mail app.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE (2nd Generation) de Telcel

El 21 sep 2020, a la(s) 6:40 p.m., Sky Mundell <skyt@...> escribió:

Hello. As a user of both JFW and NVDA, I’m use NVDA in my tech job and it has served me very well. Just wondering, what areas don’t work on windows 10 with JFW? Perhaps I could try them and see if it runs on my machine?

On Sep 21, 2020, at 4:10 PM, Gerardo Corripio <gera1027@...> wrote:

Having had the opportunity to try the competition (the shark during the pademic), one really values how far NVDA has come! Always evolving; lot less light on my Laptop than the competition. All functions are available, independently of in Spanish, or english, via the AddOns, and those functions that are in NVDA’s core, which the Shark isn’t able to accomplish.
Someone who uses windows10 with the Shark, would get the false idea that windows10 is inaccessible; whereas with NVDA, one gets a totally different picture of the true accessibility of windows10, of course, in conjunction with NVDA’s Windows10 Essentials, and other AddOns that make Windows10 a joy to use!
thanks to the Zoom Enhancement AddOn, goldWave AddOn, and others, I feel as if I were using e computer at the same level as the sighted.
Keep up the great work! though I am unable at this time to donate monitarily, but by spreading the word among the Latinamerican NVDA comunity via Whatsapp, Facebook, Email and other social media, I feel I’m putting my grain of sand in making more and more people aware of what they’re losing out by not giving NVDA a chance.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE (2nd Generation) de Telcel

El 21 sep 2020, a la(s) 4:24 p.m., Monte Single <mrsingle@...> escribió:


Hi List,
 
As always, nvda is my screen reader of choice.
I encourage others to add nvda to their toolkit.
Features are being added to nvda faster than I learn and use them.
I support the project  by purchasing  manuals and making donations.
 
Thanks,
 
Monte
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of molly the blind tech lover
Sent: September 21, 2020 1:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic
 
I am so grateful for NVDA.
Words can not express my gratitude.
Thank you for all that you do.
During this pandemic NVDA is helping me use webex to attend classes and helping me complete assignments.
 
It is also helping me stay in contact with friends and family.
 
If it were not for NVDA I would not be able to attend school right now.
Again, thank you so much.
 
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:50 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] How has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic
 
Hi everyone,
 
As this turbulent year continues, we want to hear your good news.  Please reply (or email info@...), and tell us, how has NVDA benefitted you during the pandemic?
 
Kind regards
 
Quentin.
 
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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager
 


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