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Re: Accessible PDF Editor?

Clement Chou
 

Will look into that too. Thanks for the extra tip about PDF converter.

On 2/1/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 10:28 AM, Clement Chou wrote:


Does
the same apply for editing them?
-
That depends on what you mean.  Word can definitely read in PDF files and
convert them for editing, but there are occasions where something may change
in the formatting based upon how they were created.

In your case, if this is for what you say it is, you'd just create and edit
everything as Word, and save your main source material in MS-Word format.
You'd just need to do a Save As with the latest versions when you want PDF
versions of same.  I personally don't like Microsoft's PDF conversions due
to size - they tend to turn out much larger than other methods.  I use
PDFConverter, which like a great many PDF converters functions as a virtual
printer.  You can send any file type to it and it will spit out the PDF
equivalent of same.  The resulting PDF file is generally much smaller, too.

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can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

~ Brian Vogel






Re: Accessible PDF Editor?

 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 10:28 AM, Clement Chou wrote:
Does
the same apply for editing them?
-
That depends on what you mean.  Word can definitely read in PDF files and convert them for editing, but there are occasions where something may change in the formatting based upon how they were created.

In your case, if this is for what you say it is, you'd just create and edit everything as Word, and save your main source material in MS-Word format.  You'd just need to do a Save As with the latest versions when you want PDF versions of same.  I personally don't like Microsoft's PDF conversions due to size - they tend to turn out much larger than other methods.  I use PDFConverter, which like a great many PDF converters functions as a virtual printer.  You can send any file type to it and it will spit out the PDF equivalent of same.  The resulting PDF file is generally much smaller, too.
 
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Re: Accessible PDF Editor?

Clement Chou
 

So word is a viable option then... thanks for letting me know! Does
the same apply for editing them?

On 2/1/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
If this is a repeat, I apologize.  The original seems to have disappeared
and isn't showing up in the archive.

If you're using Office 2016 or later (possibly 2013 or later) it has a
native save in PDF option.
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The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval
can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

~ Brian Vogel






Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 06:17 AM, Cristina Ebetiuc wrote:
I still Need this program in my education place.
-
And I still can't figure out what you can't access.  Everything I've tried to fire up on the Developer ribbon works.

You need to be more specific about what it is you're trying to achieve and where the process breaks down.
 
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The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Accessible PDF Editor?

 

If this is a repeat, I apologize.  The original seems to have disappeared and isn't showing up in the archive.

If you're using Office 2016 or later (possibly 2013 or later) it has a native save in PDF option.
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The depths of denial one can be pushed to by outside forces of disapproval can make you not even recognize yourself to yourself.

       ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Toggle Passing Keys in NVDA?

Michael Tsai <huanlin.tsai@...>
 
Edited

I have the same requirement, so I've created a ticket:
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/12022


Re: NVDA problems with excel when editing form fill

aikeo koomanivong
 

Dear Brian 

Thanks for sharing

It’s no way right now to fix NVDA right

I used JAWS and it’s working well

However I’m prefer to use NVDA

Regards

 

 

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From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 11:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA problems with excel when editing form fill

 

Regardless of the screen reader being used, I strongly encourage the use of Excel's built-in column and row designation so that the burden is not on the screen reader, nor any other screen reader user, to set this up if the workbook is handled by someone else.

What follows is an excellent tutorial, with background information, written by Alan Lemly on the Microsoft Office Accessibility Discussion Group regarding how to do what I've just mentioned.
-------------------------

Reading Row and Column Headers Using Excel Defined Titles – A Tutorial

by Alan Lemly

 

Original text can be found at:  https://groups.io/g/office-accessibility/topic/77311167

As someone else posted, Freedom Scientific has a document explaining the use of row and column headers in Excel at this website:

https://doccenter.freedomscientific.com/doccenter/doccenter/rs25c51746a0cc/2013-09-25_ExcelAndWordHeaders/02_HeadersInExcel.htm

While that site has an excellent explanation of the process, it has a major omission which prevents defined name titles from speaking when set up. As explained at that site, users of Excel with JAWS have two different options if they'd like to create row and column headers that can be saved and accessed:

1.   Titles (i.e., row headers and column headers) created using the define name feature of Excel. This is the preferred method because these titles can be created by those not even using JAWS and accessed at a later time by anyone with JAWS because they are saved with the spreadsheet.

2.   Titles created using JAWS quick settings dialog box. These titles are saved in a workbook-specific JSI file located in your personal settings folder, a separate file that is created and has to accompany the workbook everywhere it goes.

This tutorial will explain option 1 since its titles can be saved with the workbook, transferred to another JAWS user, and does not require use of a separate JSI file to work. What this method does require that is omitted from the Freedom Scientific explanation is a change to a default setting for Defined name column and row titles override so that title reading of these defined ranges will occur. Therefore, the default override must be set to off instead of on. You can access this setting by:

·        Pressing Insert + V to access the quick settings

·        Typing Title reading in the search box

·        Arrow down through the search results to the first one which is Define name column and row titles override and making sure it is set to off. By default, mine was originally set to on which causes this preferred title reading method not to work.

 

My thanks to Ann Byrne of the main@jfw.groups.io list who originally explained defined titles to me and the need to turn off the override so they will read properly with JAWS.

I'm creating a sample Excel spreadsheet for this post to help with my explanation. I'll include a Dropbox download link at the end for those who want it. This sample spreadsheet is for tracking books which I've read. It contains the following column headings beginning in cell A1 and continuing through cell H1. 

Title

Author

Narrator

Date Finished

NLS Book Number

Book Length

Rating

Comments

This spreadsheet will end up containing many rows since I read a lot so when defining the range which will include the column and row headers, I'm going to estimate the number of rows it should contain to include future expansion. I've made the first column be the title of the book since it makes since as I arrow up and down the various rows in the sheet that the book title be announced as I land on a new row. The intersection of the column headers and row headers that I want Excel to red as I navigate through the sheet is cell A1 so focus should be there when the defined range is created. To create the range, with focus on cell A1:

1.   Press alt + m + m. This will place you on the ribbon bar on the define name button and you should press enter.

2.   You will be in a text box where you create the defined name of your column and row headers. I almost exclusively use both column and row headers for most of my spreadsheets since they normally contain multiple rows and columns.  In this case, your defined name should begin with the word Title. If you only want row headers, your defined name should begin with RowTitle. If you only want column headers, your defined name should begin with ColumnTitle. You should have no spaces in the defined title text box so if your spreadsheet has multiple regions for which you want separate defined titles, I'd suggest you use Region1, Region2, etc. after title with no spaces to distinguish your defined title ranges. Use a period to separate the name of the defined title from the cell range comprising it. In my example spreadsheet, my columns run from A1 through H1 and I'm estimating 1000 rows so my defined title will be TitleRegion1.A1.H1000. I could have omitted Region1 since I don't expect more regions on this sheet but included it for reference purposes.

3.   Press tab until you get to the Ok button and hit enter to complete the creation of your defined title range. If you later need to edit it, open the range manager by pressing alt + m + n and select the range you want to edit and press alt + e. You will be placed in a text box where you can make changes.

After you've entered book info of the titles you've red, arrowing up and down in the sheet will result in JAWS reading the book title of the particular row. Arrowing right and left through the various columns will result in JAWS reading the column heading of that column. Provided you turned off the title reading of defined range override mentioned earlier in this document, your row and column title headers should be read by JAWS. Also, you can give a copy of your workbook to anyone else using JAWS and those row and column headers will also be read for them provided they turn off the defined title reading override.

Here is a Dropbox download link to Books read sample spreadsheet mentioned above:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z16eb63i679t6b0/Books%20read%20for%20OA.xlsx?dl=1

I hope this helps.

Alan Lemly

 

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Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...>
 

Yes, I see. But what should I do? I still Need this program in my education place.

 

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Von: Quentin Christensen
Gesendet: Montag, 1. Februar 2021 11:58
An: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

Word itself largely works fine - in writing the Basic Training module, I covered pretty much all the functions of Word (or at least tested them out - there were only a couple, such as these developer forms, which I didn't recommend using) - it's just not a good platform for creating forms with buttons and checkboxes etc.

 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 9:26 PM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Hi!
I Need Word for my education. This is the Standard Office writer we use for learn Information & Technology on it. That is why I Need a solution for it.

 

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Von: Quentin Christensen
Gesendet: Montag, 1. Februar 2021 09:47
An: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

Sarah,

 

This is the second message you've said came through in another languages - it's in English for me, and NVDA reads it in English just fine.  I'm trying to think what the issue you are hitting could be  - I would have assumed even if you had somehow set Outlook to use another language, it still wouldn't automatically translate messages, just the interface (much like if you set NVDA's interface language to another language, it only changes how NVDA's menus are presented and NVDA messages and words are spoken - not for instance the text of an email.

 

 

 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 3:15 PM Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

I have no idea what the conversation was about,  but would Microsoft sway work? I’m only going based on your ideas, Quentin. It shows up in another language here in outlook. Sorry if I’m way off base here.

 

Tc all.

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.  These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then in filling in the forms they create).

 

So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make?  Word is likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you want people to fill in like this.  Something like Google forms are popular for online survey type forms.  For something you want people to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:

 

- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label ("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your response

- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label ("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width cell below that to enter the response.

 

A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will work for just about everyone.

 

Quentin

 

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.

  1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
  2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not Show the Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus mode. Can you helpp me further?

I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!

greetings

 

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Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

Quentin Christensen
 

Word itself largely works fine - in writing the Basic Training module, I covered pretty much all the functions of Word (or at least tested them out - there were only a couple, such as these developer forms, which I didn't recommend using) - it's just not a good platform for creating forms with buttons and checkboxes etc.


On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 9:26 PM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Hi!
I Need Word for my education. This is the Standard Office writer we use for learn Information & Technology on it. That is why I Need a solution for it.

 

Gesendet von Mail für Windows 10

 

Von: Quentin Christensen
Gesendet: Montag, 1. Februar 2021 09:47
An: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

Sarah,

 

This is the second message you've said came through in another languages - it's in English for me, and NVDA reads it in English just fine.  I'm trying to think what the issue you are hitting could be  - I would have assumed even if you had somehow set Outlook to use another language, it still wouldn't automatically translate messages, just the interface (much like if you set NVDA's interface language to another language, it only changes how NVDA's menus are presented and NVDA messages and words are spoken - not for instance the text of an email.

 

 

 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 3:15 PM Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

I have no idea what the conversation was about,  but would Microsoft sway work? I’m only going based on your ideas, Quentin. It shows up in another language here in outlook. Sorry if I’m way off base here.

 

Tc all.

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.  These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then in filling in the forms they create).

 

So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make?  Word is likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you want people to fill in like this.  Something like Google forms are popular for online survey type forms.  For something you want people to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:

 

- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label ("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your response

- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label ("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width cell below that to enter the response.

 

A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will work for just about everyone.

 

Quentin

 

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.

  1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
  2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not Show the Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus mode. Can you helpp me further?

I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!

greetings

 

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Training and Support Manager

 


 

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Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...>
 

Hi!
I Need Word for my education. This is the Standard Office writer we use for learn Information & Technology on it. That is why I Need a solution for it.

 

Gesendet von Mail für Windows 10

 

Von: Quentin Christensen
Gesendet: Montag, 1. Februar 2021 09:47
An: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

Sarah,

 

This is the second message you've said came through in another languages - it's in English for me, and NVDA reads it in English just fine.  I'm trying to think what the issue you are hitting could be  - I would have assumed even if you had somehow set Outlook to use another language, it still wouldn't automatically translate messages, just the interface (much like if you set NVDA's interface language to another language, it only changes how NVDA's menus are presented and NVDA messages and words are spoken - not for instance the text of an email.

 

 

 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 3:15 PM Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

I have no idea what the conversation was about,  but would Microsoft sway work? I’m only going based on your ideas, Quentin. It shows up in another language here in outlook. Sorry if I’m way off base here.

 

Tc all.

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.  These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then in filling in the forms they create).

 

So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make?  Word is likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you want people to fill in like this.  Something like Google forms are popular for online survey type forms.  For something you want people to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:

 

- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label ("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your response

- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label ("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width cell below that to enter the response.

 

A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will work for just about everyone.

 

Quentin

 

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.

  1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
  2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not Show the Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus mode. Can you helpp me further?

I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!

greetings

 

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--

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Training and Support Manager

 


 

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Training and Support Manager

 

 


Re: edge and gmail

 

Yes, truth is after I restart nvda I can login just fine, something seems to trip up speech causing nvda to freeze at least 3 stacks, but edge itself is not crashed just nvda.

A restart of nvda will have me able to continue to login my session though so its not a big issue.

Sadly, microsoft sites I used to use have completely gone away from explorer including weather as of this week and my version of firefox will not run them so I am stuck to using either chrome or edge and microsoft keeps wanting me to use edge no matter what I use so edge is what I use for microsoft things right now.

Its fine if I don't login but still.

On 1/02/2021 1:23 pm, Gene wrote:
We'll see if others report the problem.  Have you been successful at logging in with earlier versions of either program?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] edge and gmail

No, second or third, I do have the latest update of edge though.

If I restart nvda it will work, and edge itself hasn't crashed but I do
need to restart nvda then edge will work as normal.



On 1/02/2021 1:09 pm, Gene wrote:
Is this the first time you have signed in to Google with Edge?  I suspect that if this were a general problem, we would have heard quite a bit about it before now.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] edge and gmail

Hi.

Found this while checking email in gmail, nvda crashes at the sign screen.

I won't send the log to anyone unless someone wants it but it looks like
i accessible and uia having a war.

















Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

Quentin Christensen
 

Sarah,

This is the second message you've said came through in another languages - it's in English for me, and NVDA reads it in English just fine.  I'm trying to think what the issue you are hitting could be  - I would have assumed even if you had somehow set Outlook to use another language, it still wouldn't automatically translate messages, just the interface (much like if you set NVDA's interface language to another language, it only changes how NVDA's menus are presented and NVDA messages and words are spoken - not for instance the text of an email.



On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 3:15 PM Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:

I have no idea what the conversation was about,  but would Microsoft sway work? I’m only going based on your ideas, Quentin. It shows up in another language here in outlook. Sorry if I’m way off base here.

 

Tc all.

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.  These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then in filling in the forms they create).

 

So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make?  Word is likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you want people to fill in like this.  Something like Google forms are popular for online survey type forms.  For something you want people to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:

 

- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label ("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your response

- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label ("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width cell below that to enter the response.

 

A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will work for just about everyone.

 

Quentin

 

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.

  1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
  2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not Show the Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus mode. Can you helpp me further?

I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!

greetings

 

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Training and Support Manager

 



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Re: Accessible PDF Editor?

Quentin Christensen
 

I'd recommend writing in Word and using Word's "Export" function to save as PDF.


On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 7:36 AM Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:
Can anyone recommend one? Need it for editing / combining resumes and
cover letters. Thanks.







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Re: SECURITY FEATURES

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Heaven,

Others have already put forward the main points, as well as the link to our corporate and government page: https://www.nvaccess.org/corporate-government/

We specifically addressed this concern on that page for basically the reasons you have outlined.  I would also point out the "Open Source" section on that page and the links to both the UK and the US government policies promoting the use of open source software.  I only picked those as the governments of two major countries.  in fact, since you mention South Africa, I would direct you to the South African Government's own Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) policy, which not only promotes the use of Open Source software, the first point of the revised policy states:

"The South African Government will implement FOSS unless proprietary software is demonstrated to be significantly superior. Whenever the advantages of FOSS and proprietary software are comparable FOSS will be implemented when choosing a software solution for a new project. Whenever FOSS is not implemented, then reasons must be provided in order to justify the implementation of proprietary software."


Obviously that policy is only binding to government departments, but it is a pretty strongly worded, official endorsement of open source software.

With regard to the specifics of NVDA itself, it should be noted that it has very little internet connectivity (essentially just to check for updates - and the details of the information shared are on our corporate page previously linked to) - and if you are still concerned, you can run NVDA in secure mode AND block it's ability to access the internet, and the only single thing that will change is that the program won't be able to check for updates (and this fails silently, there is no error or nag about it).

If you (or any of the companies you approach) do have any further concerns, please feel free to raise them here or contact us at info@...

Kind regards

On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 8:24 PM <heaven.lists92@...> wrote:

Dear List

 

Could one of the developers please contact me regarding the following queries:

 

  1. JAWS fanatics often reference the fact that JAWS has a closed source, paid licence, as the main reason for its increased security, especially in the workplace.  As NVDA is open source, many companies are scared to use it, since they are afraid of the security risks involved with opensource licences.  How do NVDA developers make sure that the source code for NVDA is secured so that hackers cannot attach trojans or viruses, etc to it.
  2. How do the developers make sure that information, such as personally identifiable information used in call centres and health institutions, is not at risk when using NVDA?

The reasons why I am asking these questions are as follows:

 

  1. I love using NVDA on my home computer and would really encourage anyone to use it with all the features it offers without a yearly over-priced subscription.
  2. I need to recommend screen reading software to some companies in South Africa who are scared of the risks involved in installing open source software.
  3. NVDA has so many more languages that it supports with braille and speech, while JAWS is quite limited. Furthermore, NVDA is simpler to use than JAWS and I would love to see it being implemented in more companies since it is free and legal, preventing companies from resorting to illegal software.

Thank you for your help

 

Heaven



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: reporting of element with nvda + tab key

Gene
 

The reason is the one I stated. You verified my reason by saying that in some cases it does and in some it doesn't.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] reporting of element with nvda + tab key

Hi Tony


I just had a nother read of the key combo the NVDA key + tab key. It
said it reported the announces the current object or control


when I think about it it is links buttons etc.


I was wondering why in some cases it was reporting the heading correctly
I was on in some web pages as it was where the link was in the heading
and in another case where there was no link in the heading it did not
for example it would read what ever it was last focused on.


Guessing 2 much time in front of the pc today.


For some reason today I thought I had changed a setting accidentally


I guess we have these days from time to time.


Thanks Gene nz

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On 1/02/2021 2:51 pm, Tony Malykh wrote:
I think NVDA+Tab reports focused element. Most headings are not focusable. Therefore it would report last focusable element on the web page that you visited with your cursor.

On 1/31/2021 4:38 PM, hurrikennyandopo ... wrote:
Hi guys


Say if I jump down to a heading on a web page you hear nvda speak it out. But if I hit the nvda key + tab key it reports some thing else on the screen and not the name of the heading I landed on.


I know I can route the focus to where the heading is butand have it spoken out but if I hit the nvda key + tab key it reports something else.


I know before it would report the focused element it was on before I just can not remember the setting or shortcut to fix the problem has any one got a idea.


I know when I find out it is going up on the website just in case some one else has the same problem like I mentioned.


Gene nz










Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

Sarah k Alawami
 

I have no idea what the conversation was about,  but would Microsoft sway work? I’m only going based on your ideas, Quentin. It shows up in another language here in outlook. Sorry if I’m way off base here.

 

Tc all.

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

 

I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.  These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then in filling in the forms they create).

 

So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make?  Word is likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you want people to fill in like this.  Something like Google forms are popular for online survey type forms.  For something you want people to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:

 

- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label ("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your response

- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label ("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width cell below that to enter the response.

 

A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will work for just about everyone.

 

Quentin

 

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.

  1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
  2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not Show the Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus mode. Can you helpp me further?

I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!

greetings

 

Gesendet von Mail für Windows 10

 


 

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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

Quentin Christensen
 

I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.  These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then in filling in the forms they create).

So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make?  Word is likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you want people to fill in like this.  Something like Google forms are popular for online survey type forms.  For something you want people to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:

- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label ("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your response
- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label ("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width cell below that to enter the response.

A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will work for just about everyone.

Quentin

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:

Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.

  1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
  2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not Show the Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus mode. Can you helpp me further?

I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!

greetings

 

Gesendet von Mail für Windows 10

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: outlook 365

 

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Re: outlook 365

Sarah k Alawami
 

Did you set your data file as default? See account info, account name, data files for more information. Best you subscribe to the office accessibility list. Search for it on groups.io or search this list as someone here posted it, I'm sure.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joney
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 5:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] outlook 365

Hi everyone:
If anyone figures out how to get Outlook to open without landing in the day to file, I’d sure appreciate it. I’ve been fighting with it since I put office 365 on my computer. If I sighted person takes it out of the data box by hitting the X that doesn’t show up on our screen readers, as soon as I move it to read the mail, it’s back in the day to file ideas anyway? Thanks in advance.
On Jan 31, 2021, at 10:45 AM, Guy Schlosser <guyster@bex.net> wrote:

Lali, is your work running an exchange server? If so, you absolutely can do this with Thunderbird. There is an add-on called Exquilla, that will let Thunderbird communicate flawlessly with an exchange server. I know this, because I use it. I am the biggest outlook hater in the world! Sorry to those who love it. If you have anymore questions, feel free to drop me an email.

On Jan 31, 2021, at 9:14 AM, lali <l2belteki@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear All!


I need for my work outlook 365, but they are some messages, that are not shown correctly, it shown, that they were in one line. Can somehow make more accessible outlook? Or can I accepts invitations, which were sent from outlook with thunderbird?

Thanks!

Lali












Re: edge and gmail

Sarah k Alawami
 

No issues over here. I was just on gmail using edge for the first time in a while. Knock on wood, everything is working fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 4:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] edge and gmail

Hi.

Found this while checking email in gmail, nvda crashes at the sign screen.

I won't send the log to anyone unless someone wants it but it looks like i accessible and uia having a war.

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