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DECtalk Add-on for NVDA

Don H
 

Is there a legal decktalk addon that will work with the upcoming version of NVDA?


Re: Compatibility updates to the "Golden Cursor" add-on will not be provided

 

HI all,

To clarify: although I'm listed as the last maintainer of Golden Cursor, I viewed myself as maintaining it on behalf of the NVDA community (the add-on wasn't developed by me originally) as the community lost contact with the original add-on developer. Since I stopped maintaining this add-on in early 2020, coupled with life changes I'm about to go through, I won't be able to maintain Golden Cursor again i.e. no compatibility update plans (sorry).

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Running NVDA on a MacBook with BootCamp or similar?

Guy Schlosser
 

Hey Luke, as long as your Mac is an Intel-based Mac, you will have no problem running NVDA with windows 10 on BootCamp. Although my primary screenreader of choice is jaws, I am familiar with NVDA, and do follow this list. I think you’ll find that most max running on Boot Camp run better than most Windows PC‘s. your NVDA modifier can be said to caps, and you can also use an external keyboard if you need to. If you have any questions, or need a little assistance, you are more than welcome to mail me off list.

Guy

On Jul 9, 2021, at 12:31 AM, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:



Hmph interesting.

Obviously your work spares no expence, macs are powerhhouses.

However, maybe ask them nicely if you can please use a standard pc instead unless of course they want to develop on macs.

If not ask them to buy vmware workstation and run that or the playeror fusion or something but really you probably will want a windows pc.



On 9/07/2021 10:29 am, lukelistservs@... wrote:

Hi,

I consulted Google before sending this but I only came across this situation for NVDA testing purposes so I don’t want to presume that information also applies to the end user experience. I accepted a new developer job and found out today my new employer is shipping me a MacBook Pro as my work computer. This was surprising considering we’ll be developing in C#.Net in Visual Studio, an IDE for which I do not believe there is even a Mac version at this time. Sounds like we’ll be using BootCamp or something similar. I have zero experience with Macs and am terrified this is going to be a huge and unexpected learning curve that will slow down my onboarding. Anyway, is it possible to use NVDA in a Windows mode of Mac and does it work just like on a real PC? One of those articles I skimmed mentioned that the Mac doesn’t have an Insert key, the default NVDA key and that there might be some other keyboard discrepancies, but I would plan on just connecting an external Windows-style keyboard anyway, provided that will work. Any reassurance, tips or guidance on this would be hugely appreciated. I’ve already resigned from my current company and will be starting the new job in two weeks so I’m kind of freaking out right now, Ha.

 

Thank you,

Luke

 


Re: Running NVDA on a MacBook with BootCamp or similar?

Lukasz Golonka
 

On Thu, 8 Jul 2021 15:29:00 -0700
lukelistservs@... wrote:

I accepted a new developer job and found out today my new employer is
shipping me a MacBook Pro as my work computer. This was surprising
considering we'll be developing in C#.Net in Visual Studio, an IDE for
which I do not believe there is even a Mac version at this time.

Visual Studio for Mac exists for some time now - see here
https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/mac/#vs_mac_table
I haven't used it myself but from various lists I gather it is more or
less accessible with VoiceOver

Sounds like we'll be using BootCamp or something similar. I have
zero experience with Macs and am terrified this is going to be a huge
and unexpected learning curve that will slow down my onboarding.

If you've never used Mac with VO before and it'll turn out you're indeed
required to use VS under Mac then it certainly would.

Anyway, is it possible to use NVDA in a Windows mode of Mac and does it
work just like on a real PC? One of those articles I skimmed mentioned
that the Mac doesn't have an Insert key, the default NVDA key and that
there might be some other keyboard discrepancies, but I would plan on
just connecting an external Windows-style keyboard anyway, provided that
will work. Any reassurance, tips or guidance on this would be hugely
appreciated.

I've been using Windows via \Bootcamp on my Mac for about a year without
much troubles with NVDA it was however an older model and more
importantly a desktop one.
If your Macbook is going to be an one of the recently released with an
M1 processor then you're out of luck since Windows cannot be made to run
on it natively for the time being and while virtualizing it appears to
be possible there is apparently a big lag with assistive technologies
when using it that way.
Also an external keyboard is certainly something which should be
considered since newest Mac models don't have a physical row of function
keys and while VoiceOver allows to emulate them it is impossible to do
under windows.

--
Regards
Lukasz


Re: object enhancer addon

Josh Kennedy
 

it is more like a combination of a jaws graphics labeler, button labeler, and jaws windows reclasser and customizer all rolled into one thing.


Re: Compatibility updates to the "Golden Cursor" add-on will not be provided

Rowen Cary
 

In other words, will the add-on not be updated for compatibility?


Re: Code Factory voices for nvda

Bob Jutzi
 

Yes.  I just downloaded the add-on yesterday, entered my key from AT
Guys, with no issues.

On 7/9/2021 10:21 AM, Don H wrote:
If I purchased my code factory vocalizer package from ATGuys can I
still download the NVDA addon from the code factory web site?





Determining Which Add-Ons Work With NVDA

brice Mijares
 

Is there a dedicated page for working ad on's for the current version of NVDA? thank you.


Code Factory voices for nvda

Don H
 

If I purchased my code factory vocalizer package from ATGuys can I still download the NVDA addon from the code factory web site?


Re: Looks like Code Factory has updated their voices to support NVDA 2021.1

Joseph Norton
 

Hi listers:

 

Here are 2 links:

 

The information page about the addon is:

 

https://codefactoryglobal.com/app-store/voices-for-nvda/#

 

Now, the direct download link, which it says is a new version for 2021.1 is:

 

https://www.codefactoryglobal.com/downloads/installers/codefactory-py3-1.0.nvda-addon

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gerardo Corripio
Sent: Friday, July 9, 2021 9:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Looks like Code Factory has updated their voices to support NVDA 2021.1

 

But where does one download this from? A link wasn't provided.

 

Gera

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

 

> El 9 jul 2021, a la(s) 3:58 a.m., Socheat <socheat.mt.lc@...> escribió:

>

> Hi list,

>

> Just in case some of you may not be aware, CF has already put up the latest driver for their voices to support NVDA 2021.1.

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Looks like Code Factory has updated their voices to support NVDA 2021.1

Gerardo Corripio
 

But where does one download this from? A link wasn't provided.

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

El 9 jul 2021, a la(s) 3:58 a.m., Socheat <socheat.mt.lc@...> escribió:

Hi list,

Just in case some of you may not be aware, CF has already put up the latest driver for their voices to support NVDA 2021.1.






Looks like Code Factory has updated their voices to support NVDA 2021.1

Socheat
 

Hi list,

Just in case some of you may not be aware, CF has already put up the latest driver for their voices to support NVDA 2021.1.


An interesting occurrance when selecting text

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

I just discovered that while I have Foobar2000 open I cannot select text in a file or filename using (ctrl+shift+right or left arrow).


Compatibility updates to the "Golden Cursor" add-on will not be provided

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  I’ve obtained Joseph’s permission to post to the list regarding the compatibility status of the “Golden cursor” add-on.  I contacted him to enquire about the compatibility status of the “Golden Cursor” add-on prior to the release of NVDA 2021.1, and he informed me that he will not be providing compatibility updates.  I may have caused some confusion, because I thought he was the main add-on developer, for which I appologize.
 
Louise


Re: object enhancer addon

Rowen Cary
 

This is really good, and there is a pr related to this in the nvda repo. I really hope that someone can implement it in the nvda itself.


Add-on developer contact bounced back

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  I just tried to contact the developer of one of the add-ons I have to see if the add-on would be made compatible with NVDA 2021.1, and I got a “Mail Delivery Subsystem Failure” notification.  I had copied the E-mail address directly from the link on the website with the list of add-ons and their compatibility status, so there shouldn’t have been a typo.  I’ll provide the developer upon request.
 
Thanks,
 
Louise


Re: Running NVDA on a MacBook with BootCamp or similar?

 

Hmph interesting.

Obviously your work spares no expence, macs are powerhhouses.

However, maybe ask them nicely if you can please use a standard pc instead unless of course they want to develop on macs.

If not ask them to buy vmware workstation and run that or the playeror fusion or something but really you probably will want a windows pc.



On 9/07/2021 10:29 am, lukelistservs@... wrote:

Hi,

I consulted Google before sending this but I only came across this situation for NVDA testing purposes so I don’t want to presume that information also applies to the end user experience. I accepted a new developer job and found out today my new employer is shipping me a MacBook Pro as my work computer. This was surprising considering we’ll be developing in C#.Net in Visual Studio, an IDE for which I do not believe there is even a Mac version at this time. Sounds like we’ll be using BootCamp or something similar. I have zero experience with Macs and am terrified this is going to be a huge and unexpected learning curve that will slow down my onboarding. Anyway, is it possible to use NVDA in a Windows mode of Mac and does it work just like on a real PC? One of those articles I skimmed mentioned that the Mac doesn’t have an Insert key, the default NVDA key and that there might be some other keyboard discrepancies, but I would plan on just connecting an external Windows-style keyboard anyway, provided that will work. Any reassurance, tips or guidance on this would be hugely appreciated. I’ve already resigned from my current company and will be starting the new job in two weeks so I’m kind of freaking out right now, Ha.

 

Thank you,

Luke

 


Re: Running NVDA on a MacBook with BootCamp or similar?

Sky Mundell
 

Hello. If your employer has shipped you the new mac, you won’t be able to run NVDA on the new macs with the m1 chip as you can’t run windows on the new mac. However, the mac uses Voiceover as its built in screen reader, and the concepts between mac and windows are the same. That is, the mac has a desktop, but the differences is that with applications on the mac, you use the app store to download mac apps and you can of course download mac apps from the internet, but the thing is you don’t have a start menu but you have a menu bar, and your applications go in a folder called applications and like on windows you can put short cuts on the desktop. If you want to learn how to use the mac with speech, here is a user guide that’ll show you how to use the screen reader on the mac.

Voiceover User Guide for Mac - Apple Support

Also, applications don’t install on the mac, meaning, you just run the application from the desktop or applications folder and away you go. Also, the apple macs and iPhones are designed to work together, and the thing is that there is no freezing of programs on the mac, and if applications on the mac happens to enter an unresponsive state, Voice Over will not crash. Rather, it’ll say, “busy.”

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of lukelistservs@...
Sent: Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:29 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Running NVDA on a MacBook with BootCamp or similar?

 

Hi,

I consulted Google before sending this but I only came across this situation for NVDA testing purposes so I don’t want to presume that information also applies to the end user experience. I accepted a new developer job and found out today my new employer is shipping me a MacBook Pro as my work computer. This was surprising considering we’ll be developing in C#.Net in Visual Studio, an IDE for which I do not believe there is even a Mac version at this time. Sounds like we’ll be using BootCamp or something similar. I have zero experience with Macs and am terrified this is going to be a huge and unexpected learning curve that will slow down my onboarding. Anyway, is it possible to use NVDA in a Windows mode of Mac and does it work just like on a real PC? One of those articles I skimmed mentioned that the Mac doesn’t have an Insert key, the default NVDA key and that there might be some other keyboard discrepancies, but I would plan on just connecting an external Windows-style keyboard anyway, provided that will work. Any reassurance, tips or guidance on this would be hugely appreciated. I’ve already resigned from my current company and will be starting the new job in two weeks so I’m kind of freaking out right now, Ha.

 

Thank you,

Luke

 


Re: Running NVDA on a MacBook with BootCamp or similar?

Christopher Kchao
 

I use Windows on an Intel-based Mac every day with no problem. External keyboard is a good idea (a Windows compatible one will be just fine). I know that on the MacBook keyboard itself, some of NVDA's laptop layout commands didn't always reliably work with using capslock as the NVDA modifier. The old solution before getting an external keyboard was to use SharpKeys to remap either the right cmd or option key to insert. Updates seemed to break that assignment and you'd need to go in and remap, but this was infrequent.

Best,
CK


Re: Running NVDA on a MacBook with BootCamp or similar?

 

I can't speak to NVDA specifically, but I had client who was  Mac user who was starting back to grad school and needed PC based access.  We used Jaws and Bootcamp without Issue.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 

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