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speech rate changes to defaults

George Kerscher
 

Hello,

 

On 2021.1, I will be working and the speech rate changes to the default rate of 9. I have been going to the desktop and then go to the speech preferences and set the rate to 24 or 25, which I like. It then works for a long time until it does this again.

 

Just a bug or any other thoughts? Using Microsoft core voices, because my Eloquence is not working yet.

 

Best

George

 

 

 

George Kerscher Ph.D.

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Resource: Youtube Video From Thee Quinn: How to Use Microsoft Access With NVDA: Part 1

David Goldfield
 

 

User Thee Quinn has uploaded the first in a series of videos discussing using Microsoft Access with the NVDA screen reader.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWI0YylFU8

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

 

www.DavidGoldfield.org

 

 

 


Re: NVDA find command not working

Janet Brandly
 

Hi Brian,

 

No, not harsh at all.

 

I am trying to use a medical transcription program called InScribe, version 7. Unfortunately, for anyone to help, they would have to have the software installed on their computer. I just thought I would ask just to see whether anyone had any general tips/tricks they might have found helpful in similar situations with other programs, not necessarily this specific program.

 

Thanks anyway,

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: July 15, 2021 2:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA find command not working

 

Janet,

Several points, and none meant to sound as harsh as they may be taken to be:

1.  What is the "complicated transcription program"?  Generalities do not help.  Identifying software and version is essential as no one can divine what you're using nor know whether they've used it themselves.

2.  I presume this is medical transcription, and understand the privacy concerns.  But can you not replicate the issue when you create a "junk document" where you paste in completely non-private text from somewhere?  That would potentially allow someone to offer remote assistance or for you to share the screen.

There is no way, really, to assist based on the dearth of specific information.  Any potential assistant needs to know what program(s) are involved, or websites, etc.
--

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

 


reading status bar with nvda

mukesh jain
 

hello,
i would like to know that what is the keystroke to read the status bar
with nvda? for instance, when my focus is in the list view, whenever i
try to read status bar i press the keystroke insert+shift+end key as i
am using the laptop with window 10 nvda 2021. but pressing this
keystroke, nvda announces, no status line found. i had the same
difficulty with earlier versions of nvda. but i am able to read the
status bar with jaws by pressing insert+page down. so what could be
the reason for it?
looking forward for your valluable inputs.
thanks,
Mukesh


Re: NVDA remote for iOS

simon wheatcroft
 

Hi,

I just installed it and tested.

Once connected i turned off quick nav then the keyboard seemed to work fine. I could navigate the start menu, open apps etc




On 16 Jul 2021, at 10:16, Robert Doc Wright godfearer <godfearer@...> wrote:


I just installed it on my phone and was able to connect it to my laptop. that was all I was able to do with it. the screen never changed. yes, I practically always use a keyboard with my phone.


Re: Problem while connected orbit reader with USB Hid Mode... with latest nvda version

 

Hi,

The ability to let NVDA detect braille displays using USB human interface device (HID) mode is being investigated by NV Access.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Gene
 

The below message asks a very important question.  You have spoken of Narrator.  Does Narrator have the speech you want and is it the same speech you hear at the logon screen?  If you only hear it at the logon screen, it appears to be Cortana, based on the below message. 


I don't have Windows 10 and I don't know what Cortana may be set to do.  But speech from digital assistants is much better than speech from screen-readers.  It is speech from the cloud and is much more powerful in the computing power that drives it and much more sophisticated than synthesizers on personal computers.


I suspect a lot of people would want such speech, if they could get it, for their screen[-readers. 


But at this point, the most important question is, does Narrator use that speech in general when you are using it or do you hear it at the welcome screen and not when you use Narrator elsewhere?  You have spoken repeatedly of NVDA using one voice for a moment than changing to another voice.  NVDA never does this,  Whatever speech you are hearing isn't NVDA.

Gene

On 7/16/2021 2:45 AM, Richard Bartholomew wrote:

Hi,

 

As you mention what is spoken at the welcome screen, is this only when you boot up your machine and, if so, might this be Cortana?

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of janet
Sent: 16 July 2021 01:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Brian,

Thank you for all this.  I am going to search in to this, just to see what I might find. 

Thank you again.

 

Janet

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Windows+10+Narrator+change+voice 

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 | Tutorials

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 - Winaero

or any one of a scad of tutorials that focus strictly on changing voice parameters for Narrator.  If we need to do a deep dive into Narrator that should be done on the Chat Subgroup, as it's not NVDA related in any way.

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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

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Chris Mullins
 

Hi

You can edit Narrator settings as follows:

Pres Windows+I to open settings dialog

Press tab once to enter list of Categories, then arrow down to “Ease of Access” and press enter

In the next dialog, press tab once to enter the list of sub-categories and arrow down to “Narrator” and press enter

Tab through the controls in this dialog box, you will find lots of Narrator settings including Voice, pitch and rate.  Change as required, then press alt+F4 to exit the dialog.

 

Cheers

Chris

               

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: janet
Sent: 16 July 2021 01:06
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Gene,

That’s a good question, I wish I knew.  The voice that comes on my machine is not even close to David or Mark though.  Do you know how I can raise the speech rate on Narrator?  I would like to see just how much more Narrator will sound if I raise the speech rate.  I’m very sure the voice I am talking about and the Narrator voice are very similar. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

The next question appears to be how  do you find out which voice Narrator is using.

 

Gene

p-----Original Message-----

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:33 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi,

No it is not even close to Mark or David.  Although, it does sound very very similar to Narrator.   If that makes any sense, I’m not sure. 

Janet

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Could it be Microsoft Mark?

 

 

On 7/15/2021 4:28 PM, janet wrote:

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet  

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
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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

 

 


NVDA remote for iOS

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

I just installed it on my phone and was able to connect it to my laptop. that was all I was able to do with it. the screen never changed. yes, I practically always use a keyboard with my phone.


Re: Golden Cursor 5 released #addonrelease

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Is that tutorial for this still available? I'm still not sure what its purpose is.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:49 PM
Subject: [nvda] Golden Cursor 5 released #AddonRelease

Hello everyone,

On behalf of the NVDA add-ons community, I’m delighted to announce the immediate release of Golden Cursor add-on version 5. Besides making the add-on compatible with NVDA 2021.1, it includes localization updates and the add-on code was modernized, including fixing potential bugs and issues with help from a linter, a tool for helping programmers locate coding issues.

As always, Golden Cursor 5 is available from community add-ons website and via Add-on Updater (if you haven’t already, please install Add-on Updater 21.07 or later).

IMPORTANT: Golden Cursor isn’t actively maintained by yours truly. I plan to release a localization update later this year, after which I’ll be asking the add-ons community to maintain this add-on further.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Richard Bartholomew
 

Hi,

 

As you mention what is spoken at the welcome screen, is this only when you boot up your machine and, if so, might this be Cortana?

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of janet
Sent: 16 July 2021 01:33
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Brian,

Thank you for all this.  I am going to search in to this, just to see what I might find. 

Thank you again.

 

Janet

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Windows+10+Narrator+change+voice 

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 | Tutorials

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 - Winaero

or any one of a scad of tutorials that focus strictly on changing voice parameters for Narrator.  If we need to do a deep dive into Narrator that should be done on the Chat Subgroup, as it's not NVDA related in any way.

NVDA Chat Subgroup Archive:  https://nvda.groups.io/g/chat/topics

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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

 


Re: In-Process is out

Sadam Ahmed <lists@...>
 

 

Thanks for that direct URL Quentin,

I’ll purchase this afternoon!

You guys are amazing & the rate of innovation from NV-Access is outstanding.

Would you mind reaching off list?

I have a notion or 2 on how our firm can move the dialogue forward with NVDA and making sure as many blind  people are kept abreast regarding how wonderful this screen reader is.

Kind wishes,

Sadam

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 3:15 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] In-Process is out

 

Great to hear Sadam!

 

And good time to pick up the material - Basic Training for NVDA (the electronic text version) is half price at the moment :)

 

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 2:33 PM Sadam Ahmed <lists@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Quentin.

I’m using NVDA more and more as the  days go by & was actually teaching it to a client of mine.

My goal during lockdown is to purchase basic training for NVDA so that I can take the certification.

I know this will be a very wise move as already a number of clients have switched away from other solutions.

Looking forward to reading.

Best,

Sadam

   

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 1:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] In-Process is out

 

Hi everyone,

 

This week's In-Process blog is out: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-16th-july-2021/  Featuring all the news on the new NVDA 2021.1, updates on your favourite add-ons such as @codefactory Eloquence, NVDARemote & more. There's a rundown on UIA & a special thank you to our friends & supporters at Intopia!

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

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Problem while connected orbit reader with USB Hid Mode... with latest nvda version

Meet modi
 

Hello members,
I am faceing issue while connecting Orbit reader20  with USB hid mode.
I tried with two orbit devices and two different PCs but NVDA does not automatically detect orbit reader displays
I have one custom built PC and another from HP.
This two pcs cannot detect hid orbit mode with latest NVDA version 2021.1
I tried to change baum/HumanWare/APH/Orbit so it says:"Error! Couldnot load Baum display OK button"
Can any one test if they have an Orbit reader device.
I am looking for a proper solution.
Thanks in advance.


Re: In-Process is out

Jujube
 

Thanks Quentin for the In Process posts. I really enjoy reading them :) I'm actually pretty new to the list (have read through some archives though lol) and I hope it's okay to share a little testimony too since someone else also did, but in short, you guys are awesome and I'm really grateful for NVDA's existence. I use it on a daily basis and it has been my primary screen reader for the past 2 or 3 years. I had been exposed a bit to NVDA long before I started using it but I was strongly encouraged to try it by a vision teacher 2 or 3 years ago to expand my options and get exposure to alternate solutions, and I fell in love with NVDA very quickly because it felt very comfortable, responsive, and most importantly, it ticked all the boxes for a good screen reader for me. In addition, the command structure is quite similar to the (popular commercial) screen reader I was using before, which enabled me to get around the computer and feel comfortable with NVDA right from day one. Originally I was only planning to test NVDA for a short period of time, but I ended up loving it enough to not want to switch back to my other screen reader much anymore even though I had full access to it for quite a while. Now it's very hard for me to justify spending tons of money on a commercial solution when there's a free solution that serves me just as well.

Anyway, thanks for all the great work guys and I look forward to growing with you guys for years to come. :) I am still young so my contributional capacity is limited, but I definitely plan on donating in the near future and contributing to this list more, and maybe someday I may become more heavily involved in the accessibility field and NVDA would be a big part of that.


Re: In-Process is out

Quentin Christensen
 

Great to hear Sadam!

And good time to pick up the material - Basic Training for NVDA (the electronic text version) is half price at the moment :)


Kind regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 2:33 PM Sadam Ahmed <lists@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Quentin.

I’m using NVDA more and more as the  days go by & was actually teaching it to a client of mine.

My goal during lockdown is to purchase basic training for NVDA so that I can take the certification.

I know this will be a very wise move as already a number of clients have switched away from other solutions.

Looking forward to reading.

Best,

Sadam

   

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 1:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] In-Process is out

 

Hi everyone,

 

This week's In-Process blog is out: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-16th-july-2021/  Featuring all the news on the new NVDA 2021.1, updates on your favourite add-ons such as @codefactory Eloquence, NVDARemote & more. There's a rundown on UIA & a special thank you to our friends & supporters at Intopia!

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

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Re: In-Process is out

Sadam Ahmed <lists@...>
 

 

Thanks Quentin.

I’m using NVDA more and more as the  days go by & was actually teaching it to a client of mine.

My goal during lockdown is to purchase basic training for NVDA so that I can take the certification.

I know this will be a very wise move as already a number of clients have switched away from other solutions.

Looking forward to reading.

Best,

Sadam

   

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 1:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] In-Process is out

 

Hi everyone,

 

This week's In-Process blog is out: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-16th-july-2021/  Featuring all the news on the new NVDA 2021.1, updates on your favourite add-ons such as @codefactory Eloquence, NVDARemote & more. There's a rundown on UIA & a special thank you to our friends & supporters at Intopia!

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

--

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Training and Support Manager

 


Golden Cursor 5 released #addonrelease

 

Hello everyone,

On behalf of the NVDA add-ons community, I’m delighted to announce the immediate release of Golden Cursor add-on version 5. Besides making the add-on compatible with NVDA 2021.1, it includes localization updates and the add-on code was modernized, including fixing potential bugs and issues with help from a linter, a tool for helping programmers locate coding issues.

As always, Golden Cursor 5 is available from community add-ons website and via Add-on Updater (if you haven’t already, please install Add-on Updater 21.07 or later).

IMPORTANT: Golden Cursor isn’t actively maintained by yours truly. I plan to release a localization update later this year, after which I’ll be asking the add-ons community to maintain this add-on further.

Cheers,

Joseph


In-Process is out

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

This week's In-Process blog is out: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/in-process-16th-july-2021/  Featuring all the news on the new NVDA 2021.1, updates on your favourite add-ons such as @codefactory Eloquence, NVDARemote & more. There's a rundown on UIA & a special thank you to our friends & supporters at Intopia!

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
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Training and Support Manager


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Vlad Dragomir
 

Hello,

 

Sorry for jumping in like that, in the middle of your discussion. If the language of the installed system is UK English, then the default voice might be Microsoft George. I can’t swear on it, because it’s been very long since I last installed Windows, but this might, just might be the end of the mystery. Hope this will help a little.

 

Regards,

 

Vlad.


Re: loss of nvda hot keys

Gene
 

I’ve seenthe issue mentioned now and then.  I haven’t discussed it to any extent because I use Windows 7.  NVDA still supports Windows 7 but I didn’t know if it was a Windows 7 issue mostly. 
 
There are times when this happens to me and I close NVDA from the system tray and run it again.  I haven’t tried control alt n.  That might start NVDA and solve the problem quite efficiently.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] loss of nvda hot keys
 
I'm not familiar with the keys suddenly stopping - do you know, is there an issue on GitHub for this?
 
Firstly, have you restarted your PC after updating NVDA?  And are you using any add-ons?
 
Quentin.
 
On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 2:57 AM Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
I think it is a known issue that sometimes on what seems to be a ramdom
basis the NVDA hot keys stop working.  Reloading NVDA for me fixes the
problem.
Running the latest version of Win10 with all updates.  I am also running
NVDA 2021.1.  As I said this issue seems to be random but I think the
problem is worse with the 2021.1 version of NVDA.






 
 
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