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locked Re: Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

 

Sorry, but I'm with Chris and Gene here.

If you want to ensure your donated funds are going to a specific organization, that's who you send them to, whether tax deductible or not.

The United Way and similar are wonderful umbrella organizations that, literally, try to "spread the wealth."  But you do not make directed donations via them.

And I have no issue with taking a tax deduction on donations where available.  I used to do that in the days when I itemized.  But that's never, ever the primary reason I gave money to anyone.  And I can say, with assurance, that the amount of tax difference for a small donation is trivial unless that small donation happens to push your deductible donation total up such that the whole gets above "a tipping point" in the itemizing game.

Everyone on these groups can do precisely as they see fit.  But when you solicit opinions in public you should not ever expect that they'll all be ones you like, nor that you are obligated to take any advice offered.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


locked Re: Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

Chris Smart
 

Hey, I’m not saying that it isn’t great that we can often get tax refunds for charitable donations. That’s great! But I would hate to hear that someone didn’t donate at all because they couldn’t get a refund, or donated to some other organization, not knowing whether that money would end up where it is intended, or perhaps pay their electricity bill or something.

 

I apologize for opening my big mouth on this topic.

 


locked Re: Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

mike mcglashon
 

Wow,

It is easy to spend someone else’s money;

Many people donate for strictly tax purposes

Are we in the business of measuring a man’s motives behind his donations?

 

Also, I can tell you this,

If I do not donate any money to anyone,

Then I am sure that an org will not purchase/donate money to nvda for one of its clients;

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Smart
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 9:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

 

Right, and what chance do we have that our money will in fact go to NV Access?

Nobody is purchasing NVDA itself.

 

Maybe we should donate in the spirit of helping a worthy cause, not expecting to get the money back? Just a thought.

 


locked Re: Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

Gene
 

You can’t assume that any general charity will give money to NVDA nor what percent of your donation will be given. 
As to giving just to give, while that is considered a higher form of charity, it is long established practice that the tax code encourages giving by allowing those who itemize to deduct charitable giving. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?
 

Right, and what chance do we have that our money will in fact go to NV Access?

Nobody is purchasing NVDA itself.

 

Maybe we should donate in the spirit of helping a worthy cause, not expecting to get the money back? Just a thought.

 


Re: New and apparent lag with NVDA in File Explorer, and an Introducion

Gene
 

That isn’t the case.  What happens depends on the kinds of items.  Select four mp3 files in a list and press enter.  They will all play in the default player, one after the other.  Select multiple text files.  They will open in separate copies of Notepad and they will all be opened at the same time.
 
if you are copying and pasting files or deleting a group of files, it is essential that you select only those you wish to work with. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Dzhovani
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New and apparent lag with NVDA in File Explorer, and an Introducion
 
Gene,
even if you have multiple items selected, pressing enter will activate only the last selected item.
Regards,
Dzhovani


locked Re: Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

Chris Smart
 

Right, and what chance do we have that our money will in fact go to NV Access?

Nobody is purchasing NVDA itself.

 

Maybe we should donate in the spirit of helping a worthy cause, not expecting to get the money back? Just a thought.

 


locked Re: Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

mike mcglashon
 

Here is what you do,

And I mean this with all sincerity,

Donate to united way or something like that,

As they are sure to pass the moneys onto another org that probably purchases/donates nvda;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

 

Hello,

I'm wondering if there is a U.S. tax deductible entity that supports NVDA? There is a new $600 limit for non-itemized married tax returns in the U.S. that is a pretty strong encouragement to donate, but sadly this deduction is only for U.S. entities.

A common method for working with this limitation is for an existing nonprofit in the U.S. to fund the non U.S. entity.

I'm wondering if there are any U.S. nonprofits who fund the development of NVDA?

Thanks,

 


Re: New and apparent lag with NVDA in File Explorer, and an Introducion

Dzhovani
 

Gene,
even if you have multiple items selected, pressing enter will activate only the last selected item.
Regards,
Dzhovani


Re: NVDA Is Malfunctioning On My Windows10 Computer

tim
 

A few things to check, type of hard drive,amount of space on hard drive, amount of ram helps.

All of the above can make your computer run slow on some tasks.

On 10/10/2021 1:04 PM, Ibrahim Ajayi wrote:
Hi good people:
NVDA does not work properly on my computer. This happens most often,
when I am on the internet. It is some times very difficult for me to
launch a browser.
I use mozilla firefox, but many times it is very difficult for me to
launch it. I try running the com registration tool, but it doesn't
change anything.
Added to that, when I launch microsoft word, it takes ages to launch
and start reading anything. And even the reading is so slow.
Is there a way of getting around this problem?
I use an old version of the program, which is the 2020 release. The
latest version is not compatible with an AdOn I use with my preferred
speech synthesizer.
Hope to get some help.
I also want to find out the use of a portable copy of NVDA. I've never
tried it out. Can it help me in this situation I've just spelt out.
Kind regards.
Ibrahim.




Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Pele West
 

Hi

I apologise again. I sent my message about using Regular Expressions before I saw yours.

Pele West


Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Mohamed
 

I was the one who wrote that expression. You should use the one I posted earlier, though, the version I originally sent you is missing an abbreviation for September and there is a weird edge case involving the word "may" that I didn't know about at the time.

On 10/11/2021 4:58 AM, Pele West wrote:
Hi Everyone

I have had this problem of Number and the Month for ages. Someone on this list, and I apologise that I can't remember who it was, suggested I used regular expressions in the default dictionary to solve it.

I am sorry if I have misunderstood the problem, but thanks, anyway, to the person who suggested it to me.

Here are the entries:

1. For first 3 letters of month without a space

(\d+) (Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sept|Oct|Nov|Dec)([a-z]+) \1  \2\3    0    1

2. For first 3 letters of the month followed by space.

(\d+) (Jan |Feb |Mar |Apr |May |Jun |Jul |Aug |Sept |Oct |Nov |Dec )([a-z]+)    \1  \2\3    0    1

Pele West





Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Pele West
 

Hi Everyone

I have had this problem of Number and the Month for ages. Someone on this list, and I apologise that I can't remember who it was, suggested I used regular expressions in the default dictionary to solve it.

I am sorry if I have misunderstood the problem, but thanks, anyway, to the person who suggested it to me.

Here are the entries:

1. For first 3 letters of month without a space

(\d+) (Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sept|Oct|Nov|Dec)([a-z]+) \1  \2\3    0    1

2. For first 3 letters of the month followed by space.

(\d+) (Jan |Feb |Mar |Apr |May |Jun |Jul |Aug |Sept |Oct |Nov |Dec )([a-z]+)    \1  \2\3    0    1

Pele West


Re: Loss of focus when switching keyboard layout on Windows 11

alexey
 

Windows 11: The solution is to remove the panel about switching the language.

So, you just need to download the archive
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fbudl4ridr68x13/inputswitch.zip?dl=1
Extract all the contents from the archive and run the file as administrator `KILLTHISDIALOG.bat`!
That's it, it works! Hurray! I am very happy! I thought I would never be able to solve this problem!
A source: https://it-like.ru/kak-ubrat-uvedomlenie-o-smene-yazyka-v-windows-10-1903-1909/


Footnotes numbering in MS Word documents

evkolovou@...
 

Hello everyone!
I've got a Word document (MS Office 2016), which is split into units and every unit has footnotes whose numbering begins with 1, 2 and so on. Nevertheless, I can't seem to find a way for those numbers to be read properly by NVDA. For instance, the 1st unit contains 2 footnotes, numbered 1 and 2 (which are read properly), but then in the 2nd unit (where footnotes' numbering starts from the beginning), NVDA reads "Footnote 3", instead of "Footnote 1" as it is supposed to be, so it recognizes all document footnotes as if they are with continuous numbering. Has such an issue occured to anyone? Any ideas for solving this are welcome!
Thank you in advance!
Evi


Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Mohamed
 

Here are some dictionary entries to work around that. For these entries, when adding them to the NVDA dictionary, set the type to regular expression.
Pattern.
\b(\d+) (Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Sept|Oct|Nov|Dec)([a-z]+)

Replacement.
\1  \2\3
And here's an expression to avoid breaking legitimate dates that are formatted this way.
Pattern.
\b(\d+) (January|February|March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November|December)\b
Replacement.
\1 \2

On 10/10/2021 10:25 AM, Clement Chou wrote:
Anyone else using Code Factory's Eloquence and Vocalizer getting
abbreviations incorrectly being processed? For example, look at the
text below.

The original says: Line 6 Marketplace
But Code Factory's Eloquence translates this as: Line March 6th ketplace

Is there a way to delete these dictionary definitions so I just get it
the way it's supposed to be? Thanks.




locked Is there a U.S. Tax Deductible Entity that Supports NVDA?

 

Hello,
I'm wondering if there is a U.S. tax deductible entity that supports NVDA? There is a new $600 limit for non-itemized married tax returns in the U.S. that is a pretty strong encouragement to donate, but sadly this deduction is only for U.S. entities.
A common method for working with this limitation is for an existing nonprofit in the U.S. to fund the non U.S. entity.
I'm wondering if there are any U.S. nonprofits who fund the development of NVDA?
Thanks,


Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Gene
 

It sounds very similar but it is a different synthesizer.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?
 
I'm pretty sure it's specific versions of eloquence, Codefactory or
not. I just tried it with IBM TTS, and I'm guessing that has different
dictionaries because that's technically a different synthesizer? No
problems with it there.

On 10/10/21, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> It isn’t code fac gtory and I dubt the behavior of other synthesizers is due
> to Code Factory or largely not.  As I said, the problem occurs in Openbook,
> which uses Eloquence.  I tested with a very old version of JAWS and the
> problem doesn’t exist there.  I almost never use JAWS so I havedn’t kept it
> current.  But my test raises the question of whether the behavior occurs in
> currengt JAWS versions.  In other wordss, was it introduced into Eloquence
> in a later version or has JAWS compensated for the behavior.
>
> Whatever the case, you might as well let Code Factory know.  You may want to
> write to whomever owns Eloquence now but it is such old software that I
> doubt igt is bbeing further developed or corrected.
>
> Gene
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clement Chou
> Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:54 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?
>
> Pretty sure I haven't been the first one to experience this, so others
> probably have. I will contact them as well, just in case, but I'm not
> holding my breath. It's ironic how alternative versions of Eloquence
> don't have this issue. Thanks for the detective work Jean. I'm not
> surprised that it's a problem with this version of eloquence..
> codefactory makes a lot of assumptions about how people want things
> read. lol
>
> On 10/10/21, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
>> Has anyone contacted them about this? If so what was their response if
>> any?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
>> Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:09 PM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 05:28 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
>>
>> Now, to see if they really  care.
>>
>> -
>> And they very well may not.  But, as I've said many times about many
>> pieces
>> of software:  They can't fix what has never been identified (or stumbled
>> upon by them - which is a form of identification) as a problem.
>>
>> And, sometimes, even if "they" care, quite a bit, fix time frames are
>> directly dependent on both the complexity of the work required and where
>> a
>> given fix falls in their hierarchy of work for both new features and
>> fixes.
>> Some stuff that's really simple to fix is done very quickly while some
>> stuff
>> that appears to be very simple to fix really isn't, or there are tons of
>> higher priority issues/new features.
>> --
>>
>> Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043
>>
>> The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
>>
>>          ~ John F. Kennedy
>>
>>
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Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Clement Chou
 

I'm pretty sure it's specific versions of eloquence, Codefactory or
not. I just tried it with IBM TTS, and I'm guessing that has different
dictionaries because that's technically a different synthesizer? No
problems with it there.

On 10/10/21, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
It isn’t code fac gtory and I dubt the behavior of other synthesizers is due
to Code Factory or largely not. As I said, the problem occurs in Openbook,
which uses Eloquence. I tested with a very old version of JAWS and the
problem doesn’t exist there. I almost never use JAWS so I havedn’t kept it
current. But my test raises the question of whether the behavior occurs in
currengt JAWS versions. In other wordss, was it introduced into Eloquence
in a later version or has JAWS compensated for the behavior.

Whatever the case, you might as well let Code Factory know. You may want to
write to whomever owns Eloquence now but it is such old software that I
doubt igt is bbeing further developed or corrected.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Clement Chou
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:54 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Pretty sure I haven't been the first one to experience this, so others
probably have. I will contact them as well, just in case, but I'm not
holding my breath. It's ironic how alternative versions of Eloquence
don't have this issue. Thanks for the detective work Jean. I'm not
surprised that it's a problem with this version of eloquence..
codefactory makes a lot of assumptions about how people want things
read. lol

On 10/10/21, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
Has anyone contacted them about this? If so what was their response if
any?





From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?



On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 05:28 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Now, to see if they really care.

-
And they very well may not. But, as I've said many times about many
pieces
of software: They can't fix what has never been identified (or stumbled
upon by them - which is a form of identification) as a problem.

And, sometimes, even if "they" care, quite a bit, fix time frames are
directly dependent on both the complexity of the work required and where
a
given fix falls in their hierarchy of work for both new features and
fixes.
Some stuff that's really simple to fix is done very quickly while some
stuff
that appears to be very simple to fix really isn't, or there are tons of
higher priority issues/new features.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

~ John F. Kennedy



















Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Gene
 

It isn’t code fac gtory and I dubt the behavior of other synthesizers is due to Code Factory or largely not.  As I said, the problem occurs in Openbook, which uses Eloquence.  I tested with a very old version of JAWS and the problem doesn’t exist there.  I almost never use JAWS so I havedn’t kept it current.  But my test raises the question of whether the behavior occurs in currengt JAWS versions.  In other wordss, was it introduced into Eloquence in a later version or has JAWS compensated for the behavior.
 
Whatever the case, you might as well let Code Factory know.  You may want to write to whomever owns Eloquence now but it is such old software that I doubt igt is bbeing further developed or corrected.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?
 
Pretty sure I haven't been the first one to experience this, so others
probably have. I will contact them as well, just in case, but I'm not
holding my breath. It's ironic how alternative versions of Eloquence
don't have this issue. Thanks for the detective work Jean. I'm not
surprised that it's a problem with this version of eloquence..
codefactory makes a lot of assumptions about how people want things
read. lol

On 10/10/21, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
> Has anyone contacted them about this? If so what was their response if any?
>
>
>
>
>
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
> Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:09 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?
>
>
>
> On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 05:28 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
>
> Now, to see if they really  care.
>
> -
> And they very well may not.  But, as I've said many times about many pieces
> of software:  They can't fix what has never been identified (or stumbled
> upon by them - which is a form of identification) as a problem.
>
> And, sometimes, even if "they" care, quite a bit, fix time frames are
> directly dependent on both the complexity of the work required and where a
> given fix falls in their hierarchy of work for both new features and fixes.
> Some stuff that's really simple to fix is done very quickly while some stuff
> that appears to be very simple to fix really isn't, or there are tons of
> higher priority issues/new features.
> --
>
> Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043
>
> The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
>
>          ~ John F. Kennedy
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>





Re: Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?

Jackie
 

I certainly have similar problems w/Eloquence from Kurzweil, so I
don't think it's specific to CodeFactory. & yeah--it's a pig!

On 10/10/21, Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:
Pretty sure I haven't been the first one to experience this, so others
probably have. I will contact them as well, just in case, but I'm not
holding my breath. It's ironic how alternative versions of Eloquence
don't have this issue. Thanks for the detective work Jean. I'm not
surprised that it's a problem with this version of eloquence..
codefactory makes a lot of assumptions about how people want things
read. lol

On 10/10/21, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
Has anyone contacted them about this? If so what was their response if
any?





From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:09 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weird Abbreviation Processing Mid-word?



On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 05:28 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Now, to see if they really care.

-
And they very well may not. But, as I've said many times about many
pieces
of software: They can't fix what has never been identified (or stumbled
upon by them - which is a form of identification) as a problem.

And, sometimes, even if "they" care, quite a bit, fix time frames are
directly dependent on both the complexity of the work required and where
a
given fix falls in their hierarchy of work for both new features and
fixes.
Some stuff that's really simple to fix is done very quickly while some
stuff
that appears to be very simple to fix really isn't, or there are tons of
higher priority issues/new features.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

~ John F. Kennedy














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