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ableton live suport with NVDA

Eduardo Fermiano Luccas
 

I don't know if this will be blocked but my question is does ableton live work with NVDA?


Re: Running NVDA on macOS using parallels

Sarah k Alawami
 

OH yes it will. I used to use vmware way back in 2017. I have no clue if you need to modify the capslock key but if you do it should be no big deal really. You can use something like sharpkeys to remap that under the windows environment.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Saylor Cooper
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Running NVDA on macOS using parallels

Hello NVDA users,

I am considering switching to Mac OS but at the same time, I’m hesitant on giving up my favorite windows programs. I know I can run windows using parallels with the new max so therefore, would NVDA work on the virtual machine when running it? Please let me know.

Saylor Cooper


New add-on to access offline dictionaries

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


Released Dictionaries add-on on version 21.11:


• Authors: Rui Fontes, Ângelo Abrantes and Abel Passos do Nascimento Jr.
• Updated in 19/11/2021
• Download stable version:

https://github.com/ruifontes/Dictionaries/releases/download/21.11/dictionaries-21.11.nvda-addon

• Compatibility: NVDA version 2019.3 and beyond


Presentation
This add-on provides a quick way to access, so far, 21 dictionaries:

• English-Portuguese and Portuguese-English;
• French-Portuguese and Portuguese-French;
• Italian-Portuguese and Portuguese-Italian;
• German-Portuguese and Portuguese-German;
• Spanish-Portuguese and Portuguese-Spanish;
• English-Spanish;
• Englis (Concise Oxford dictionary);
• Portuguese (meanings) (in portuguese);
• Portuguese (synonyms) (in portuguese);
• English (synonyms);
• Spanish (RAE);
• Chemical (in portuguese);
• Medical (in portuguese);
• Philosophy by Nicola Abbagnano (in portuguese);
• Psychology by Raul Mesquita and other (in portuguese).
• Computing (in portuguese).

In order not to overload the extra, only the Portuguese, English and between these two languages dictionaries are available.
The remaining can be downloaded through the extra itself.
We are receptive to include other dictionaries. So, if you desire to add a dictionary, contact one of the authors.

Command
The command to invoke the add-on is Control+Shift+F6.
It is possible to change it in the Input gestures dialogs, in the Dictionary category.

Changes
Version 21.11
• Added more dictionaries;
• Changed the search routine to not be sensitive to capitalization;
• Changed the presentation of results, now allowing you to choose to search again, copy the result to clipboard or exit;
• The extra is provided only with the English, Portuguese and between the two languages dictionaries, and it is possible to download the others using a button on the interface;
• The dictionaries are stored at www.tiflotecnia.net.


Best regards,

Rui Fontes
NVDA portuguese team


Re: Running NVDA on macOS using parallels

Jonathan COHN
 

Hello,
Of course five year old data will not help in this case, since the user is thinking of purchasing a non-intel Macintosh. I know this would not be obvious unless you were a Macintosh user. 
First, there is at least one person running Windows on a M1  based Macintosh with parallel and using a screen reader. I believe they are using JAWS though. My understanding of Parallel is that its user interface is not accessible to voiceover but that you don't need to use it once the VM is set up. I do recommend that you think closely about if a Mac is your right choice and I say this as somebody who uses a Mac on a daily basis and has for 30 years. I suggest you discuss your reasons for wanting to switch to a Macintosh on the MacVisionaries mailing list that is run by Google Groups.
 
Best wishes,

Jonathan Cohn



On Nov 20, 2021, at 10:43, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

The only data point I can give you is in relation to JAWS, which is what was in use on the Mac using Bootcamp at the time I was working with the client, but that worked just fine.  I can see no reason that NVDA should not work under a Windows VM on a Mac.  We would jump between MacOS (or maybe it was OSX, I really can't recall right now, but it was within the last 5 years, and Windows 10 was the Windows version on the VM) and Windows without issue.
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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

 


NVDA - Working with Math and Sound Themes

cisco
 

Hello everyone,

 

I’m quite sorry that I could not think of an easier to understand subject but I am not good at that.

Also, I am sorry if one or both of the questions I am going to ask had to be asked on the chat group.

 

My first questions is, is there any software that a blind highschooler can use in conjunction with NvDA to do their math work?

 

My second question is, does anyone have an NVDA sound theme which has android’s talkback sounds and which is also compatible with the “Audio Themes” NVDA add-on?

 

Thank you for any answer, and again, I’m sorry for all I said above.

Best regards.

Francisco.


Re: Running NVDA on macOS using parallels

 

The only data point I can give you is in relation to JAWS, which is what was in use on the Mac using Bootcamp at the time I was working with the client, but that worked just fine.  I can see no reason that NVDA should not work under a Windows VM on a Mac.  We would jump between MacOS (or maybe it was OSX, I really can't recall right now, but it was within the last 5 years, and Windows 10 was the Windows version on the VM) and Windows without issue.
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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: Volume in Thunderbird

 

Howard,

If you know you have a configuration profile set up for Thunderbird, check that the volume under the speech settings is not "maxxed out" or near to it for NVDA.

If you don't think you do or should have a configuration profile for Thunderbird, still check under Configuration Profiles in the NVDA Menu (NVDA + N, C) to check if somehow one got created.

That would be my first theory as to how this could occur.
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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

 


Volume in Thunderbird

Howard Traxler
 

When I open thunderbird, the volume jumps up to be uncomfortably loud.  Can't seem to keep it from changing.  When I go to the system volume control, it goes back down.

HELP?

Howard


Re: NVDA OCR - Can you save the text result somehow?

Rui Fontes
 

For that I think is better our add-on, NVDARecorder...

You can get it from:

https://nvda.es/files/get.php?file=nvdarecorder


Information
• Author: Rui Fontes and Ângelo Abrantes
• Compatibility: NVDA 2019.3 and following

Usage
This add-on serves to record in a text document all speeches of NVDA while the add-on is active. After recording stops, the text document will open.

Note: What is spoken in SayAll is not recorded.

To activate/deactivate the recording Press ALT + NumPad Plus. This command can be modified in the "Input gestures" dialog in the "Miscellaneous" category.

Automatic update
This add-on includes an automatic update feature. The check for a new version will be executed everytime NVDA is loaded. If you do not want this, go to NVDA, Preferences, Options and in the add-on category uncheck the check box.


Best regards,

Rui Fontes
NVDA portuguese team


Às 14:27 de 20/11/2021, Giles Turnbull escreveu:

Another option that I regularly turn to if I want to copy text from a dialogue box, is to start Speech Viewer from NVDA's tools menu. Then everything that NVDA reads aloud is in the viewer window, where any text can be selected and can then be easily copied with the usual CTRL+C. I tend to use it when needing to mention software versions I am running, such as the version of Windows from the winver command.

Speech Viewer would record anything that NVDA speaks in the OCR window :)

Giles


Re: NVDA and LibreOffice Calc

Richard B. McDonald
 

I should like to add to all the below 1) everything that Brian says is correct and 2) there is presently underway a significant effort to improve Libre Office’s accessibility with NVDA, especially as it appertains to Calc and Writer under Windows.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2021 4:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and LibreOffice Calc

 

Cearbhall,

A couple more general observations:

1.  Although LibreOffice is accessible, by and large, it is not as "nicely accessible" as Microsoft Office is.

2.  Microsoft Office, being the de facto standard Office suite of the world (and anyone who wants to argue that with me, don't bother, I've been in the private and public sector in the USA and paying attention to users overseas in these very forums - Microsoft Office vastly predominates) the various screen reader developers focus on compatibility with it, first, for very good reason.  When you've got limited resources, you focus where they have the most impact.

3.  Screen readers are directly dependent on what the software they're working with exposes to them for auditory presentation.  It doesn't matter if it's an XLSX file if LibreOffice does not expose certain elements of the file structure to NVDA (or JAWS, or whatever screen reader) for presentation to the user.  There's a lot of "handshaking" type information exchange, and if one hand is not extended, the other can't grab it.

My guess is that it's item number three in my above observations that accounts for the difference in what NVDA is able to present when using precisely the same file in MS-Excel versus LibreOffice.  It likely lies in what Excel versus LibreOffice exposes to NVDA.
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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: NVDA OCR - Can you save the text result somehow?

Giles Turnbull
 

Another option that I regularly turn to if I want to copy text from a dialogue box, is to start Speech Viewer from NVDA's tools menu. Then everything that NVDA reads aloud is in the viewer window, where any text can be selected and can then be easily copied with the usual CTRL+C. I tend to use it when needing to mention software versions I am running, such as the version of Windows from the winver command.

Speech Viewer would record anything that NVDA speaks in the OCR window :)

Giles


Running NVDA on macOS using parallels

Saylor Cooper
 

Hello NVDA users,

I am considering switching to Mac OS but at the same time, I’m hesitant on giving up my favorite windows programs. I know I can run windows using parallels with the new max so therefore, would NVDA work on the virtual machine when running it? Please let me know.

Saylor Cooper


Re: Mouse question

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


If I remember right grab the golden cursor add on and it should do the trick for you it can be gotten at https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/goldenCursor.en.html

You will need to instal it into nvda and the directions of how to use it can be found under the help section for the add on in add on manager in nvda.


It will also let you move it around with arrow keys and do hot spots I think they are called.


Gene nz


On 20/11/2021 6:52 pm, Michael Maslo wrote:

Hi everyone:

I was wondering two things please.

 

Is there a way that I can move the mouse with a keyboard command by pixels? Also while moving, is there a way to see the pixel coordinates I am at?

 

I looked through the manual but I did not see it.

 

Any help would be appreciated.


Mouse question

Michael Maslo
 

Hi everyone:

I was wondering two things please.

 

Is there a way that I can move the mouse with a keyboard command by pixels? Also while moving, is there a way to see the pixel coordinates I am at?

 

I looked through the manual but I did not see it.

 

Any help would be appreciated.


Re: Selecting Groups of Cells in Word Tables

 

Bhavya,

You're quite welcome.  In this case it's NVDA 2021.3beta2 running on top of Word 2016 where I did my experimentation.  I do know that exactly what office exposes to NVDA has changed, though slightly, in Microsoft 365 even though everything from Office 2016 forward has 2016 as its base code.

When it comes to tables, they're definitely not 100% consistent for selection across programs.  There are similarities, but it's not precisely the same.
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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: NVDA OCR - Can you save the text result somehow?

 

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 09:41 PM, Rui Fontes wrote:
Just press Control+A to select all and Control+C to copy...
-
Thanks.  That's definitely dirt simple.

In this case, being able to see was a disadvantage, because since the result document is not visible I wasn't sure whether it was accessible for cut, copy, and paste in the same way something that is presented in a given application is.

Your assistance is appreciated, a lot.
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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: NVDA OCR - Can you save the text result somehow?

Gene
 

According to what I’ve read, you can select and copy to the clipboard as you can in general.  If you try it and it doesn’t work, perhaps you can use the review commands along with the f9 and f10 commands to copy the text to the clipboard.
 
Gene

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Sent: Friday, November 19, 2021 8:34 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA OCR - Can you save the text result somehow?
 
In another topic regarding NVDA OCR, Quentin Christensen wrote:

When you press NVDA+r, what normally happens is NVDA reports "Recognising...", then shortly after "Result document".  No window is displayed visually, but as you navigate at this point, NVDA will read the text it has recognised.  Press escape to close this and return to the program.

I am using NVDA OCR on an image of a newspaper article, and everything Quentin reports is true.  But what I'm wondering is if there's a way to save the OCR content produced.  Another recent topic gave a clear indication that you can, as it appeared that someone had done just that, and then copied and pasted into a message sent to the group.

All that being said, and having looked at the Commands Quick Reference and the NVDA User Guide I can't seem to find anything  about how to save the result in something like Notepad, and there are times that this would be really handy.  Even multiple topics on NVDA OCR on the group don't hit upon this, at least the ones I've reviewed.

If this can be done, please share how.
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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: NVDA OCR - Can you save the text result somehow?

Rui Fontes
 

Just press Control+A to select all and Control+C to copy...


Rui Fontes


Às 02:34 de 20/11/2021, Brian Vogel escreveu:

In another topic regarding NVDA OCR, Quentin Christensen wrote:

When you press NVDA+r, what normally happens is NVDA reports "Recognising...", then shortly after "Result document".  No window is displayed visually, but as you navigate at this point, NVDA will read the text it has recognised.  Press escape to close this and return to the program.

I am using NVDA OCR on an image of a newspaper article, and everything Quentin reports is true.  But what I'm wondering is if there's a way to save the OCR content produced.  Another recent topic gave a clear indication that you can, as it appeared that someone had done just that, and then copied and pasted into a message sent to the group.

All that being said, and having looked at the Commands Quick Reference and the NVDA User Guide I can't seem to find anything  about how to save the result in something like Notepad, and there are times that this would be really handy.  Even multiple topics on NVDA OCR on the group don't hit upon this, at least the ones I've reviewed.

If this can be done, please share how.
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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

 


NVDA OCR - Can you save the text result somehow?

 

In another topic regarding NVDA OCR, Quentin Christensen wrote:

When you press NVDA+r, what normally happens is NVDA reports "Recognising...", then shortly after "Result document".  No window is displayed visually, but as you navigate at this point, NVDA will read the text it has recognised.  Press escape to close this and return to the program.

I am using NVDA OCR on an image of a newspaper article, and everything Quentin reports is true.  But what I'm wondering is if there's a way to save the OCR content produced.  Another recent topic gave a clear indication that you can, as it appeared that someone had done just that, and then copied and pasted into a message sent to the group.

All that being said, and having looked at the Commands Quick Reference and the NVDA User Guide I can't seem to find anything  about how to save the result in something like Notepad, and there are times that this would be really handy.  Even multiple topics on NVDA OCR on the group don't hit upon this, at least the ones I've reviewed.

If this can be done, please share how.
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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: Selecting Groups of Cells in Word Tables

Bhavya shah
 

Dear Brian,

Thank you so much - this is hugely appreciated! Your explanation was
incredibly clear and thus easy to follow, though my experience did
vary in some respects. In particular, NVDA read out the entire row
when I pressed Shift+down arrow (as opposed to only those cells of
that row which corresponded to the columns selected above), and the
read current selection command cemented that; however, when I pressed
Ctrl+C and then NVDA+C to cross-check, only the desired subset of the
row had been copied (as you described and was desired) as opposed to
the entire row (as misreported by NVDA). This process itself is buggy
and does not seem to work at all in applications like Firefox. My
understanding is that sighted mouse users have a fairly consistent way
of doing this across programs, and the same ought to be true for
screen reader users.

Do folks know if there are existing tickets on NVDA's GitHub tracker
covering this set of issues?

Thanks.

On 11/19/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
By the way, I had no idea how this was done with the keyboard.  I found this
information in multiple sources at the top of the results from web searching
on the phrase, "selecting cells in MS-Word tables using the keyboard."
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