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Re: nvda addon for eurofly, a flight simulator from stefan kiss.

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It really depends on whether those numbers exist as numbers in an accessible way. However there is more to landing a plane than altitude, airspeed is rather important as well!
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "cisco" <audiogamer2004@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 5:01 PM
Subject: [nvda] nvda addon for eurofly, a flight simulator from stefan kiss.


hey all. Cisco talking. i wanted to ask you if someone was available to try and develop an add-on which will announce, when landing, the altitudes 1000, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100, 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10. i think that this may be done, hmm, detecting the altitude via the z key but with out affecting the user END.

i could provide the sounds, if you guys want.

if you want to try just private email me.

i am asking this because i don't know how to code in Pithon.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.


CISCO.



Re: Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

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Well good luck to you Joseph. It can be hard sometimes as there is a proverb here in the uK Let the willing horse carry the load, but they forget about the limits of that load!

It can be hard even at my age when lots of things I feel passionate about come along to prioritise what to do.
Lets just say one humbling statement for us all to remember is this. The cemeteries are full of people who were indispensable.
The world will get along, in the end, you can only do so much.
Brian

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Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible


Hi all,

Also, I'm taking a break from everything that has to do with NVDA for a few
weeks so I can get my health back. After a busy weekend and doing some
internal translations work, it has become clear to me that I have sort of
reached the limit as to how many things I can do at once. Thus, in order to
concentrate on things outside of NVDA, I'm suspending all work related to
NVDA, including add-on releases and development, code contribution and what
not (for translators: I have resigned from translation work, but did say
I'll help out with 2019.1 translations).

In case folks would like to reach me online, emails will work. For those
wishing to (finally) meet me offline, although I won't be going to CSUN
conference due to scheduling conflicts, I'll be going to a national speech
tournament in April to be held at Santa Ana, California.

Cheers,

Joseph



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via
Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 8:19 AM
To: 'NVDA screen reader development' <nvda-devel@...>
Subject: [nvda] Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are
compatible



Hi everyone,



As agreed to between add-on authors a few weeks ago (announcing
compatibility statements between beta 1 and official release), I'd like to
let folks know that supported add-ons coming from me are compatible with
NVDA 2019.1. Supported add-ons include:



* Add-on Updater
* Easy Table Navigator
* Enhanced Touch Gestures
* Golden Cursor (maintenance only)
* GoldWave
* ObjPad
* Object Location Tones
* Resource Monitor
* Screen Curtain (experimental)
* StationPlaylist Studio
* SystrayList
* Virtual Review
* Windows 10 App Essentials



Important notices regarding some of these:



* Add-on Updater: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for
2018.4 will be dropped from this add-on.
* StationPlaylist Studio: for people using 18.09.x-LTS, after release
of 18.09.8 in April, 18.09.x will enter bug fix only mode. Also, for those
using stable releases, version 19.06 and later will require Studio 5.20 and
later.
* Windows 10 App Essentials: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1,
support for 2018.3 will be dropped from this add-on as for add-on
maintenance policy (supporting current and immediate past releases).



For add-ons dropping support for older NVDA releases:



1. Although I did say 30 days, the schedule is a bit flexible, and I'll
let you know when support for older NVDA releases ends.
2. For people using Add-on Updater (or for that matter, NVDA 2019.1
beta 1 and later), ending support for old NVDA releases means add-on
manifest will be edited to reflect this change.



Lastly, although not stated in the subject line, once Python 3 version of
NVDA ships, most (if not all) add-ons maintained by me will require that
version of NVDA at some point in the future. To help out with transitions,
I'll give you a grace period where you can evaluate that future version of
NVDA. Once the grace period closes, there's no going back.



Cheers,

Joseph






Re: NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

cisco <audiogamer2004@...>
 

for me, the beta is working very nicely.

On 3/4/2019 6:35 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
What external synth? Those are pretty old fashioned and had limited abilities so maybe its just not capable of doing  it with the driver in use?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Nancy Shackelford" <n.k.nancelady@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 1:16 PM
Subject: [nvda] Quentin - NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing


When using external synth with NVDA, starting with 2018... I believe
3-something, synth speaks "less than" with any movement of a cursor.
Has nothing to do with punctuation settings.

Thank you,

Nance

--
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Re: Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

cisco <audiogamer2004@...>
 

Josef. just one thing to say, thanks for your grate work! now, ricaveri and stay well.

On 3/4/2019 6:11 PM, marcio via Groups.Io wrote:
Joseph,
First, thank for your wonderful work to this NVDA community. You are so kind donating your time to help improving others' lives.
So, take your time and I hope you'll stay well.

Until and even after we meet here again,
All the very best to you.

Em 04/03/2019 13:43, Joseph Lee escreveu:

Hi all,

Also, I’m taking a break from everything that has to do with NVDA for a few weeks so I can get my health back. After a busy weekend and doing some internal translations work, it has become clear to me that I have sort of reached the limit as to how many things I can do at once. Thus, in order to concentrate on things outside of NVDA, I’m suspending all work related to NVDA, including add-on releases and development, code contribution and what not (for translators: I have resigned from translation work, but did say I’ll help out with 2019.1 translations).

In case folks would like to reach me online, emails will work. For those wishing to (finally) meet me offline, although I won’t be going to CSUN conference due to scheduling conflicts, I’ll be going to a national speech tournament in April to be held at Santa Ana, California.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 8:19 AM
To: 'NVDA screen reader development' <nvda-devel@...>
Subject: [nvda] Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

 

Hi everyone,

 

As agreed to between add-on authors a few weeks ago (announcing compatibility statements between beta 1 and official release), I’d like to let folks know that supported add-ons coming from me are compatible with NVDA 2019.1. Supported add-ons include:

 

  • Add-on Updater
  • Easy Table Navigator
  • Enhanced Touch Gestures
  • Golden Cursor (maintenance only)
  • GoldWave
  • ObjPad
  • Object Location Tones
  • Resource Monitor
  • Screen Curtain (experimental)
  • StationPlaylist Studio
  • SystrayList
  • Virtual Review
  • Windows 10 App Essentials

 

Important notices regarding some of these:

 

  • Add-on Updater: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.4 will be dropped from this add-on.
  • StationPlaylist Studio: for people using 18.09.x-LTS, after release of 18.09.8 in April, 18.09.x will enter bug fix only mode. Also, for those using stable releases, version 19.06 and later will require Studio 5.20 and later.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.3 will be dropped from this add-on as for add-on maintenance policy (supporting current and immediate past releases).

 

For add-ons dropping support for older NVDA releases:

 

  1. Although I did say 30 days, the schedule is a bit flexible, and I’ll let you know when support for older NVDA releases ends.
  2. For people using Add-on Updater (or for that matter, NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 and later), ending support for old NVDA releases means add-on manifest will be edited to reflect this change.

 

Lastly, although not stated in the subject line, once Python 3 version of NVDA ships, most (if not all) add-ons maintained by me will require that version of NVDA at some point in the future. To help out with transitions, I’ll give you a grace period where you can evaluate that future version of NVDA. Once the grace period closes, there’s no going back.

 

Cheers,

Joseph



Re: NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

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What external synth? Those are pretty old fashioned and had limited abilities so maybe its just not capable of doing it with the driver in use?
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Shackelford" <n.k.nancelady@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 1:16 PM
Subject: [nvda] Quentin - NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing


When using external synth with NVDA, starting with 2018... I believe
3-something, synth speaks "less than" with any movement of a cursor.
Has nothing to do with punctuation settings.

Thank you,

Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Re: Controlling NVDA in speaking Accessibility help and description property

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I don't see one either, but there is an advanced settings mode in the latest beta release.
Not sure if the item in there about uia will help or hinder you.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 6:53 AM
Subject: [nvda] Controlling NVDA in speaking Accessibility help and description property


All,

I haven't found an option to turn off MS UIA or MSAA help and description accessibility property field. I am using an application where the developers are using the description field incorrectly. So I am wondering if this is possible in NVDA?


Re: Draft view in Microsoft word.

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Is this still going on, blimey it was a pest in 2002!
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Kingett" <@blindjourno>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: [nvda] Draft view in Microsoft word.


Per a few other blind writers, and the suggestion in the what's new for
the beta, I tried draft view in MS word 2016, Office 365, and it is, in
fact, much speedier to edit documents and otherwise, but the problem I
keep running into is getting word to open in draft view, rather than
print layout view.


I've tried editing the Normal template directly by opening it through
Microsoft word, making changes to it, adding header text, doing all the
writer requirement things for literary markets, switching the view to
draft view after making all the changes, then, saving by hitting CTRL S,
but upon opening a new, blank, document, the view defaults to print
layout view. Does anyone know of another way to always open in draft view?


I've also tried opening the normal template through Microsoft word,
then, immediately switching the view to draft view, then making
formatting changes, then saving the template, but it still opens to
print layout view.




Re: Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

 

Joseph,
First, thank for your wonderful work to this NVDA community. You are so kind donating your time to help improving others' lives.
So, take your time and I hope you'll stay well.

Until and even after we meet here again,
All the very best to you.

Em 04/03/2019 13:43, Joseph Lee escreveu:

Hi all,

Also, I’m taking a break from everything that has to do with NVDA for a few weeks so I can get my health back. After a busy weekend and doing some internal translations work, it has become clear to me that I have sort of reached the limit as to how many things I can do at once. Thus, in order to concentrate on things outside of NVDA, I’m suspending all work related to NVDA, including add-on releases and development, code contribution and what not (for translators: I have resigned from translation work, but did say I’ll help out with 2019.1 translations).

In case folks would like to reach me online, emails will work. For those wishing to (finally) meet me offline, although I won’t be going to CSUN conference due to scheduling conflicts, I’ll be going to a national speech tournament in April to be held at Santa Ana, California.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 8:19 AM
To: 'NVDA screen reader development' <nvda-devel@...>
Subject: [nvda] Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

 

Hi everyone,

 

As agreed to between add-on authors a few weeks ago (announcing compatibility statements between beta 1 and official release), I’d like to let folks know that supported add-ons coming from me are compatible with NVDA 2019.1. Supported add-ons include:

 

  • Add-on Updater
  • Easy Table Navigator
  • Enhanced Touch Gestures
  • Golden Cursor (maintenance only)
  • GoldWave
  • ObjPad
  • Object Location Tones
  • Resource Monitor
  • Screen Curtain (experimental)
  • StationPlaylist Studio
  • SystrayList
  • Virtual Review
  • Windows 10 App Essentials

 

Important notices regarding some of these:

 

  • Add-on Updater: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.4 will be dropped from this add-on.
  • StationPlaylist Studio: for people using 18.09.x-LTS, after release of 18.09.8 in April, 18.09.x will enter bug fix only mode. Also, for those using stable releases, version 19.06 and later will require Studio 5.20 and later.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.3 will be dropped from this add-on as for add-on maintenance policy (supporting current and immediate past releases).

 

For add-ons dropping support for older NVDA releases:

 

  1. Although I did say 30 days, the schedule is a bit flexible, and I’ll let you know when support for older NVDA releases ends.
  2. For people using Add-on Updater (or for that matter, NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 and later), ending support for old NVDA releases means add-on manifest will be edited to reflect this change.

 

Lastly, although not stated in the subject line, once Python 3 version of NVDA ships, most (if not all) add-ons maintained by me will require that version of NVDA at some point in the future. To help out with transitions, I’ll give you a grace period where you can evaluate that future version of NVDA. Once the grace period closes, there’s no going back.

 

Cheers,

Joseph



nvda addon for eurofly, a flight simulator from stefan kiss.

cisco <audiogamer2004@...>
 

hey all. Cisco talking. i wanted to ask you if someone was available to try and develop an add-on which will announce, when landing, the altitudes 1000, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100, 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10. i think that this may be done, hmm, detecting the altitude via the z key but with out affecting the user END.

i could provide the sounds, if you guys want.

if you want to try just private email me.

i am asking this because i don't know how to code in Pithon.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.


CISCO.


Re: NVDA and Zotero

Antony Stone
 

Why do people ask questions like this instead of just looking things up for
themselves? It's quicker, more informative, and keeps the list tidier.

For example, I also didn't know what Zotero was, so I typed "Zotero" into my
Google search bar.

The first result was https://www.zotero.org/

The second result was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zotero

That was quick, simple and informative.

Regards,


Antony.

On Monday 04 March 2019 at 17:37:54, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:

Sally, may I ask what is Zotero?
--
I lay awake all night wondering where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.

Please reply to the list;
please *don't* CC me.


Re: Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

 

Hi all,

Also, I’m taking a break from everything that has to do with NVDA for a few weeks so I can get my health back. After a busy weekend and doing some internal translations work, it has become clear to me that I have sort of reached the limit as to how many things I can do at once. Thus, in order to concentrate on things outside of NVDA, I’m suspending all work related to NVDA, including add-on releases and development, code contribution and what not (for translators: I have resigned from translation work, but did say I’ll help out with 2019.1 translations).

In case folks would like to reach me online, emails will work. For those wishing to (finally) meet me offline, although I won’t be going to CSUN conference due to scheduling conflicts, I’ll be going to a national speech tournament in April to be held at Santa Ana, California.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 8:19 AM
To: 'NVDA screen reader development' <nvda-devel@...>
Subject: [nvda] Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

 

Hi everyone,

 

As agreed to between add-on authors a few weeks ago (announcing compatibility statements between beta 1 and official release), I’d like to let folks know that supported add-ons coming from me are compatible with NVDA 2019.1. Supported add-ons include:

 

  • Add-on Updater
  • Easy Table Navigator
  • Enhanced Touch Gestures
  • Golden Cursor (maintenance only)
  • GoldWave
  • ObjPad
  • Object Location Tones
  • Resource Monitor
  • Screen Curtain (experimental)
  • StationPlaylist Studio
  • SystrayList
  • Virtual Review
  • Windows 10 App Essentials

 

Important notices regarding some of these:

 

  • Add-on Updater: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.4 will be dropped from this add-on.
  • StationPlaylist Studio: for people using 18.09.x-LTS, after release of 18.09.8 in April, 18.09.x will enter bug fix only mode. Also, for those using stable releases, version 19.06 and later will require Studio 5.20 and later.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.3 will be dropped from this add-on as for add-on maintenance policy (supporting current and immediate past releases).

 

For add-ons dropping support for older NVDA releases:

 

  1. Although I did say 30 days, the schedule is a bit flexible, and I’ll let you know when support for older NVDA releases ends.
  2. For people using Add-on Updater (or for that matter, NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 and later), ending support for old NVDA releases means add-on manifest will be edited to reflect this change.

 

Lastly, although not stated in the subject line, once Python 3 version of NVDA ships, most (if not all) add-ons maintained by me will require that version of NVDA at some point in the future. To help out with transitions, I’ll give you a grace period where you can evaluate that future version of NVDA. Once the grace period closes, there’s no going back.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: NVDA and Zotero

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Sally, may I ask what is Zotero?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sally Kiebdaj
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 8:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Zotero

 

Hello, 

I haven't cited any books yet so don't have an answer. Would you like me to ask a librarian and see if their instructions help?

For your solution to the multiple references, I see no buttons. Are you in the classic citation view or no? What operating system are you using? I would love to figure this out with your help.

As a side note, I would really like if we could pool our expertise and write up a guide for Gene'S website. I feel strongly that academic Programs like this are just as important to explain and support as more basic ones.

Cheers,
Sally

 

On Sun, Mar 3, 2019, 16:06 enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@...> wrote:

hi,

There is a solution for multiple citations. There is a numbered button, click one after moving focus to the citation you want to add after the first, and it will add it. IOne of them will add, while the other removes.

I have another problem. Do you know how to change a book entry to book section, and then add authors and editors? When I change the editor field to an author, or vice versa, wrong author is changed.

On 3/1/2019 10:00 PM, Sally Kiebdaj wrote:

Hi all,

 

To revive this thread, I can give a partial answer to the original question and need to ask one of my own.

 

If you go to the zotero desktop application and under preferences find citation then word processor and check the "use classic citation  checkbox, you will get a dialogue in word that is 99% accessible. 

 

The only thing that has not worked for me is citing multiple works in a single in text citation. In the classic citation dialogue there is an add button that NVDA does not see with any cursor and in the default dialogue I hear only a string of HTML code rather than "unknown." 

 

i have posted to the zotero forum and will let you know what i hear back. 

 

Does anyone else have experience here with zotero or any other free citation manager? 

 

It was a huge help to have this on my last paper and I'd like to see it work or have access to something equivalent for academic writing. 

 

Warmly,

Sally 

 

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 11:56 AM Jason White via Groups.Io <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io> wrote:

Reference management and citation generation.

On 7/29/18, 06:30, "Ben J. Bloomgren" <nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of godsquad@...> wrote:

    What does Zotero do?


    Ben


    On 7/29/2018 3:00, James AUSTIN wrote:
    > Morning folks
    >
    > I hope you are all well.
    >
    > Has anyone found a way of using Zotero with NVDA please? I have
    > installed the plugin for Word but am unable to access the dialogue
    > that appears. NVDA reports 'unknown'.
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Best
    >
    > James
    >
    >
    >
    >









 


Re: Number pronunciation

 

Hi,

There is an active project to bring you that feature.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 8:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Number pronunciation

 

Is there a way to get NVDA to say individual numbers instead of announcing them as words?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I only get it in outlook.

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Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 2:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing

Now I don't get the dinging. I thought it was an issue with an add on?
Brian

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Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing


Hi, Quentin,



I just downloaded the beta version and it's working great for me. I do get
the dinging sound but other than that, it's working great for me.



Rosemarie







From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin
Christensen
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:13 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 available for testing



Original post at:
https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-1beta1-available-for-testing/




NVDA 2019.1beta1 available for testing




March 4, 2019 10:10 am

Beta1 of NVDA 2019.1 is now available for download and testing. For anyone
who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2019.1 has to offer before it is
officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide
feedback.

Highlights of this release include performance improvements when accessing
both Microsoft word and Excel, stability and security improvements such as
support for add-ons with version compatibility information, and many other
bug fixes.

Although we recommend always reading the full list of changes (linked
below), it is worth noting several important changes in regards to add-ons
and other custom code:

NVDA will no longer automatically load custom appModules, globalPlugins and
braille and synth drivers from the NVDA user configuration directory. This
code should be instead packaged as an add-on with correct version
information, ensuring that incompatible code is not run with current
versions of NVDA. For developers who need to test code as it is being
developed, enable NVDA’s developer scratchpad directory in the Advanced
category of NVDA settings, and place your code in the ‘scratchpad’ directory
found in the NVDA user configuration directory when this option is enabled.

Also, add-ons can now specify a minimum required NVDA version, and the last
tested NVDA version, in their manifest. If this version of NVDA is outside
of the specified range, NVDA will refuse to install or enable that
particular add-on. This version of NVDA will however still allow installing
and loading of add-ons that do not yet contain Minimum and Last Tested NVDA
version information at all, but upgrading to future versions of NVDA (E.g.
2019.2) may automatically cause these older add-ons to be disabled.



*
<https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1beta1/nvda_2019.1beta1.exe>
Download NVDA 2019.1beta1

*
<https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2019.1beta1/nvda_2019.1beta1_changes.html>
What’s new in this release of NVDA

* Please report any issues
<https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues> on GitHub.

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager



Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
<http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/> http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/



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Number pronunciation

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Is there a way to get NVDA to say individual numbers instead of announcing them as words?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Joseph Lee's add-ons and NVDA 2019.1: supported add-ons are compatible

 

Hi everyone,

 

As agreed to between add-on authors a few weeks ago (announcing compatibility statements between beta 1 and official release), I’d like to let folks know that supported add-ons coming from me are compatible with NVDA 2019.1. Supported add-ons include:

 

  • Add-on Updater
  • Easy Table Navigator
  • Enhanced Touch Gestures
  • Golden Cursor (maintenance only)
  • GoldWave
  • ObjPad
  • Object Location Tones
  • Resource Monitor
  • Screen Curtain (experimental)
  • StationPlaylist Studio
  • SystrayList
  • Virtual Review
  • Windows 10 App Essentials

 

Important notices regarding some of these:

 

  • Add-on Updater: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.4 will be dropped from this add-on.
  • StationPlaylist Studio: for people using 18.09.x-LTS, after release of 18.09.8 in April, 18.09.x will enter bug fix only mode. Also, for those using stable releases, version 19.06 and later will require Studio 5.20 and later.
  • Windows 10 App Essentials: 30 days after release of NVDA 2019.1, support for 2018.3 will be dropped from this add-on as for add-on maintenance policy (supporting current and immediate past releases).

 

For add-ons dropping support for older NVDA releases:

 

  1. Although I did say 30 days, the schedule is a bit flexible, and I’ll let you know when support for older NVDA releases ends.
  2. For people using Add-on Updater (or for that matter, NVDA 2019.1 beta 1 and later), ending support for old NVDA releases means add-on manifest will be edited to reflect this change.

 

Lastly, although not stated in the subject line, once Python 3 version of NVDA ships, most (if not all) add-ons maintained by me will require that version of NVDA at some point in the future. To help out with transitions, I’ll give you a grace period where you can evaluate that future version of NVDA. Once the grace period closes, there’s no going back.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Wreckless drivers

 

I've actually posed the questions raised here on the Windows 10 Support Forum on Bleeping Computer.

Someone there will almost certainly know if there's a technique that could be employed to allow an end user to easily switch out a driver at will.  I'll report back when I have some information.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

          ~ Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

 

 


Re: NVDA the miracle of modern assistive technology

Sarah k Alawami
 

Narrator will get there. I see some big changes coming in the next few months to maybe next year. That's all I can say on the matter.
Take care

On 4 Mar 2019, at 0:23, Shaun Everiss wrote:

Hmmm, maybe.

I wouldn't call narator a screen reader no matter what microsoft says.

Ok, from a total piece of shitty crap gimic its assended to a usefull assistive tool, certainly good enough to be accessible in microsoft programs and where that is concerned thats fine I guess.

Outside it its still a bit hit and miss.

So it could rise to become a screenreader, but I doubt it will, maybe upgrade that from never to be well maybe it will or it won't, I am giving a lot of leeway into what I would define a screenreader to actually be.

One thing I would define a screen reader as not that it can read the screen, but it can cope with a lot of challenges a user may access daily, icons, some graphics, and some nonstandard programs.

Nvda does read things reasonably well, and while it can read most interfaces its strength is the web that includes but is not limited to web based programs.

Fortunately for the end user web interfaces have taken off in the last 5 years.

Everyone has its limitations.

If nvda has any, in terms of limitations they are quite small, its all depending on the imagination of the user chucking out crazy ideas and then a really crazy programmer to make those become reality or it can be the other way round.

Some crazy programmer can chuck his dream at the unsuspecting user and make a real big splash without the comercial fanfare.

To be honest if I was microsoft, I would ditch the crap that was narator, and just buy gwmicro and make it its own.

I mean it had it once but its to late to get what it lost now.

It wouldn't have to do much to keep windoweyes running either and it would be established.

The biggest weakness with dolphin is their either unwillingness or really slo progress in upgrading their internet engine to work with more brousers than internet explorer which microsoft has deemed insecure and crap.

Even before that everyone caught up with well everything else.

Jaws, I don't know you need scripts to run everything, in nvda true you do have scripts nvda is one big script after all.

However in jaws you need to have scripts to even run jaws.

I also have reservations on its licencing system especially for some modules and extras.

I have never used screen access to properly say either or on the subject so I won't, the screen access to go app when it worked was good as far as it was.

To be honest, the only thing microsoft has is this piece of crap called narator which microsoft had a chance to kill completely but didn't.

Why they didn't just buy wineyes when they had a chance is anyone's guess, now they are trying to slowly get back the reputation for crappy narator instead of going with something else.

They are making it harder on themselves to be honest.

Even if narator does achieve status of a screen reader, I don't know.

Nvda is what narator should be right now and its not even close.



On 4/03/2019 5:20 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

You forgot narrator, it's an upcoming screen reader but it to me deserves a place in the standing tall category.

On 3 Mar 2019, at 18:37, Pascal Lambert wrote:

Thank you. Eloquently stated. Ditto.
Blessings
Pascal

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:32 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA the miracle of modern assistive technology

Hi all. In 2006, when Michael Currant conceived the idea of developing an open source screen reader to neutralize the high cost of commercial screen readers, and when he and James Teh founded NVAccess, The feeling going around was that sooner or later, this upstart in the screen reader industry would shortly be gobbled up by the more recognized players. Well, Window eyes has gone down the proverbial plug hole. SaraTech and Dolphin has gone almost quiet, and the two left standing proud and tall in the boxing ring is JFW and NVDA. These are the facts, not mere conjecture, and the facts are clear enough to see. Why am I writing this? Financial reward is a big factor in motivating a company to work towards improving a product. However, the demand for immediate rewards can also lead to a product being rushed out in the hope that it will satisfy the needs of the customers as well as filling up the company's coffers. But hope is one thing, delivery is another vital factor. I do not have to revise the recent debacle experienced by the end users of Windows 1809. Jaws is now into it's 2019 version. Yet their new driver is not as stable as it should be and there are complains about it from users and Jaws scripters alike.

And what about NVDA? O yes! NVDA does have it's quirks, No software can avoid that. But there is an almost daily alpha version released that tries to fix reported issues. Then we must not leave out a dedicated community of users who do their very best to help in the form of advise and tutorials, some even dedicating part of their website to put up materials for reference for those who need them. And then there are those from the community who help with NVDA's development, Translators who help translate NVDA itself and it's numerous addons into the many languages, and the addon developers who develop addons that make NVDA more than just a mere screen reader, All these done in their own spare time and without the apparent rewards in dollars. Which reminds me, Is there a clock addon for JFW? Which brings me back to motivation. I did earlier allude to the fact that monetary reward is a big incentive. But you know, humanity can be a bigger incentive than finance. For most blind people, and especially for those living in the poorer countries, just getting a working computer makes a dent in their pockets. Add the cost of a screen reader and the dent could be astronomical. NVDA has provided us from rich and poor regions of the world with another alternative, and that in itself is a modern miracle. And, most important, NVDA, as I said earlier is not just a mere screen reader. It goes way beyond basic screen reading tasks like browsing the web or checking emails or formatting documents. It works seemlessly with programming IDES like visual Studio, and Android Studio, just to name a few, and then musicians use it in association with DAWS like Reaper to make music as a hobby or as a profession, and broadcasters benefit from addons developed for Station playlist studio. I use both Jaws and NVDA, and I had to pay almost 2000 Singapore dollars to get my new version of Jaws. And after all that, I had to pay for some scripts by independent Jaws Scripters to make jaws work with some applications. NVDA is open source and free, it's addons are free, and therein lies the difference.

How then can a thread about NVDA dying be ever posted is way beyond my understanding. Negative posts like this are rather disturbing because it could put a huge dent into the efforts of all concerned with NVDA's development. And one must not forget the extraneous update routines put out by Microsoft which not only affects NVDA but JFW as well. Pardon this long and rambling email, but I felt that I had to pen my thoughts onto paper, as it were, just to remind ourselves that we do owe these people dedicated to ever improving NVDA a huge debt, and to remind us all that as long as this great effort continues, NVDA will be far from dying a slow death or disappearing into the ether. To me, NVDA is, and always will be a modern miracle. Cheers!







Re: qualtrics

Sarah k Alawami
 

I have since used google forms. There is an app I use on android called GForms and now I can write accessible forms. Two examples are this form and this one

I have used survey monkey but it is not as accessible as it could be and it has only gotten worse over the past maybe 10 years since I have started using it.

hope that helps a bit.

On 3 Mar 2019, at 22:26, Hendrik Steyn wrote:

+1 Erik

I use google forms all the time at work and it works well. You can mix questions (some multiple choice and others short and long answers etc.) Survey monkey is another choice, although make sure you know what you are getting into. If you have a paid account, all's well, but the free acount does have some limitations.

Hope this helps

Hendrik

On 3/3/2019 11:18 PM, erik burggraaf wrote:

I haven't created any surveys with qualtrix, but I've taken a lot of them, and they are sketchy in the extreme.

I feel that even if you hacked one into being somehow, a lot of assistive technology users would be barriered from completing it. Qualtrix is simply a bad idea.

Survey monkey and google forms are both very accessible for creation and distribution.  Formstack is another great tool.  If qualtrix dowsn't want to comply, they can go bankrupt and the industry won't miss them.

Best,

Erik

On March 3, 2019 1:27:44 PM enes sarıbaş enes.saribas@... wrote:

hi all,

I need to conduct a survey as part of my masters project, and the things
I am doing, require me to use Qualtrics. However, the program doesn't
seem to be very accessible. For instance, I cannot change question type
to something which isn't multiple choice. Is there a way to use this
accessibly with NVDA? Have any other members used this software?


Re: NVDA and Zotero

Sally Kiebdaj
 

Hello, 

I haven't cited any books yet so don't have an answer. Would you like me to ask a librarian and see if their instructions help?

For your solution to the multiple references, I see no buttons. Are you in the classic citation view or no? What operating system are you using? I would love to figure this out with your help.

As a side note, I would really like if we could pool our expertise and write up a guide for Gene'S website. I feel strongly that academic Programs like this are just as important to explain and support as more basic ones.

Cheers,
Sally


On Sun, Mar 3, 2019, 16:06 enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@...> wrote:

hi,

There is a solution for multiple citations. There is a numbered button, click one after moving focus to the citation you want to add after the first, and it will add it. IOne of them will add, while the other removes.

I have another problem. Do you know how to change a book entry to book section, and then add authors and editors? When I change the editor field to an author, or vice versa, wrong author is changed.

On 3/1/2019 10:00 PM, Sally Kiebdaj wrote:
Hi all,

To revive this thread, I can give a partial answer to the original question and need to ask one of my own.

If you go to the zotero desktop application and under preferences find citation then word processor and check the "use classic citation  checkbox, you will get a dialogue in word that is 99% accessible. 

The only thing that has not worked for me is citing multiple works in a single in text citation. In the classic citation dialogue there is an add button that NVDA does not see with any cursor and in the default dialogue I hear only a string of HTML code rather than "unknown." 

i have posted to the zotero forum and will let you know what i hear back. 

Does anyone else have experience here with zotero or any other free citation manager? 

It was a huge help to have this on my last paper and I'd like to see it work or have access to something equivalent for academic writing. 

Warmly,
Sally 

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 11:56 AM Jason White via Groups.Io <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io> wrote:
Reference management and citation generation.

On 7/29/18, 06:30, "Ben J. Bloomgren" <nvda@nvda.groups.io on behalf of godsquad@...> wrote:

    What does Zotero do?


    Ben


    On 7/29/2018 3:00, James AUSTIN wrote:
    > Morning folks
    >
    > I hope you are all well.
    >
    > Has anyone found a way of using Zotero with NVDA please? I have
    > installed the plugin for Word but am unable to access the dialogue
    > that appears. NVDA reports 'unknown'.
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Best
    >
    > James
    >
    >
    >
    >