Date   

Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Hi. Unfortunately, taking a class online isn't an option. My health is bad enough that I couldn't manage even one online class at a time. That's what I was trying to do when I realized it wasn't working. I'm trying LibreOffice now and watching my email to see what else people recommend. Thanks for the suggestion though.

On 3/24/2021 11:35 PM, Arlene wrote:

Hi, You can talk to your college advisor about it. I don’t know if you have a disability resource center at your college. You can talk to any of them who work at your college disability resource advisor about this. If they allow you to use the free Microsoft softwhere. Can you take something online so you can continue to use it? Then in the mean time you can find another alturnitave for something else. I know Microsoft softwhere such as word and outlook are over priced. You can get a back to school deal in the fall if you want to or if there’s such thing. Use what you have and look for another alternative. Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Lanie Molinar
Sent: March 24, 2021 9:25 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Hi all. I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm looking for

free alternatives to Microsoft Office that work with NVDA and Windows

10. I had access to Microsoft Office for years through my university,

but I had to quit school recently because my health wouldn't allow me to

continue. I doubt I could afford a subscription to Microsoft 365. My

school account hasn't been canceled, so I could still technically use

Microsoft Office free through them, but I'm not sure I should do that,

and I don't want to continue using, and getting more familiar with,

software that I'll eventually have to give up. I know there's

LibreOffice. Is that the best free alternative, or are there others I

should try? Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Is this possible with NVDA

Michael Maslo
 

Hello everyone:


I was wondering if this is possible to do with NVDA.

Is it possible to have NVDA monitor a portion of the screen and when this particular phrase or word is found that NVDA would read it automatically? Is there a way to have nVDA read a pop up if one pops up while reading a screen?


Any responses would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Arlene
 

Hi, You can talk to your college advisor about it. I don’t know if you have a disability resource center at your college. You can talk to any of them who work at your college disability resource advisor about this. If they allow you to use the free Microsoft softwhere. Can you take something online so you can continue to use it? Then in the mean time you can find another alturnitave for something else. I know Microsoft softwhere such as word and outlook are over priced. You can get a back to school deal in the fall if you want to or if there’s such thing. Use what you have and look for another alternative. Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Lanie Molinar
Sent: March 24, 2021 9:25 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Hi all. I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm looking for

free alternatives to Microsoft Office that work with NVDA and Windows

10. I had access to Microsoft Office for years through my university,

but I had to quit school recently because my health wouldn't allow me to

continue. I doubt I could afford a subscription to Microsoft 365. My

school account hasn't been canceled, so I could still technically use

Microsoft Office free through them, but I'm not sure I should do that,

and I don't want to continue using, and getting more familiar with,

software that I'll eventually have to give up. I know there's

LibreOffice. Is that the best free alternative, or are there others I

should try? Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Hi all. I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm looking for free alternatives to Microsoft Office that work with NVDA and Windows 10. I had access to Microsoft Office for years through my university, but I had to quit school recently because my health wouldn't allow me to continue. I doubt I could afford a subscription to Microsoft 365. My school account hasn't been canceled, so I could still technically use Microsoft Office free through them, but I'm not sure I should do that, and I don't want to continue using, and getting more familiar with, software that I'll eventually have to give up. I know there's LibreOffice. Is that the best free alternative, or are there others I should try? Thanks.


Re: virtual desktops in windows 10

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Problem fixed. windows app essentials was missing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Luke Davis" <luke@newanswertech.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] virtual desktops in windows 10


On Wed, 24 Mar 2021, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:

Windows 10 fully updated as of March 23, 2021
I'm sorry, but that is insufficient. We have no way of knowing if "fully updated" for your machine, is the same as fully updated for another machine. What does winver say, specifically the second line?

And of course the other questions about Windows 10 App Essentials need to be answered as well.

Luke





Using Skype with NVDA

Janet Brandly
 

Hello all,

 

Thank you to whoever suggested pressing the Alt twice when opening Skype, it’s talking now! I think I’m going to join the Skype group … I have no idea what I’m doing, LOL.

 

Janet

 

 


Re: Using Skype with NVDA

 

And because Skype questions come up so frequently, here is the information for Sarah's Skype Group:

Skype English for Screen Reader Users

This is a group  for discussing skype and its interface using screen reading technology such as jaws, NVDA, voiceover and talkback.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: A Special Notice for Subscribers Who Have Set Themselves Up for Special Notices Only

 

Steve,

            Thanks, and I got your private message also.  There is a typo, but I am having no issue with the summary address, which when corrected is:  nvda+summary@nvda.groups.io

             If I send a message to that address, I get the automated confirmation reply, which reads:

Hello,

We have received a request to change your email delivery settings for the nvda@nvda.groups.io group. Your current setting is "No Email" and the request is to change it to "Summary" . If this is correct, please just reply to this email and your email delivery setting will be changed promptly.

If you did not request this, please accept our apologies and ignore this message. Your email delivery setting will not be changed.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: A Special Notice for Subscribers Who Have Set Themselves Up for Special Notices Only

Steve Hoad
 

The following address does not work.
nvda+summary@nvda,groups.io

Even when the comma is replaced by a dot it still bounces.

On 3/24/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello All,

First, if you receive all messages from the group, or a summary or daily
digest, then you can hit DELETE for this message now.

Secondary to another issue I have noticed that we have a few subscribers who
are listed with a Special Notices Only delivery type. Since, prior to this
message, I do not ever recall having seen a single true "Special Notice"
sent out on any Groups.io group, I suspect this subscription option may have
been set up in error. If it wasn't, then you, too, may hit DELETE for this
message now. But, if you want to actually receive content as it comes in to
the group instead, then please send a message to one of the following email
addresses:

To receive each group message individually: nvda+single@nvda.groups.io (
nvda+single@nvda.groups.io )

This is the default delivery unless you send a message to one of the
addresses that follows.

To receive group messages in an HTML formatted digests:
nvda+fulldigest@nvda.groups.io ( nvda+fulldigest@nvda.groups.io )

To receive group messages in a plain text digest: nvda+digest@nvda.groups.io
( nvda+digest@nvda.groups.io )

To receive a daily summary instead of individual messages:
nvda+summary@nvda,groups.io

Or, if you prefer to set up topic preview, so that you get the first message
of any new topic, but will only get subsequent ones if you choose to follow
that topic, please see the instructions for doing that in, *Controlling the
Messages You Receive via E-Mail from Groups.io* (
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1B941pSg2OCRKGukRg1d5w7nwu8wJLUaK
) (docx file format).

I now return you to your regularly scheduled program . . .
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

~ Anton Chekhov





--
Steve Hoad


A Special Notice for Subscribers Who Have Set Themselves Up for Special Notices Only

 

Hello All,

           First, if you receive all messages from the group, or a summary or daily digest, then you can hit DELETE for this message now.

            Secondary to another issue I have noticed that we have a few subscribers who are listed with a Special Notices Only delivery type.  Since, prior to this message, I do not ever recall having seen a single true "Special Notice" sent out on any Groups.io group, I suspect this subscription option may have been set up in error.  If it wasn't, then you, too, may hit DELETE for this message now.  But, if you want to actually receive content as it comes in to the group instead, then please send a message to one of the following email addresses:

To receive each group message individually: nvda+single@nvda.groups.io

This is the default delivery unless you send a message to one of the addresses that follows.

To receive group messages in an HTML formatted digests:  nvda+fulldigest@nvda.groups.io

To receive group messages in a plain text digest:  nvda+digest@nvda.groups.io

To receive a daily summary instead of individual messages:  nvda+summary@nvda,groups.io

Or, if you prefer to set up topic preview, so that you get the first message of any new topic, but will only get subsequent ones if you choose to follow that topic, please see the instructions for doing that in, 
Controlling the Messages You Receive via E-Mail from Groups.io (docx file format).

I now return you to your regularly scheduled program . . .
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: Using Skype with NVDA

Sarah k Alawami
 

Try alt and alt again. It is a chromium bug which I thought they fixed. Join my skype group which you can search for at groups.io. Search for skype english, and ask your question there. We have about 500 users who are willing to help and who have more knowledge than I.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 24 Mar 2021, at 11:20, Janet Brandly wrote:

Hello all,

 

I need to use Skype for a possible new job. However, when I start it, I don’t get any speech. I have tried going in and out of browse mode, and still there is nothing. Would someone mind giving me some quick tips and/or pointing me towards an ad-on? I looked on the NVDA add-on site and just found one. I’m not sure how modern it is. I am using Win10 and the latest NVDA.

 

Thanks,

 

Janet


Re: virtual desktops in windows 10

Sarah k Alawami
 

It works for me. I do hear desktop 2, desktop 3, etc. Did you try scanning your system for errors etc? Look in this groups archives for more information.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

Check out my adventures with a shadow machine.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on twitch. Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 24 Mar 2021, at 4:42, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:

Windows 10 fully updated as of March 23, 2021
NVDA 2020.4
I use the same move commands as you. but since the
windows update I don't hear anything.
It will announce whatever app has the focus.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Luke Davis" <luke@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] virtual desktops in windows 10

On Wed, 24 Mar 2021, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:

NVDA no longer announces which virtual desktop I am in nor announces them as I move through them.

1. Which version of NVDA?
2. How are you switching desktops?
3. What version of Windows?

In 20H2, latest NVDA alpha, it's announcing fine with control+windows+right/left.

Well, fineish. I would prefer it to announce the desktop prior to the running app, but the point is that it does announce.

Luke






Information that's essential when asking about suspected NVDA issues . . .

 

Note well, this really does apply primarily to when you have identified what you suspect is an issue with NVDA itself.  The information necessary for other types questions will not be this extensive. 

When asking any question, and using your own discretion about which of the following are actually necessary in regard to your question, please include the following:

1.       The Windows version you are using.  This can be obtained by hitting the Windows Key, immediately typing winver, then hitting Enter.  In the case of Windows 10 please include not only the actual version number, but also the build and build dot number, e.g., Windows 10 Home Version 20H2, Build 19042.867.

2.       The NVDA version you are using.

3.       The version of the software you’re running NVDA over to access, e.g., Outlook 2016 or Word 365.  If it’s a Pro edition or an Educational edition or similar please mention that, too.

4.       The NVDA add-ons you are using at the time the issue occurs.  For most people that will be all of the add-ons you can find in Add-Ons manager (NVDA+N,T,A followed by Enter).  If you have certain add-ons present, but disabled, it’s worth noting that as well.

 

Before asking any question regarding a suspected bug with NVDA itself, where its behavior has changed compared to usual, please also have done The Most Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Suspected NVDA IssuesYou’re virtually certain to be asked to do these by any potential assistant, so if you can report about what you’ve found at the outset that will speed up getting a resolution.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: Using Skype with NVDA

Chris Mullins
 

Hi Janet

I am no Skype expert but I have been using it for the past lockdown year to keep in touch with my friends.  How do you open Skype?  I press the Windows key to open the search box, type in "skype" (without quotes).   In the list of results, the skype app is at the top and I press enter on it.

 

I don't understand why NVDA would go silent when an app opens other than you have a NVDA config which silences it somehow.  Check if you have a config profile for skype and get rid of it if there is one.   

 

I don't know of any Skype related add-ons, there may be some but I use Skype successfully without them

 

Do you have a Skype account, you should automatically have one if you have a Microsoft account and should be able to sign into Skype with your microsoft userid or the email address you have registered with your MS A/c.

 

Check these things out first, then we can have another look.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Janet Brandly
Sent: 24 March 2021 18:21
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Using Skypewith NVDA

 

Hello all,

 

I need to use Skype for a possible new job. However, when I start it, I don’t get any speech. I have tried going in and out of browse mode, and still there is nothing. Would someone mind giving me some quick tips and/or pointing me towards an ad-on? I looked on the NVDA add-on site and just found one. I’m not sure how modern it is. I am using Win10 and the latest NVDA.

 

Thanks,

 

Janet

 


Re: virtual desktops in windows 10

Luke Davis
 

On Wed, 24 Mar 2021, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:

Windows 10 fully updated as of March 23, 2021
I'm sorry, but that is insufficient. We have no way of knowing if "fully updated" for your machine, is the same as fully updated for another machine. What does winver say, specifically the second line?

And of course the other questions about Windows 10 App Essentials need to be answered as well.

Luke


Re: Using Skype with NVDA

JM Casey
 

No, you’re right – and so long as there’s still an installable desktop version, I’m willing to bet it’ll always be better than the “modern universal app” or whatever they’re called.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: March 24, 2021 02:51 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using Skype with NVDA

 

Janet,

           Even my question itself may be outdated, but are you using the Skype App (as in the modern Win10 Skype) or the installed Skype for Desktop variety (see: 

Download Skype for Desktop | Available for Windows, Mac ...)?

That will make a difference in advice, and if memory serves the Skype Desktop version is more accessible than the modern app, but I could easily have that flip-flopped.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: Using Skype with NVDA

 

if you use skype for desktop and you move to another application and
return to skype again and it does not work, just press alt to open
menu bars then press scape to close it and yuse brows mode in desktop
skype.

On 3/24/21, Janet Brandly <jbrandly@shaw.ca> wrote:
Hello all,



I need to use Skype for a possible new job. However, when I start it, I
don't get any speech. I have tried going in and out of browse mode, and
still there is nothing. Would someone mind giving me some quick tips and/or
pointing me towards an ad-on? I looked on the NVDA add-on site and just
found one. I'm not sure how modern it is. I am using Win10 and the latest
NVDA.



Thanks,



Janet






--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: Using Skype with NVDA

Janet Brandly
 

Hi Brian,

 

Thanks for the quick response. It looks like I am using the app version.

 

Janet

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: March 24, 2021 12:51 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Using Skype with NVDA

 

Janet,

           Even my question itself may be outdated, but are you using the Skype App (as in the modern Win10 Skype) or the installed Skype for Desktop variety (see: 

Download Skype for Desktop | Available for Windows, Mac ...)?

That will make a difference in advice, and if memory serves the Skype Desktop version is more accessible than the modern app, but I could easily have that flip-flopped.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: Using Skype with NVDA

 

Janet,

           Even my question itself may be outdated, but are you using the Skype App (as in the modern Win10 Skype) or the installed Skype for Desktop variety (see: 

Download Skype for Desktop | Available for Windows, Mac ...)?

That will make a difference in advice, and if memory serves the Skype Desktop version is more accessible than the modern app, but I could easily have that flip-flopped.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Using Skype with NVDA

Janet Brandly
 

Hello all,

 

I need to use Skype for a possible new job. However, when I start it, I don’t get any speech. I have tried going in and out of browse mode, and still there is nothing. Would someone mind giving me some quick tips and/or pointing me towards an ad-on? I looked on the NVDA add-on site and just found one. I’m not sure how modern it is. I am using Win10 and the latest NVDA.

 

Thanks,

 

Janet

2401 - 2420 of 84950