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Re: multiple instances of NVDA

Abdelrahman Osman
 

Brian,

 

  Thanks for your reply! Yes, I already did that. I have the problem solved now, through reading crash file .DMP I found that there is an application path mentioned there and I deleted it.

 

Abdelrahman


Re: problems to login in aws's console

Alexandre Alves Toco
 

Thank you!

I didn't find the disability's page.

So I sent the problem to the support using billing problems form...

A person answered me asking me to send my problem using the logged in area's support.

Unfortunatelly they also have these persons that don't read the doubts before answering.


Em 24/03/2021 12:20, Brian Vogel escreveu:

By the way, I just went to the Disability Support Page and submitted the following via their email mechanism:

Hello,
 
             I work with many individuals who are blind some of whom also use AWS.  I also have an AWS account.  Suddenly, when trying to log in to AWS, on the screen that says, "Security Check" where you're attempting to prove the login is from a real person, there is now a Captcha used that is completely inaccessible.  It is one of the text based, "Enter the characters shown," captchas with no option to change to an audio challenge.  The only option available is to present another set of characters as the image for entry, which does nothing as far as allowing a screen reader user to complete sign-in.
 
Brian Vogel
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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: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

aad leeflang
 

hello
i am using open office, but that is only a text editor, so no outlook or
callendar.
libre officde is more or less the same and works fine.
and it is free
aad

On Wed, 24 Mar 2021 23:25:06 -0500
"Lanie Molinar" <laniemolinar91@gmail.com> wrote:

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.






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Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Hi. I'll check this one out. The main programs I used from Microsoft Office were Word and Excel. I played with Outlook a bit but found that I preferred Thunderbird. Once in a while, I used PowerPoint, but those times were rare.

On 3/24/2021 11:56 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Lanie,

          Libre Office is definitely a good, and well supported choice.  Some of this really depends on which programs of the Office suite you actually use and want to replace.

          I really like SoftMaker Office (whether their free version or the paid one, which is much less expensive than Microsoft Office) if you're only looking to replace Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint.  You do have to be certain that you install it using the choice for the Menu driven interface, as so far in the testing I've done it's 100% accessible, while their ribbon interface isn't.  Or at least is isn't in the Free version (which is their 2018 version, they haven't released a more recent one).  I have not needed to purchase anything newer from them, so ribbon accessibility may have improved in their 2021 version, but I would not count on it.

           And, for the record, questions about whether a program is accessible with NVDA, or what programs are accessible with NVDA, are perfectly OK and absolutely on topic for the NVDA Group.
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Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out.

      ~ Anton Chekhov

 


Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Lanie,

          Libre Office is definitely a good, and well supported choice.  Some of this really depends on which programs of the Office suite you actually use and want to replace.

          I really like SoftMaker Office (whether their free version or the paid one, which is much less expensive than Microsoft Office) if you're only looking to replace Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint.  You do have to be certain that you install it using the choice for the Menu driven interface, as so far in the testing I've done it's 100% accessible, while their ribbon interface isn't.  Or at least is isn't in the Free version (which is their 2018 version, they haven't released a more recent one).  I have not needed to purchase anything newer from them, so ribbon accessibility may have improved in their 2021 version, but I would not count on it.

           And, for the record, questions about whether a program is accessible with NVDA, or what programs are accessible with NVDA, are perfectly OK and absolutely on topic for the NVDA Group.
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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: 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.

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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.

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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 . . .
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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





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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 . . .
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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