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Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Rui Fontes
 

Sorry...

I have installed the suite.

In first launching I have choosen Menu driven.

Program restarted and no accessibility at all...


I can't access the menus with Alt+F, Alt+E and so on.

I can't access the menus using object navegation...


Rui


Às 13:34 de 25/03/2021, Brian Vogel escreveu:

Lanie,

          Here's the link to the main page (which includes a download button) for SoftMaker FreeOffice.  I am fairly certain that I discussed installing it either on the Chat Subgroup or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group.  What's truly perversely funny is that everything in the setup is accessible except the screen where you choose menu versus ribbon driven interface.  And the interface is switchable in the programs themselves, but if you initially go with ribbon that makes even the switching a nightmare.  But it's easy enough to work through that screen once you know what it looks like just by tabbing a couple of times then hitting enter.  If you need me to look this up, please send me a private message.
--

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: NVDA with Microsoft Windows OneCore voice in Vietnamese

Vy pham
 

Thanks so much Cuong! I will give that a shot! Talk soon! thank you again.

On 3/25/21, Cuong Dang Manh <dangmanhcuong@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Ms. Vy
Try the following
Switch to OneCore Synthesizer
Open Voice settings (Ctrl+NVDA+V
Find the option called Automatic language swiching when supported, and
make sure it uncheck.
Now try using the Vietnamese voice to see if this problem is fixed. This
case, I guess you open a file which people didn't declare language
before editting, and the default language in Word usually English.
Hope that help
Cuong
On 3/25/2021 7:16 PM, Vy pham wrote:
Howdy all!
I hope you people are all well and safe during the pandemic. Could you
folks please provide me with some tips here? I love using the Microsoft
Windows OneCore voice in Vietnamese with NVDA. My problem is everytime I
access the Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, I am running
into an issue where the language is not reading
properly. Instead of reading in Vietnamese (An), it automatically switches
to David, the English American. I am assuming this has to do with the
unicode setting? Hints please?
Many thanks in advance!
You all take good care of yourself and your family!









Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 10:24 AM, Wershing, Alice D. wrote:
I recently assisted someone to set up a free account for Microsoft Office.    
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Be aware, though, that this refers to the web-based version of Office.  Not that there's anything wrong with the web-based version of Office, but it's not precisely the same as what you're used to if you've been using one of the installed versions.
 
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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

Wershing, Alice D.
 

I recently assisted someone to set up a free account for Microsoft Office.    This may be the best option for you. 
Alice
 
 
 
Alice D. Wershing, M.Ed., A.T.P., C.P.A.C.C. 
Disability Services, Technology Specialist
TNecampus Accessibility Specialist 
Pellissippi State Technical Community College
865-694-6751


Re: NVDA with Microsoft Windows OneCore voice in Vietnamese

 

Hi Ms. Vy
Try the following
Switch to OneCore Synthesizer
Open Voice settings (Ctrl+NVDA+V
Find the option called Automatic language swiching when supported, and make sure it uncheck.
Now try using the Vietnamese voice to see if this problem is fixed. This case, I guess you open a file which people didn't declare language before editting, and the default language in Word usually English.
Hope that help
Cuong

On 3/25/2021 7:16 PM, Vy pham wrote:
Howdy all!
I hope you people are all well and safe during the pandemic. Could you folks please provide me with some tips here? I love using the Microsoft Windows OneCore voice in Vietnamese with NVDA. My problem is everytime I access the Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, I am running into an issue where the language is not reading
properly. Instead of reading in Vietnamese (An), it automatically switches to David, the English American. I am assuming this has to do with the unicode setting? Hints please?
Many thanks in advance!
You all take good care of yourself and your family!




Re: Accessible Alternatives to Microsoft Office

 

Lanie,

          Here's the link to the main page (which includes a download button) for SoftMaker FreeOffice.  I am fairly certain that I discussed installing it either on the Chat Subgroup or Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users group.  What's truly perversely funny is that everything in the setup is accessible except the screen where you choose menu versus ribbon driven interface.  And the interface is switchable in the programs themselves, but if you initially go with ribbon that makes even the switching a nightmare.  But it's easy enough to work through that screen once you know what it looks like just by tabbing a couple of times then hitting enter.  If you need me to look this up, please send me a private message.
--

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

 


NVDA with Microsoft Windows OneCore voice in Vietnamese

Vy pham
 

Howdy all!
I hope you people are all well and safe during the pandemic. Could you folks please provide me with some tips here? I love using the Microsoft Windows OneCore voice in Vietnamese with NVDA. My problem is everytime I access the Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, I am running into an issue where the language is not reading
properly. Instead of reading in Vietnamese (An), it automatically switches to David, the English American. I am assuming this has to do with the unicode setting? Hints please?
Many thanks in advance!
You all take good care of yourself and your family!


Re: Is this possible with NVDA

Gene
 

I believe that can be scripted for or perhaps an add-on can do it. But if you are asking if there is a way to do that such as frames offers in JAWS, I know of no such way. I don't know why that is, a technical problem with implementing it in the way NVDA gets information or if it just hasn't been done.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Maslo
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:44 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Is this possible with NVDA

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: 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.






aad leeflang
presenter of soul food, tripledutch, friday on my mind sunday morning comming down and der aad leeflang mix on the global voice, ohrfunk.de and everythingradio.


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.
--

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

 

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.
--

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

 

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