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Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

Chris Shook
 

Thanks Brad, I always got Dolphin and Supernova backwards.


Re: ie unsafe dolphin users

molly the blind tech lover
 

Good to know ūüėä

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brad Snyder
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

 

Dolphin is not a screen reader, rather it is a company in the U.K. that markets several access technology software products.  Their primary product is the SuperNova Access Suite, which includes a screen reader and screen magnification product.

Dolphin is pretty big in Europe, but not so widely used in the United States, though they have been around for a while.

 


- Brad -


 

On Feb 13, 2019, at 17:04, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@...> wrote:

 

This piece of screen reading package is common in European countries. they're located in England. 


 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:45 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

I've never heard of dolphin before lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

Dolpin is a screen reader. If your ranking screen readers it is usually
ranked as third.
I don't know mch about it besides it's supposedly not as good as job and
that it is commercial so you have to buy it.






 


Re: ie unsafe dolphin users

Richard Bartholomew
 

Just for info even though non-NVDA related‚ĶDolphin were founded in the mid-80‚Äôs to further the development of the HAL screenreader primarily ‚Äď the forerunner of Supernova.¬† HAL was very popular in those early days when there were very few packages around but it started to lose influence once the likes of Vocal-Eyes and JAWS for DOS gained market share.¬† When Supernova eventually came along, although it was very good at what it did with certain software, it did not have the flexibility of other packages.

 

Cheers

Richard Bartholomew

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 13 February 2019 23:11
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

 

Hi, Brad,

 

For years now I thought Dolphin was a screen reader. Thanks for the correction.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brad Snyder
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

 

Dolphin is not a screen reader, rather it is a company in the U.K. that markets several access technology software products.  Their primary product is the SuperNova Access Suite, which includes a screen reader and screen magnification product.

Dolphin is pretty big in Europe, but not so widely used in the United States, though they have been around for a while.

 


- Brad -

 

On Feb 13, 2019, at 17:04, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@...> wrote:

 

This piece of screen reading package is common in European countries. they're located in England. 


 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:45 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

I've never heard of dolphin before lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

Dolpin is a screen reader. If your ranking screen readers it is usually
ranked as third.
I don't know mch about it besides it's supposedly not as good as job and
that it is commercial so you have to buy it.





 


Re: ie unsafe dolphin users

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Brad,

 

For years now I thought Dolphin was a screen reader. Thanks for the correction.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brad Snyder
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

 

Dolphin is not a screen reader, rather it is a company in the U.K. that markets several access technology software products.  Their primary product is the SuperNova Access Suite, which includes a screen reader and screen magnification product.

Dolphin is pretty big in Europe, but not so widely used in the United States, though they have been around for a while.

 


- Brad -


 

On Feb 13, 2019, at 17:04, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@...> wrote:

 

This piece of screen reading package is common in European countries. they're located in England. 


 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:45 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

I've never heard of dolphin before lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

Dolpin is a screen reader. If your ranking screen readers it is usually
ranked as third.
I don't know mch about it besides it's supposedly not as good as job and
that it is commercial so you have to buy it.






 


Re: ie unsafe dolphin users

Richard Bartholomew
 

Yes, it is more common in Europe but it has always been quite low on the list of preferred screenreaders since its creation 30-odd years ago!

 

Cheers

Richard Bartholomew

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: 13 February 2019 23:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

 

This piece of screen reading package is common in European countries. they're located in England. 


 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 

 

 

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:45 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

I've never heard of dolphin before lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

Dolpin is a screen reader. If your ranking screen readers it is usually
ranked as third.
I don't know mch about it besides it's supposedly not as good as job and
that it is commercial so you have to buy it.







Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

molly the blind tech lover
 

Cool. I‚Äôll check it out ūüėä

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:03 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

 

Hi

 

Here is a link to a powerpoint that I have just been working on (which is promoting NVDA). It is still a work in progress, and the information is courtesy of the main join the revolution section from the NVDA website.

It is from nvaccess ABOUT section.

 

It is not automated at the moment, and it is only a rough draft. Not sure whether to do one with visuals and no sound; and I can add animations and timings etc. When I am finished with it, I can add it to the powerpoint info I put across the list earlier.

Here is the link https://www.dropbox.com/s/yc04mlsf1m9zigo/Join%20the%20NVDA%20revolution%21.pptx?dl=0

 

Gene NZ

On 14/02/2019 10:18 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:

I just created my first slide¬† ūüėÄ
 
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints
 
I really need to copy this in to a word document for later.
This is fantastic. Thanks a lot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa).
To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.



Re: ie unsafe dolphin users

Brad Snyder
 

Dolphin is not a screen reader, rather it is a company in the U.K. that markets several access technology software products.  Their primary product is the SuperNova Access Suite, which includes a screen reader and screen magnification product.
Dolphin is pretty big in Europe, but not so widely used in the United States, though they have been around for a while.


- Brad -




On Feb 13, 2019, at 17:04, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@...> wrote:

This piece of screen reading package is common in European countries. they're located in England. 


Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind




On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:45 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:
I've never heard of dolphin before lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

Dolpin is a screen reader. If your ranking screen readers it is usually
ranked as third.
I don't know mch about it besides it's supposedly not as good as job and
that it is commercial so you have to buy it.









Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


Here is a link to a powerpoint that I have just been working on (which is promoting NVDA). It is still a work in progress, and the information is courtesy of the main join the revolution section from the NVDA website.

It is from nvaccess ABOUT section.


It is not automated at the moment, and it is only a rough draft. Not sure whether to do one with visuals and no sound; and I can add animations and timings etc. When I am finished with it, I can add it to the powerpoint info I put across the list earlier.

Here is the link https://www.dropbox.com/s/yc04mlsf1m9zigo/Join%20the%20NVDA%20revolution%21.pptx?dl=0


Gene NZ

On 14/02/2019 10:18 AM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
I just created my first slide  ūüėÄ

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

I really need to copy this in to a word document for later.
This is fantastic. Thanks a lot.







--
Check out my website for NVDA tutorials and other blindness related material at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net
 
Regardless of where you are in New Zealand if you are near one of the APNK sites you can use a copy of the NVDA screen reader on one of their computers. To find out which location (or locations) are nearest to you please visit http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.org/content/partner-libraries (Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa).
To find out which software is installed on the APNK network please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/software To find out how to use NVDA on APNK computers please visit the following link http://www.aotearoapeoplesnetwork.info/faq/nvda
 

To find out which software is available on the Christchurch City Library network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/
 
To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.


Re: ie unsafe dolphin users

Michael Munn
 

This piece of screen reading package is common in European countries. they're located in England. 


Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind




On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 9:45 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:
I've never heard of dolphin before lol.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] ie unsafe dolphin users

Dolpin is a screen reader. If your ranking screen readers it is usually
ranked as third.
I don't know mch about it besides it's supposedly not as good as job and
that it is commercial so you have to buy it.








Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

Chris Shook
 

It's been a while since I've read OCR text. Things might sound a little run together, but it is legible.


Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

Chris Shook
 

I am sorry. The question about web browsers was meant to be posted in the chat list.


Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

molly the blind tech lover
 

I'm going to install that add-on right now.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:22 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

I didn't have NVDA when I used BLackboard, but JAWS had the OCR function at
the time.
That helped with reading scanned textbooks and pages.
WIth NVDA having an OCR addon, it shouldn't be terribly difficult to read
the scanned text.


Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

Chris Shook
 

Speaking of text, does the Grammer error function of NVDA work again.
I know it was removed a while back, but has it been put back?


Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

molly the blind tech lover
 

My apologies.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

No firefox has its own viewer.

Though I would usually set it all to open with adobe dc otherwise things could have issues.

I have actually always set in waterfox and firefox to save the pdfs so you can open them later.



On 14/02/2019 11:10 AM, Chris Shook wrote:
Can all web brousers automatically open PDF's or is that just with
GoogleChrome and Microsoft Edge?



.


Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

Chris Shook
 

I didn't have NVDA when I used BLackboard, but JAWS had the OCR function at the time.
That helped with reading scanned textbooks and pages.
WIth NVDA having an OCR addon, it shouldn't be terribly difficult to read the scanned text.


Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

molly the blind tech lover
 

Firefox opens them in adobe.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

Can all web brousers automatically open PDF's or is that just with
GoogleChrome and Microsoft Edge?


Re: NVDA and outlook, discussion about columns in message list

 

Tony,

            In regard to your biggest complaint, I may have an answer, or something that can help.  Outlook 2016, in default mode, has a 2-step expand for a conversation when it's collapsed, and it's meant to be a convenience but I can see how it might not be.  If you're on a collapsed conversation and right arrow once to expand it, the first level expansion will only show messages in the conversation that originated from a sender or senders other than you.  Your own responses are not included in level one expansion.  If you hit right arrow twice, the conversation is fully expanded with your own responses (which are actually in the Sent folder) shown embedded in their correct place(s) in the conversation.  In level two (full) expansion up and down arrows behave as you think they should.

             You may also find that tweaking the Conversation Settings may get you the results you wish, but I'm not sure what combination would suit you best.  That's for you to play with.  To change conversation view:
  1. ALT+V,CS   (View Ribbon, Conversation Settings)
  2. There are 4 options under here, each of which is a toggle, and I'll give the letter you'd hit to change the state (and the default state):
                    S Show messages from other folders [and see my note above about level 2 expansion]   Default:  ON
                    A Show senders above the subject     Default:  ON
                    X Always expand selected conversation    Default OFF    Note well - it's a selected conversation, not one you happen to be arrowing up or down over
                    I  Use classic indented view



--

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: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

 

No firefox has its own viewer.

Though I would usually set it all to open with adobe dc otherwise things could have issues.

I have actually always set in  waterfox and firefox to save the pdfs so you can open them later.

On 14/02/2019 11:10 AM, Chris Shook wrote:
Can all web brousers automatically open PDF's or is that just with GoogleChrome and Microsoft Edge?


.


Re: how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

molly the blind tech lover
 

Thanks.

Most of the pdf files are okay. Though I did have to tell NVDA to stop saying clickable. But the textbook on blackboard are scanned and well… not fun.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how do i get my NVDA to read powerpoints

 

Pdf is not to bad unless its a scanned image most of pdfs are ok.

If its not there are ways to get it, if you can email that pdf to yourself in gmail, you can click the view as html and it will do so and you can save that I think.

It won't be tabled just a single column of text but it can be done.

 

 

On 14/02/2019 9:53 AM, erik burggraaf wrote:

I don't love pdf, but when my professors ship powerpoint, I'm usually in a hurry for the information.  So, I open the powerpoint and thump it to pdf using powerpoint's save as feature.  Then I get a heading structure and access to tables.

Best,

Erik

On February 13, 2019 3:34:32 PM "molly the blind tech lover" <brainardmolly@...> wrote:

Hey guys, Molly here again ūüėÄ

I need to access somepowerpoints  for school. How do I get NVDA to read them?

Thanks. And sorry if I’m asking a question that has already been answered.


Re: screen curtains

Kevin Cussick
 

no it doesn't but turning the screen all the way down does.

On 13/02/2019 00:35, Don H wrote:
I could be wrong but I don't think screen curtains save anything on battery life.
On 2/12/2019 6:34 PM, molly the blind tech lover wrote:
lol

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Shook
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and tablets

Molly,
My and your posts describing the screen curtain were scarily similar.