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Re: A question about Vocalizer

The Gamages
 

Hello,
 
Looking at the Code factory site, there ar now two different versions of the add on  for eloquence and vocalizer synthesizers, one for NVDA version 2019.3 onwards and a different one for earlier versions, that is the add on which only works with NVDA. When I tried to update to the latest version of NVDA, I got a message saying that my old add on was not compatible, or something like that.
As my vocalizer was really old, I needed to buy a new version, or so it seemed anyway, I would hope that those who have recently purchased an add on for earlierversions of NVDA would not have to pay again, but I don’t know the situation in that respect.
I hope this clarifies things a little.
 
Best Regards, Jim.
 

Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:09 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] A question about Vocalizer
 

Hello,

Has this been updated for NVDA 2019.3? It doesn't seem to want to install on my machine.

The standalone vocalizer, I mean.


Re: Torrents in QBitTorrent, or other accessible torrent clients.

Josh Kennedy
 

I use NVDA OCR to recognise the window in q-bit-torrent and then it reads the download progress to me usually with no problems. 


Screen reader changes for discord.

 

Below, you will find screen reader updates Discord has made. I haven't tried this out yet, but first, a few other things.

Screen reader guide for Discord.

The changeling has made a really great screen reader guide for Discord. Donate to them if at all possible.

How to get discord.

The most accessible way is going to the Discord Ninite page. The software on that page is a few versions behind but just let it update upon starting the app, after install.

The screen reader changes.

I copied this from the release notes and applied my own formatting.

  • Added a Reduced Motion accessibility feature. Enable under User Settings > Appearance > Accessibility. This’ll help users who are affected by excess motion and effects. Enabling it reduces the amount and intensity of animations that occur across Discord, making the app a little less...jiggly.

We’ve made several improvements to how Screen Readers interact with Discord. These include:

  1. All the big parts of the main app screen are now region landmarks so you can jump between them more easily.
  2. Things that kind of seemed like lists before are now actually marked as lists (whoops): Channels, Members, DMs, and Messages are more structured now. The whole server list is now a tree view to make it easier to find the server you want to view next.
  3. You can now more easily tell when a server or channel has mentioned you or has unread messages, distinguish between different types of channels and categories, know how many people are in a voice channel, and more.

It really bugs me they add the, and more, part, but this is a really, really, great step in the right direction though. Still no accessibility feedback email though.


A Warm Welcome to Our 1300th Member!

 

The NVDA Group has just ticked over it's next "Hundred Member Milestone," with the joining of Albert Peters.

We hope that you, and all members, will find your time here informative and useful.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


Accessibility of Inno setup Ide with NVDA

Jiří Fenz
 

Hello all!

i'm using Inno Setup to create installations.

It's no problem to write my scripts with some Text editor.

But i think, that possibility to do it also in Inno Setups Ide would be also nice option.

Only problem is, that main edit of Inno Setup ide seems to be inaccessible with Nvda in this time.

So my question is:

Do you think that make this IDE accessible is possible with making some no so complicated thinks in NVDA?

Or is in this case better option to contact Devs of Inno Setup to suggest them to make some changes on theirs site?

And last question:

Thanks for replyes.

Jiri Fenz


Re: NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Gene
 

I’m not sure but in the small number I’ve heard, you appear to be able to cause them to respond by letting them read to the end.  At the end, you will hear actions followed bhy a shortcut command such as to whatever the popup says, such as install then alt and a letter, then other options followed by other short cut commands.
 
I  seem to remember often hearing three options, I’m not sure if I’ve heard more.  This shows the importance of letting unfamiliar messages in unfamiliar interfaces read fullhy. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Jutzi
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 8:19 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications
 

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?




Re: NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Bob Jutzi
 

Installing the add-on.  Thanks.

On 4/24/2020 9:33 AM, Jacob Kruger wrote:

The mozilla apps enhancement NVDA add-on offers you keystrokes to access the firefox notifications:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/mozillaScripts.en.html


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."
On 2020-04-24 03:19 PM, Bob Jutzi wrote:

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?





Re: NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Jacob Kruger
 

The mozilla apps enhancement NVDA add-on offers you keystrokes to access the firefox notifications:

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/mozillaScripts.en.html


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 03:19 PM, Bob Jutzi wrote:

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?




NVDA Hotkeys for accessing Firefox notifications

Bob Jutzi
 

This may have been addressed, however I haven't been able to find it covered in list archives as well as the userguide.  How do you access those popup Firefox notifications; example, new update notifications and options to install missing plugins such as Adobe Flash?




Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 
Edited

Twitter has banned a lot of accessible clients like OpenTween and a lot of non accessible clients. Mastodon is very open and accessible, see links below. I doubt Twitter will budge on this because they want advertising. Third party clients cut out advertising completely. Anyway, check out the below links. In fact, I'm shocked TW Blue hasn't been banned yet.

While reading the below, keep in mind that OpenTween and others have put in their appeals, but have heard absolute radio silence on Twitters end. So, if TW Blue gets banned, don't be shocked.

Lastly, no. Blind developers don't quite see the value in developing for Mastodon yet, which is why there hasn't been a Mastodon client developed for the blind on desktop, but a few of the mobile developers making their own Mastodon apps have taken accessibility very, very, seriously, for now.

  1. Blindness resource for OpenTween.
  2. Accessibility overview of Mastodon
  3. A screen reader guide for Mastodon with chapters.
  4. OpenTween for Mastodon.
  5. Another OpenTween fork for Mastodon. The page does not translate well.


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Jacob Kruger
 

Maybe try uninstalling, and, fully reinstalling it?


And, funny enough, although have never bothered providing a donation, I don't get that prompt nowadays, and, am running latest version 0.95?


Jacob Kruger
+2782 413 4791
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 11:41 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Hi Jacob,

 

Actually, it performed well till Monday when it started asking for donation and when I said that I don’t wish to donate I got message constantly that no session is running when I could hear new tweets coming in.  Strange indeed!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

I've never bothered with anything else besides TWBlue, and, had it up and running just now, and, seemed fine?


Jacob Kruger
+2782 413 4791
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 11:12 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear  Jacob,

 

TWBlue started to act funny with me since last 2 days.  Any other option?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

TWBlue is, AFAIK, the simplest/most accessible one:

https://twblue.es/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker

Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 10:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 


Dropbox 4.5 is now stable

Patrick ZAJDA
 

Hi all,


As no bug came to my attention, I've just released the version 4.5 of Dropbox addon, which is now stable.


Download link: https://github.com/Nardol/dropbox/releases/download/v4.5/dropbox-4.5.nvda-addon


Best regards,

--
Patrick ZAJDA


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Ketan Kothari
 

Hi Jacob,

 

Actually, it performed well till Monday when it started asking for donation and when I said that I don’t wish to donate I got message constantly that no session is running when I could hear new tweets coming in.  Strange indeed!

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

I've never bothered with anything else besides TWBlue, and, had it up and running just now, and, seemed fine?


Jacob Kruger
+2782 413 4791
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 11:12 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear  Jacob,

 

TWBlue started to act funny with me since last 2 days.  Any other option?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

TWBlue is, AFAIK, the simplest/most accessible one:

https://twblue.es/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker

Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 10:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Jacob Kruger
 

I've never bothered with anything else besides TWBlue, and, had it up and running just now, and, seemed fine?


Jacob Kruger
+2782 413 4791
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 11:12 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear  Jacob,

 

TWBlue started to act funny with me since last 2 days.  Any other option?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

TWBlue is, AFAIK, the simplest/most accessible one:

https://twblue.es/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker

Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 10:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Ketan Kothari
 

Dear  Jacob,

 

TWBlue started to act funny with me since last 2 days.  Any other option?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jacob Kruger
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 2:34 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

 

TWBlue is, AFAIK, the simplest/most accessible one:

https://twblue.es/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker

Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 10:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Jacob Kruger
 

TWBlue is, AFAIK, the simplest/most accessible one:

https://twblue.es/


Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"...resistance is futile...but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2020-04-24 10:47 AM, Ketan Kothari wrote:

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Any desktop client for twitter with NVDA

Ketan Kothari
 

Dear Friends,


Is there any client other than TWBlue that works with twitter?  Please do help.

 

Thank you.

 

Ketan

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Converting JAWS Dictionaries

Bernd Dorer
 

Hi Pele,

well, this in an addon would help many JAWS and Windows Eyes users to
switch to NVDA. Alternatively could s.o. write a guid to doing this and
attach this to the NVDA comunity wiki.

kind regards
Bernd

Am 24.04.2020 um 10:23 schrieb Pele West:

Hi Brian

Thank you so much for this.

I am using VBA to do the conversion, which is quite easy. It seems like
a good project while we are locked down.

I am also converting my Window-Eyes dictionaries (apologies for
mentioning an obsolete screenreader).

Pele




Braille Display and Keyboard Commands

Pele West
 

Hi Everyone

I have connected my Braille Sense U2 QWERTY to my laptop to use in
terminal mode. This works quite well as I can use the keyboard.

I can type letters and numbers and move around with the arrow keys, but
the function keys and modifiers have to be typed using the laptop
keyboard.

Is there a way to program NVDA to make the modifier keys work on the
Braille Sense?

Thanks

Pele West


Re: Converting JAWS Dictionaries

Pele West
 

Hi Brian

Thank you so much for this.

I am using VBA to do the conversion, which is quite easy. It seems like
a good project while we are locked down.

I am also converting my Window-Eyes dictionaries (apologies for
mentioning an obsolete screenreader).

Pele