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Re: Welcome to NVDA 2018: NVDA Preferences II, several announcements on some tutorial content

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Chris,

 

NVDA 2018 hasn't been released yet. I think Joseph's talking about the tutorial he's doing--not NVDA 2018.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:34 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Welcome to NVDA 2018: NVDA Preferences II, several announcements on some tutorial content

 

Wait a second, has NVDA 2018 been released? I know there may be snapshots, but I mean, is it officially here? When I check for updates, I don't see it.

 

On 1/17/2018 5:25 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

Few important announcements about Welcome to NVDA tutorial set to follow after this:

 

The second part of NVDA Preferences (seventh installment overall) is now up, which can be found at josephsl.net/tutorials. Combined with the first part (a few days ago), it’ll take you slightly more than three hours (both parts combined) to traverse through all available preferences options (at least 110 options total across both parts).

 

Changes from 2015 edition:

 

  • Completely redone.
  • Review cursor: demonstration of simple review mode is included.
  • Input composition settings: reorganized the content; demonstration first, followed by settings themselves.
  • Object presentation: new app examples, including use of StationPlaylist Studio to demonstrate object description reporting and GoldWave for various progress bar output options. Suggestion appearance sounds are also demonstrated along with the checkbox to turn this on or off.
  • Browse mode: trap non-command gestures checkbox is demonstrated.
  • Document formatting: explained the new user interface and groupings.
  • Windows 10 OCR: recognition language option is explained; to be demoed as part of NVDA Tools section.
  • Speech dictionaries: covers all three speech dictionary types (default, voice-specific, temporary) in one sitting, complete with examples. For voice-specific dictionary, provided an example where an entry is announced differently based on voice (not synthesizer) in use.
  • Punctuation/symbol pronunciation: added coverage of “send symbol to synthesizer” (aka symbol processing) combo box.
  • Input gestures: an example for assigning a custom command to open braille settings dialog is demonstrated.
  • Restoring to factory defaults: added a note about keeping default settings or restoring personalized settings after factory reset.

 

There are two more sections to go: NVDA Tools, which will cover log viewer, speech viewer and others, as well as configuration profiles. The last section will be add-ons, and I’m still in the process of which add-ons to demonstrate (two add-ons that’ll definitely appear include DictationBridge and Golden Cursor).

 

Some important announcements about the tutorial content:

 

  • Due to a major “bug” found in a segment on finding text on webpages, the segment has been pulled from the tutorial set. Specifically, I forgot to cover case sensitive search option, which will be done as soon as possible.
  • If you’ve downloaded the segment on keyboard settings, you need to download it again as it was edited to remove leftovers from recording session.
  • Due to a last minute change introduced in braille settings dialog for NVDA 2018.1 that requires editing a significant portion of the segment, this segment will be updated in February. As a result, the zip file of all tutorials will be published later. You can still access individual segments.
  • Starting this weekend, I’ll publish each tutorial section as one or two mp3 files. For example, instead of hunting for all segments on basics, it’ll be just one download. Certain sections (notably web browsing section) will be divided into multiple mp3 files, with popular apps section divided into three files, with each one covering apps overview and Microsoft Office, universal apps, and other tools, respectively.
  • If you believe some parts of the tutorial are fast, please let me know so I can re-record fast portions and make them slower.

 

An important note about text transcriptions: my initial plan is to not offer a text transcription of this tutorial set, as it is really an audio version of the NVDA user guide with a few extras. For now, people who’d like to follow along via text should consult NVDA user guide; but I’ll leave open the possibility of a text transcription provided that: the whole community is involved in helping out (I can’t do it alone), organized through a GitHub repository, and the community promises to make the entire set (audio and text) available for free.

 

Tutorial exercises: I received a suggestion from a code contributor that I should add exercises to help folks practice concepts taught in the tutorial set. I like this idea and would like to ask if the whole community is willing to come up with some of them. I myself will contribute some exercises.

 

Lastly, this is a personal wish: for a while I’ve been thinking about either writing a book about NVDA internals based on various tutorials out there (including mine and NV Access modules), or being consulted (along with some knowledgeable developers) by one or more writers wishing to write such a book. The premise of this idea is to showcase the technical side of NVDA screen reader, with the book aimed at computer science students, programmers, researchers, potential users and organizations willing to adopt NVDA and what not. I do understand that this is a big ambition, but when we look at documentation, we really don’t have a book or two that goes deep into how NVDA really works behind the scenes (currently we have a design overview document, but for some, it isn’t adequate to fully describe what NVDA truly is), and I felt it is time that we write one. There is another reason for embarking on this project, but I’ll save that for a later post.

 

Thanks, and enjoy the new tutorial installment.

Cheers,

Joseph



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Re: Blog post on Firefox 58.

Gene
 

Busy is what is said at times when a web page is loading.  When a page has finished loading, it starts reading automatically, if NVDA defaults are used.  And while a page is loading, you can't move around on the page.
 
I have no objection to wanting sounds.  My objection is in being so unyielding about sounds that you would, evidently, not use the newest version of Firefox even after the ESR is no longer being kept current with security updates.  I don't know if that's what you, Brian, are saying you will do, but you said you wouldn't use the newer versions of Firefox until there are sounds. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

Hi, Lino,

 

I don't need special sounds to tell me when a web site has finished loading. Brian, listen for the word "busy" when a page has finished loading. Why do we have to have special sounds for that?

 

Rosemarie

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

Brian you just can’t let go ae? I don’t need extra sounds for this that and the other. Be a good bloak and contact Marko Z or James The if you really want this. Advocating on here won’t do you any good unless you do it yourself. This is the message I preach to other blind folks here in the US. No matter where you live its best you do it yourself.

 

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From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

I am going to sound like a broken bit of 78 record here, and I do apologise.

Please could we have some optional sounds with Firefox so we can hear when

downloads are complete, when clicking something actually worked and when the

page is fully loaded again.

 

I grew up with ie and only went to firefox when navigational sounds was

released, since certain ahem, other browsers in later windows decided to not

go to sounds.

There has been a polarisation of views on this list, but I do seriously

feel, from the people who do not use this list and are only interested in

using their computers and are not expert users, I need to act as an advocate

and say that having no sound is very very off-putting to such users.

Thank you and have a safe trip home...

last one out turns off the lights

Brian

 

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From: "Robert Kingett" <kingettr@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:08 PM

Subject: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

 

> The below is a blog post explaining FF 58. It works better.

> https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/01/16/nvda-firefox-58-team-regaining-strength/

>

>

 

 

 

 


Re: Firefox not displaying always when first loaded up

 

Well mozilla has shown what they think of accessibility, I couldn't get the addons in 57 to work, noscript just didn't work anymore, all the accessible menus were gone, all the radio buttons in some options some of them didn't work.

To fix issues you must turn off accessibility services may I say more?

Mozilla firefox is no longer on my box at least unless waterfox decides to become inaccessible that is probably going to happen in june but lets hope we can keep the old addon style and not the stupid web extentions which seem to not be accessible.

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This argument is going in circles.
The point is that they are, as far as I am aware developing a new api which gets around the hooking in of code to the browser.
This is why at the moment I'm using the 52esr.
I do not care if the add on is not compatible, when I asked why it was this way I was told it was because inn order to get at the data it needs it has to go in via a similar route to nvda, and that door is now shut.
I'm afraid that all the people are missing the point and as I do not want to upset anyone I'm not going to be at all rude by dumbing down my reasons.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox not displaying always when first loaded up


They didn't stop a feature.  The add on is no longer compatible. You can tell if a page refreshes, at least in my experience, because your place is lost and the page starts reading again from the top.  I think the feature you, and users in general, should be far more worried about losing is the accessibility feature, listed as accessibility when you are tabbing around options in the advanced part of the dialog, that stops pages from redirecting or refreshing without asking.

Gene

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox not displaying always when first loaded up


Oh, how can you tell then? I find a lot of pages refresh afterwards and that
little click is a clue. Try  doing anything on some yahoo sites.
Also the downloading finished sound means you do not need to always open
the download window.
I think its important to remember that everyone uses windows differently
and in the way most convenient to them,  just stopping one feature without
some discussion with users is stupid and arrogant in my view. It means that
they know best, and that has never been my experience. Windows works for
people as its very much configurable.

Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Rosemarie Chavarria" <knitqueen2007@gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox not displaying always when first loaded up


I don't need sounds to tell me if something is loading.



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Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox not displaying always when first loaded up

I'm sticking to 52 esr as it has the sounds I want.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Lino Morales" <linomorales001@gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox not displaying always when first loaded up


Yeah use Firefox 58 beta 16. Yeah it’s a bit slow with NVDA, but hey it
works. Its not as slow as V 57.X

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From: Payal Kapoor
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:44 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox not displaying always when first loaded up

hi,
i have the same problem with the same version of Firefox. however, i
use Windows 10 version 1709 with the latest built and NVDA 2017.4
sometimes by moving away and coming back it loads while at other times
it won't. it is irritating and i've not been able to establish one set
method for it to launch.
it also says "toolbar edit".
it made me wonder if some toolbar had been installed that caused this
to happen. not certain on this either.
thanks for any solutions.
Payal

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IE in recent master snaps, using Firefox 52 esr, when you maybe want to
look

at the userguide or what's new and its the first time you have used the
browser, the screen comes up as unknown and will only respond if you
either

switch away and back or hit alt and cancel it.

I am on windows 7, but did wonder if all the recent fiddling to get the
latest version of firefox to work might have compromised the esr version
in

some way.
 Has anyone else noticed this at all?  Its not a major hassle as this sort
of thing is how often things used to work some years ago for me in xp, but
thought I'd best mention it here before putting electrons on Github.
 Brian

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Re: How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app

 

Well I must say, I have used ie for sites where for example I need to get access to google mail in basic html, some sites just are not accessible without ie especially in systems I work on to download and run things which ie can do its good for admin work.

Now ofcause at home I have my own waterfox but yeah.

As for thunderbird, its a web app of sorts and I have gotten used to that.

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Myself I cannot get on with thunderbird myself as it persists in using that tree structure. I prefer my emails to be completely separate which is why I have Outlook Express, but unfortunately, I strongly suspect IE code will be dropped at some point from windows in favour of the Edge system, which will make simple mods to Outlook Express to let it still work to not be possible.
I'd use web based email if all the interfaces were the same, but sadly they are not.
In the end I may need to find myself a disposable email address and point all the others at it and try to devise some kind of filter for a working email client, or go over to   phone based email which I really do not want to do.
Since I have not even got a phone yet.
Seems to me that as many phones use apps for mail, we really do need somebody to make a simple account based system that does email and usenet in the one package just like outlook express did.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app


Well if eudora hadn't well gone south I'd be still using it with supernova.

Thunderbird is fine though it appears mozilla keep it maintained mainly.




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I could not function without filters, another reason for me still using what has been described as prehistoric software for email and usenet.
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Mendoza" <lowvisiontek@gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: [nvda] How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app


Just curious how flexible is the Mail app in handling filtered messages into specific folders? I wanted to know what is the basic command to do it. I appreciate your advice. Thanks in advance.

--

Robert Mendoza









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Re: Keyboard Shortcuts List

Gene
 

I sent the commands for 17.1.  That isn't current but most of the commands used in newer versions will be found there.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Keyboard Shortcuts List

Hi,

Gene might be running an old version of NVDA. I’ll upload the actual commands quick reference for 2017.4 (latest release).

For web browsing, the section you might be interested in is browse mode section.

But here’s something more important than key commands: there is a big problem (actually, two). Screen readers use a key on the keyboard as their modifier. Typically it is insert key, but NVDA and others can use caps lock key. Thus, the command sets you were used to when browsing the web (such as alt+shift+letter or similar ones) isn’t applicable to screen reader users in a sense that there will be no major conflicts. But the other problem is that screen readers assign letters and symbols for element navigation on websites and web applications, so that will conflict. But there is a way out: screen reader users must be told to disable element navigation commands (in NVDA, that’ll be single letter navigation on/off (NVDA+Shioft+Space)).

How NVDA can navigate through various elements via letters and symbols is a bit hard to explain, but suffice to say that it has to do with how NVDA represents webpages, or more recently, what web browsers tell screen readers to do when navigating websites. If you want, I’d be happy to either write or record a lecture on a concept called “virtual buffers”, which is essentially what browse mode really is (or used to be until recently); if you want an accessible introduction to browse mode, web apps and screen readers and related concepts, I suggest taking a look at various tutorials out there, including mine.

Lastly, while writing the above reply, I realized that we might be running into a bigger problem: lack of real user data and expert testimony. I realize that without expert guidance, you can get stuck, and without real-life user data, you may find yourself asking a way out (trust me, I’ve been through this before when writing features for some NVDA add-ons). I’d like to kindly suggest that you let NV Access help you as a consultant, provided that your organizational protocol allows this (getting help from a foreign charity). If consulting a foreign charity won’t work, then please let someone from your department give you permission to contact me and other NVDA experts in United States (a list of certified NVDA Experts can be found at certification.nvaccess.org). I suggest this next step, as it might be preferable to let an actual user or an expert guide you and your organization through live training and/or consulting work; using documentation is helpful at time,s but I think, at other times (such as this), gathering user data in a more live setting would benefit all parties.

Hope this helps. In the meantime, I’ll upload the commands quick reference for 2017.4 later today.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of tonea.ctr.morrow@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Keyboard Shortcuts List

 

Shhhh. Don’t make me laugh so much. I’ll disturb the quiet of the cubicles.

 

I got Gene’s list, though I haven’t had time to look at it yet. If you are offering to maintain a webpage, then I think the categories you would want to put in it are:

  • Sacrosanct – Do not re-asign these keys because they serve critical functions.
  • Supportive – Do not re-asign these keys if you want to be supportive of our users.
  • Experimental – These keys are in use in experimental versions of our software.

And, in each case, list the key combination paired with the function that it does (a brief description or/and name) so the sighted user can understand why that combination is important.

 

Visual users like tables, so you could put the key combination in the first cell of each row and the usage in the second cell of each row. Visual users also like color. Using black text and complying with 508 and WCAG AAA and contrast, you could have these:

  • Sacrosanct could have a pink/red color background of (255, 170, 200) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFAAC8 to convey critical.
  • Supportive could have a pale yellow background of (250, 250, 150) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFFF96 to convey pay-attention.
  • Experimental could have a pale blue background of (135, 225, 255) in RGB or use hexidecimal 87E1FF to convey neutral.

Cell borders aren’t necessary, but if you want them then basic black of 1-3 pixels is nice. For a more powerful effect visually, borders could be done to coordinate with the categories:

  • Sacrosanct: 4 pixels, 3-D effect, RGB (95, 65, 0) Hex 710000, a darker red
  • Supportive: 2 pixels, RGB (113, 0, 0) Hex 5F4100, a darker brown
  • Experimental: 2 pixels, RGB (0, 0, 115) Hex 000073, a darker blue
  • Overall page background of white makes the whole color pallete WCAG AAA/contrast compliant

 

If you don’t want to do tables, a glossary format would work just as well. Just apply a type style to the key combination so that it stands out from the definition. This allows sighted users to make a visual search if they are checking for a specific key combo. Obviously, they wouldn’t want to use Control-Alt-Delete, but if they did then you would want to make it easy for them to visually scan the page to see if that combination is already in use.  Let me know if you need any help or feedback. And, of course, feel free to ignore any or all of my suggestions.

 

Thank you for helping me get the support NVDA should receive,

 

Tonea

 

----- Original Message -----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:13 PM

Hi,

I’ll take care of that. Which edition do you need: latest release, latest public beta, latest alpha, or latest really unstable build? I can do one of these because I have all of them on my computer. It’s a matter of choosing which one you need and uploading to my website.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:55 PM

 

I realized that I can't send you the most current list.  I don't have a computer set up to be able to run the latest NVDA.  I have a Windows 7 machine that I almost never use online and I've never updated it to Service Pack 1.  My other machines are XP.  So I can send you one that isn't too old but I hope someone will send a newer page.  But this should have most of the keys used in the current edition. 

 

I'll be sending the page in the next ten or fifteen minutes, unless there is some unexpected problem.

 

Gene

 

 


Re: Keyboard Shortcuts List

Gene
 

But an important question that hasn't been discussed yet is, is there a pattern or principle of deciding what structure of short cuts should and shouldn't be used.  Quick navigation commands such as move by heading, skip blocks of links, etc., commands screen-readers use online have become standardized and it should be generally safe to say that using commands like alt shift and a letter wouldn't interfere with any screen-reader.  Control shift plus letter could conflict with Window-eyes commands and there are still many people using Window-eyes.  But I would think that a simple principle such as, use shift alt plus letter or number commands for web site short cuts would eliminate the need for studying or checking commands with JAWS and NVDA and, perhaps, Window-eyes and HAL.  Eliminating conflicts could be really tedious and cumbersome if not approached correctly so I think this needs discussion.
 
Gene
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Re: How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app

Gene
 

I would think that reading mail as plain text would eliminate the problem for most messages.  For those requiring HTML, then perhaps you may have to use something else. 
 
Gene

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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:38 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app

Myself I cannot get on with thunderbird myself as it persists in using that
tree structure. I prefer my emails to be completely separate which is why I
have Outlook Express, but unfortunately, I strongly suspect IE code will be
dropped at some point from windows in favour of the Edge system, which will
make simple mods to Outlook Express to let it still work to not be possible.
I'd use web based email if all the interfaces were the same, but sadly they
are not.
 In the end I may need to find myself a disposable email address and point
all the others at it and try to devise some kind of filter for a working
email client, or go over to   phone based email which I really do not want
to do.
 Since I have not even got a phone yet.
 Seems to me that as many phones use apps for mail, we really do need
somebody to make a simple account based system that does email and usenet in
the one package just like outlook express did.
 Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app


> Well if eudora hadn't well gone south I'd be still using it with
> supernova.
>
> Thunderbird is fine though it appears mozilla keep it maintained mainly.
>
>
>
>
> On 17/01/2018 8:52 p.m., Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
>> I could not function without filters, another reason for me still using
>> what has been described as prehistoric software for email and usenet.
>> Brian
>>
>> bglists@...
>> Sent via blueyonder.
>> Please address personal email to:-
>> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
>> in the display name field.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Mendoza"
>> <lowvisiontek@...>
>> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:10 AM
>> Subject: [nvda] How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app
>>
>>
>>> Just curious how flexible is the Mail app in handling filtered messages
>>> into specific folders? I wanted to know what is the basic command to do
>>> it. I appreciate your advice. Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Robert Mendoza
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>




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If so is there any way around  the drag and drop for inserting tracks in to a playlist

I know you can make your own playlist and  import  it

In to centova cast but has anyone used the drag and drop

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From: Joseph Weakland
Sent: 17 January 2018 18:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] zello addon query

 

by chance is there any plans for a nvda zello addon that would you to 1.

access anhy pending auth requests you may have? 2. see if there is a new

version of zello availlable?

 

If there is no such addon in development how would one who uses nvda

check zello for windows to see if there is a new version or pending auth

requests?

 

 

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Re: zello addon query

Lino Morales
 

You need to get onto the NVDA Gethub page and see if you can get someone to write up an add-on. Or better yet just use the IOS app which talking about is off topic here.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Joseph Weakland
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] zello addon query

 

by chance is there any plans for a nvda zello addon that would you to 1.

access anhy pending auth requests you may have? 2. see if there is a new

version of zello availlable?

 

If there is no such addon in development how would one who uses nvda

check zello for windows to see if there is a new version or pending auth

requests?

 

 

--

email

josephweakland@...

sent from thunderbird

 

 

 

 


Re: How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app

 

From my ex. They just automatically transferred over once you load the email address and to mail.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 17, 2018, at 2:20 AM, David Moore <jesusloves1966@...> wrote:

The mail app is not good with making filters, I just have my lists split up into four email accounts. I check them regularly. Unfortunately, if you are use to having rules or filters, that does not exist in the mail app.

I know you can create filters on the web sites themselves, like, Gmail.com, but I am not sure how to transfer those filters to the Mail app!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app

 

Well if eudora hadn't well gone south I'd be still using it with supernova.

 

Thunderbird is fine though it appears mozilla keep it maintained mainly.

 

 

 

 

On 17/01/2018 8:52 p.m., Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:

> I could not function without filters, another reason for me still

> using what has been described as prehistoric software for email and

> usenet.

> Brian

> bglists@...

> Sent via blueyonder.

> Please address personal email to:-

> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'

> in the display name field.

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Mendoza"

> <lowvisiontek@...>

> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

> Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:10 AM

> Subject: [nvda] How to create filtered rule in Windows 10 Mail app

>> Just curious how flexible is the Mail app in handling filtered

>> messages into specific folders? I wanted to know what is the basic

>> command to do it. I appreciate your advice. Thanks in advance.

>> 

>> --

>> 

>> Robert Mendoza

>> 

>> 

>> 

>> 

>

 

 

 

 


zello addon query

Joseph Weakland
 

by chance is there any plans for a nvda zello addon that would you to 1. access anhy pending auth requests you may have? 2. see if there is a new version of zello availlable?

If there is no such addon in development how would one who uses nvda check zello for windows to see if there is a new version or pending auth requests?


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Re: Keyboard Shortcuts List

tonea.ctr.morrow@...
 

I will look into it. As for Gene’s list, it is from dot one, but I am still grateful for it.

 

Thanks,

 

Tonea

 

---Original Message---

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:29 AM

Hi,

Gene might be running an old version of NVDA. I’ll upload the actual commands quick reference for 2017.4 (latest release).

For web browsing, the section you might be interested in is browse mode section.

But here’s something more important than key commands: there is a big problem (actually, two). Screen readers use a key on the keyboard as their modifier. Typically it is insert key, but NVDA and others can use caps lock key. Thus, the command sets you were used to when browsing the web (such as alt+shift+letter or similar ones) isn’t applicable to screen reader users in a sense that there will be no major conflicts. But the other problem is that screen readers assign letters and symbols for element navigation on websites and web applications, so that will conflict. But there is a way out: screen reader users must be told to disable element navigation commands (in NVDA, that’ll be single letter navigation on/off (NVDA+Shioft+Space)).

How NVDA can navigate through various elements via letters and symbols is a bit hard to explain, but suffice to say that it has to do with how NVDA represents webpages, or more recently, what web browsers tell screen readers to do when navigating websites. If you want, I’d be happy to either write or record a lecture on a concept called “virtual buffers”, which is essentially what browse mode really is (or used to be until recently); if you want an accessible introduction to browse mode, web apps and screen readers and related concepts, I suggest taking a look at various tutorials out there, including mine.

Lastly, while writing the above reply, I realized that we might be running into a bigger problem: lack of real user data and expert testimony. I realize that without expert guidance, you can get stuck, and without real-life user data, you may find yourself asking a way out (trust me, I’ve been through this before when writing features for some NVDA add-ons). I’d like to kindly suggest that you let NV Access help you as a consultant, provided that your organizational protocol allows this (getting help from a foreign charity). If consulting a foreign charity won’t work, then please let someone from your department give you permission to contact me and other NVDA experts in United States (a list of certified NVDA Experts can be found at certification.nvaccess.org). I suggest this next step, as it might be preferable to let an actual user or an expert guide you and your organization through live training and/or consulting work; using documentation is helpful at time,s but I think, at other times (such as this), gathering user data in a more live setting would benefit all parties.

Hope this helps. In the meantime, I’ll upload the commands quick reference for 2017.4 later today.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 


Re: Keyboard Shortcuts List

tonea.ctr.morrow@...
 

Okay, I’ve had time to look at what Gene sent me. I think it is from the software itself.

 

Joseph, if you are going to make a web page reference for software developers to ensure they don’t conflict with NVDA keyboard controls, then the target audience is sighted people who don’t have this software and may have no experience with the blind or screen readers. With that in mind, I’d like to point out some things.

 

There are a lot of keyboard commands that say NVDA+letter. You’ll need a clarifier as to what you mean by NVDA. Does it mean that NVDA has to be the focus before selecting the letter?

 

What is a System Caret? How does that play into the usage of the software by your consumers?

 

The presentation of Desktop key, Laptop Key, and Touch is fantastic. I strongly suggest you keep that. People read from left to right, so I would recommend moving the Name column to be after the keys and before the description. This aids the sighted viewer in scanning for a particular key combination. If this page you are making is not to be devoted to developers, but to be for general usage, then the advantage of changing column order is not a big gain when the audience is broadened. Don’t feel obligated to change it.

 

In fact, if you wanted to just modify this list, you could add a column to each table. In the column put one of three characters: E, S, or D. E for essential (the same as sacrosanct). S for Supportive. And D for Developmental. Color coding the rows would still be great, but adding a developer’s column makes a broad document more usable by developers.

 

The section, “Single letter Navigation” doesn’t make sense to me. I’m sure it will once I get my NVDA, but until then it looks like you’d never be able to write an email because all those single letters are reserved.

 

For software developers, I wouldn’t put in the braille guides. I would put a reference to them and have them listed on a separate page.

 

Sorry if I’m being a pest,

 

Tonea

 

----- Original Message -----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Morrow, Tonea CTR (FAA)
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:06 AM

Shhhh. Don’t make me laugh so much. I’ll disturb the quiet of the cubicles.

 

I got Gene’s list, though I haven’t had time to look at it yet. If you are offering to maintain a webpage, then I think the categories you would want to put in it are:

·         Sacrosanct – Do not re-asign these keys because they serve critical functions.

·         Supportive – Do not re-asign these keys if you want to be supportive of our users.

·         Experimental – These keys are in use in experimental versions of our software.

And, in each case, list the key combination paired with the function that it does (a brief description or/and name) so the sighted user can understand why that combination is important.

 

Visual users like tables, so you could put the key combination in the first cell of each row and the usage in the second cell of each row. Visual users also like color. Using black text and complying with 508 and WCAG AAA and contrast, you could have these:

·         Sacrosanct could have a pink/red color background of (255, 170, 200) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFAAC8 to convey critical.

·         Supportive could have a pale yellow background of (250, 250, 150) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFFF96 to convey pay-attention.

·         Experimental could have a pale blue background of (135, 225, 255) in RGB or use hexidecimal 87E1FF to convey neutral.

Cell borders aren’t necessary, but if you want them then basic black of 1-3 pixels is nice. For a more powerful effect visually, borders could be done to coordinate with the categories:

·         Sacrosanct: 4 pixels, 3-D effect, RGB (95, 65, 0) Hex 710000, a darker red

·         Supportive: 2 pixels, RGB (113, 0, 0) Hex 5F4100, a darker brown

·         Experimental: 2 pixels, RGB (0, 0, 115) Hex 000073, a darker blue

·         Overall page background of white makes the whole color pallete WCAG AAA/contrast compliant

 

If you don’t want to do tables, a glossary format would work just as well. Just apply a type style to the key combination so that it stands out from the definition. This allows sighted users to make a visual search if they are checking for a specific key combo. Obviously, they wouldn’t want to use Control-Alt-Delete, but if they did then you would want to make it easy for them to visually scan the page to see if that combination is already in use.  Let me know if you need any help or feedback. And, of course, feel free to ignore any or all of my suggestions.

 

Thank you for helping me get the support NVDA should receive,

 

Tonea

 

----- Original Message -----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:13 PM

Hi,

I’ll take care of that. Which edition do you need: latest release, latest public beta, latest alpha, or latest really unstable build? I can do one of these because I have all of them on my computer. It’s a matter of choosing which one you need and uploading to my website.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 


Re: Blog post on Firefox 58.

Lino Morales
 

That’s the whole point I’m trying to make here Rosemarie. Its not nessessary.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

Hi, Lino,

 

I don't need special sounds to tell me when a web site has finished loading. Brian, listen for the word "busy" when a page has finished loading. Why do we have to have special sounds for that?

 

Rosemarie

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

Brian you just can’t let go ae? I don’t need extra sounds for this that and the other. Be a good bloak and contact Marko Z or James The if you really want this. Advocating on here won’t do you any good unless you do it yourself. This is the message I preach to other blind folks here in the US. No matter where you live its best you do it yourself.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

I am going to sound like a broken bit of 78 record here, and I do apologise.

Please could we have some optional sounds with Firefox so we can hear when

downloads are complete, when clicking something actually worked and when the

page is fully loaded again.

 

I grew up with ie and only went to firefox when navigational sounds was

released, since certain ahem, other browsers in later windows decided to not

go to sounds.

There has been a polarisation of views on this list, but I do seriously

feel, from the people who do not use this list and are only interested in

using their computers and are not expert users, I need to act as an advocate

and say that having no sound is very very off-putting to such users.

Thank you and have a safe trip home...

last one out turns off the lights

Brian

 

bglists@...

Sent via blueyonder.

Please address personal email to:-

briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'

in the display name field.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Robert Kingett" <kingettr@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:08 PM

Subject: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

 

> The below is a blog post explaining FF 58. It works better.

> https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/01/16/nvda-firefox-58-team-regaining-strength/

>

>

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Blog post on Firefox 58.

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Lino,

 

I don't need special sounds to tell me when a web site has finished loading. Brian, listen for the word "busy" when a page has finished loading. Why do we have to have special sounds for that?

 

Rosemarie

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:30 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

Brian you just can’t let go ae? I don’t need extra sounds for this that and the other. Be a good bloak and contact Marko Z or James The if you really want this. Advocating on here won’t do you any good unless you do it yourself. This is the message I preach to other blind folks here in the US. No matter where you live its best you do it yourself.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

I am going to sound like a broken bit of 78 record here, and I do apologise.

Please could we have some optional sounds with Firefox so we can hear when

downloads are complete, when clicking something actually worked and when the

page is fully loaded again.

 

I grew up with ie and only went to firefox when navigational sounds was

released, since certain ahem, other browsers in later windows decided to not

go to sounds.

There has been a polarisation of views on this list, but I do seriously

feel, from the people who do not use this list and are only interested in

using their computers and are not expert users, I need to act as an advocate

and say that having no sound is very very off-putting to such users.

Thank you and have a safe trip home...

last one out turns off the lights

Brian

 

bglists@...

Sent via blueyonder.

Please address personal email to:-

briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'

in the display name field.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Robert Kingett" <kingettr@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:08 PM

Subject: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

 

> The below is a blog post explaining FF 58. It works better.

> https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/01/16/nvda-firefox-58-team-regaining-strength/

>

>

 

 

 

 


Re: Keyboard Shortcuts List

 

Hi,

Correction: single letter navigation on/off toggle: NVDA+Shift+Space.

Cheers,

oseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:29 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Keyboard Shortcuts List

 

Hi,

Gene might be running an old version of NVDA. I’ll upload the actual commands quick reference for 2017.4 (latest release).

For web browsing, the section you might be interested in is browse mode section.

But here’s something more important than key commands: there is a big problem (actually, two). Screen readers use a key on the keyboard as their modifier. Typically it is insert key, but NVDA and others can use caps lock key. Thus, the command sets you were used to when browsing the web (such as alt+shift+letter or similar ones) isn’t applicable to screen reader users in a sense that there will be no major conflicts. But the other problem is that screen readers assign letters and symbols for element navigation on websites and web applications, so that will conflict. But there is a way out: screen reader users must be told to disable element navigation commands (in NVDA, that’ll be single letter navigation on/off (NVDA+Shioft+Space)).

How NVDA can navigate through various elements via letters and symbols is a bit hard to explain, but suffice to say that it has to do with how NVDA represents webpages, or more recently, what web browsers tell screen readers to do when navigating websites. If you want, I’d be happy to either write or record a lecture on a concept called “virtual buffers”, which is essentially what browse mode really is (or used to be until recently); if you want an accessible introduction to browse mode, web apps and screen readers and related concepts, I suggest taking a look at various tutorials out there, including mine.

Lastly, while writing the above reply, I realized that we might be running into a bigger problem: lack of real user data and expert testimony. I realize that without expert guidance, you can get stuck, and without real-life user data, you may find yourself asking a way out (trust me, I’ve been through this before when writing features for some NVDA add-ons). I’d like to kindly suggest that you let NV Access help you as a consultant, provided that your organizational protocol allows this (getting help from a foreign charity). If consulting a foreign charity won’t work, then please let someone from your department give you permission to contact me and other NVDA experts in United States (a list of certified NVDA Experts can be found at certification.nvaccess.org). I suggest this next step, as it might be preferable to let an actual user or an expert guide you and your organization through live training and/or consulting work; using documentation is helpful at time,s but I think, at other times (such as this), gathering user data in a more live setting would benefit all parties.

Hope this helps. In the meantime, I’ll upload the commands quick reference for 2017.4 later today.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of tonea.ctr.morrow@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Keyboard Shortcuts List

 

Shhhh. Don’t make me laugh so much. I’ll disturb the quiet of the cubicles.

 

I got Gene’s list, though I haven’t had time to look at it yet. If you are offering to maintain a webpage, then I think the categories you would want to put in it are:

  • Sacrosanct – Do not re-asign these keys because they serve critical functions.
  • Supportive – Do not re-asign these keys if you want to be supportive of our users.
  • Experimental – These keys are in use in experimental versions of our software.

And, in each case, list the key combination paired with the function that it does (a brief description or/and name) so the sighted user can understand why that combination is important.

 

Visual users like tables, so you could put the key combination in the first cell of each row and the usage in the second cell of each row. Visual users also like color. Using black text and complying with 508 and WCAG AAA and contrast, you could have these:

  • Sacrosanct could have a pink/red color background of (255, 170, 200) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFAAC8 to convey critical.
  • Supportive could have a pale yellow background of (250, 250, 150) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFFF96 to convey pay-attention.
  • Experimental could have a pale blue background of (135, 225, 255) in RGB or use hexidecimal 87E1FF to convey neutral.

Cell borders aren’t necessary, but if you want them then basic black of 1-3 pixels is nice. For a more powerful effect visually, borders could be done to coordinate with the categories:

  • Sacrosanct: 4 pixels, 3-D effect, RGB (95, 65, 0) Hex 710000, a darker red
  • Supportive: 2 pixels, RGB (113, 0, 0) Hex 5F4100, a darker brown
  • Experimental: 2 pixels, RGB (0, 0, 115) Hex 000073, a darker blue
  • Overall page background of white makes the whole color pallete WCAG AAA/contrast compliant

 

If you don’t want to do tables, a glossary format would work just as well. Just apply a type style to the key combination so that it stands out from the definition. This allows sighted users to make a visual search if they are checking for a specific key combo. Obviously, they wouldn’t want to use Control-Alt-Delete, but if they did then you would want to make it easy for them to visually scan the page to see if that combination is already in use.  Let me know if you need any help or feedback. And, of course, feel free to ignore any or all of my suggestions.

 

Thank you for helping me get the support NVDA should receive,

 

Tonea

 

----- Original Message -----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:13 PM

Hi,

I’ll take care of that. Which edition do you need: latest release, latest public beta, latest alpha, or latest really unstable build? I can do one of these because I have all of them on my computer. It’s a matter of choosing which one you need and uploading to my website.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:55 PM

 

I realized that I can't send you the most current list.  I don't have a computer set up to be able to run the latest NVDA.  I have a Windows 7 machine that I almost never use online and I've never updated it to Service Pack 1.  My other machines are XP.  So I can send you one that isn't too old but I hope someone will send a newer page.  But this should have most of the keys used in the current edition. 

 

I'll be sending the page in the next ten or fifteen minutes, unless there is some unexpected problem.

 

Gene

 

 


Re: Blog post on Firefox 58.

Lino Morales
 

Brian you just can’t let go ae? I don’t need extra sounds for this that and the other. Be a good bloak and contact Marko Z or James The if you really want this. Advocating on here won’t do you any good unless you do it yourself. This is the message I preach to other blind folks here in the US. No matter where you live its best you do it yourself.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

I am going to sound like a broken bit of 78 record here, and I do apologise.

Please could we have some optional sounds with Firefox so we can hear when

downloads are complete, when clicking something actually worked and when the

page is fully loaded again.

 

I grew up with ie and only went to firefox when navigational sounds was

released, since certain ahem, other browsers in later windows decided to not

go to sounds.

There has been a polarisation of views on this list, but I do seriously

feel, from the people who do not use this list and are only interested in

using their computers and are not expert users, I need to act as an advocate

and say that having no sound is very very off-putting to such users.

Thank you and have a safe trip home...

last one out turns off the lights

Brian

 

bglists@...

Sent via blueyonder.

Please address personal email to:-

briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'

in the display name field.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Robert Kingett" <kingettr@...>

To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>

Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:08 PM

Subject: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.

 

 

> The below is a blog post explaining FF 58. It works better.

> https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/01/16/nvda-firefox-58-team-regaining-strength/

>

>

 

 

 

 


Re: Keyboard Shortcuts List

 

Hi,

Gene might be running an old version of NVDA. I’ll upload the actual commands quick reference for 2017.4 (latest release).

For web browsing, the section you might be interested in is browse mode section.

But here’s something more important than key commands: there is a big problem (actually, two). Screen readers use a key on the keyboard as their modifier. Typically it is insert key, but NVDA and others can use caps lock key. Thus, the command sets you were used to when browsing the web (such as alt+shift+letter or similar ones) isn’t applicable to screen reader users in a sense that there will be no major conflicts. But the other problem is that screen readers assign letters and symbols for element navigation on websites and web applications, so that will conflict. But there is a way out: screen reader users must be told to disable element navigation commands (in NVDA, that’ll be single letter navigation on/off (NVDA+Shioft+Space)).

How NVDA can navigate through various elements via letters and symbols is a bit hard to explain, but suffice to say that it has to do with how NVDA represents webpages, or more recently, what web browsers tell screen readers to do when navigating websites. If you want, I’d be happy to either write or record a lecture on a concept called “virtual buffers”, which is essentially what browse mode really is (or used to be until recently); if you want an accessible introduction to browse mode, web apps and screen readers and related concepts, I suggest taking a look at various tutorials out there, including mine.

Lastly, while writing the above reply, I realized that we might be running into a bigger problem: lack of real user data and expert testimony. I realize that without expert guidance, you can get stuck, and without real-life user data, you may find yourself asking a way out (trust me, I’ve been through this before when writing features for some NVDA add-ons). I’d like to kindly suggest that you let NV Access help you as a consultant, provided that your organizational protocol allows this (getting help from a foreign charity). If consulting a foreign charity won’t work, then please let someone from your department give you permission to contact me and other NVDA experts in United States (a list of certified NVDA Experts can be found at certification.nvaccess.org). I suggest this next step, as it might be preferable to let an actual user or an expert guide you and your organization through live training and/or consulting work; using documentation is helpful at time,s but I think, at other times (such as this), gathering user data in a more live setting would benefit all parties.

Hope this helps. In the meantime, I’ll upload the commands quick reference for 2017.4 later today.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of tonea.ctr.morrow@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:06 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Keyboard Shortcuts List

 

Shhhh. Don’t make me laugh so much. I’ll disturb the quiet of the cubicles.

 

I got Gene’s list, though I haven’t had time to look at it yet. If you are offering to maintain a webpage, then I think the categories you would want to put in it are:

  • Sacrosanct – Do not re-asign these keys because they serve critical functions.
  • Supportive – Do not re-asign these keys if you want to be supportive of our users.
  • Experimental – These keys are in use in experimental versions of our software.

And, in each case, list the key combination paired with the function that it does (a brief description or/and name) so the sighted user can understand why that combination is important.

 

Visual users like tables, so you could put the key combination in the first cell of each row and the usage in the second cell of each row. Visual users also like color. Using black text and complying with 508 and WCAG AAA and contrast, you could have these:

  • Sacrosanct could have a pink/red color background of (255, 170, 200) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFAAC8 to convey critical.
  • Supportive could have a pale yellow background of (250, 250, 150) in RGB or use hexidecimal FFFF96 to convey pay-attention.
  • Experimental could have a pale blue background of (135, 225, 255) in RGB or use hexidecimal 87E1FF to convey neutral.

Cell borders aren’t necessary, but if you want them then basic black of 1-3 pixels is nice. For a more powerful effect visually, borders could be done to coordinate with the categories:

  • Sacrosanct: 4 pixels, 3-D effect, RGB (95, 65, 0) Hex 710000, a darker red
  • Supportive: 2 pixels, RGB (113, 0, 0) Hex 5F4100, a darker brown
  • Experimental: 2 pixels, RGB (0, 0, 115) Hex 000073, a darker blue
  • Overall page background of white makes the whole color pallete WCAG AAA/contrast compliant

 

If you don’t want to do tables, a glossary format would work just as well. Just apply a type style to the key combination so that it stands out from the definition. This allows sighted users to make a visual search if they are checking for a specific key combo. Obviously, they wouldn’t want to use Control-Alt-Delete, but if they did then you would want to make it easy for them to visually scan the page to see if that combination is already in use.  Let me know if you need any help or feedback. And, of course, feel free to ignore any or all of my suggestions.

 

Thank you for helping me get the support NVDA should receive,

 

Tonea

 

----- Original Message -----

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:13 PM

Hi,

I’ll take care of that. Which edition do you need: latest release, latest public beta, latest alpha, or latest really unstable build? I can do one of these because I have all of them on my computer. It’s a matter of choosing which one you need and uploading to my website.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:55 PM

 

I realized that I can't send you the most current list.  I don't have a computer set up to be able to run the latest NVDA.  I have a Windows 7 machine that I almost never use online and I've never updated it to Service Pack 1.  My other machines are XP.  So I can send you one that isn't too old but I hope someone will send a newer page.  But this should have most of the keys used in the current edition. 

 

I'll be sending the page in the next ten or fifteen minutes, unless there is some unexpected problem.

 

Gene

 

 


Re: Editing vocalizer source files

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And the lack of sound scheme as well has always been a bone of irritation for many users.
Brian

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From: "Engin Albayrak" <mealbayrak@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Editing vocalizer source files


Hello. This is also a necessity For Turkish language. As Turkish users, We want to close abriviations. Because They are usually rong.

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Konu: [nvda] Editing vocalizer source files

hi friends, can we edit NVDA ADD-ON vocalizer source file according our regional language pronunciation. because, i want to make some changes in pronunciation rules in Hindi language. i don't know whether it can possible or not. please help me suggesting regarding this one. waiting for your reply. thank you.

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Re: Blog post on Firefox 58.

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Yea, maybe it needs a sound instead ) well I could not resist it.
I agree I'd like to see a simple wish list form for firefox.
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.


Is there a way to contact the Firefox accessibility team? Unless the notify me when a page tries to redirect or refresh feature was reintroduced in version 58, that is a serious question that should be addressed and that those concerned should write to the accessibility team about. This wasn't mentioned in the blog entry about improvements in Firefox 58.

Gene
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From: Robert Kingett
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:08 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Blog post on Firefox 58.


The below is a blog post explaining FF 58. It works better.

https://www.marcozehe.de/2018/01/16/nvda-firefox-58-team-regaining-strength/