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Re: clickables

Gene
 

Press enter on them just as you do for links. I'm not sure if NVDA reads something as clickable at times when it isn't but that is what you do on a properly clickable control.

Gene

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Subject: [nvda] clickables


How do I interact with clickables?
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NVDA remote access via an android app, narwhal

Jacob Kruger
 

Hope this isn't OT, but, not sure if many users are aware of an android app called narwhal, which allows you remote access to a PC with both NVDA and the NVDARemote add-on installed:

https://nvdaremote.com/


The app on the playstore is here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=im.vortex.narwall


Either way, since I have an additional machine here that am working with besides my primary development machine, I had installed both the same version of NVDA on it, along with the add-on, and, configured it to automatically set itself as a remote control target on startup, since don't want to have to switch between their two keyboards too often, and, thought would give this android software a try as well, for the first time.


I hooked up a full USB keyboard to my android handset via an OTG adapter, and, honestly, it worked pretty well overall, with the only issue being that it seemed to keep the numlock key locked, so had to work with either caps-lock or the additional insert key above the cursor arrow keys as NVDA key, and, couldn't make use of the object navigation keystrokes on the numpad itself, so, might want to then work with laptop layout, or something.


But, was quite impressed either way since, while it didn't stream any other audio from the PC to my phone, it provided NVDA's spoken output to me via talkback's voice, with only a very slight lag.


And, this meant I could otherwise pretty much make full use of the PC, the software on it, do web searches, read the results, etc. etc.


Stay well


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clickables

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

How do I interact with clickables?
*********
family Times weekly Movie times
 

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Ask Miss A to play family times on tuneIn
You can also find family times on OoTunes.
 
 

walking in VictoryI welcome all that are interested in joining our devotionals on Monday thru saturdays at 8am EST. join the devotion channel.
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I have a problem with the NVDA Alpha and Chrome

austin.finadm@...
 

hi all.
i use nvda alfa snapshot.
when i close the lid of my laptop and browse the net using chrome,
pages dont load and chrome becomes unresponsive.
i have reinstalled chrome and nvda.
but the problem is still there.
what will this be?


Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

 

Well there are 3d printers.

Now you couldn't create the model or image to throw at it but in theory if you could get that and had the components you could make a model.

That may be accessible..

People use 3d printers to make everything, in theory you could make bits of humans like eyes for existance.

In practice, nasa has used 3d printers to build rockets and things and they work so yeah, its got potential.

For the home users you can only make plastic models but if you had the ability and the models, toner, etc then you could make a modle of an engine maybe.

On 27/12/2020 6:41 am, Jonathan COHN via groups.io wrote:
No, I can't see how Tiger could make the designer portion of their software accessible. it allows one to import images and then reduce their complexity so that millions of colors and pixels can be represented on a dot scale that has just a few heights. i believe the import and emboss portions of the software are usable by screen readers, but taking a multi-color representation of the internal combustion engine and rendering that or parts of that to be useable as a training tool for the blind is something that in our current technology phase requires one to have some working vision. I would love to hear ideas of how this could be done, but that would not belong on this list.


on dec 26, 2020, at 08:54, ali savas <ali-savas@gmx.de> wrote:

hi,

i had to make the experience so far that the tiger software suite is
somehow usable, but i would not speak of accessible here yet. actually
very sad, considering that the target group is actually the blind users.

regards
ali









Re: Does Dictation Bridge work with latest NVDA?

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Milton



I think some body said you need the beta version of it I am guessing it is on the website where you saw that add on.


If you are new to nvda press the nvda key + letter N then arrow to tools a sub menu will come up then arrow down to manage add ons then press the enter key. When the next screen comes up tab a few times until you hear nvda say get add ons then press the enter key your browser will come up with add ons on that page it says a little about the add on on the main page so find the link to the add on you are interested in press the enter key and on the next page it says what it does etc and you can download the add on from there.


by the way look at the dates as some have not been updated to work with the latest nvda version usually found on the main page.


there are other places where you can also get add ons from but this is the official page for them that comes up in the add on manager.


Gene nz



On 27/12/2020 2:14 pm, Milton Charlton wrote:
Does Dictation Bridge work with the latest NVDA?
As far as I can tell, the latest version of Dictation Bridge is v1.1 .
The description of Dictation Bridge indicates that it would be very useful for an unsighted person who does not touch type and needs to use their computer only with audio in/out.

Are there other addons to NVDA like Dictation Bridge?  It seems to be a group of macros that use Windows Speech Recognition (or Dragon) to control NVDA or JAWS.

Thanks

Milton
Toronto


Does Dictation Bridge work with latest NVDA?

Milton Charlton
 

Does Dictation Bridge work with the latest NVDA?
As far as I can tell, the latest version of Dictation Bridge is v1.1 .
The description of Dictation Bridge indicates that it would be very useful for an unsighted person who does not touch type and needs to use their computer only with audio in/out.

Are there other addons to NVDA like Dictation Bridge?  It seems to be a group of macros that use Windows Speech Recognition (or Dragon) to control NVDA or JAWS.

Thanks

Milton
Toronto


Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

 

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 05:00 PM, Gene wrote:
That isn't necessarily true. 
-
Gene, yes, that is necessarily true.  I never said that people couldn't discuss what they want to discuss, but you get no better idea of how a program works with the screen reader you're using, and your current skill with same, than playing with it.

That's true of anything.  Hands on is worth a thousand times more than what anyone else tells you.  Even when you hit roadblocks, you can then clearly identify where those are to ask further questions.

Asking about the accessibility of something purely in the abstract, when you can actually try it out for yourself, is not a good use of time beyond learning if something's just not accessible at all.  And I have seen way more than my share of declarations that software is "completely inaccessible" where I know for fact it is not because I have either played with it myself with a screen reader or had a client that used it.  There's a reason I included the observation, "accessible enough for what I want it for," because while 100% accessibility is the ideal, there's lots of software that's less than perfect where it's still just fine for the things the individual intends to use it for.

The best way to make these determinations is for the end user to play, play, play with the software.  And it doesn't matter what their skill with their screen reader is, because it's their baseline skill.  Accessibility questions revolve around teaching screen reader skills just as often as teaching specific software skills.

You constantly put up road blocks for things that are not relevant.  You start, for any you, with the skill set you've got.  You don't wait for the ideal, nor do you presume lack of skill absent evidence of same.  For heaven's sake, just stop!
 
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Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

Gene
 

That isn't necessarily true.  It depends on how much you know about using your screen-reader.  A program may not be properly accessible, but usable using things like object navigation and screen review in NVDA and the screen review methods a screen-reader other than NVDA makes available if you use a different one.  Looking through a program and trying it may tell you a good deal but it may still be useful to discuss further how to use it if you can't do what you want and your screen-reader knowledge isn't extensive about the various review methods offered.


Gene

On 12/26/2020 10:10 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 08:42 AM, Scott Berry wrote:
Go check it out that's the only way you will learn
-
Amen to that!  And since you can download a 30-day trial at the ViewPlus Page for Tiger Software Suite 7, you have absolutely nothing to lose.

The best way to determine if something is accessible, or at least "accessible enough for what I need it for," is to play with it yourself.
--

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[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

Jonathan COHN
 

No, I can't see how Tiger could make the designer portion of their software accessible. it allows one to import images and then reduce their complexity so that millions of colors and pixels can be represented on a dot scale that has just a few heights. i believe the import and emboss portions of the software are usable by screen readers, but taking a multi-color representation of the internal combustion engine and rendering that or parts of that to be useable as a training tool for the blind is something that in our current technology phase requires one to have some working vision. I would love to hear ideas of how this could be done, but that would not belong on this list.


on dec 26, 2020, at 08:54, ali savas <ali-savas@gmx.de> wrote:

hi,

i had to make the experience so far that the tiger software suite is
somehow usable, but i would not speak of accessible here yet. actually
very sad, considering that the target group is actually the blind users.

regards
ali


Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

 

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 08:42 AM, Scott Berry wrote:
Go check it out that's the only way you will learn
-
Amen to that!  And since you can download a 30-day trial at the ViewPlus Page for Tiger Software Suite 7, you have absolutely nothing to lose.

The best way to determine if something is accessible, or at least "accessible enough for what I need it for," is to play with it yourself.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

[Regarding the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case brought by Texas to overturn the votes certified by 4 states:Pleased with the SCOTUS ruling, but also immediately slightly terrified of where this crazy train goes next.  We should know by now there’s a bottomless supply of crazy.

        ~ Brendan Buck, former adviser to Speakers of the House Paul Ryan and John Boehner 

 


Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

Ali Savas
 

Hi,

I had to make the experience so far that the tiger software suite is
somehow usable, but I would not speak of accessible here yet. Actually
very sad, considering that the target group is actually the blind users.

Regards
Ali


Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

Scott Berry <sb356607@...>
 

Go check it out that's the only way you will laearn Josh.

On 12/25/2020 5:32 AM, Josh Kennedy wrote:
hi,

Is tiger software sweet the software used by the tiger braille embossers along with Microsoft word is it accessible with screen readers such as or NVDA? I am considering saving money and getting the basic configuration of the braille buddy embosser. But first I would like to know if the tiger software suite is accessible or not. I would probably just be using it with braille blaster, perky duck, and perhaps Microsoft office once I buy the home version.
Sent from my iPhone




Re: anyone willing to look into NVDA and Zara Radio?

 

Hi,
If you hear percentage tones while a file is playing, chances are that it represents audio volume. At this stage, I won't worry about that until we hear from Zara developers.
Cheers,
Jsoeph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 1:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] anyone willing to look into NVDA and Zara Radio?

I can try to write them again, thank you for that detailed explanation. I actually wrote the developers a month or more ago, so this was plenty of time for them to respond. Even with the accessibility issues, it's still a viable replacement for Station Playlist. There are several things I can't do with Zara, but I've found, sometimes by accident, workarounds for most as described below:
1. The default playlist mode is repeat, when most of the time I want it in normal. This is easily dealt with by adding a stop command to the end of the playlist.
2. Adding jingles, these can't be added to the jingles portion as described in the manual, but what you could do is add that track to the playlist, then making sure the playlist is stopped so it doesn't play when you don't want it to, then pressing control+P when the item is selected will effectively do the same thing as the jingles.
3. Using the event scheduler, this is the only thing I haven't been able to find a viable workaround for, and if your station doesn't require a timed ID at the top of the hour, it's not a huge deal.
Joseph, did you try playing audio to figure out what those percentages it keeps speaking are and how to keep NVDA from endlessly speaking them? That's the other big annoyance.

On 12/24/20, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,
At least the interface looks promising (testing Zara Radio 1.6 free
edition). The biggest issue might be that, despite being a program
that uses a toolkit known for good interface accessibility, there's no
label for controls and keyboard navigation is incomplete.
Technical: it uses wxWidgets, a toolkit that's known for great
accessibility (wxWidgets is the same toolkit that powers NVDA's own
graphical interface, so we already have proof of its potential). If
keyboard accessibility and labels issues are solved, it can serve as a
viable and low-cost alternative to StationPlaylist Studio.
For reference, here's how I tested Zara Radio:
1. Download Zara Radio from: https://www.zarastudio.es/download.php
2. Installed Zara Radio.
3. Once Zara Radio loads, I used Tab key to navigate around the interface.
4. I used object navigation (NvDA+Numpad arrows in desktop layout) to
look at its interface, along with using screen review to look at its layout.
5. I opened Python Console to find out the window class name for the
foreground object, and it turned up a common window class name used by
wxWidgets applications. This is more than enough to tell me about the
accessibility potential.
6. I then moved to both unlabeled lists and pressed NVDA+F1 to obtain
developer info for these lists, and they are SysListView32 lists.
Among other things, it will allow you to use table navigation commands
to examine tracks and what not. This is the same approach used in
StationPlaylist add-on, although in the case of SPL, I had to force
NVDA to treat playlists as SysListView32 items in order to enable table navigation commands.
Bob indicates that he wrote to developers with no reply; or rather, I
think folks won't respond until January. Come January, if Bob doesn’t
get an answer from the developers, let us know so someone from the
NVDA community can write to developers and copy NV Access in the
process. If developers are willing to work with screen reader users,
that's great, otherwise we can at least convince them about the
viability of their software for blind broadcasters. Only if developers
are unwilling to listen to screen reader users should the community
consider writing an app module and package it as an add-on in order to
highlight lack of accessibility (hopefully that can serve to persuade
some developers to change their minds and collaborate with us). In
other words, it isn't really NVDA's fault, but more towards the app that can see some improvements.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob
Cavanaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] anyone willing to look into NVDA and Zara Radio?

I tried to contact them to ask a few questions as to how to do things
when I first installed the program, but I never heard back. Many of
the accessibility bugs I've found workarounds for, the event scheduler
is probably the biggest one there doesn't seem to be an accessible way
to access at the moment.

On 12/24/20, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
Have you contacted the developer and shown them via video if possible
what is and is not accessible? this would be a good start if you did
not do this already.

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On 24 Dec 2020, at 16:00, Bob Cavanaugh wrote:

Hi all,
Can anyone look into NVDA with Zara Radio? They have a paid version
and a free version, which is the one I have. There are three things
I'd like taken a look at:
1. Apparently, there are buttons at the bottom of the window for
scheduling events, adding jingles, changing the playlist mode, and a
couple other things I can't remember at the moment, but there seems
to be no way to access them with conventional navigation methods.
Can anyone try to use object navigation to try and access these
buttons and then walk me through how to do it?
2. When playing and the Zara window has focus, NVDA speaks an
endless series of percentages. Can a change be made so that these
aren't spoken?
3. When working with the playlist, there are actually two lists,
neither of which are read by NVDA. I can see what is in them, but
using NVDA I don't know what they are. I can't remember what System
Access reads for the first one if it is empty, but if there are
elements in it and a length is available, it actually reads the
length. When tabbing, System Access also reads that the second list
is the upcoming events list. Can a change be made in NVDA so that it
reads these things?
Bob
















Re: anyone willing to look into NVDA and Zara Radio?

Bob Cavanaugh <cavbob1993@...>
 

I can try to write them again, thank you for that detailed
explanation. I actually wrote the developers a month or more ago, so
this was plenty of time for them to respond. Even with the
accessibility issues, it's still a viable replacement for Station
Playlist. There are several things I can't do with Zara, but I've
found, sometimes by accident, workarounds for most as described below:
1. The default playlist mode is repeat, when most of the time I want
it in normal. This is easily dealt with by adding a stop command to
the end of the playlist.
2. Adding jingles, these can't be added to the jingles portion as
described in the manual, but what you could do is add that track to
the playlist, then making sure the playlist is stopped so it doesn't
play when you don't want it to, then pressing control+P when the item
is selected will effectively do the same thing as the jingles.
3. Using the event scheduler, this is the only thing I haven't been
able to find a viable workaround for, and if your station doesn't
require a timed ID at the top of the hour, it's not a huge deal.
Joseph, did you try playing audio to figure out what those percentages
it keeps speaking are and how to keep NVDA from endlessly speaking
them? That's the other big annoyance.

On 12/24/20, Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,
At least the interface looks promising (testing Zara Radio 1.6 free
edition). The biggest issue might be that, despite being a program that uses
a toolkit known for good interface accessibility, there's no label for
controls and keyboard navigation is incomplete.
Technical: it uses wxWidgets, a toolkit that's known for great accessibility
(wxWidgets is the same toolkit that powers NVDA's own graphical interface,
so we already have proof of its potential). If keyboard accessibility and
labels issues are solved, it can serve as a viable and low-cost alternative
to StationPlaylist Studio.
For reference, here's how I tested Zara Radio:
1. Download Zara Radio from: https://www.zarastudio.es/download.php
2. Installed Zara Radio.
3. Once Zara Radio loads, I used Tab key to navigate around the interface.
4. I used object navigation (NvDA+Numpad arrows in desktop layout) to look
at its interface, along with using screen review to look at its layout.
5. I opened Python Console to find out the window class name for the
foreground object, and it turned up a common window class name used by
wxWidgets applications. This is more than enough to tell me about the
accessibility potential.
6. I then moved to both unlabeled lists and pressed NVDA+F1 to obtain
developer info for these lists, and they are SysListView32 lists. Among
other things, it will allow you to use table navigation commands to examine
tracks and what not. This is the same approach used in StationPlaylist
add-on, although in the case of SPL, I had to force NVDA to treat playlists
as SysListView32 items in order to enable table navigation commands.
Bob indicates that he wrote to developers with no reply; or rather, I think
folks won't respond until January. Come January, if Bob doesn’t get an
answer from the developers, let us know so someone from the NVDA community
can write to developers and copy NV Access in the process. If developers are
willing to work with screen reader users, that's great, otherwise we can at
least convince them about the viability of their software for blind
broadcasters. Only if developers are unwilling to listen to screen reader
users should the community consider writing an app module and package it as
an add-on in order to highlight lack of accessibility (hopefully that can
serve to persuade some developers to change their minds and collaborate with
us). In other words, it isn't really NVDA's fault, but more towards the app
that can see some improvements.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:29 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] anyone willing to look into NVDA and Zara Radio?

I tried to contact them to ask a few questions as to how to do things when I
first installed the program, but I never heard back. Many of the
accessibility bugs I've found workarounds for, the event scheduler is
probably the biggest one there doesn't seem to be an accessible way to
access at the moment.

On 12/24/20, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
Have you contacted the developer and shown them via video if possible
what is and is not accessible? this would be a good start if you did
not do this already.

--

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our
[website.](http://www.tffppodcast.com)

Check out my [adventures with a shadow
machine.](http://tffppodcast.com/shadow)

to subscribe to the feed click
[here](http://feeds.feedburner.com/tffp)
and you can also [follow us on
twitter](http://twitter.com/tffppodcast)

Our [discord](http://discord.tffppodcast.com) is where you will know
when we go live on [twitch.](http://twitch.tv/ke7zum) Feel free to
give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit [my main lbry
page](http://lbry.tv/@ke7zum) and my [tffp lbry
page](http://lbry.tv/@tffp) You will also be able to buy some of my
products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go
[here](Http://patreon.com/tffppodcast)

On 24 Dec 2020, at 16:00, Bob Cavanaugh wrote:

Hi all,
Can anyone look into NVDA with Zara Radio? They have a paid version
and a free version, which is the one I have. There are three things
I'd like taken a look at:
1. Apparently, there are buttons at the bottom of the window for
scheduling events, adding jingles, changing the playlist mode, and a
couple other things I can't remember at the moment, but there seems
to be no way to access them with conventional navigation methods. Can
anyone try to use object navigation to try and access these buttons
and then walk me through how to do it?
2. When playing and the Zara window has focus, NVDA speaks an endless
series of percentages. Can a change be made so that these aren't
spoken?
3. When working with the playlist, there are actually two lists,
neither of which are read by NVDA. I can see what is in them, but
using NVDA I don't know what they are. I can't remember what System
Access reads for the first one if it is empty, but if there are
elements in it and a length is available, it actually reads the
length. When tabbing, System Access also reads that the second list
is the upcoming events list. Can a change be made in NVDA so that it
reads these things?
Bob
















Re: NVDA 20.4 beta and Chrome acting flakey

George Kerscher
 

Hello,

 

I followed Jason’s guidance and went back to 20.3, but it did not resolve my issue. I recall I installed the caret browser plug-in to test Hypothesis annotation functions. Once I enabled this, the editing returned to what I normally expect.

 

So not a bug in 20.4 beta.

 

Best

George

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via groups.io
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 20.4 beta and Chrome acting flakey

 

 

On 12/25/20 10:25 AM, George Kerscher wrote:

Also, how do I roll back to the previous version?

I've never had to do this, but you could visit nvaccess.com and install 2020.3.

 

 


Re: Advice wanted: Accessible twain document cameras that work with NVDA?

Mobeen Iqbal
 

Hi.

Many thanks to everyone who responded to this query. There were certainly some very interesting suggestions. I have decided to go with a flatbed scanner for the time being, though I am still on the lookout for a document camera. If I test one, I will of course report back to the list.

Very best wishes,

Mo.


On 21/12/2020 11:33, Milos Przic wrote:
Hello,
Since February I have been using a book scanner. It is an Iris Book scanner. Basically it is a small device, as long as the width of an a4 size paper. You put it on a page and drive it across the page. You can scan the document as a pdf, multi-page pdf or jpg into its memory, but also you can install its software for OCR, which works pretty well with NVDA, coppy a scanned page to clipboard or wherever you want and just read in realtime. It is how I use it, though as I said you can also scan documents on an sd card and then do an OCR with whichever software you want. I use it with its software as I like reading in realtime, because if a page is badly scanned I can just repeat it and read again. Also, for my research assignments, I must go to libraries and stuff so carying the laptop and the scanner, as the Iris one, turned out very practical.
Best,
          Miloš


Re: NVDA not coming through Bluetooth devices

 

Sharni-Lee,

            What follows applies to Bluetooth sound devices generally with Windows 10.  Most often, when you pair and connect a Bluetooth device, Windows then recognizes both its own internal sound card as well as the Bluetooth device, with sound being directed as it had been initially (which is usually to the computer's speakers or a plugged in wired headset).

             If you use Windows Key+B to throw focus to the System Tray, then arrow over to your volume settings, when more than one sound device is active there will be a choice of sound devices, and switching from the built-in Speaker/Headphone option to whatever your Bluetooth device is shifts audio output to that device in many instances (there are times this doesn't work, but it's what I'd try first).  Once the Bluetooth device is selected, the volume slider applies to it.  A word of warning if you are using earbuds or a headset, and have no idea what the computer volume setting is for that Bluetooth device, it's better to keep them somewhere other than right in/on top of your ears when doing the initial switch over.  I have been absolutely blasted on a couple of occasions because my laptop speakers are crap, and need to be turned way up, while the Bluetooth devices are not, and an equal volume used with them is deafeningly loud.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

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NVDA not coming through Bluetooth devices

Sharni-Lee Ward
 

So I got a bluetooth speaker for my birthday, and bluetooth headphones for Christmas. I've gotten the hang of using my speaker, but after the last major Windows Update, NVDA's speech stopped coming through the speaker when it was active. It comes through the computer's speakers instead. I don't really mind this with the speaker, as I use it primarily to listen to music out loud and with NVDA coming through the computer speakers, it doesn't disrupt the enjoyment of my music nearly as much as it can when I'm using normal headphones. However, when I test the Bluetooth headset I got for Christmas, I'll need to either figure out how to get NVDA to transmit through them while they're active, or be ready for a future event where an update may alter the relevant settings. I'm told there are scenarios where you have to change which soundcard NVDA is on, but I don't want to be unable to use NVDA when I power off my headphones.

Could someone explain this process to me? I'm sure someone here has had experience with this kind of issue before.


Re: Tiger software suite accessibility with NVDA?

Mobeen Iqbal
 

Hi Josh.

Yes, it's accessible. The word add-on certainly is and so is the tiger editor.

Very best wishes,

Mo.

On 25/12/2020 12:32, Josh Kennedy wrote:
hi,

Is tiger software sweet the software used by the tiger braille embossers along with Microsoft word is it accessible with screen readers such as or NVDA? I am considering saving money and getting the basic configuration of the braille buddy embosser. But first I would like to know if the tiger software suite is accessible or not. I would probably just be using it with braille blaster, perky duck, and perhaps Microsoft office once I buy the home version.
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