Date   

Re: Q Read alternative

David Griffith
 

Speak On supports Daisy through its Audio Books app but I don’t know about XML 5 but if somebody sent me a sample I could try it and see.

Speak On is self-voicing  much like Kurzweil so you would not use a Screenreader with it as it is controlled  just as if you were using a screenreader.

 

Isaac told me that he has updated the NVDA and Speech Player addons to be compatible with the latest version of NVDA but I don’t think they have been published yet.

As I understand it  the NVDA addon simply mutes NVDA whilst Speak On is in Focus

 

David Griffith

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of john s
Sent: 22 March 2020 18:23
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

David, the NFB content is Daisy, which xml files.

Can my screen reader be used in this program?

At 12:10 PM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:

 
Speak On was developed in the UK so the only direct connections it has to download is content from the RNIB eText and Audio Newsagent service and it also connects directly to TuneIn Radio if you have an  account with them.
However it does have a “Virtual Readerâ€
function which interacts with the automatic eText digital content  generated by for Newspapers and Magazines in the UK which makes for a more pleasant reading experience.
If Newsline produces material in ePub2 format then it may be worth importing the content into Speak On and try reading it with the RNIB eText Newsagent app anyway to see if this provides a good experience.
If you wanted to do this you would need to first of all add the RNIB eText app from the add plugins section of the Tools menu and then place your Newsline content, assuming it is epPub2  into  the Current Reading directory under the RNIB etect directory under My Speak On media folder.
 
Of course you can also read the ePub also using Speak On’s eBook function – oone of the worst decisions Isaac took was to name this app Text Publications which disguises it utility as an eBook reader.
 
David Griffith
 
So it cannot, as far as I am aware connect
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: john s
Sent: 22 March 2020 14:59
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 
David, does  speak on handle NFB Newsline content?

Also, can the program use my screen reader?

At 09:56 AM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:

OK

My actual Podcasts on Speak On are being distributed by Talking Computers on a monthly basis and will appear on the Speak On website a month later but you can find all the recordings below on SendSpace links which will hopefully not be an issue. If there is an issue then I will try and put them also on Open  drive.

 

The main Speak On app is being continuously maintained by Isaac the Program developer though he has no intentions to do major revisions of the app.

 

The series is not complete as there will be further Podcasts on the RNIB Daisy magazine Service, using the Podcasts app and the Music app to follow.

I actually intend to replace and re-record the eBook Podcasts as half - way through the volume increases which is a little distracting.

 

Speak On Resources

You can download Speak On media Suite from

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html

 

 

Speak On Media Podcast

 

01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3

This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available

by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/otzppu

 

02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3

 

This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into

Speak On Media.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v7dhkt

 

03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3

This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume

of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ye758q

 

 

04 Reading eBooks on Speak On

This covers.

-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.

-changing the Reading Voice.

- Navigation levels available in the eBook.

- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.

-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.

- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.

- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.

- Saving Sections of the book as text files.

- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/akbva2

 

 

05 Speak On and Internet Radio

This Podcast covers

- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.

- Using the optional VI Radio app.

- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sgqix8

 

 

Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p7xu1m

 

 

06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.

 

This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/j006ie

 

 

07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.

 

This Podcasts covers.

1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.

Installing the task and logging into the eText service.

Loading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.

Setting up favourite papers.

Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d40tj7

 

 

08 Speak On and the RNIB magazine Service

 

As unfortunately the RNIB have broken links to some of the Magazines and not updated information to Speak ON, there is a need in some cases to download

and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your magazines in

this use case.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jsp0da

 

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith via Groups.Io

Sent: 22 March 2020 13:41

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

It is  not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a lot lot more.

 

I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,

 

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Robert Kingett

Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated link, put it in the thread.

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html

 

                 John

 

                 John


important brouser update notice

 

Hi all.

This stuff just came from my winaero posting.

According to winaero at least, it appears that due to the virus, there are a few pauses.

Firstly, edge, and chrome are not going to recieve any updates at least till this virus goes away.

So while there will be security and stability updates no new versions.

Next, the insiders group has a new windows 1909 and 1903 update in fast ring this is usually not mentioned as such on winaero but still.

This could signal another optional.

Point is, if you want 81.0 on chrome you will need to get it from beta if not, well you may want to use something else.

In addition mozilla is reenabling old ssl/tls 1.1 and 1.0 while this virus is on because some sites will not be updated just yet to the new 1.2 standard.


Re: Q Read alternative

john s
 

David, the NFB content is Daisy, which xml files.

Can my screen reader be used in this program?


At 12:10 PM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:
 
Speak On was developed in the UK so the only direct connections it has to download is content from the RNIB eText and Audio Newsagent service and it also connects directly to TuneIn Radio if you have an  account with them.
However it does have a “Virtual Reader� function which interacts with the automatic eText digital content  generated by for Newspapers and Magazines in the UK which makes for a more pleasant reading experience.
If Newsline produces material in ePub2 format then it may be worth importing the content into Speak On and try reading it with the RNIB eText Newsagent app anyway to see if this provides a good experience.
If you wanted to do this you would need to first of all add the RNIB eText app from the add plugins section of the Tools menu and then place your Newsline content, assuming it is epPub2  into  the Current Reading directory under the RNIB etect directory under My Speak On media folder.
 
Of course you can also read the ePub also using Speak On’s eBook function – oone of the worst decisions Isaac took was to name this app Text Publications which disguises it utility as an eBook reader.
 
David Griffith
 
So it cannot, as far as I am aware connect
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: john s
Sent: 22 March 2020 14:59
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 
David, does  speak on handle NFB Newsline content?

Also, can the program use my screen reader?

At 09:56 AM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:

OK
My actual Podcasts on Speak On are being distributed by Talking Computers on a monthly basis and will appear on the Speak On website a month later but you can find all the recordings below on SendSpace links which will hopefully not be an issue. If there is an issue then I will try and put them also on Open  drive.
 
The main Speak On app is being continuously maintained by Isaac the Program developer though he has no intentions to do major revisions of the app.
 
The series is not complete as there will be further Podcasts on the RNIB Daisy magazine Service, using the Podcasts app and the Music app to follow.
I actually intend to replace and re-record the eBook Podcasts as half - way through the volume increases which is a little distracting.
 
Speak On Resources
You can download Speak On media Suite from
http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 
 
Speak On Media Podcast
 
01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available
by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/otzppu
 
02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3
 
This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into
Speak On Media.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v7dhkt
 
03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3
This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume
of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ye758q
 
 
04 Reading eBooks on Speak On
This covers.
-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.
-changing the Reading Voice.
- Navigation levels available in the eBook.
- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.
-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.
- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.
- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.
- Saving Sections of the book as text files.
- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/akbva2
 
 
05 Speak On and Internet Radio
This Podcast covers
- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.
- Using the optional VI Radio app.
- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sgqix8
 
 
Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p7xu1m
 
 
06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.
 
This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/j006ie
 
 
07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.
 
This Podcasts covers.
1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.
Installing the task and logging into the eText service.
Loading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.
Setting up favourite papers.
Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d40tj7
 
 
08 Speak On and the RNIB magazine Service
 
As unfortunately the RNIB have broken links to some of the Magazines and not updated information to Speak ON, there is a need in some cases to download
and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your magazines in
this use case.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jsp0da
 
 
 
 
 
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith via Groups.Io
Sent: 22 March 2020 13:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 
It is  not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a lot lot more.
 
I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,
 
David Griffith
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Robert Kingett
Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 
The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated link, put it in the thread.

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 
                 John

 

                 John


Re: NVDA addon development beginner

 

Hi,

I recommend starting at python.org’s python documentation (look up 3.7, not 3.8 yet).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:13 AM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA addon development beginner

 

Thanks brian and Josep,

Josep sir what is best website source to learn python 3.

Thanks

 

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 10:31 PM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

Brian gave you the subscription info for at least one development list. My advice is:

Before you learn NVDA add-on development, learn Python 3 first. You need to have a solid grasp of at least intermediate Python features before you can say you are ready to write NVDA add-ons. Concepts you need to learn include classes, modules, functions, imports, and class attribute access/modification.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:30 AM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] NVDA addon development beginner

 

Hi guys,

I am interested in study development of NVDA  addons.

I have basic knowledge of Java programming. I know for NVDA development I need knowledge of python programming

It is possible to learn python online?
I have read nvda addon development guide little bit. Anyone can send link for all essential softwares for download directly.

Another help, any one beginner/professional in python or nvda addon development is available in this group? So that i can contact him personally for my help.

Thanks in advance

Regards,
Ramesh


Re: NVDA addon development beginner

Ramesh Patil
 

Thanks brian and Josep,

Josep sir what is best website source to learn python 3.

Thanks


On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 10:31 PM Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> wrote:

Hi,

Brian gave you the subscription info for at least one development list. My advice is:

Before you learn NVDA add-on development, learn Python 3 first. You need to have a solid grasp of at least intermediate Python features before you can say you are ready to write NVDA add-ons. Concepts you need to learn include classes, modules, functions, imports, and class attribute access/modification.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:30 AM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] NVDA addon development beginner

 

Hi guys,

I am interested in study development of NVDA  addons.

I have basic knowledge of Java programming. I know for NVDA development I need knowledge of python programming

It is possible to learn python online?
I have read nvda addon development guide little bit. Anyone can send link for all essential softwares for download directly.

Another help, any one beginner/professional in python or nvda addon development is available in this group? So that i can contact him personally for my help.

Thanks in advance

Regards,
Ramesh


Re: NVDA addon development beginner

 

Hi,

Brian gave you the subscription info for at least one development list. My advice is:

Before you learn NVDA add-on development, learn Python 3 first. You need to have a solid grasp of at least intermediate Python features before you can say you are ready to write NVDA add-ons. Concepts you need to learn include classes, modules, functions, imports, and class attribute access/modification.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:30 AM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] NVDA addon development beginner

 

Hi guys,

I am interested in study development of NVDA  addons.

I have basic knowledge of Java programming. I know for NVDA development I need knowledge of python programming

It is possible to learn python online?
I have read nvda addon development guide little bit. Anyone can send link for all essential softwares for download directly.

Another help, any one beginner/professional in python or nvda addon development is available in this group? So that i can contact him personally for my help.

Thanks in advance

Regards,
Ramesh


Re: NVDA addon development beginner

 

Hi,

‘Actually, a better list for add-ons discussion is:

https://nvda-addons.groups.io/g/nvda-addons

Regarding XP support, I’ll make a community announcement as early as a few hours from now (there are folks on Twitter who are also concerned about it).

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA addon development beginner

 

zahra,

          I gave the direct link to the nvda-devel home page on Groups.io in my last message.  Those pages (for any given group) always include the Group Email Addresses section with the pertinent subscribe, unsubscribe, etc., addresses.

          Also, if you look at the group description in my prior message, and take a look at the more detailed one on the actual group page, it is made abundantly clear that this group is not meant for end-user support or suggestions.  In fact, the main page description ends with, "Please note this is not a general user support list."

          I created a tutorial last month:  Creating a Github Account, which I'd suggest you, or anyone interested with direct communication with the NVDA team, have a look at.  It is my intention to create additional tutorials as individuals wish to do specific things under GitHub.

          By the way, I have seen no indication from you that you have finally moved on from Windows XP.  If that is the case you really cannot use any currently supported version of NVDA and any feature changes will remain unavailable to you until you move to Windows 8 (which I do not recommend) or Windows 10.

 

--

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

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: Q Read alternative

Gerardo Corripio
 

TuneIn? Wow you guys got me hooked! I’ll definitely listen to the podcasts shared earlier, and try it out! thanks for the recommendation!

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

El 22 mar 2020, a la(s) 10:10 a.m., David Griffith <daj.griffith@...> escribió:



 

Speak On was developed in the UK so the only direct connections it has to download is content from the RNIB eText and Audio Newsagent service and it also connects directly to TuneIn Radio if you have an  account with them.

However it does have a “Virtual Reader” function which interacts with the automatic eText digital content  generated by for Newspapers and Magazines in the UK which makes for a more pleasant reading experience.

If Newsline produces material in ePub2 format then it may be worth importing the content into Speak On and try reading it with the RNIB eText Newsagent app anyway to see if this provides a good experience.

If you wanted to do this you would need to first of all add the RNIB eText app from the add plugins section of the Tools menu and then place your Newsline content, assuming it is epPub2  into  the Current Reading directory under the RNIB etect directory under My Speak On media folder.

 

Of course you can also read the ePub also using Speak On’s eBook function – one of the worst decisions Isaac took was to name this app Text Publications which disguises it utility as an eBook reader.

 

David Griffith

 

So it cannot, as far as I am aware connect

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: john s
Sent: 22 March 2020 14:59
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

David, does  speak on handle NFB Newsline content?

Also, can the program use my screen reader?

At 09:56 AM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:

OK
My actual Podcasts on Speak On are being distributed by Talking Computers on a monthly basis and will appear on the Speak On website a month later but you can find all the recordings below on SendSpace links which will hopefully not be an issue. If there is an issue then I will try and put them also on Open  drive.
 
The main Speak On app is being continuously maintained by Isaac the Program developer though he has no intentions to do major revisions of the app.
 
The series is not complete as there will be further Podcasts on the RNIB Daisy magazine Service, using the Podcasts app and the Music app to follow.
I actually intend to replace and re-record the eBook Podcasts as half - way through the volume increases which is a little distracting.
 
Speak On Resources
You can download Speak On media Suite from
http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 
 
Speak On Media Podcast
 
01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available
by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/otzppu
 
02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3
 
This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into
Speak On Media.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v7dhkt
 
03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3
This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume
of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ye758q
 
 
04 Reading eBooks on Speak On
This covers.
-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.
-changing the Reading Voice.
- Navigation levels available in the eBook.
- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.
-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.
- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.
- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.
- Saving Sections of the book as text files.
- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/akbva2
 
 
05 Speak On and Internet Radio
This Podcast covers
- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.
- Using the optional VI Radio app.
- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sgqix8
 
 
Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p7xu1m
 
 
06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.
 
This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/j006ie
 
 
07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.
 
This Podcasts covers.
1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.
Installing the task and logging into the eText service.
Loading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.
Setting up favourite papers.
Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d40tj7
 
 
08 Speak On and the RNIB magazine Service
 
As unfortunately the RNIB have broken links to some of the Magazines and not updated information to Speak ON, there is a need in some cases to download
and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your magazines in
this use case.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jsp0da
 
 
 
 
 
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith via Groups.Io
Sent: 22 March 2020 13:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 
It is  not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a lot lot more.
 
I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,
 
David Griffith
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Robert Kingett
Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 

The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated link, put it in the thread.

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 

                 John

 


Re: NVDA addon development beginner

 

zahra,

          I gave the direct link to the nvda-devel home page on Groups.io in my last message.  Those pages (for any given group) always include the Group Email Addresses section with the pertinent subscribe, unsubscribe, etc., addresses.

          Also, if you look at the group description in my prior message, and take a look at the more detailed one on the actual group page, it is made abundantly clear that this group is not meant for end-user support or suggestions.  In fact, the main page description ends with, "Please note this is not a general user support list."

          I created a tutorial last month:  Creating a Github Account, which I'd suggest you, or anyone interested with direct communication with the NVDA team, have a look at.  It is my intention to create additional tutorials as individuals wish to do specific things under GitHub.

          By the way, I have seen no indication from you that you have finally moved on from Windows XP.  If that is the case you really cannot use any currently supported version of NVDA and any feature changes will remain unavailable to you until you move to Windows 8 (which I do not recommend) or Windows 10.

 

--

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

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: Q Read alternative

David Griffith
 

 

Speak On was developed in the UK so the only direct connections it has to download is content from the RNIB eText and Audio Newsagent service and it also connects directly to TuneIn Radio if you have an  account with them.

However it does have a “Virtual Reader” function which interacts with the automatic eText digital content  generated by for Newspapers and Magazines in the UK which makes for a more pleasant reading experience.

If Newsline produces material in ePub2 format then it may be worth importing the content into Speak On and try reading it with the RNIB eText Newsagent app anyway to see if this provides a good experience.

If you wanted to do this you would need to first of all add the RNIB eText app from the add plugins section of the Tools menu and then place your Newsline content, assuming it is epPub2  into  the Current Reading directory under the RNIB etect directory under My Speak On media folder.

 

Of course you can also read the ePub also using Speak On’s eBook function – one of the worst decisions Isaac took was to name this app Text Publications which disguises it utility as an eBook reader.

 

David Griffith

 

So it cannot, as far as I am aware connect

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: john s
Sent: 22 March 2020 14:59
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

David, does  speak on handle NFB Newsline content?

Also, can the program use my screen reader?

At 09:56 AM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:

OK
My actual Podcasts on Speak On are being distributed by Talking Computers on a monthly basis and will appear on the Speak On website a month later but you can find all the recordings below on SendSpace links which will hopefully not be an issue. If there is an issue then I will try and put them also on Open  drive.
 
The main Speak On app is being continuously maintained by Isaac the Program developer though he has no intentions to do major revisions of the app.
 
The series is not complete as there will be further Podcasts on the RNIB Daisy magazine Service, using the Podcasts app and the Music app to follow.
I actually intend to replace and re-record the eBook Podcasts as half - way through the volume increases which is a little distracting.
 
Speak On Resources
You can download Speak On media Suite from
http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 
 
Speak On Media Podcast
 
01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available
by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/otzppu
 
02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3
 
This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into
Speak On Media.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v7dhkt
 
03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3
This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume
of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ye758q
 
 
04 Reading eBooks on Speak On
This covers.
-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.
-changing the Reading Voice.
- Navigation levels available in the eBook.
- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.
-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.
- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.
- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.
- Saving Sections of the book as text files.
- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/akbva2
 
 
05 Speak On and Internet Radio
This Podcast covers
- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.
- Using the optional VI Radio app.
- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sgqix8
 
 
Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p7xu1m
 
 
06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.
 
This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/j006ie
 
 
07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.
 
This Podcasts covers.
1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.
Installing the task and logging into the eText service.
Loading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.
Setting up favourite papers.
Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d40tj7
 
 
08 Speak On and the RNIB magazine Service
 
As unfortunately the RNIB have broken links to some of the Magazines and not updated information to Speak ON, there is a need in some cases to download
and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your magazines in
this use case.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jsp0da
 
 
 
 
 
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith via Groups.Io
Sent: 22 March 2020 13:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 
It is  not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a lot lot more.
 
I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,
 
David Griffith
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Robert Kingett
Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 

The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated link, put it in the thread.

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 

                 John

 


Re: NVDA addon development beginner

 

hi brian.
how can i subscribe to nvda developers to contact them directly and
ask my questions or say my suggestions and needed features?

On 3/22/20, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
Not that your question is off-topic here, but you might get more focused
responses and interest in your query on this group:

nvda-devel / NVDA Screen Reader Development ( https://groups.io/g/nvda-devel
) This includes questions and discussion about the code, user experience,
design and documentation, both between regular developers and new or
potential developers.
--

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

*Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.*

~ Madonna



--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: NVDA addon development beginner

 

Not that your question is off-topic here, but you might get more focused responses and interest in your query on this group:

nvda-devel / NVDA Screen Reader Development
This includes questions and discussion about the code, user experience, design and documentation, both between regular developers and new or potential developers.
--

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

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: irrelevant information

 

While Window-Eyes, like JAWS, or VoiceOver, or TalkBack, or other screen readers occasionally get passing mention here during discussions, generally as a "compare and contrast" for a wanted but missing feature, they are not allowed as primary topics.

It would be foolish to even try to enforce some strict decree that any other screen reader, whether currently supported or obsolete, absolutely cannot be mentioned.

This complaint seems to me to be a solution in search of a non-existent problem.  The readership of this group, and other blind technology groups, is acutely aware that Window-Eyes is not a currently supported product, but that there are also some who have it that continue to use it and that the odd, occasional question will arise.  Asking questions about how to use Window-Eyes in the NVDA Group is off-topic, but mentioning a feature it had that NVDA does not, for example, and asking whether said feature might be in the pipeline is perfectly allowable.
--

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

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


NVDA addon development beginner

Ramesh Patil
 

Hi guys,

I am interested in study development of NVDA  addons.

I have basic knowledge of Java programming. I know for NVDA development I need knowledge of python programming

It is possible to learn python online?
I have read nvda addon development guide little bit. Anyone can send link for all essential softwares for download directly.

Another help, any one beginner/professional in python or nvda addon development is available in this group? So that i can contact him personally for my help.

Thanks in advance

Regards,
Ramesh


Re: Q Read alternative

 

For Braille readers, even though some of the paragraph breaks are weird, I'd suggest bookworm. And, best part? Any braille coder can code better support into the software because it's open source. The initial homepage is below. Yeah, Chris stopped updating is Q software ages ago. For now, this one is being maintained.

https://mush42.github.io/bookworm/


Re: Q Read alternative

john s
 

David, does  speak on handle NFB Newsline content?

Also, can the program use my screen reader?


At 09:56 AM 3/22/2020, David Griffith, wrote:
OK
My actual Podcasts on Speak On are being distributed by Talking Computers on a monthly basis and will appear on the Speak On website a month later but you can find all the recordings below on SendSpace links which will hopefully not be an issue. If there is an issue then I will try and put them also on Open  drive.
 
The main Speak On app is being continuously maintained by Isaac the Program developer though he has no intentions to do major revisions of the app.
 
The series is not complete as there will be further Podcasts on the RNIB Daisy magazine Service, using the Podcasts app and the Music app to follow.
I actually intend to replace and re-record the eBook Podcasts as half - way through the volume increases which is a little distracting.
 
Speak On Resources
You can download Speak On media Suite from
http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 
 
Speak On Media Podcast
 
01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3
This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available
by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/otzppu
 
02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3
 
This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into
Speak On Media.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v7dhkt
 
03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3
This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume
of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ye758q
 
 
04 Reading eBooks on Speak On
This covers.
-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.
-changing the Reading Voice.
- Navigation levels available in the eBook.
- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.
-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.
- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.
- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.
- Saving Sections of the book as text files.
- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/akbva2
 
 
05 Speak On and Internet Radio
This Podcast covers
- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.
- Using the optional VI Radio app.
- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sgqix8
 
 
Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p7xu1m
 
 
06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.
 
This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/j006ie
 
 
07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.
 
This Podcasts covers.
1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.
Installing the task and logging into the eText service.
Loading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.
Setting up favourite papers.
Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d40tj7
 
 
08 Speak On and the RNIB magazine Service
 
As unfortunately the RNIB have broken links to some of the Magazines and not updated information to Speak ON, there is a need in some cases to download
and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your magazines in
this use case.
 
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jsp0da
 
 
 
 
 
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith via Groups.Io
Sent: 22 March 2020 13:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 
It is  not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a lot lot more.
 
I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,
 
David Griffith
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Robert Kingett
Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative
 

The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated link, put it in the thread.

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html
 

                 John


Re: Speak numbers in crores and lacs instead of millions and billions

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


The add-on is from Roberto Buffolino...

Tiflotecnia only makes it available, specially for portuguese language community...


The direct link is:

https://www.tiflotecnia.net/numberProcessing.nvda-addon


Best regards,


Rui Fontes

NVDA portuguese team

Tiflotecnia, Lda.


Às 12:53 de 22/03/2020, Gerardo Corripio escreveu:

Yes you’ve the Number Processing AddOn from Tiflotecnia, whose sight I don’t remember at the top of my ead.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

El 21 mar 2020, a la(s) 11:04 p.m., Ramesh Patil <ramesh.patil1989@...> escribió:



Hi guys,.

It is possible to speak the numbers by NVDA in crores and lacs instead of millions and billions

Thanks and regards,
Ramesh


Re: Q Read alternative

David Csercsics
 

Yes, I'd like a decent reader for braille, as well, because sometimes large books will either be completely unresponsive in things like adobe reader, or cause it to crash entirely. Epub is good too. I'll have to try that one from the Windows store possibly.


Re: Q Read alternative

Christo de Klerk
 

Hi David

I had never heard of Speak On Media before until you told us about it and on your recommendation I downloaded and installed it. It looks amazing.

I just have one issue with it and wonder if you have any information about this that can help: It does not seem to see any of my non-English SAPI voices. I would very much have liked it to read books in my language for which I have a SAPI installed which is recognised by everything else that works with SAPI. Do you have any idea how I could overcome this issue or what might be causing the limitation?

Kind regards

Christo


On 2020/03/22 03:40pm, David Griffith wrote:

It is  not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a lot lot more.

 

I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,

 

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Robert Kingett
Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated link, put it in the thread.

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html

 



Re: Q Read alternative

David Griffith
 

OK

My actual Podcasts on Speak On are being distributed by Talking Computers on a monthly basis and will appear on the Speak On website a month later but you can find all the recordings below on SendSpace links which will hopefully not be an issue. If there is an issue then I will try and put them also on Open  drive.

 

The main Speak On app is being continuously maintained by Isaac the Program developer though he has no intentions to do major revisions of the app.

 

The series is not complete as there will be further Podcasts on the RNIB Daisy magazine Service, using the Podcasts app and the Music app to follow.

I actually intend to replace and re-record the eBook Podcasts as half - way through the volume increases which is a little distracting.

 

Speak On Resources

You can download Speak On media Suite from

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html

 

 

Speak On Media Podcast

 

01 Introduction Speak on Media Suite.mp3

This Podcast covers setting up Speak On Media, changing the default synthesiser to a more friendly voice and introduces you to the range of apps available

by default, and then the further apps available through additional optional plugins.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/otzppu

 

02 Getting an Audio Books into Speak On Media Suite.mp3

 

This Podcast describes how shortcuts and the send to menu in File Explorer can be utilised to make it much easier to import books and other content into

Speak On Media.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/v7dhkt

 

03 Playing Daisy and Audio Books in Speak On.mp3

This Podcast covers loading and reading of Daisy and Audio Books. It explains Speak On navigation options, bookmarking, and varying the speed and volume

of playback. It also introduces Speak On’s context sensitive help feature.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ye758q

 

 

04 Reading eBooks on Speak On

This covers.

-Loading an eBook into the Speak On Directory through the Send To Menu.

-changing the Reading Voice.

- Navigation levels available in the eBook.

- Managing Bookmarks and getting book size information.

-Tabbing through the Player Bookmark list and Library view.

- Adjusting the speed and volume of book playback on the fly.

- Copying and pasting text from an eBook into Notepad.

- Saving Sections of the book as text files.

- Creating a "virtual eBook" based upon a search term.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/akbva2

 

 

05 Speak On and Internet Radio

This Podcast covers

- Using a free or paid Tunein account to access Radio in Speak On.

- Using the optional VI Radio app.

- Importing Radio Streams into the Other Media app to create a 3rd Customised Internet Radio app.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sgqix8

 

 

Link to a Radio Streams folder to import into Speak On.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/p7xu1m

 

 

06 Using Speak On and the RNIB Reading Service.

 

This Podcasts covers downloading a daisy Book from the new RNIB Reading Service and playing it in Speak On.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/j006ie

 

 

07 Speak On and the RNIB Newsagent Service Part 1 - Newspapers.

 

This Podcasts covers.

1. Advantages of using Speak On to easily access the eText Newspaper service, including its Virtual Reader function to streamline reading.

Installing the task and logging into the eText service.

Loading of Newspapers, navigation and adjustment of speed and volume of playback.

Setting up favourite papers.

Bookmarking and extracting articles into text files.

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/d40tj7

 

 

08 Speak On and the RNIB magazine Service

 

As unfortunately the RNIB have broken links to some of the Magazines and not updated information to Speak ON, there is a need in some cases to download

and import Magazines manually . This Podcasts describes this workaround and explains why you would still want to use Speak On to read your magazines in

this use case.

 

https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jsp0da

 

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith via Groups.Io
Sent: 22 March 2020 13:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

It is  not a media player rather than a book reader but both and a lot lot more.

 

I will send a list of my Podcasts on it in a minute,

 

David Griffith

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Robert Kingett
Sent: 22 March 2020 01:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Q Read alternative

 

The only thing I could find about speak on is the below website? The last update was 2016. Is there a newer version I'm missing? It seems like it's a media player rather than a book reader so if anybody has an updated link, put it in the thread.

http://www.speakon.org.uk/SpeakOn.html