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Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

Christo Vorster
 

Hi Quentin

 

Before I throw you a curve ball, a bit of background.

 

I am employed by the Institute for the Blind in Worcester, South Africa. I am involved in training adult blind persons, mostly from our so-called “previously disadvantaged” communities. These people, under normal circumstances receive a state grant of, if I convert it to Australian dollar at a rate of ten to one, fourteen dollar.

 

Our institution is usually obliged to write off their study costs. So what I am driving at, is to ask whether it might be possible to obtain a copy of the training material at a discount or, at best, free of charge.

 

I understand that the development of NVDA doesn’t come cheep, and I, as a blind person myself, genuinely appreciate what is done. To my mind NVDA is probably the best speech program available. I don’t just say this because it is the correct thing to do, this is my true opinion.

 

Please don’t feel that it is your duty to give us the material for free, or at a discount, I am just enquiring.

 

Thanks again for everything that you, and whoever else, do to provide the blind community, world wide, with this brilliant package.

 

Best wishes for the further development and regards

 

Christo Vorster, South Africa

From: Quentin Christensen [mailto:quentin@...]
Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2016 9:45 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

 

Hi Ondrej,

 

A very good question.  It is something that's come up in discussion.  As you note, it is a lot of work to translate and we do very much appreciate the work that you are already doing.

 

The priority to date has been getting the material released electronically initially.  Now that is done we are working to make it available in audio and braille (in English) and also setting up the certification exam.

 

We will definitely look at the question of translation although to start with we don't want to put any extra on your shoulders just yet.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Ondrej Rosik <ondrej.rosik@...> wrote:

Hi,
Very interesting. My question: would it be possible to translate it to other languages? I am translating NVDA to Slovak, so I can imagine that translator volunteers theoretically should translate this document to their language. I realize, that it is som much work and It may take more time. Do you plan this?



Dňa 14.04.2016 o 8:47 Quentin Christensen napísal(a):

Hi everyone,

 

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for NVDA”.  This eBook is the first module in the official set of training materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.

 

 

This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve proficiency. 

 

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and object navigation. 

 

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

 

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text.  We are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due course.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
www.nvaccess.org 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 

 



 

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Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

 

I have the book and will read it even though I am a good user of most of nvda.
I will order the others to and maybe I may do the certifficate for thesheer hell of it.

On 14/04/2016 8:12 p.m., Christopher Hallsworth wrote:
Hi

I’ve just ordered the book after liking the sample and to simply contribute to the project. Hope you all do the same even if it’s just to contribute to the project.

On 14 Apr 2016, at 07:47, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:

Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for NVDA”. This eBook is the first module in the official set of training materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.

Available now from: http://www.nvaccess.org/product/basic-training-for-nvda-ebook/

This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve proficiency.

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and object navigation.

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text. We are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due course.

Kind regards



--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
www.nvaccess.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess



Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

 

Well I just brought the basic material and its all in text formats.
I am good at what I do use nvda for but I will still buy the modules.
I don't use office as such but am willing to eventually take the online exam, just for fun.
I am a system tech but well yeah why not.
I do use nvda on a regular basis so this could be an interesting thing to get under my belt.

On 14/04/2016 8:04 p.m., Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Hi, is the intention to use artificial voice or 'real' voices for this?

Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen"
<quentin@nvaccess.org>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:47 AM
Subject: [nvda] Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training
material now available!


Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for
NVDA”. This eBook is the first module in the official set of training
materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.

Available now from:
http://www.nvaccess.org/product/basic-training-for-nvda-ebook/

This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve
proficiency.

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic
configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file
management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and
object navigation.

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our
ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text. We
are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due
course.

Kind regards



Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Hi

I’ve just ordered the book after liking the sample and to simply contribute to the project. Hope you all do the same even if it’s just to contribute to the project.

On 14 Apr 2016, at 07:47, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:

Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for NVDA”. This eBook is the first module in the official set of training materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.

Available now from: http://www.nvaccess.org/product/basic-training-for-nvda-ebook/

This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve proficiency.

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and object navigation.

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text. We are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due course.

Kind regards



--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
www.nvaccess.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess


Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

Brian's Mail list account BY <bglists@...>
 

Hi, is the intention to use artificial voice or 'real' voices for this?

Brian

bglists@blueyonder.co.uk
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@blueyonder.co.uk, putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Quentin Christensen" <quentin@nvaccess.org>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:47 AM
Subject: [nvda] Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!


Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for
NVDA”. This eBook is the first module in the official set of training
materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.

Available now from:
http://www.nvaccess.org/product/basic-training-for-nvda-ebook/

This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve
proficiency.

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic
configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file
management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and
object navigation.

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our
ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text. We
are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due
course.

Kind regards



--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer
www.nvaccess.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess


Re: books to download from within nvda?

Katty Geltmeyer <kattygeltmeyer@...>
 

Hi Pete

 

I already have a plextalk pocket, and I know you can connect with internet with this device. But I don't use that functionality, as I prefer to have access to my books at any place (with or without internet). So, I read my books offline. I don't read the books from within supernova, I only use the online books for downloading them and after that I move the folders of the books to another location on my disk to back them in in the library. No hassle with unzipping, backing books to the library etc. it is just as simple as downloading a folder, moving it to the sd-card or other place on the disk for giving the books back to the library. I really understand your opinion concerning nvda and the screen reader functionality. It was simply a question, nothing more.

 

Best, Katty

 

Van: Pete [mailto:emac00@...]
Verzonden: donderdag 14 april 2016 2:29
Aan: nvda@groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [nvda] books to download from within nvda?

 

 
  I hope nvda stays purely a screen reader program! 

  You may like a device like plextalk pocket or victer streem. 
  There might be an app that does this bookshelf function you are looking for. 

  Pete 

On 4/10/2016 9:14 AM, Katty Geltmeyer wrote:

Hi

 

I don't know if this is already possible with nvda or if this is a planned feature. But I have both nvda and Supernova installed on my machine. In supernova you have a books shelf and you can connect with online books services (like Anderslezen.be and Passendlezen.nl from within supernova.  In this way I could download my daisy-books within supernova. Is there a similar function in nvda or is it planned? The handy thing of this way of downloading daisy-books is, that there's no need for unzipping folders. In supernova the sources of online books services are limited, I e.g. only can connect with services from the Netherlands and Belgium.  In the menu there's also a section news, podcasts, … But I can't add podcasts myself as sources I want to follow. And sometimes there are problems with books I want to download that Supernova don't solve within a short time period. That's why I am wondering if nvda has similar functionalities.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

Best, Katty

 

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Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Ondrej,

A very good question.  It is something that's come up in discussion.  As you note, it is a lot of work to translate and we do very much appreciate the work that you are already doing.

The priority to date has been getting the material released electronically initially.  Now that is done we are working to make it available in audio and braille (in English) and also setting up the certification exam.

We will definitely look at the question of translation although to start with we don't want to put any extra on your shoulders just yet.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Ondrej Rosik <ondrej.rosik@...> wrote:
Hi,
Very interesting. My question: would it be possible to translate it to other languages? I am translating NVDA to Slovak, so I can imagine that translator volunteers theoretically should translate this document to their language. I realize, that it is som much work and It may take more time. Do you plan this?


Dňa 14.04.2016 o 8:47 Quentin Christensen napísal(a):
Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for NVDA”.  This eBook is the first module in the official set of training materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.


This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve proficiency. 

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and object navigation. 

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text.  We are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due course.

Kind regards



--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 





--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer

Ph +61 7 3149 3306 
Direct: +61 413 904 383
www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


AW: NVDA Remote and secure desktops

Eigeldinger Simon
 

Hi,

We will play with the servers today or tmorrow.
We will add virtual sound cards tot he servers which should fix the sound issue.
Then we will see how accessible those things are.
Will report back how we did.

Greetings,
simon

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Shaun Everiss [mailto:sm.everiss@gmail.com]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. April 2016 20:57
An: nvda@groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] NVDA Remote and secure desktops

I am not sure if nvda can support a terminal server directly or not.
Those that have supernova and other dolphin products have a terminal
services driver in sam.
window eyes probably has one and jaws probably does to.
I am unsure if anyone has run nvda on a terminal server though it would
be interesting if there was I guess.

On 14/04/2016 5:07 a.m., Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
Hi,

Its not a file server.
its a terminal server and also we have a exchange server and other
windows server which are managed remotely using the gui on the server.
it would be interesting to be able to install NVDA on servers as well so
you can do stuff on them in combination with NVDA Remote addon.
i wonder if there are more people on the list who are doing server admin
tasks.

the issue with the secure desktops/UAC would be nice if this can be
fixed in nvda remote.
according to the documentation that should work but it seems to fail.

greetings,
simon

Am 12.04.2016 um 23:21 schrieb Shaun Everiss:
I have noticed this myself with uac and secure desktop of late here.
No idea how to fix it.
and nvda will need a soundcard.
One thing I guess you could do is have a portable on the server, then
each system that logs on well it just runs and the user can install it.
Failing that, the only thing I can suggest is you have the file to
install on the server and then have it installed on every system you
have that needs it.

I know thats not what you want to hear but it may be the easiest way.



On 13/04/2016 7:06 a.m., Simon Eigeldinger wrote:
Hi,

In my new job we also need to manage some computers and help people with
some issues.
We have installed NVDA on some machines and some settings.
the remote add-on automatically connects to my computer which acts as a
server.
so basically the user just needs to activate nvda which is quiet on
their side and nvda connects automatically.
the same settings are also in the systemconfig directory so the secure
desktop and admin stuff should be able to use the connection as well.
but interestingly i have no connection or at least no audio when such a
screen is open. for example when i have to do some admin tasks and i get
asked for my password nvda is quiet.
but talks after the password has been entered or the secure desktop has
disapeared.
anyone knows how to solve that?
for help it would be very apreciated.
i use nvda 2016.1 and the nvda remote 1.2 add-on.
the OS is windows 7 pro 64 bit.

greetings,
simon

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Re: Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

Ondrej Rosik
 

Hi,
Very interesting. My question: would it be possible to translate it to other languages? I am translating NVDA to Slovak, so I can imagine that translator volunteers theoretically should translate this document to their language. I realize, that it is som much work and It may take more time. Do you plan this?


Dňa 14.04.2016 o 8:47 Quentin Christensen napísal(a):

Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for NVDA”.  This eBook is the first module in the official set of training materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.


This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve proficiency. 

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and object navigation. 

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text.  We are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due course.

Kind regards



--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 



NVDACon 2016/Tenth Anniversary Edition, Thursday, 21 April 2016 #cal-reminder

Nvda Calendar <noreply@...>
 

"NVDACon 2016/Tenth Anniversary Edition" Reminder

When: Thursday, 21 April 2016
Where: NVDA Korea TeamTalk Server
Description:

You are cordially invited to attend NVDA Users and Developers Conference (NVDACon) 2016/Tenth Anniversary Edition. This is a great opportunity to celebrate NVDA's tenth anniversary, reflect upon NVDA's accomplishments, and look forward to the future of this free, open-source, community-driven screen reader. Learn more about NVDA's history and vision from lead developers, find out how companies such as Mozilla have assisted NVDA development, get a chance to talk to authors of your favorite add-ons and more.

For more information on NVDACon, visit www.nvda-kr.org/en/nvdacon.php. We the conference organizers, NV Access and the NVDA community look forward to meeting you at NVDACon 2016.

Sincerely, NVDA Tenth Anniversary Planning Committee


Re: nvda and react os

 

What happens if you run react os and try it with a screen reader like nvda? what does it do.
I have a system to test systems on maybe.

On 14/04/2016 12:50 p.m., Pete wrote:

two pluses are react o s can run from live cd or can be installed to
hard drive.
It is open source so free to use like nvda.
The nvda screen reader paired up with a bootable windows like os on a
disk or u s b would come in handy.
Then again react o s would have to be able to run windows setup.
A bootable windows system on a flash or cd rom with speech is
available from the enterprise edition of windows 8.1 and up I think.
It is called windows to go and installs to a u s b drive.
It's really nice of m s to only provide it to businesses and not end
users.
Pete
On 4/11/2016 9:32 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Well it would be good if react os would become accessible.
One thing that is a driving force for me is it will run windows
programs and therefore games and screen readers probably though thats
not the only thing.
With the rise of ms own account system, and later oses such as windows
8x and 10 a lot of things we have taken for granted are on the move or
going out.
The desktop app is on the way out, and while I know those of us that
have embraced cross platform and touch tablets are round and getting
more commenplace there are still those I'd imagine like me that have
never changed.
I for example would still be quite happy with an xp like interface, or
a win7 like interface for windows and office and everything else
without the crazy ribbon system wishfull as it currently is.
And in some way being I came round the time dos was still king I
sometimes want to return to the simple times where your os was just a
basic crappy box where you shoved apps on.
As it is, I have used the desktop so much the cloud and all the online
apps are something I have never been born into and I see no reason bar
the obvious why I would want to change now.
In fact I see no reason from a user standpoint for what I do to even
upgrade from xp though I do like the newer 7 interface.
As an os a windows 10 core is nice but even so I see no need for the
extra features.
At the same time I wouldn't mind staying with a windows like os, as
while yes there is linux I have to deal with windows and windows is
what I grew up mostly with.
Its why I have a simbian cell now and will for some time.
And its probably why I have windows 7 and others in my immediate
family will for the future do also.
Every time I try to get the nerve to upgrade I and my family have
found it harder and harder to upgrade an os.
windows 3x to 95 was a no brainer.
as was 95 to 98 and then from 98 to xp.
But that is where it stuck, I saw no need to go vista.
And if xp hadn't gone out of support I wouldn't have left that.
I am happy I went to 7 though.
However yet again another sticking point, I see no need to ever
upgrade again.
And with my dad retiring at the end of next month, the drive to have
the latest legal office program and latest legal os is greatly
diminished.
Now thats not going to mean I won't upgrade, or that I will pirate the
next windows and office but its going to get just that bit harder to
move on to use something I wouldn't ever need.
Even if its true I would probably be fine with it afterward.
Now if I could buy an os core and use whatever interface I want and
whatever feature set and take bits and bobs of both it wouldn't matter
a dime but I have to take it or leave it and that really starts to put
me in a position especially now my funds will be more reduced.
Its going to become a have to rather than like to.
Or to put it another way, a if it works and I don't loose my data then
I won't.
But like all things react os may never get there.



On 12/04/2016 11:18 a.m., Pete wrote:

Hi
I keep checking on the react os project. It is up 04.40 now.
So far in accessibility they came up with a built in magnifier and
looks like some kind of access wizard.
I think they need blind computer users to show an interest in it. May
be they will get it accessible.
The read me is belo.
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ReactOS™ Version 0.4.x
Updated January 5, 2016
========================

1. What is ReactOS?
-------------------

ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system
that is
compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft®
Windows™ NT
family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).

More information is available at: http://www.reactos.org


2. Relationship with the WINE project
-------------------------------------

ReactOS has always intended to work with the WINE project to share as
much
programming effort as possible. This mainly concerns User Mode DLLs and
still happens to a degree today. Other areas of cooperation lie in
applications and testing suites.


3. Future compatibility
-----------------------

The ReactOS project, although currently focused on Windows Server 2003
compatibility, is always keeping an eye toward compatibility with
Windows Vista and future Windows NT releases.


4. Supporting other System Applications
---------------------------------------

The Windows NT architecture allows for subsystems, as does the ReactOS
architecture. A subsystem is an implementation of the APIs of another
operating system, allowing ReactOS to run applications from other
systems.
We are already looking at subsystems for: Java, OS/2, and DOS and
possibly
others in the future.


5. Tutorials
------------

Developer and User Tutorials: http://www.reactos.org/wiki

The tutorials contain more information on the project, compiling and
testing
ReactOS - amongst other topics. Contributors to the project are always
welcome.


6. Author
---------

This document was written by Jason Filby (jasonfilby@yahoo.com).

---
Thanks!
Pete



.





Basic Training for NVDA - Official NVDA training material now available!

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NV Access is very pleased to announce the release of “Basic Training for NVDA”.  This eBook is the first module in the official set of training materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader.


This eBook is suitable for the new and existing user wishing to improve proficiency. 

Topics covered include: Getting started with NVDA and Windows, basic configuration, writing and editing text, document formatting, file management, multi-tasking, browsing the web, using the review cursor and object navigation. 

The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge.

Initially the material is available as downloadable electronic text.  We are working on audio and braille formats which will be available in due course.

Kind regards



--
Quentin Christensen
Training Material Developer

www.nvaccess.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: Any updates on Weather Plus?

Life My Way
 

I am wondering this as well, when i try and add my zip code i get a message about my internet connection not bing there but I know I am connected to the internet can anyone please help?

On 4/13/2016 8:55 PM, Gerardo Corripio wrote:
HI listers
I've been offList a few weeks, thus sorry if this has been covered before. Any update on Weather Plus or its new AddOn for NVDA?


Any updates on Weather Plus?

Gerardo Corripio
 

HI listers
I've been offList a few weeks, thus sorry if this has been covered before. Any update on Weather Plus or its new AddOn for NVDA?

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Re: Training Videos

Pete <emac00@...>
 

 
  Hi  Glenn 
  The jaws cursor is the same as screen review mode in nvda.  I use insert 7 on the number key pad to turn on screen review mode. 
  Then I use insert slash key combination to move the mouse to the item I want to click on. 
  Finally the left click I use the slash key like in jaws and if I want a right click I use the star key. 
  7 reads previous line, 8 reads current line and 9 reads the next line 
  4 is previous word, 5 is current word and 6 is next word 
  1 is previous character, 2 is current character and 3 is next character 
  If you ever used the asap screen reader the review keys are similar. 
  I'll let some one else explain the object review. 
  Good luck! 
  Pete 

On 4/12/2016 9:38 PM, Glenn Haggerty wrote:

I'm switching from Jaws to NVDA and am struggling to understand the User's Guide. Does anyone know of any good training videos. In particular I'm having trouble understanding NVDA's equiv of the Jaws cursor and PC cursor, I read about: object navigation, the review cursor and Screen Review, system caret but the description and function of these items are not clear.



Important news: Basic NvDA training ebook now available #NVAccess

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

Just a few minutes ago, NV Access announced via Twitter the release of basic training ebook for 30 Australian dollars. For those who are looking for a handy textual supplement to audio tutorials done by I, Cool Blind Tech and others, this is a great news. More information can be found at:

http://www.nvaccess.org/product/basic-training-for-nvda-ebook/

Please contact NV Access if you have questions. Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: nvda and react os

Pete <emac00@...>
 

Thanks!
I like how light wait w 95 was.

On 4/12/2016 6:16 AM, William Brandes wrote:
hi. spot on. still run xp on my 11 year-old laptop. i've got a disk
for win98 second edition around here someplace.

long live xp. using it right now! stay well ... william



Re: nvda and react os

Pete <emac00@...>
 

For sure, hopefully soon!

On 4/11/2016 7:33 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
Hmmm, quite an interesting development.
Until the day ReactOS supports MSAA and UIA...
Cheers,
Joseph
-----Original Message-----
From: Pete [mailto:emac00@cogeco.ca]
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 4:19 PM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] nvda and react os


Hi
I keep checking on the react os project. It is up 04.40 now.
So far in accessibility they came up with a built in magnifier and looks like some kind of access wizard.
I think they need blind computer users to show an interest in it.
May be they will get it accessible.
The read me is belo.
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ReactOS™ Version 0.4.x
Updated January 5, 2016
========================

1. What is ReactOS?
-------------------

ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).

More information is available at: http://www.reactos.org


2. Relationship with the WINE project
-------------------------------------

ReactOS has always intended to work with the WINE project to share as much programming effort as possible. This mainly concerns User Mode DLLs and still happens to a degree today. Other areas of cooperation lie in applications and testing suites.


3. Future compatibility
-----------------------

The ReactOS project, although currently focused on Windows Server 2003 compatibility, is always keeping an eye toward compatibility with Windows Vista and future Windows NT releases.


4. Supporting other System Applications
---------------------------------------

The Windows NT architecture allows for subsystems, as does the ReactOS architecture. A subsystem is an implementation of the APIs of another operating system, allowing ReactOS to run applications from other systems.
We are already looking at subsystems for: Java, OS/2, and DOS and possibly others in the future.


5. Tutorials
------------

Developer and User Tutorials: http://www.reactos.org/wiki

The tutorials contain more information on the project, compiling and testing ReactOS - amongst other topics. Contributors to the project are always welcome.


6. Author
---------

This document was written by Jason Filby (jasonfilby@yahoo.com).

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Thanks!
Pete






Re: nvda and react os

Pete <emac00@...>
 

two pluses are react o s can run from live cd or can be installed to hard drive.
It is open source so free to use like nvda.
The nvda screen reader paired up with a bootable windows like os on a disk or u s b would come in handy.
Then again react o s would have to be able to run windows setup.
A bootable windows system on a flash or cd rom with speech is available from the enterprise edition of windows 8.1 and up I think.
It is called windows to go and installs to a u s b drive.
It's really nice of m s to only provide it to businesses and not end users.
Pete

On 4/11/2016 9:32 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Well it would be good if react os would become accessible.
One thing that is a driving force for me is it will run windows programs and therefore games and screen readers probably though thats not the only thing.
With the rise of ms own account system, and later oses such as windows 8x and 10 a lot of things we have taken for granted are on the move or going out.
The desktop app is on the way out, and while I know those of us that have embraced cross platform and touch tablets are round and getting more commenplace there are still those I'd imagine like me that have never changed.
I for example would still be quite happy with an xp like interface, or a win7 like interface for windows and office and everything else without the crazy ribbon system wishfull as it currently is.
And in some way being I came round the time dos was still king I sometimes want to return to the simple times where your os was just a basic crappy box where you shoved apps on.
As it is, I have used the desktop so much the cloud and all the online apps are something I have never been born into and I see no reason bar the obvious why I would want to change now.
In fact I see no reason from a user standpoint for what I do to even upgrade from xp though I do like the newer 7 interface.
As an os a windows 10 core is nice but even so I see no need for the extra features.
At the same time I wouldn't mind staying with a windows like os, as while yes there is linux I have to deal with windows and windows is what I grew up mostly with.
Its why I have a simbian cell now and will for some time.
And its probably why I have windows 7 and others in my immediate family will for the future do also.
Every time I try to get the nerve to upgrade I and my family have found it harder and harder to upgrade an os.
windows 3x to 95 was a no brainer.
as was 95 to 98 and then from 98 to xp.
But that is where it stuck, I saw no need to go vista.
And if xp hadn't gone out of support I wouldn't have left that.
I am happy I went to 7 though.
However yet again another sticking point, I see no need to ever upgrade again.
And with my dad retiring at the end of next month, the drive to have the latest legal office program and latest legal os is greatly diminished.
Now thats not going to mean I won't upgrade, or that I will pirate the next windows and office but its going to get just that bit harder to move on to use something I wouldn't ever need.
Even if its true I would probably be fine with it afterward.
Now if I could buy an os core and use whatever interface I want and whatever feature set and take bits and bobs of both it wouldn't matter a dime but I have to take it or leave it and that really starts to put me in a position especially now my funds will be more reduced.
Its going to become a have to rather than like to.
Or to put it another way, a if it works and I don't loose my data then I won't.
But like all things react os may never get there.



On 12/04/2016 11:18 a.m., Pete wrote:

Hi
I keep checking on the react os project. It is up 04.40 now.
So far in accessibility they came up with a built in magnifier and
looks like some kind of access wizard.
I think they need blind computer users to show an interest in it. May
be they will get it accessible.
The read me is belo.
---
========================
ReactOS™ Version 0.4.x
Updated January 5, 2016
========================

1. What is ReactOS?
-------------------

ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system
that is
compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft®
Windows™ NT
family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).

More information is available at: http://www.reactos.org


2. Relationship with the WINE project
-------------------------------------

ReactOS has always intended to work with the WINE project to share as much
programming effort as possible. This mainly concerns User Mode DLLs and
still happens to a degree today. Other areas of cooperation lie in
applications and testing suites.


3. Future compatibility
-----------------------

The ReactOS project, although currently focused on Windows Server 2003
compatibility, is always keeping an eye toward compatibility with
Windows Vista and future Windows NT releases.


4. Supporting other System Applications
---------------------------------------

The Windows NT architecture allows for subsystems, as does the ReactOS
architecture. A subsystem is an implementation of the APIs of another
operating system, allowing ReactOS to run applications from other systems.
We are already looking at subsystems for: Java, OS/2, and DOS and possibly
others in the future.


5. Tutorials
------------

Developer and User Tutorials: http://www.reactos.org/wiki

The tutorials contain more information on the project, compiling and
testing
ReactOS - amongst other topics. Contributors to the project are always
welcome.


6. Author
---------

This document was written by Jason Filby (jasonfilby@yahoo.com).

---
Thanks!
Pete



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