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Re: VPN Recommendations

Jaffar Sidek
 

Try https://openvpn.net/

It is open source and very easy to use and is accessible through the system tray.  Use it everyday for my work.  Cheers!

On 7/3/2019 11:07 PM, Bhavya shah wrote:
Dear all,

I was looking for VPN software recommendations that are free and
accessible with NVDA. I checked this list's archives perfunctorily and
came across Pearl VPN, whcih appears to be a commercial software.

I would appreciate any inputs and suggestions for the above.

Thanks.
--
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Melodies paint a thousand dreams;
Music paints a thousand worlds;
Movies light up fantasy screens.


Let me introduce and question about how to sing the voice synthesizer with NVDA

Pierpaolo Tieri account ufficiale
 

Hi everyone, I'm a new member of this group. My name is Pierpaolo
Tieri, I'm from Italy, I'm blind since birth. I use NVDA and I'm very
happy because with NVDA I can do all the things. But a question: How
can a vocal synthesizer can sing with NVDA? I would like to create a
song with the text to speech with NVDA. I use DSpeech for the
dialogues but I don't know if I can do this. Is there a program or are
there codes for that? Thanks in advance, Pierpaolo Tieri.


Re: reading PDF files

Arlene
 

Be I don’t have adobe reader.  I’ll probably have to go get it.

 

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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: July 2, 2019 10:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] reading PDF files

 

Hi Arlene,

 

Try using Adobe reader. I know at one point, Edge was quite good with PDF files, although maybe some work better than others.

 

Quentin.

 

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 2:42 PM Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:

Hi list: Arlene here.  How does one read PDF files using edge?  I tried to read a vollenteer application form.when I opened the attachment it went to edge.  When I tried to read the application All I got was blank blank. I know there are words there.  It said pages one of two and all I hear is blank.  I end up on Microsoft edge. How do I read this file.  I want to submit my answers that I had gone over with a job coach. Thanks.I hope this was clear.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


 

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Re: reading PDF files

Arlene
 

Ok, I’ll see if I have it. Then I’ll go download it.

 

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From: Robert Doc Wright godfearer
Sent: July 3, 2019 6:18 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] reading PDF files

 

Get adobe reader. It will at least tell you if the pdf is an image. Make sure you alert whoever is sending you the pdf that it cannot be an image of text.

 

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From: Arlene
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] reading PDF files

 

Hi list: Arlene here.  How does one read PDF files using edge?  I tried to read a vollenteer application form.when I opened the attachment it went to edge.  When I tried to read the application All I got was blank blank. I know there are words there.  It said pages one of two and all I hear is blank.  I end up on Microsoft edge. How do I read this file.  I want to submit my answers that I had gone over with a job coach. Thanks.I hope this was clear.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 


Re: struggling to use a UK Civil service test

 

All of the "multiple choice" options are presented as, and announced as being, radio buttons.   Using the r quick navigation shortcut I can cycle through each and every choice.  If I need to go back SHIFT+R runs through the radio buttons in reverse.  I then use the b quick navigation shortcut to go straight to the back, then next, button to move along to the next question.

When I get to the section with videos, things get a bit trickier after the video as there are clusters of scenario statements each of which is followed by a group of radio buttons with answers that gauge your feeling about what the statement said.  I had to occasionally do some switching between conventional navigation and object navigation when I needed to go back a bit, particularly from the radio buttons to the scenario statement, and I could get the statement to read with num pad +.   You also find that there are times when you somehow get into focus mode on those radio buttons, and then quick navigation doesn't work until you hit NVDA+Space to toggle back into browse mode.

I didn't go all the way to the end, but just through the first section and first video.  They seem to be fairly consistent in using buttons for primary controls and radio buttons for multiple choices.
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NVDACon - the conference will be rescheduled

Adriani Botez
 

Dear all,

           

it is a busy time for the NVDA community and for NV Access. After 13 years of huge work that Michael Curran - the co-founder of NV Access - did for us, he is taking his well diserved break for some months. We wish him all the best. We will reschedule the conference to a later date end of october or beginning of november to make it possible for Mick to attend the NVDACon through the keynote of NV Access.

 

The final date will follow soon.

 

Stay tuned!

 

Best regards

Adriani

 


struggling to use a UK Civil service test

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi all,

I have applied for a job in the UK Civil Service and I have until 10th July to complete a short Situational Judgement Test. There is a website to practice the types of things that the test will cover, so I thought I'd try it out before I take the actual test ... and I'm glad I did. I find its selection controls very hard to use with NVDA.

This is the website, and if the link gets curtailed by the NVDA group system, just search for Civil Service Situational Judgement Test.
http://csr.apolloassessment.adc.uk.com/openlink/practice/

There are a few presses of the Next button before the first set of questions starts, but when you get there the first set are how the applicant behaves in the work environment.  The first time I went through this first test I found it possible to select the answers I wanted, but now I'm struggling. It seems like once I've selected one response I can'access another question nor the Next button to proceed.

Then, when I did get through that first set of questions, the second was also difficult to navigate. In the second set it gives you four questions to answer relating to a specific situation. The applicant needs to choose how an action would be, from contradictory to effective.

Once I'd selected a response to one question I didn't seem to be able to continue to the next one. The response buttons are not identified by NVDA as buttons or radio buttons, but rather are spoken as "dialogue".

I tried using object navigation rather than tabbing through the controls, but using object navigation I lose the prompts as to what the value I'm selecting is.

It'll probably take 10 minutes to have a play around with this, but if anyone has the time I'd love to hear what you think of the assessment test and if you find a way to complete it.

annoyingly the Civil Service Recruitment site doesn't have a contact email or phone number relating to the vacancy or to the "reasonable adjustments" I requested when I applied for the job.

Thanks in advance,

Giles


Re: VPN Recommendations

Antony Stone
 

The spelling was "Pearl" as in https://www.pearlvpn.com/

Regards,


Antony.

On Wednesday 03 July 2019 at 21:07:00, Cohn, Jonathan wrote:

Hello,

You will need to describe what your expectations for a VPN are, since it
can mean to very different things. When I did a google search for perl
vpn, all I saw was perl scripts and modules to manage VPN technologies.
Most perl programs can be run on the command line, and are therefore
somewhat accessible, though one needs to know the appropriate command to
execute changes. Take care,
Jonathan Cohn
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- Jan-Piet Mens

Please reply to the list;
please *don't* CC me.


Re: VPN Recommendations

Jonathan COHN
 

Hello,

You will need to describe what your expectations for a VPN are, since it can mean to very different things. When I did a google search for perl vpn, all I saw was perl scripts and modules to manage VPN technologies. Most perl programs can be run on the command line, and are therefore somewhat accessible, though one needs to know the appropriate command to execute changes.
Take care,
Jonathan Cohn


Enhanced Touch Gestures 19.07 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

Enhanced Touch Gestures 19.07 is now available. This version includes localization updates and makes the add-on compatible with NVDA 2019.2.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: Cannot get rid of ducking cycle in laptop keyboard mode

marvin kotler
 

                Thank you to the below mentioned gentleman; that worked, although I did not assign the tab key on purpose, but your solution worked.

Thanks again, Marv

 

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From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 11:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cannot get rid of ducking cycle in laptop keyboard mode

 

I assume you assigned your tab key to ducking mode.

So go to desktop mode, NVDA menu, Preferences, Input gestures..., search

for ducking, find the key, expand it, remove tab.

 

On 7/3/2019 8:27 AM, marvin kotler wrote:

> Good afternoon listers.  Have a strange  problem that just started.  As

> stated in subject line, cannot get rid of nvda cycling through the three

> audio ducking modes when tabbing in laptop keyboard mode.  I have to

> shift tab and go backwards to do anything.  Am running windows 1903 and

> latest version of nvda.  Also tried uninstalling nvda, installing an

> older version and updating to the latest version with no success

> regarding problem.  If anyone can tell me how and if I can get rid of

> the audio ducking cycle while tabbing, I would appreciate knowing it.

> When keyboard is in desktop keyboard mode, things work fine

>

> Thanks Marv

>

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for

> Windows 10

>

>

 

 

 

 


Re: Cannot get rid of ducking cycle in laptop keyboard mode

Tyler Spivey
 

I assume you assigned your tab key to ducking mode.
So go to desktop mode, NVDA menu, Preferences, Input gestures..., search for ducking, find the key, expand it, remove tab.

On 7/3/2019 8:27 AM, marvin kotler wrote:
Good afternoon listers.  Have a strange  problem that just started.  As stated in subject line, cannot get rid of nvda cycling through the three audio ducking modes when tabbing in laptop keyboard mode.  I have to shift tab and go backwards to do anything.  Am running windows 1903 and latest version of nvda.  Also tried uninstalling nvda, installing an older version and updating to the latest version with no success regarding problem.  If anyone can tell me how and if I can get rid of the audio ducking cycle while tabbing, I would appreciate knowing it.
When keyboard is in desktop keyboard mode, things work fine
Thanks Marv
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Cannot get rid of ducking cycle in laptop keyboard mode

marvin kotler
 

Good afternoon listers.  Have a strange  problem that just started.  As stated in subject line, cannot get rid of nvda cycling through the three audio ducking modes when tabbing in laptop keyboard mode.  I have to shift tab and go backwards to do anything.  Am running windows 1903 and latest version of nvda.  Also tried uninstalling nvda, installing an older version and updating to the latest version with no success regarding problem.  If anyone can tell me how and if I can get rid of the audio ducking cycle while tabbing, I would appreciate knowing it.  When keyboard is in desktop keyboard mode, things work fine

Thanks Marv

 

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VPN Recommendations

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I was looking for VPN software recommendations that are free and
accessible with NVDA. I checked this list's archives perfunctorily and
came across Pearl VPN, whcih appears to be a commercial software.

I would appreciate any inputs and suggestions for the above.

Thanks.

--
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Re: nvda doesn't recognize tables in a pdf while in adobe reader

Clement Chou
 

I have the same problem in Edge. Tables rarely display correctly. Any
fix for this?

On 7/3/19, Alexandre Alves Toco <alexandretoco@...> wrote:
Hi, maybe the title is a little confusing.
I have a pdf file with tables.
If I open it in adobe, nvda reads as if it doesn’t have tables.
But when I open the same pdf in word 2016, the tables are there and I can
navigate them using nvda.


Enviado do Email para Windows 10

De: Quentin Christensen
Enviado:quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2019 02:37
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Assunto: Re: [nvda] reading PDF files

Hi Arlene,

Try using Adobe reader. I know at one point, Edge was quite good with PDF
files, although maybe some work better than others.

Quentin.

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 2:42 PM Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:
Hi list: Arlene here.  How does one read PDF files using edge?  I tried to
read a vollenteer application form.when I opened the attachment it went to
edge.  When I tried to read the application All I got was blank blank. I
know there are words there.  It said pages one of two and all I hear is
blank.  I end up on Microsoft edge. How do I read this file.  I want to
submit my answers that I had gone over with a job coach. Thanks.I hope this
was clear.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10




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nvda doesn't recognize tables in a pdf while in adobe reader

Alexandre Alves Toco
 

Hi, maybe the title is a little confusing.

I have a pdf file with tables.

If I open it in adobe, nvda reads as if it doesn’t have tables.

But when I open the same pdf in word 2016, the tables are there and I can navigate them using nvda.

 

 

Enviado do Email para Windows 10

 

De: Quentin Christensen
Enviado:quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2019 02:37
Para: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Assunto: Re: [nvda] reading PDF files

 

Hi Arlene,

 

Try using Adobe reader. I know at one point, Edge was quite good with PDF files, although maybe some work better than others.

 

Quentin.

 

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 2:42 PM Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:

Hi list: Arlene here.  How does one read PDF files using edge?  I tried to read a vollenteer application form.when I opened the attachment it went to edge.  When I tried to read the application All I got was blank blank. I know there are words there.  It said pages one of two and all I hear is blank.  I end up on Microsoft edge. How do I read this file.  I want to submit my answers that I had gone over with a job coach. Thanks.I hope this was clear.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


 

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Training and Support Manager

 

NVDA 2019.2beta1 now available!

 

 


Re: reading PDF files

Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Get adobe reader. It will at least tell you if the pdf is an image. Make sure you alert whoever is sending you the pdf that it cannot be an image of text.

 

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From: Arlene
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] reading PDF files

 

Hi list: Arlene here.  How does one read PDF files using edge?  I tried to read a vollenteer application form.when I opened the attachment it went to edge.  When I tried to read the application All I got was blank blank. I know there are words there.  It said pages one of two and all I hear is blank.  I end up on Microsoft edge. How do I read this file.  I want to submit my answers that I had gone over with a job coach. Thanks.I hope this was clear.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


reading graphics or not labelled images on a web page

Simone Dal Maso
 

Hello,
I don't know if NVDA has this feature.
In some circumstances, there are website that are not very accessible and they use some graphic to describe the state of an element.
For example, you can find a table of comparison of products, where there is a graphic for "yes" and a graphic for "no".
Sometime this graphics can tell you if a checkbox is checked or not.
With NVDA I didn't find the manner to read this sort of web pages, and I downloaded the demo of Jaws for Windows after ... 4 years? In order to read them.
Jaws is able to read this sort of images if the user want it, and I'd like NVDA could give me the same choice.
Is it possible?
Can I open a ticket or it is a wast of time?
Thank you!


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Re: NVDA 19.2

Hareth
 

Quentin, I'm sorry if you thought my reply meant that.
Most of us know the way of NVDA update process through the many years back.
But unfortunately some members responds here strongly smell like
mocking other members just for the sake of it, or rather they deal
with the list as a public chat one.

On 7/3/19, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...> wrote:
I don't think anyone meant their reply as an attack on anyone else, I
certainly didn't. Historically, NV Access has aimed for rough release
periods, but we avoid committing to specific dates, just because, as I
indicated, we'd rather hold back a couple of weeks to iron out bugs, than
get a release out "on time". Many people know that and that was
essentially the gist of the answers.

If someone is keenly awaiting the next release because they are hoping for
a particular feature, I would encourage them to try the beta and / or ask
(on here, or to me directly). And similarly, if someone is curious about
the next release and what will be in it, if you download the release, the
"what's new" is the current what's new for NVDA 2019.2 (ie, incorporating
all the changes that are in that build since 2019.1.1.

Regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 2:34 PM Hareth <hareth4m@...> wrote:

We are so lucky to have people jumping on others backs that way.
Now it came down some folks making jokes at the expense of anxiously
waiting user's simple mistake of asking about the next release ?
What next, asking the admins for some punishment to some members
mistakes to prove some false superiority?
A simple respond or a notice from a list admin or even a member points
that not to post an ETA could of been more than enough.


My old email signature was,
Nobody really needs to act like a prick to score imaginary points.



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now available!

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Re: reading PDF files

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Arlene,

Try using Adobe reader. I know at one point, Edge was quite good with PDF files, although maybe some work better than others.

Quentin.

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 2:42 PM Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:

Hi list: Arlene here.  How does one read PDF files using edge?  I tried to read a vollenteer application form.when I opened the attachment it went to edge.  When I tried to read the application All I got was blank blank. I know there are words there.  It said pages one of two and all I hear is blank.  I end up on Microsoft edge. How do I read this file.  I want to submit my answers that I had gone over with a job coach. Thanks.I hope this was clear.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

NVDA 2019.2beta1 now available!