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Re: Reading characters phonetically

Chris Mullins
 

Hi

In addition to what Luke described, pressing NumPad 5 3 times will spell out the current word, NumPad 8 3 times will spell out the current line, both phonetically.

Cheers

Chris

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From: Luke Davis
Sent: 13 June 2021 00:11
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading characters phonetically

               

Lexi wrote:

 

> Hello, is there a way to get NVDA to read characters phonetically? Such as, A: alpha, B: bravo, and so on?--

 

If your cursor is on the character, or the review cursor is, pressing the

numpad 2 key twice (desktop mode), will read the character phonetically.

 

If you want it to just read phonetically if you pause on a character while

using the arrow keys, like iOS Voiceover does in character mode, there is

an add-on for that, although I can't find it currently.

 

Luke

 

 

 

 

 


locked Re: [Locked] Acapela Group Infovox4 Device to Go Out of Support in July 2022

Fawaz Abdul rahman
 

Hi,

In addition to that, acapella add-on really slow and sometimes buggy, we can’t speed it up to 150 as I can with sapi voices from the config file.

And vocalizer voices, finding a working demo is quite hard, you download from 2-3 places and all not compatible with nvda above 2019.3, then you find one with eloquence which is also buggy.

For foreign language users, such as Arabic, finding a suitable voice without using a cracked version is quite difficult. And the situation hasn’t improved yet.

Good luck.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] acapella infovox4 to expire 2022

 

Hi.

 

Subject says it all.

 

I was mucking about looking at what extras I could buy for the system I

have and found that infovox4 which a few of us have managed to afford is

going out of support sometime next year.

 

Due to changes in markets and sales, acapella is dropping this product.

 

More likely in my opinion they can't keep up with all the new windows

updates, with windows 11 coming out later on who knows.

 

Up shot of this is that the only massive voice pack apart from orpheus

you can get is sadly the codefactory voices.

 

You can buy the acapella voices for nvda but I really want more sapi

voices and I want to be able to buy big packages instead of by the voice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


locked [Locked] Acapela Group Infovox4 Device to Go Out of Support in July 2022

 

Hi.

Subject says it all.

I was mucking about looking at what extras I could buy for the system I have and found that infovox4 which a few of us have managed to afford is going out of support sometime next year.

Due to changes in markets and sales, acapella is dropping this product.

More likely in my opinion they can't keep up with all the new windows updates, with windows 11 coming out later on who knows.

Up shot of this is that the only massive voice pack apart from orpheus you can get is sadly the codefactory voices.

You can buy the acapella voices for nvda but I really want more sapi voices and I want to be able to buy big packages instead of by the voice.


Re: Looking for accessible video recording software that supports screen recording

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Brian,

 

I had forgotten about the Xbox bar. Thanks for reminding me  and it is the first thing I will try.

 

Pranav


Re: Looking for accessible video recording software that supports screen recording

Sascha Cowley
 

I also had a bit of a play with this last year, and found it to be a bit fiddly to use with NVDA. From memory, you can only record a single program with this solution though.

On 2021-06-13 08:17, Brian Vogel wrote:
Have you considered playing with the Xbox Game Bar that's built in to Windows 10.  The name is a bit offputting, but it was initially thought of as a way for gamers to record game play, but you can use it to record anything.

You can record what's happening on the screen, sound from the computer, and add your own voice narration if you so choose.  Given that it is a Windows built-in it should be accessible.

Keyboard shortcuts for Xbox Game Bar - support.microsoft.com

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Reading characters phonetically

Rui Fontes
 

Hello!


Here is the add-on:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q75mnyttr34zjpm/EnhancedPhoneticReading_0.5a2_Gen.nvda-addon?dl=1


Rui Fontes


Às 00:16 de 13/06/2021, Lexi escreveu:

That add-on is exactly what I meant. That's exactly what I'm looking for.

On Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 6:11 PM Luke Davis <luke@...> wrote:
Lexi wrote:

> Hello, is there a way to get NVDA to read characters phonetically? Such as, A: alpha, B: bravo, and so on?--

If your cursor is on the character, or the review cursor is, pressing the
numpad 2 key twice (desktop mode), will read the character phonetically.

If you want it to just read phonetically if you pause on a character while
using the arrow keys, like iOS Voiceover does in character mode, there is
an add-on for that, although I can't find it currently.

Luke





--
Please be blessed and be safe. Thank you,
Lexi


Re: Reading characters phonetically

Luke Davis
 

Lexi wrote:

That add-on is exactly what I meant. That's exactly what I'm looking for.
Lexi, below is a link to the latest version. But it hasn't been updated in a long time, and depending on which version of NVDA you have, it may not install.
It definitely won't work with NVDA 2021.1 beta, if you have that.
I have written to the author to find out his intentions for updating it. For now, if you want to try it, here's the link.

https://github.com/davidacm/EnhancedPhoneticReading/releases/download/0.5a2/EnhancedPhoneticReading-0.5a2.nvda-addon

Luke


Re: Reading characters phonetically

Lexi
 

That add-on is exactly what I meant. That's exactly what I'm looking for.

On Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 6:11 PM Luke Davis <luke@...> wrote:
Lexi wrote:

> Hello, is there a way to get NVDA to read characters phonetically? Such as, A: alpha, B: bravo, and so on?--

If your cursor is on the character, or the review cursor is, pressing the
numpad 2 key twice (desktop mode), will read the character phonetically.

If you want it to just read phonetically if you pause on a character while
using the arrow keys, like iOS Voiceover does in character mode, there is
an add-on for that, although I can't find it currently.

Luke





--
Please be blessed and be safe. Thank you,
Lexi


Re: Reading characters phonetically

Luke Davis
 

Lexi wrote:

Hello, is there a way to get NVDA to read characters phonetically? Such as, A: alpha, B: bravo, and so on?--
If your cursor is on the character, or the review cursor is, pressing the numpad 2 key twice (desktop mode), will read the character phonetically.

If you want it to just read phonetically if you pause on a character while using the arrow keys, like iOS Voiceover does in character mode, there is an add-on for that, although I can't find it currently.

Luke


Reading characters phonetically

Lexi
 

Hello, is there a way to get NVDA to read characters phonetically? Such as, A: alpha, B: bravo, and so on?--
Please be blessed and be safe. Thank you,
Lexi


Re: Looking for accessible video recording software that supports screen recording

 
Edited

Have you considered playing with the Xbox Game Bar that's built in to Windows 10?  The name is a bit offputting, but it was initially thought of as a way for gamers to record game play, but you can use it to record anything.

You can record what's happening on the screen, sound from the computer, and add your own voice narration if you so choose.  Given that it is a Windows built-in it should be accessible.

Keyboard shortcuts for Xbox Game Bar - support.microsoft.com

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Looking for accessible video recording software that supports screen recording

Sascha Cowley
 

I have also used Debut in the past, and it was fairly accessible, though this was more than 5 years ago at this point.
The official link is https://www.nchsoftware.com/capture/


locked Re: Renaming or moving sheets in Excel

 

A couple of bits here, some of direct help, some from a moderator's standpoint.

1.  The keyboard shortcuts for ANY Microsoft product in ANY language it happens to be translated to can be found with a simple web search provided it's being done from the location that is appropriate to the regional language being discussed.  If I search here in the USA, I always end up in the part of support.microsoft.com that's followed with "en-us" (English, United States).  I seem to recall when once playing with a VPN to fake being in a completely different country that searches such as this would bring me in to Microsoft's support pages for the correct language and region.  In the case of Office for the USA, the links to the shortcuts for all the Office suite here:

Keyboard shortcuts in Office - support.microsoft.com
or just Excel here:

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel - Office Support

If I am incorrect about that, then would someone please report how they get to the Microsoft Support pages for their specific region and language?

2. This is the perfect example of a question that is not about NVDA.  It's about Excel.  There's not a blessed thing that's NVDA specific about it.  Thus, this sort of question should be asked either on the Chat Subgroup or elsewhere.  Our group description states:
The central purpose of this group is discussing how to use NVDA. This includes configuring NVDA's settings or familiarizing oneself with its modes and commands.  Discussions about which programs are accessible using NVDA, NVDA add-ons, NVDA tutorials and documentation, and configuring synthesizers or Braille displays for use with NVDA are also permitted.
and our group rules state:
It is presumed that the majority of members will be using NVDA, and possibly other screen readers, as part of their daily routine.  This being the case, before you post a message you have to consider whether the question you are about to ask is actually about NVDA itself, or about the program you’re using it to access.  Questions of the form, How do I use . . . with NVDA?, are very seldom about NVDA, but are almost always about the program being accessed with NVDA.

And I actually expect people to pay attention to both.  If the question is really not about NVDA or really closely related stuff like configuring things like braille displays to work with it, or the accessibility of a given program with it, it doesn't belong on this group.

I am asking, directly, that people think before they post and choose the venue that is appropriate for the question they're about to ask.  Those who want to answer non-NVDA questions, and I'm among them, are participants in those venues.  But the folks who elect to participate only here have made it clear that the strong preference is for sticking with NVDA-centric discussions.

Any further discussion about Excel should be taken to the Chat Subgroup, or, if you prefer, to the Microsoft Office Accessibility Discussion Group.  Here are the addresses:
Chat Subgroup:

Microsoft Office Accessibility Discussion Group:


This topic is now locked.

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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: Renaming or moving sheets in Excel

Howard Traxler
 

Moving between sheets in a file is done with ctrl+PgDn.  The name of the newly arrived sheet is announced.  Is that still correct?  I'm using an older version of Excel.

On 6/12/2021 5:02 AM, Sandra Pilz wrote:

Hi,


When using JAWS or Narrator in Excel, once you have opened a file, you can press f6 to see the name of the current sheet, to see other sheets in the file , rename it or select another sheet. When using NVDA, pressing f6 does nothing.


Is there another way to get to the sheet list in NVDA?


I use Office 365 and NVDA 2020.4.


Regards


Sandra


locked Re: Renaming or moving sheets in Excel

Howard Traxler
 

It seems that the F6 key moves between open files.  The file you are moving to is announced.

On 6/12/2021 5:02 AM, Sandra Pilz wrote:

Hi,


When using JAWS or Narrator in Excel, once you have opened a file, you can press f6 to see the name of the current sheet, to see other sheets in the file , rename it or select another sheet. When using NVDA, pressing f6 does nothing.


Is there another way to get to the sheet list in NVDA?


I use Office 365 and NVDA 2020.4.


Regards


Sandra


Re: Looking for accessible video recording software that supports screen recording

 

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On 6/12/2021 11:49 PM, Pranav Lal wrote:
Hi all,

I want to make videos for posting on youtube. I however need accessible
software that will allow me to record my voice and to show what is happening
on the screen.

Can anyone suggest such a program? Open source or free is better but I am
willing to pay.
Pranav





Looking for accessible video recording software that supports screen recording

Pranav Lal
 

Hi all,

I want to make videos for posting on youtube. I however need accessible
software that will allow me to record my voice and to show what is happening
on the screen.

Can anyone suggest such a program? Open source or free is better but I am
willing to pay.
Pranav


Re: NVDA not reading lines in a multiple column document

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Quentin,

 

I have sent you the document off list.

 

In addition, I had Microsoft teams running and I cannot tell if that made any difference. I was in a live call.

 

Pranav

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 3:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA not reading lines in a multiple column document

 

Is it one you can email me offlist Pranav?

 

I just created a blank document, set it to two columns, dumped a bunch of text in it, and NVDA can read and navigate fine.  Note that if you just up arrow or down arrow, NVDA will stay in the same column - actually that's not NVDA, that's how navigation in Word works - if you control+up or down arrow to move by paragraph, or read using say all it moves as expected.

 

I tried using NVDA 2020.4 (portable) and NVDA 2021.1 beta 2 (installed) on:

 

Windows 10 (64-bit) Version: 2009, Build: 19042
 
Office 365 (64-bit) Version: 16.0.14026.20228

 

Quentin. 

 

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I had to work with a word document that was split into multiple columns. I
am not talking about tables here but newspaper columns.

NVDA went silent for some lines. Jaws worked just fine which is how I know
that the document had multiple columns.

This was on my work computer running windows 10 1809 and Microsoft word 365.

I have tested on my home machine that has windows 10 Version 21H1 (OS Build
19043.1052) running word 365
Specifically:
MicrosoftR Word for Microsoft 365 MSO (16.0.14204.20000) 64-bit 

The text is being read but the columns are not being detected.

Is anyone able to duplicate this? I am using NVDA version 2020.4.
Pranav






 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: NVDA not reading lines in a multiple column document

Pranav Lal
 

Hi Quentin,

 

Sure, I’ll e-mail the document to you off list.

 

Pranav

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 3:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA not reading lines in a multiple column document

 

Is it one you can email me offlist Pranav?

 

I just created a blank document, set it to two columns, dumped a bunch of text in it, and NVDA can read and navigate fine.  Note that if you just up arrow or down arrow, NVDA will stay in the same column - actually that's not NVDA, that's how navigation in Word works - if you control+up or down arrow to move by paragraph, or read using say all it moves as expected.

 

I tried using NVDA 2020.4 (portable) and NVDA 2021.1 beta 2 (installed) on:

 

Windows 10 (64-bit) Version: 2009, Build: 19042
 
Office 365 (64-bit) Version: 16.0.14026.20228

 

Quentin. 

 

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I had to work with a word document that was split into multiple columns. I
am not talking about tables here but newspaper columns.

NVDA went silent for some lines. Jaws worked just fine which is how I know
that the document had multiple columns.

This was on my work computer running windows 10 1809 and Microsoft word 365.

I have tested on my home machine that has windows 10 Version 21H1 (OS Build
19043.1052) running word 365
Specifically:
MicrosoftR Word for Microsoft 365 MSO (16.0.14204.20000) 64-bit 

The text is being read but the columns are not being detected.

Is anyone able to duplicate this? I am using NVDA version 2020.4.
Pranav






 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


locked Re: Renaming or moving sheets in Excel

Sandra Pilz
 

Hi Vaibhav,


Thank you for your description of the key sequence.


Please don't spend any time on researching alt+e, I think I know what the equivalent is.


Also thanks for the link. Setting my ribbon to English is not something I want to do, as you said, it changes the key sequences I am familiar with and it would also make communication with other colleagues about Word more difficult. :)



Thank you.


Regards


Sandra

Am 12.06.2021 um 15:22 schrieb Vaibhav Saraf:

Hi Sandra,

For renaming a sheet:

Alt + H stands for 'Home' tab in the ribbon.
'O' stands for Format which is found under Cell styles group which is a sub-group of Styles under Home.
'R' is for 'Rename Sheet' which will come down in the list after activating the Format menu.

For moving, I have no idea what Alt + E is for, pressing that hotkey just places me on the Home tab, I think probably its tab is hidden right now in my ribbon. I will try to search on that and come back if I am able to figure that out.
Alt + E generally contains commands to copy, paste, delete, etc.

I found one thread in the Microsoft community which suggests that you can use Office in German language with just the ribbon in English, maybe it will help you. Caution: Moving to English ribbon will also change other shortcuts for you, which you may already feel comfortable with in the German version.

Thanks,
Vaibhav
 


On Sat, 12 Jun 2021 at 17:02, Sandra Pilz <sandra914481@...> wrote:

Hi Vaibhav,


Thank you for your reply, I'm glad to hear that it works.


Unfortunately, I can't work with your specified sequence of keys, because my Windows and Office are in German, so the key sequence would be different, too. Could you please let me know what the keys stand for? Then I could look for the respective sequence in my version of Office.


Thank you


Regards


Sandra



Am 12.06.2021 um 12:30 schrieb Vaibhav Saraf:
Hi,

To rename a sheet use - Alt + H, O, R - commands in specified sequence. A modal will open up, you can provide a new name and hit Enter.

To move or duplicate, use Alt + E, M - you can schoose to move current sheet ahead of any other sheet, or check the checkbox to create a copy at any specified spot.

Hope that helps.
Thanks,
Vaibhav


On Sat, 12 Jun 2021 at 15:32, Sandra Pilz <sandra914481@...> wrote:

Hi,


When using JAWS or Narrator in Excel, once you have opened a file, you can press f6 to see the name of the current sheet, to see other sheets in the file , rename it or select another sheet. When using NVDA, pressing f6 does nothing.


Is there another way to get to the sheet list in NVDA?


I use Office 365 and NVDA 2020.4.


Regards


Sandra

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