Google docs and NVDA and Chrome


Dan Beaver
 

HI,


I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".


Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?


Thanks.


Dan Beaver


Sylvie Duchateau
 

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.

Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :

HI,


I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".


Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?


Thanks.


Dan Beaver



Dan Beaver
 

Thank you for the info.


I tried using the ctrl+alt+z stroke and it said screen reader support enabled.  However, it still just says "about:".  My wife looked at the screen and it has other info on it but NVDA can't read it.


Any other ideas?  Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to make it accessible?


Dan Beaver


On 4/18/2018 12:01 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.

Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :

HI,


I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".


Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?


Thanks.


Dan Beaver




Jason White
 

Dan Beaver <dbeaver888@gmail.com> wrote:

Any other ideas? Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to
make it accessible?
No. I just tried it here with NVDA 2018.1.1 and Chrome 65 - it all worked as
expected.


Sylvie Duchateau
 

Hello Dan,
Have you tried refreshing the page with f5?
When I can't read anything, I go the adress bar and then I return to the document.
Have you also tried turning browse mode on and off with nvda+space bar?
I have no other ideas for the moment.
Best
Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 18:47, Dan Beaver a écrit :

Thank you for the info.


I tried using the ctrl+alt+z stroke and it said screen reader support enabled.  However, it still just says "about:".  My wife looked at the screen and it has other info on it but NVDA can't read it.


Any other ideas?  Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to make it accessible?


Dan Beaver


On 4/18/2018 12:01 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.

Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :

HI,


I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".


Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?


Thanks.


Dan Beaver





Gene
 

The first question, at least for me, who knows very little about Google Docs, (spelling) is whether images can be sent using it.  If this is an image, some way of recognizing the text must be found.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

Hello Dan,
Have you tried refreshing the page with f5?
When I can't read anything, I go the adress bar and then I return to the document.
Have you also tried turning browse mode on and off with nvda+space bar?
I have no other ideas for the moment.
Best
Sylvie
Le 18/04/2018 à 18:47, Dan Beaver a écrit :

Thank you for the info.


I tried using the ctrl+alt+z stroke and it said screen reader support enabled.  However, it still just says "about:".  My wife looked at the screen and it has other info on it but NVDA can't read it.


Any other ideas?  Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to make it accessible?


Dan Beaver


On 4/18/2018 12:01 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.

Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :

HI,


I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".


Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?


Thanks.


Dan Beaver





David Moore
 

Hi Gene!

If you change the setting on the Google Docs

Web site to always upload as a Google Doc, images are always scanned by Google, and even an image PDF is uploaded as a Google Doc.

You can just press enter on the file, and open it up in the Google Docs window.

I do that all the time, and it is so very powerful!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

 

The first question, at least for me, who knows very little about Google Docs, (spelling) is whether images can be sent using it.  If this is an image, some way of recognizing the text must be found.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:25 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

 

Hello Dan,
Have you tried refreshing the page with f5?
When I can't read anything, I go the adress bar and then I return to the document.
Have you also tried turning browse mode on and off with nvda+space bar?
I have no other ideas for the moment.
Best
Sylvie
Le 18/04/2018 à 18:47, Dan Beaver a écrit :

Thank you for the info.

 

I tried using the ctrl+alt+z stroke and it said screen reader support enabled.  However, it still just says "about:".  My wife looked at the screen and it has other info on it but NVDA can't read it.

 

Any other ideas?  Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to make it accessible?

 

Dan Beaver

 

On 4/18/2018 12:01 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.

Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :

HI,

 

I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".

 

Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?

 

Thanks.

 

Dan Beaver

 

 

 

 


David Moore
 

Hi!

I use it with Chrome all the time.

Make sure that you have NVDA in focus mode. You should be able to use all of the navigation commands like arrows, page up and down and so on to read the document. Any type of document can be opened as a Google doc. Once a file opens in Google Docs, it is automatically changed into a Google doc. There is no conversion you need to perform on your own, Google does the conversion by itself. So, a PDF will open as a Google doc, if it is in the Google Docs Window!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Dan Beaver
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

 

HI,

 

I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".

 

Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?

 

Thanks.

 

Dan Beaver

 


Gene
 

But in this case, the person is using someone else's document.  it appears your comments imply that the text of the document may have been sent as an image.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

Hi Gene!

If you change the setting on the Google Docs

Web site to always upload as a Google Doc, images are always scanned by Google, and even an image PDF is uploaded as a Google Doc.

You can just press enter on the file, and open it up in the Google Docs window.

I do that all the time, and it is so very powerful!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

 

The first question, at least for me, who knows very little about Google Docs, (spelling) is whether images can be sent using it.  If this is an image, some way of recognizing the text must be found.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:25 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

 

Hello Dan,
Have you tried refreshing the page with f5?
When I can't read anything, I go the adress bar and then I return to the document.
Have you also tried turning browse mode on and off with nvda+space bar?
I have no other ideas for the moment.
Best
Sylvie
Le 18/04/2018 à 18:47, Dan Beaver a écrit :

Thank you for the info.

 

I tried using the ctrl+alt+z stroke and it said screen reader support enabled.  However, it still just says "about:".  My wife looked at the screen and it has other info on it but NVDA can't read it.

 

Any other ideas?  Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to make it accessible?

 

Dan Beaver

 

On 4/18/2018 12:01 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.

Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :

HI,

 

I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".

 

Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?

 

Thanks.

 

Dan Beaver

 

 

 

 


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I think I understood it that a picture needs to be sent knowing its got text before it gets ocred by google, but its not very clear from their info. I gave up on google docs since it seems very powerful but actually getting ones head around its interface seems alien to my brain!
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Moore" <jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:30 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome


Hi!
I use it with Chrome all the time.
Make sure that you have NVDA in focus mode. You should be able to use all of the navigation commands like arrows, page up and down and so on to read the document. Any type of document can be opened as a Google doc. Once a file opens in Google Docs, it is automatically changed into a Google doc. There is no conversion you need to perform on your own, Google does the conversion by itself. So, a PDF will open as a Google doc, if it is in the Google Docs Window!
David Moore
Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Dan Beaver
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Google docs and NVDA and Chrome

HI,

I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it. I can only hear the first line which says "About:".

Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?

Thanks.

Dan Beaver


Dan Beaver
 

Hi,


I did try refreshing and it still didn't work.  Browse mode switching also was a no go.


I spoke to the person who sent me the link to the doc and he says it was actually created several years ago.  He is going to create a new doc with the same info in it to see if that will help.  It is possible that it was created without the full accessibility capabilities.


Thanks for all the suggestions.


Dan Beaver


On 4/18/2018 4:25 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:
Hello Dan,
Have you tried refreshing the page with f5?
When I can't read anything, I go the adress bar and then I return to the document.
Have you also tried turning browse mode on and off with nvda+space bar?
I have no other ideas for the moment.
Best
Sylvie
Le 18/04/2018 à 18:47, Dan Beaver a écrit :

Thank you for the info.


I tried using the ctrl+alt+z stroke and it said screen reader support enabled.  However, it still just says "about:".  My wife looked at the screen and it has other info on it but NVDA can't read it.


Any other ideas?  Does the doc have to be formatted in a certain way to make it accessible?


Dan Beaver


On 4/18/2018 12:01 PM, Sylvie Duchateau wrote:

Hello Dan,

Google docs works fine with Chrome and NVDA.

You have to enable screen reader support in pressing ctrl+alt+Z.

Sylvie

Le 18/04/2018 à 17:35, Dan Beaver a écrit :

HI,


I have had a document shared with me but I can't seem to find a way to read it.  I can only hear the first line which says "About:".


Is it possible to access google docs with NVDA and Chrome?


Thanks.


Dan Beaver