Bluetooth Headphones Losing Connection when Speech Stops


Chris Smart
 

Awesome. Thanks for both of those.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: November 7, 2021 11:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Bluetooth Headphones Losing Connection when Speech Stops

 

Chris,

The simple answer to your direct question:  No.

The practical answer is there are two alternatives, one or both of which may work for you:
1. The Bluetooth Audio Add-On for NVDA
2. The Silenzio program, which is a tiny program that runs continuously in the background that feeds silence to the audio output, keeping Bluetooth from ever going to sleep.  (See this article by Jonathan Mosen, entitled, Sounds frustrating! There’s an audio problem affecting users of any screen reader on some Windows computers, and it needs to be fixed, for additional details).
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


 

Chris,

The simple answer to your direct question:  No.

The practical answer is there are two alternatives, one or both of which may work for you:
1. The Bluetooth Audio Add-On for NVDA
2. The Silenzio program, which is a tiny program that runs continuously in the background that feeds silence to the audio output, keeping Bluetooth from ever going to sleep.  (See this article by Jonathan Mosen, entitled, Sounds frustrating! There’s an audio problem affecting users of any screen reader on some Windows computers, and it needs to be fixed, for additional details).
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


Chris Smart
 

Does NVDA have an option similar to the one in Jaws which keeps the Bluetooth connection open during breaks in the audio stream?

In Jaws, this is called “Avoid Speech Cut Off When Using Bluetooth Headphones Or Some Sound Cards”.

 

Thanks

Chris