Accessible PDF reader


Marco Oros
 

Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros


Gene
 

Since I don't know what specific problems you are having, I don't know if this will meet your needs.  A good way to read PDF documents is to open them in the Edge browser.  However, if the documents contain tables, it appears the table formatting isn't kept.  But for straight text, Edge opens PDF documents very quickly and by default, returns to the last page you were reading.

Use control o when in Edge to open the open file dialog and treat as you would any standard open dialog.

Gene

On 5/7/2022 4:17 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros





Socheat
 

Have you tried Bookworm? It is an accessible reader built with accessibility in mind. You can get it from its official's website <https://getbookworm.com>
Hope this helps.
Socheat

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From "Marco Oros" <marco.oros93@...>
To nvda@nvda.groups.io
Date 5/7/2022 4:17:38 PM
Subject [nvda] Accessible PDF reader

Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros






Marco Oros
 

OK.

For example this issue with links, or search field too

For example I must use tab and form mode to access links and also, when I have pressed tab on find field (ctrl+f), NVDA says 'unknown'. I use NVDA in Slovak, but this word is translated to English, as unknown.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 11:21 Gene napísal(a):

Since I don't know what specific problems you are having, I don't know if this will meet your needs.  A good way to read PDF documents is to open them in the Edge browser.  However, if the documents contain tables, it appears the table formatting isn't kept.  But for straight text, Edge opens PDF documents very quickly and by default, returns to the last page you were reading.

Use control o when in Edge to open the open file dialog and treat as you would any standard open dialog.

Gene

On 5/7/2022 4:17 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros









Gene
 

I don't use Adobe and I have seldom done so in the past.  I would think you should be able to tab to move through links in browse mode.  If the command is the same in NVDA localized for your language, there is another move by links command, which is the letter k.

As far as find is concerned, you use the same command in browse mode as on a web page.  Any time you are in browse mode, commands are the same as on web pages if they are browse mode commands..

Gene

On 5/7/2022 7:44 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
OK.

For example this issue with links, or search field too

For example I must use tab and form mode to access links and also, when I have pressed tab on find field (ctrl+f), NVDA says 'unknown'. I use NVDA in Slovak, but this word is translated to English, as unknown.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 11:21 Gene napísal(a):
Since I don't know what specific problems you are having, I don't know if this will meet your needs.  A good way to read PDF documents is to open them in the Edge browser.  However, if the documents contain tables, it appears the table formatting isn't kept.  But for straight text, Edge opens PDF documents very quickly and by default, returns to the last page you were reading.

Use control o when in Edge to open the open file dialog and treat as you would any standard open dialog.

Gene

On 5/7/2022 4:17 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros












Michael Micallef at FITA
 

Hi friend,

I can suggest you one of the following: the first one is freeware:
Balabolka.
URL: http://balabolka.site/balabolka.htm

The second one has a little charge around$30 us dollars.

QRead
URL: https://getaccessibleapps.com/qread/

I hope that one of the above will satisfy you 100%

Michael micallef

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Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros


Sarah k Alawami
 

Adobe DC reader, or brave, or edge, or google chrome, all of which work and render differently so pick your poison. You didn't specify your problem, please do so.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marco Oros
Sent: Saturday, May 7, 2022 2:18 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessible PDF reader
Importance: High

Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros


Sarah k Alawami
 

I personally would learn the mainstream software, what if you are on a friend's computer that doesn't have this, you will be in big trouble IMHO. Or if you get a new computer and that software is no longer supported because the dev does not want to do so anymore? We've seen this tons of times, and we'll see it again.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Micallef at FITA
Sent: Saturday, May 7, 2022 7:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible PDF reader

Hi friend,

I can suggest you one of the following: the first one is freeware:
Balabolka.
URL: http://balabolka.site/balabolka.htm

The second one has a little charge around$30 us dollars.

QRead
URL: https://getaccessibleapps.com/qread/

I hope that one of the above will satisfy you 100%

Michael micallef


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Sent: Saturday, 07 May 2022 11:18
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Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros


Marco Oros
 

I have explained, that I have tried to do It just with letter k, or just by using browser cursor.

Problem is, that It doesn't work, so I must use form mode.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 14:50 Gene napísal(a):

I don't use Adobe and I have seldom done so in the past.  I would think you should be able to tab to move through links in browse mode. If the command is the same in NVDA localized for your language, there is another move by links command, which is the letter k.

As far as find is concerned, you use the same command in browse mode as on a web page.  Any time you are in browse mode, commands are the same as on web pages if they are browse mode commands..

Gene

On 5/7/2022 7:44 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
OK.

For example this issue with links, or search field too

For example I must use tab and form mode to access links and also, when I have pressed tab on find field (ctrl+f), NVDA says 'unknown'. I use NVDA in Slovak, but this word is translated to English, as unknown.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 11:21 Gene napísal(a):
Since I don't know what specific problems you are having, I don't know if this will meet your needs.  A good way to read PDF documents is to open them in the Edge browser.  However, if the documents contain tables, it appears the table formatting isn't kept.  But for straight text, Edge opens PDF documents very quickly and by default, returns to the last page you were reading.

Use control o when in Edge to open the open file dialog and treat as you would any standard open dialog.

Gene

On 5/7/2022 4:17 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros
















Gene
 

I didn't notice you mentioning the letter k. 

As to why it doesn't work in Adobe, I have no idea but browse mode should work with links in a PDF document.  If Browse Mode works properly in Edge on web pages, it should work properly in PDF files.

Gene

On 5/7/2022 10:53 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
I have explained, that I have tried to do It just with letter k, or just by using browser cursor.

Problem is, that It doesn't work, so I must use form mode.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 14:50 Gene napísal(a):
I don't use Adobe and I have seldom done so in the past.  I would think you should be able to tab to move through links in browse mode. If the command is the same in NVDA localized for your language, there is another move by links command, which is the letter k.

As far as find is concerned, you use the same command in browse mode as on a web page.  Any time you are in browse mode, commands are the same as on web pages if they are browse mode commands..

Gene

On 5/7/2022 7:44 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
OK.

For example this issue with links, or search field too

For example I must use tab and form mode to access links and also, when I have pressed tab on find field (ctrl+f), NVDA says 'unknown'. I use NVDA in Slovak, but this word is translated to English, as unknown.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 11:21 Gene napísal(a):
Since I don't know what specific problems you are having, I don't know if this will meet your needs.  A good way to read PDF documents is to open them in the Edge browser.  However, if the documents contain tables, it appears the table formatting isn't kept.  But for straight text, Edge opens PDF documents very quickly and by default, returns to the last page you were reading.

Use control o when in Edge to open the open file dialog and treat as you would any standard open dialog.

Gene

On 5/7/2022 4:17 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros






























Sarah k Alawami
 

Odd, I can read in browse mode fine. Are you using 32 bit or 64 bit of adobe, also do you have the accessibility mode on and working?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marco Oros
Sent: Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessible PDF reader

I have explained, that I have tried to do It just with letter k, or just by using browser cursor.

Problem is, that It doesn't work, so I must use form mode.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 14:50 Gene napísal(a):
I don't use Adobe and I have seldom done so in the past. I would
think you should be able to tab to move through links in browse mode.
If the command is the same in NVDA localized for your language, there
is another move by links command, which is the letter k.

As far as find is concerned, you use the same command in browse mode
as on a web page. Any time you are in browse mode, commands are the
same as on web pages if they are browse mode commands..

Gene

On 5/7/2022 7:44 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
OK.

For example this issue with links, or search field too

For example I must use tab and form mode to access links and also,
when I have pressed tab on find field (ctrl+f), NVDA says 'unknown'.
I use NVDA in Slovak, but this word is translated to English, as
unknown.

Dňa 7. 5. 2022 o 11:21 Gene napísal(a):
Since I don't know what specific problems you are having, I don't
know if this will meet your needs. A good way to read PDF documents
is to open them in the Edge browser. However, if the documents
contain tables, it appears the table formatting isn't kept. But for
straight text, Edge opens PDF documents very quickly and by default,
returns to the last page you were reading.

Use control o when in Edge to open the open file dialog and treat as
you would any standard open dialog.

Gene

On 5/7/2022 4:17 AM, Marco Oros wrote:
Hello.

I have a problems with Adobe acrobat reader to read a text, also
with some dialogues. I have heard, that another NVDA users have It
too.

Please, can exist some good alternative? Or, which version of
Acrobat reader is still accessible to the blind users?

Thank You.

Marco Oros

















Luke Davis
 

Marco Oros wrote:

For example I must use tab and form mode to access links and also, when I have pressed tab on find field (ctrl+f), NVDA says 'unknown'. I use NVDA in Slovak, but this word is translated to English, as unknown.
Whenever you're hearing "unknown" in places you don't expect it, it's worth trying to run the COM Registration Fixing Tool, on the NVDA Tools menu.

It may not change anything, but it might help. It won't hurt.

Luke