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NVDA and express vpn

Don H
 

How well does NVDA work with the Express VPN app on windows 10? Is the app accessible?

Vlad Dragomir
 

Hello,

The Windows app isn't accessible at all, and I truly mean it when I say so. The android version is better, it does have some issues but they are not essential. On the other hand, the service is of a very good quality. My work around is to connect manually on Windows, without using their software.

Regards,

Vlad.

Giles Turnbull
 

I used Express VPN for the year between September 2018 and 2019 while I was living in a uni hall of residence so wanted to minimise any potential wifi snooping.

I found Express VPN very hard to use with NVDA. I figured out which button to press to turn the VPN on (none of the buttons are spoken as anything other than "button") and I could hear the label next to the switch network .... but it never gave me any alternative VPN networks other than the one it was connected to ... maybe it did list other networks but didn't speak them ... whatever the reason Express VPN worked as far as connecting to one single VPN network, but nothing at all more than that.

I haven't tried using a VPN since the Express VPN experience, but do read any posts about them on here in case something easy to use does get suggested :)

Giles

Mobeen Iqbal
 

I never use the bundled VPN apps as they can be rendered inaccessible with software updates. If you use windows built in VPN client or open VPN which most if not all VPN's support these days, you will be fine as both approaches are accessible.

Cheers,

Mo.


On 15/01/2020 15:25, Giles Turnbull wrote:
I used Express VPN for the year between September 2018 and 2019 while I was living in a uni hall of residence so wanted to minimise any potential wifi snooping.

I found Express VPN very hard to use with NVDA. I figured out which button to press to turn the VPN on (none of the buttons are spoken as anything other than "button") and I could hear the label next to the switch network .... but it never gave me any alternative VPN networks other than the one it was connected to ... maybe it did list other networks but didn't speak them ... whatever the reason Express VPN worked as far as connecting to one single VPN network, but nothing at all more than that.

I haven't tried using a VPN since the Express VPN experience, but do read any posts about them on here in case something easy to use does get suggested :)

Giles

Lenron
 

I just wish these companies wanted to make the apps accessible. I have
emailed and chatted with support from express VPN but got nowhere.

On 1/15/20, Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal@...> wrote:
I never use the bundled VPN apps as they can be rendered inaccessible
with software updates. If you use windows built in VPN client or open
VPN which most if not all VPN's support these days, you will be fine as
both approaches are accessible.

Cheers,

Mo.


On 15/01/2020 15:25, Giles Turnbull wrote:
I used Express VPN for the year between September 2018 and 2019 while
I was living in a uni hall of residence so wanted to minimise any
potential wifi snooping.

I found Express VPN very hard to use with NVDA. I figured out which
button to press to turn the VPN on (none of the buttons are spoken as
anything other than "button") and I could hear the label next to the
switch network .... but it never gave me any alternative VPN networks
other than the one it was connected to ... maybe it did list other
networks but didn't speak them ... whatever the reason Express VPN
worked as far as connecting to one single VPN network, but nothing at
all more than that.

I haven't tried using a VPN since the Express VPN experience, but do
read any posts about them on here in case something easy to use does
get suggested :)

Giles


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Vlad Dragomir
 

Hi again,

Welcome to the club! I tried the same with HMA VPN, ExpressVPN, IP Vanish, and a few others. The best I got is: "This might take a while". Of course "a while" turned out to be more than a year with no change at all. At least if they could be honest and admit that they simply don't care about accessibility, it would make our lives a little easier. *smile*

The fight continues!

Best,

Vlad.

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Did you try Tunnel Bear?

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Vlad
Dragomir
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and express vpn

Hi again,

Welcome to the club! I tried the same with HMA VPN, ExpressVPN, IP Vanish, and
a few others. The best I got is: "This might take a while". Of course "a
while" turned out to be more than a year with no change at all. At least if
they could be honest and admit that they simply don't care about
accessibility, it would make our lives a little easier. *smile*

The fight continues!

Best,

Vlad.