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Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

Cordelia Scharpf
 

Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia

Lino Morales
 

Add-on is needed. Skype 8 works great with NVDA. I’m using the alpha builds right now and works like a champ.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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From: Cordelia Scharpf
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 5:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia


 

Sarah k Alawami
 

I can actually sue skype accessibly with nvda with out an add on, have ben since last year. It actually works quite well. This is skype electron direct from skype's site, not from the app store By the way.

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On 9 Dec 2019, at 7:55, Lino Morales wrote:

Add-on is needed. Skype 8 works great with NVDA. I’m using the alpha builds right now and works like a champ.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

                                                                                                               

 

From: Cordelia Scharpf
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 5:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia


 

Cordelia Scharpf
 

Hi Lino,

 

You say that an add-on is needed, yet on the other hand you say it works well with the alpha builds. What would you like to see the add-on do better? This is a question Doug Lee would like to see users of NVDA address so that he can improve upon the Skype 8 add-on.

 

Thanks,

Cordelia

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2019 4:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Add-on is needed. Skype 8 works great with NVDA. I’m using the alpha builds right now and works like a champ.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

                                                                                                               

 

From: Cordelia Scharpf
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 5:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia

 

Cordelia Scharpf
 

Hi Sarah,

 

I downloaded Doug Lee’s add-on from his own website sometime last year, thinking that this was the one to run with Skype 8 on my Windows 7 desktop. Am I wrong? I have yet to switch to Windows 10 in the coming weeks, hence my original query about running it with NVDA 19.3 (beta 1) and Python 3 which some of the users might test.

 

As for Skype for iPhones, that’s a different matter and  is no issue for me. It’s working OK even though I dislike swiping back and forth and not being able to use key commands to more efficiently executre commands. But, again, that’s off topic.

 

Thanks,

Cordelia

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2019 5:14 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

I can actually sue skype accessibly with nvda with out an add on, have ben since last year. It actually works quite well. This is skype electron direct from skype's site, not from the app store By the way.

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website. This is also our libsyn page as well.

to subscribe to the feed click here

Our telegram channel is also a good place for an announce only in regard to podcasts, contests, etc.

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on youtube, twitch and mixer. Thanks Restream staff.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 9 Dec 2019, at 7:55, Lino Morales wrote:

Add-on is needed. Skype 8 works great with NVDA. I’m using the alpha builds right now and works like a champ.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

                                                                                                               

 

From: Cordelia Scharpf
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 5:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia

 

Lino Morales
 

I meant to say its not needed. I had forgotten Doug has an add-on.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

                                                                                                               

 

From: Cordelia Scharpf
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 11:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Hi Lino,

 

You say that an add-on is needed, yet on the other hand you say it works well with the alpha builds. What would you like to see the add-on do better? This is a question Doug Lee would like to see users of NVDA address so that he can improve upon the Skype 8 add-on.

 

Thanks,

Cordelia

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2019 4:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Add-on is needed. Skype 8 works great with NVDA. I’m using the alpha builds right now and works like a champ.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sent from Mail for Windows 10

                                                                                                               

 

From: Cordelia Scharpf
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 5:42 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

 

Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia

 

 

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi Cordelia


Skype works well without the add on.


I use the desk top version of it . I think the add on would let you read the last 10 messages? by using a key combo.


the skype version with the pc you need to do a lot more tabbing etc for it that one I have not been back into for a while but do have tutorials on my website for them. I do not even think at the moment skype 7 can be used I heard it was going to be end of life then extended so it could be on the trash heap now.


Those tutorials can be found on my web site at http://accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html if you are interested.


Gene nz

On 9/12/2019 11:42 pm, Cordelia Scharpf wrote:
Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia


Cordelia Scharpf
 

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to respond to my query. I am very glad to have found this supportive community.

Gene, many thanks for alerting me to your tutorials, which I will check out. Yes, the Skype add-on operating with Skype 7 (Classic) let you read up to to 10 messages by using the respective number and key combination. Skype 7 is no longer available despite a big outcry amongst its dedicated users. I am glad to know that Skype 8 is working all right with NVDA on Windows PCs.

Best,
Cordelia

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of hurrikennyandopo ...
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2019 8:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3

Hi Cordelia


Skype works well without the add on.


I use the desk top version of it . I think the add on would let you read
the last 10 messages? by using a key combo.


the skype version with the pc you need to do a lot more tabbing etc for
it that one I have not been back into for a while but do have tutorials
on my website for them. I do not even think at the moment skype 7 can be
used I heard it was going to be end of life then extended so it could be
on the trash heap now.


Those tutorials can be found on my web site at
http://accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html
if you are interested.


Gene nz



On 9/12/2019 11:42 pm, Cordelia Scharpf wrote:
Hi:

Does anybody use or test Skype add-on with NVDA 2019.3 and Python 3 on
Windows 10? If not, how readily accessible is Skype running on Windows 10
and NVDA without an add-on? I was in touch with Doug Lee, its developer, who
told me (and I paraphrase) that his add-on did not work too well with the
current and older NVDA versions. Whether and how soon he might update his
add-on, I do not know and it may depend on how useful users may find it.

Best,
Cordelia