I'm going to repost this back to the techtalk list, just in case
anyone else ever needs to take note of it.
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I can't speak for using every client, but they should work fine for
checking your email over the VPN and yes, selecting your server
location is accessible. When you launch the client, you'll notice an
icon in the system tray that you can press applications key on and
it will bring up a menu. The only thing that doesn't seem to be
displayed in this menu is the current latency for that location,
something that you do see on the clients for IOS and Android.
Anyways, the locations are displayed in different sub-menus here, so
find the one you want and press enter on it. As I mentioned before,
depending on how your user accounts are configured on Windows and
your UAC setting, you will most likely need to run the PIA client as
administrator. If you're using NVDA as a normal user, in order for
NVDA to be able to read the PIA client window information, you'll
also need to run NVDA as administrator too and enter the password
for your admin account, if that's how you have it configured. As a
normal user and with PIA running as admin, you can see the status
when you navigate to the icon there in the systray. It's just the
menus and such when you press applications on the icon that wont be
accessible unless the screenreader is also running with admin
Hope this helps.
On 5/28/2017 11:30 PM, Dennis Long
Hi, I take it you use Private
access? Do you use outlook express or outlook or a
similar email client? Does gmail let you check your mail if
your using your email client? Is selecting server locations
accessible? Thanks for your help.
Yeah :) the client for android works very
well too. For those who have their UAC set to the windows
default or higher, it might be worth pointing out that you
need to run the PIA client as administrator and then elevate
NVDA to admin also to read the client window, but that's easy
enough. This is also on Windows7, so it might be different on
other versions, I can't say. All the same, I completely agree.
it's a wonderful service and totally worth checking out.
On 5/28/2017 8:52 PM, Desiree Oudinot
I am. It's very accessible. They've made some pretty
significant strides over the past few months to make all
their clients accessible. I've had personal experience with
both the Windows and IOS versions, and both have really come
a long way since I started using the service over a year
ago. It used to be difficult to change the settings in the
Windows client, and the IOS app had a lot of unlabelled
buttons at one point. Now they're both much better. I've
also heard that the Android app is very accessible from a
Even if it weren't, you could configure Open VPN to use its
settings once you paid for a subscription, and still receive
the same protection. But, fortunately, you won't have to do
that, unless you really want to. I've also tested that
configuration on my Iphone back when the official app wasn't
so accessible, and it worked well. I highly recommend it,
and so do well-known sites such as Lifehacker, which rated
it as the most trusted VPN a couple of months ago. Many VPN
providers engage in some pretty shady practices, such as
selling your data, or letting data accumulate in such a way
that it could be accessed by either law enforcement or
nefarious third parties. Not the case with Private Internet
Access, according to everything I've read.
On 5/28/2017 9:41 PM, Dennis L wrote:
Hi, is anyone using private internet
access vpn? If you are is it accessible? Thanks.