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NVDA 2019.1 now available

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2019.1 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released.

Highlights of this release include performance improvements when accessing both Microsoft word and Excel, stability and security improvements such as support for add-ons with version compatibility informatiWordand many other bug fixes.

In the release announcement at https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2019-1-now-available/ there is also important information about add-on compatibility.  Note that although the framework for having add-ons report versions compatibility is there, and we encourage all add-on developers to update their add-ons to include this if they haven't already - This version of NVDA will however still allow installing and loading of add-ons that do not yet contain Minimum and Last Tested NVDA version information at all, but upgrading to future versions of NVDA (E.g. 2019.2) may automatically cause these older add-ons to be disabled.

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: Ring doorbell and echo dot. Trying to get two way communication enabled

Holly
 

Hi everyone:

I just realized there is a difference between the echo dot and the echo spot. The echo spot will do this, but not the echo dot.

Guess I will have to upgrade.

Holly


Re: Help with NVDA!

Carrie Morales
 

Thank you Quentin for those links! I will be checking them out.

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 10:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help with NVDA!

 

Hi Carrie, and everyone,

 

I would recommend the Basic Training for NVDA module, which is available from: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

 

As mentioned, it's not free, but for the electronic text version it's only $30 Australian (which converts to $21.35 USD according to Google just now.

 

For downloadable audio, it's $45 AUD / $32 USD, and for hardcopy Braille, it is $65 AUD / $46 USD.

 

Re voices, we have a list of different options on: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/wiki/ExtraVoices

Some are free and some are commercial voices.

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 2:36 AM Bill and Marie Johnson <bj1951@...> wrote:

I have NVDA jaws, and Window-eyes.  I want the voice of Tom, global.

The large voice.  On 3/25/2019 9:12 AM, Monte Single wrote:
> Yes, there are many voices to choose from.  Some are free and some cost
> money.  If you are using Win 10 nvda will use the core1 voice by default.
>
>   
>
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Carrie Morales
> Sent: March-25-19 7:38 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: [TechTalk] Help with NVDA!
>
>   
>
> Hey All,
>
> Where can I learn about how to use NVDA? The basics and advanced. Also, can
> you change the voice/?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>   
>
> Carrie Morales
>
> Website: LiveAccessible.Com <http://liveaccessible.com/>
>
> YouTube: Live Accessible <http://youtube.com/liveaccessible>
>
> Instagram: @LiveAccessible <http://instagram.com/liveaccessible>
>
> Twitter: @LiveAccessible <http://twitter.com/liveaccessible>
>
> Email: carrie@... <mailto:carrie@...>
>
>
>
> *Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision
> does not define or limit you on a blue background
>
>   
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

--
Bill R Johnson



 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: Help with NVDA!

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Carrie, and everyone,

I would recommend the Basic Training for NVDA module, which is available from: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

As mentioned, it's not free, but for the electronic text version it's only $30 Australian (which converts to $21.35 USD according to Google just now.

For downloadable audio, it's $45 AUD / $32 USD, and for hardcopy Braille, it is $65 AUD / $46 USD.

Re voices, we have a list of different options on: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/wiki/ExtraVoices
Some are free and some are commercial voices.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 2:36 AM Bill and Marie Johnson <bj1951@...> wrote:
I have NVDA jaws, and Window-eyes.  I want the voice of Tom, global.

The large voice.  On 3/25/2019 9:12 AM, Monte Single wrote:
> Yes, there are many voices to choose from.  Some are free and some cost
> money.  If you are using Win 10 nvda will use the core1 voice by default.
>
>   
>
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Carrie Morales
> Sent: March-25-19 7:38 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: [TechTalk] Help with NVDA!
>
>   
>
> Hey All,
>
> Where can I learn about how to use NVDA? The basics and advanced. Also, can
> you change the voice/?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>   
>
> Carrie Morales
>
> Website: LiveAccessible.Com <http://liveaccessible.com/>
>
> YouTube: Live Accessible <http://youtube.com/liveaccessible>
>
> Instagram: @LiveAccessible <http://instagram.com/liveaccessible>
>
> Twitter: @LiveAccessible <http://twitter.com/liveaccessible>
>
> Email: carrie@... <mailto:carrie@...>
>
>
>
> *Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision
> does not define or limit you on a blue background
>
>   
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

--
Bill R Johnson





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: Ring doorbell and echo dot. Trying to get two way communication enabled

Holly
 

Hi Robin:

According to what I was reading, I think the echo dot should be able to do this.

Will wait for more input.

Thanks,

Holly


Re: android phone question

Carrie Morales
 

Hi David,

Thanks so much! My husband and I started Live Accessible just a few months ago- November last year. We’ve got a lot of plans and things in the works!

Hope to hear from you soon. 😊

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 8:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] android phone question

 

Hi Carrie!

I had never heard of Live Accessible. Thank you for so much info, and I will definitely check you out on Twitter and YouTube.

I love the list of apps on your web site. That is a keeper as well.

Wow, Carrie, I will get in touch with you.

David Moore

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Carrie Morales
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 2:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] android phone question

 

Hi Keith,

On my website, I’ve got some information on TalkBack. Here’s a link to the section about talkback.

https://liveaccessible.com/technology/android-accessibility/android-talkback/

And at the bottom of the page are other links that could help, too.

 

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 1:02 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] android phone question

 

Hi,

 

I'm trying to  learn how to use an android phone (one  of my wife's old android phones she used last year prior to getting a new one for christmas.

 

Are theire  any tutorials, paid or free, that I could listen to to learn the basics?

 

Also, can I connect the phone to my computer using a USB cable  and set things, like the wifi password?

 

Thanks

 

Keith

 


Bardtalk list

Pamela Dominguez
 

I’m sorry, but I didn’t know where else to post this.  I was on the bardtalk list on my old computers and with my old email address.  I tried subscribing to it again, and got a message saying that the email couldn’t be delivered.  Can somebody tell me what the subscribe information is?  Thanks.  Pam.


Re: Ring doorbell and echo dot. Trying to get two way communication enabled

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
I think the video capable echoes are the only ones who can communicate two way the dots can only announce notifications. That's my understanding anyway. If I’m wrong I'm sure someone will clarify.
Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: Holly
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 9:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Ring doorbell and echo dot. Trying to get two way communication enabled

Hi all:

I got a ring doorbell installed yesterday and have my echo dot set up to
alert me when it is activated. However, I have not been able to get the
intercom feature figured out.

I have the ring doorbell enabled in my Alexa skills. When I ask her to
'talk to the back door', she says that 'this Alexa enabled device does not
currently support that.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Holly


Re: android phone question

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Keith wrote in part:

"Also, can I connect the phone to my computer using a USB cable and set
things, like the wifi password?"

You don't need to connect the Android toy to your computer in order to set
any sort of password. You can do that on its touchscreen, or by using a
bluetooth keyboard to input the needed info.

Androideans might be able to help you even better if you let us know the
make and model of your phone. For example, what sort of charger does your
toy support? Since the Android platform has more than a thousand toys to
throw a stick at, it is always important to share as much detailed info as
is possible. Each manufacturer on this platform also has their own apps
baked in and these apps are not the same across the board in Android Land.
That's the major difference between an Android toy and an iOS one.

Lastly, please note that connecting your toy to a computer means that you
will be able to transfer files back and forth between the two, but not for
setting passwords and such.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Curt - MP3 Tag

Nancy Shackelford
 

So now I'm wondering if there's a way I can put album, album artist,
year, Etc which all are the same thru whole album without having to
put these fields every track?? I think Karen's word is the greatest!


Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Ring doorbell and echo dot. Trying to get two way communication enabled

Holly
 

Hi all:

I got a ring doorbell installed yesterday and have my echo dot set up to alert me when it is activated. However, I have not been able to get the intercom feature figured out.

I have the ring doorbell enabled in my Alexa skills. When I ask her to 'talk to the back door', she says that 'this Alexa enabled device does not currently support that.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Holly


Re: android phone question

Norma A. Boge
 

National Braille Press has some basic tutorials. Inclusiveandroid.com might be another resource.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carrie Morales
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 1:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] android phone question

 

Hi Keith,

On my website, I’ve got some information on TalkBack. Here’s a link to the section about talkback.

https://liveaccessible.com/technology/android-accessibility/android-talkback/

And at the bottom of the page are other links that could help, too.

 

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 1:02 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] android phone question

 

Hi,

 

I'm trying to  learn how to use an android phone (one  of my wife's old android phones she used last year prior to getting a new one for christmas.

 

Are theire  any tutorials, paid or free, that I could listen to to learn the basics?

 

Also, can I connect the phone to my computer using a USB cable  and set things, like the wifi password?

 

Thanks

 

Keith


Re: android phone question

David Moore <jesusloves1966@...>
 

Hi Carrie!

I had never heard of Live Accessible. Thank you for so much info, and I will definitely check you out on Twitter and YouTube.

I love the list of apps on your web site. That is a keeper as well.

Wow, Carrie, I will get in touch with you.

David Moore

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Carrie Morales
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 2:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] android phone question

 

Hi Keith,

On my website, I’ve got some information on TalkBack. Here’s a link to the section about talkback.

https://liveaccessible.com/technology/android-accessibility/android-talkback/

And at the bottom of the page are other links that could help, too.

 

 

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 1:02 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] android phone question

 

Hi,

 

I'm trying to  learn how to use an android phone (one  of my wife's old android phones she used last year prior to getting a new one for christmas.

 

Are theire  any tutorials, paid or free, that I could listen to to learn the basics?

 

Also, can I connect the phone to my computer using a USB cable  and set things, like the wifi password?

 

Thanks

 

Keith

 


Re: android phone question

Carolyn Arnold
 

National Braille Press has a book by Ana Garza called
"Getting Started with Android".

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 1:02 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] android phone question

Hi,

I'm trying to learn how to use an android phone (one of my
wife's old android phones she used last year prior to
getting a new one for christmas.

Are theire any tutorials, paid or free, that I could listen
to to learn the basics?

Also, can I connect the phone to my computer using a USB
cable and set things, like the wifi password?

Thanks

Keith


Re: Open book 8 on Windows 7?

Gene
 

Have you used any sort of batch scanning before?  How it works changed in version 9.  I don't know if it changed in version 8.  but for most of its history, batch scanning, where you scan a lot of pages and then have them all recognized afterwards didn't work properly.  If that is how it works in version 8, where you scan a lot of pages, then tell Openbook to recognize text after you have finished scanning, I wouldn't trust it at all.  Page recognition is fast these days.  It shouldn't slow you down significantly to recognize pages as you scan, which is the default and it may save you from wasting a lot of time.
 
Batch scanning was, if it had worked properly, mostly of value years ago when computers were much slower and processing pages took much longer.
 
But if you do want to try it, I don't know what choices you have in version 8.  In earlier versions, there was Express batch, where the scanner would scan another page without you issuing the scan command, and large batch, where you would have to issue the scan command.  Make sure you are using large batch, not express batch.  If that doesn't match the version 8 interface, maybe someone can tell you what to use in version 8.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2019 4:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Open book 8 on Windows 7?

Hi List, I am using Open book 8 on a Windows 7 desk top computer and Freedom Scientific will no longer answer any questions regarding this system.

 

I am hoping that someone here may be able to help.

 

What I am trying to do is scan a book in several stages, each consisting of about 50 pages.

 

I have set it for “Large batch mode” 

I have set it for 2 page sideways scanning. 

I have not set it for “Scan in background”.

 

However, it continues to take picture after picture, rather than waiting for me to press the “Space bar” to tell it to scan the next page, as it is supposed to do.

 

Since I largely read from Bookshare, my scanning is obviously rusty. 

 

Can any of you spot what I might be doing wrong?

 

I would really appreciate some help!

 

Thanks very much in advance!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Does anyone have any experience with the iHealth upper arm blood pressure monitor?  If so, would you please share your likes and dislikes, ease or lack of ease of use opinions on how it works with the iPhone?  Does it play well with VoiceOver?  All input will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks mooy moocho.

Take care.  Mike.  Sennt from my iBarstool.
Book: a utensil used to pass time while waiting for the computer repairman!


Open book 8 on Windows 7?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi List, I am using Open book 8 on a Windows 7 desk top computer and Freedom Scientific will no longer answer any questions regarding this system.

 

I am hoping that someone here may be able to help.

 

What I am trying to do is scan a book in several stages, each consisting of about 50 pages.

 

I have set it for “Large batch mode” 

I have set it for 2 page sideways scanning. 

I have not set it for “Scan in background”.

 

However, it continues to take picture after picture, rather than waiting for me to press the “Space bar” to tell it to scan the next page, as it is supposed to do.

 

Since I largely read from Bookshare, my scanning is obviously rusty. 

 

Can any of you spot what I might be doing wrong?

 

I would really appreciate some help!

 

Thanks very much in advance!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Newby doing a no no

Curtis Delzer
 

using t-bird, can I help?


Curtis Delzer
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 3/23/2019 8:55 AM, Bill and Marie Johnson wrote:
I will

try not to do this again.  I have Thunderbird questions   if anybody
here kbnows Thunderbird.  My thanks in advance,  it.  Bill R On
3/23/2019 9:39 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
Winamp. MP3Tag can only work with what's already there. It can rename
files based on metadata, or create metadata from filenames. If there's
none of the above, you have to enter the metadata manually in Winamp
and have MP3Tag rename the file(s), or rename the file(s) manually and
have MP3Tag use the name(s) of the file(s) and/ or directories to
extrapolate tags from those names.


On 3/23/2019 9:09 AM, Nancy Shackelford wrote:
I have now saved all my tags in one album and have chosen the right
directory for them. I cannot figure out how to put new tags in the
album itself. Advice, please!

Thanks in Advance,

Nance



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Re: MP3 Tag

Curtis Delzer
 

and with mp3 tag you can do several in one fell swoop. Or, as my wife loves to say :one fell poop," but you didn't hear me say that.

Curtis Delzer
HS
W B 6 H E F
Rialto, CA

On 3/23/2019 7:39 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
Winamp. MP3Tag can only work with what's already there. It can rename files based on metadata, or create metadata from filenames. If there's none of the above, you have to enter the metadata manually in Winamp and have MP3Tag rename the file(s), or rename the file(s) manually and have MP3Tag use the name(s) of the file(s) and/ or directories to extrapolate tags from those names.


On 3/23/2019 9:09 AM, Nancy Shackelford wrote:
I have now saved all my tags in one album and have chosen the right
directory for them. I cannot figure out how to put new tags in the
album itself. Advice, please!

Thanks in Advance,

Nance

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