Welcome to Accessibility Central

The aim of this website is to bring together a variety of eyesight related subjects - into one central area. Whether you are a shop owner wanting to find out how to best serve vision impaired customers, or a newly blind member looking for tips and tricks to assist in everyday life, this site aims to hopefully have something for everyone.  Some links within my website are internal, while others are New Zealand based or international.
Please use your own discretion. Look for my updated pages and contact email address at the end of the following table.

Translating this site into another language (for people using screen readers)

To have this website translated into a language other than English, please visit the google translate page at the following link.
The From: language (that is English for this website) should be selected by default and is a combo box;
the To: language (whichever language you would like to have the page translated into) can be tabbed to.
After you have chosen your preferred language (using the combo box), the next tab after that is the translation.
You should then see the webpage translated into the language that you have chosen (for example Maori).

Table of contents

New Zealand libraries
with NVDA

Accessible on demand
and video streaming services

Audio Description

TV commercials that may not
make sense

Lets Go Shopping

Blindness related resources

Ways you can help us

NVDA road tested programs

Avoiding hazards

Sighted Guide

Website Accessibility

Testing your website or application
with the NVDA screen reader

Tips and Tricks

Podcasts and
Product reviews


Basic Braille

NVDA screen reader

Guide dogs

Sports and recreation

PenFriend ideas

Accessible formats

NVDA tutorials

As seen through our eyes

How to install additional
NVDA components

Contact details

Eye conditions

Accessible email client
Mozilla Thunderbird

Things I would like to see
Blind and low vision related

Travel tips for the visually
impaired or blind

Travelling with a
Guide Dog both
home and abroad

NVDA screen reader
related resources

NVDA Audio tutorials

Did you know?
Members information

NVDA tutorials
learning the basics


NVDA tutorials for
other programs

Follow AccessibilityCentral
Net on Facebook

NVDA tutorials
for Windows 10

NVDA addons

Migrating to NVDA from
another screen reader

Accessible Phones

Talking Books

Troubleshooting NVDA
screen reader problems

G Gibson New Zealand's first NVDA certified expert 2017 / 2019 / 2022

To find out who has been registered worldwide as an NVDA certified expert, or to find out more about becoming one yourself, please visit the following link certification.nvaccess.org

Image NVDA certified expert

Pages recently updated

Recently updated:
Added a link to the "Talking about Seeing" podcast series from Access Radio Taranaki to the Did you know? Members information page.
Added The following services can be used with a Google smart speaker and Chromecast to the accessible on demand and video streaming services page.
Added a variety of help topics to the Troubleshooting NVDA screen reader problems page.
Added How to enable auto-generated image labels in Microsoft Edge to the NVDA tutorials for other programs page.
Added Samsung TV plus to Accessible on demand and video streaming services page.
Added the object enhancer addon to the NVDA addons page, along with a dropbox link to a folder with addons for NVDA 2022.1

The SpeechHub add-on has been updated to work with NVDA 2022.1 You can download the SpeechHub package plus the updated add-on from http://www.speakon.org.uk

The free screen reader, NVDA 2022.1 has just been released. It can be found at http://www.nvaccess.org/

Site last updated: 13th of July 2022