NVDA addons

On this page, there will be information on how to install and remove addons from the NVDA screen reader. This will be in both written and audio formats. There is a link to a Dropbox folder (at the end of this page) with a variety of addons that people may want to use while using NVDA.
There will also be other information relating to addons below.

Help button for add ons (if the author of the add on has given the extra information)

From NVDA 2015.1 onwards, there has been a help button put into the NVDA Manage add-ons section. After you have installed your add on locate the add on you want (for example remote support add on). Next, tab to the add on help button, then press the Enter key. Your web browser will open to a help page about that add on, so that you can find out more about how to use that add on.  The help button will not show if the extra information is not there.

Some add ons will also install a menu where you can make changes (for example remote, which will have sub menus come off it such as connect, disconnect and so on).

Disabling and enabling of addons in NVDA

Under the “manage add on” section (where you can see which add on/s you have installed) a new “disable/enable add on” button has been put in. If for any reason you have trouble with any of your add on/s, and you are trying to figure which one it might be, they can be disabled one by one. It is a matter of locating an add on, then tabbing to the disable button, then pushing the Enter key. You will then need to tab to the close button, and press the Enter key. NVDA will need to be restarted for the add on to be disabled. Say yes, and NVDA will be restarted with the add on disabled.

You can do this one by one to see which add on might be causing the problem.

If you have located the add on causing the problem, it can be removed. Any of the addons that were disabled can be re-enabled quickly by going to each add on, then tabbing to the enable addon button, then pressing the Enter key. Next, tab to the close button, then press the Enter key. NVDA will need to be restarted, so say yes and NVDA will be restarted and the add on will now be re-enabled.

This applies from NVDA version 2016.3 onwards.

To listen to an audio tutorial on disabling and enabling addons in NVDA 2016.3 onwards please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/8nqlyyi5mwup6cx/disabling%20and%20enabling%20of%20addons%20in%20NVDA.MP3?dl=0

Training material and phone support for NVDA from the NV Access online shop

Are you aware that NV Access have put together an online Shop where you can buy training material for the NVDA screen reader?
You can also get phone support.


Please stay tuned for more training material as it becomes available.
For more information please visit the NV Access Online Shop at the following link https://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

NVDA expert certification

To find an NVDA certified expert near you, please visit the following link https://certification.nvaccess.org/. The certification page contains the official list of NVDA certified individuals from around the world, who have sat and successfully passed the NVDA expert exam.

Have you got a good grasp on the NVDA screen reader? Have you got what it takes to sit the NVDA expert exam? You can test your knowledge for free. If you pass the exam in the required time frame, then you can purchase an official certificate and be acknowledged on the above webpage under the list of worldwide NVDA experts.

Find out about NVDA progress via the nvaccess In Process blog

To find out what is happening within the NVDA project, visit “In-Process” - the new NV Access blog, where you can be informed of happenings within the organisation, staff and of course, NVDA.
http://www.nvaccess.org/category/in-process/

Click on any of the links in the table below, to visit other NVDA related webpages that may be of interest to you.

NVDA related webpages



NVDA tutorials

NVDA
screen reader





How to install
additional NVDA components


















Promotional video on the NVDA screen reader

If you are unsure what a screen reader is, please click on the following link to listen to a promotional video on the NVDA screen reader http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qOQ7zELFmLE Please feel free to pass this information onto others that you think may be interested or who may want to find out more.

Getting the latest copy of the free NVDA screen reader

There is no use getting addons for the NVDA screen reader if you haven't got a copy already. To get a copy of the NVDA screen reader please go to http://www.nvaccess.org and grab a copy from the downloads section. If you already have a copy of NVDA, just look below.

Announcement email list

If you would like to know when there is a release of NVDA (or just to keep up to date with what is happening with the project from time to time), you can join the NVDA announcement email list. It can be found on the NVaccess website at http://www.nvaccess.org/news/ When you are there, jump down by headings (by pressing the letter H) to a heading called News by email, and sign your self up to keep up to date with what is happening.

What is an NVDA addon?

NVDA addons are additional packages that can be downloaded and installed into your copy of NVDA; to enhance existing functionality, or to add additional features to your screen reader. (Just like scripts that may give extra functionality to the Jaws screen reader for a variety of tasks). On this  page, you will find addons that have been created and publicly reviewed by members of the community. Please note that many of these addons are not provided by NV Access, so NV Access cannot be held responsible for these addons.

NVDA community addons website for stable release addons

The NVDA community has put together an official NVDA addons page. These addons have been reviewed or checked by the community. The link to this page is https://addons.nvda-project.org/index.en.html Make sure to add the web page to your bookmarks or your favourites in your browser.

NVDA addons website for addons under development

 Keep up to date with the development of NVDA addons at the following site https://addons.nvda-project.org/dev.en.html

NVDA addon subscription and announcement page

For NVDA addon suggestions, reviews and announcements visit the nvda-addons list at https://addons.nvda-project.org/announcements.en.html

NVDA Add-on Development Guide

If you have a little bit of knowledge to do with Python and would like to help out with making add ons for NVDA please go to https://addons.nvda-project.org/devDocs/devDocs.en.html

Submitting addons

If you would like to submit an addon to the NVDA community, please see the paragraph above for the link to their addons page.

Audio tutorial on how to install and remove addons

If you are using an earlier version than 2013.2  you will need to follow these instructions on installing and removing addons. In the 2013.2 version there has been a "get addons" button put in to make it easier for the user to get addons. This button is not present in earlier versions of NVDA. To get this functionality (where you can be taken to the website) you will need 2013.2 and beyond.   To listen to this tutorial (which has directions on how to install and remove addons), please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/8593m44ekwjq8fo/how%20to%20install%20and%20remove%20addons%20with%20NVDA%202013.2%20and%20beyond.MP3?dl=0

How to install or remove an addon

In the latest version of NVDA 2013.2 and beyond there has been a button put into the manage addons section which will take you straight to the NVDA community addons webpage. To access this webpage from within the NVDA screen reader, you will need to do the following. Press the Insert key and the letter N.  This will bring up the NVDA  menu. Next, arrow down to the tools menu. Arrow right then down to the manage addons menu and press Enter. Tab until you hear the get addons button, then press Enter. When the webpage loads, it will give you a list of addons that have been reviewed so far by the community.

To install an addon when NVDA is running, press the Insert key and the letter N until the NVDA menu comes up. Arrow down to the tools menu, then arrow right and then down to the manage addons menu, and press Enter. It should default to the addons list that you have installed. Tab to the install button and press Enter. Next, locate the addon you want to install, and press Enter and follow the directions. It will ask you if you want to install the addon, say yes to this and press Enter and it will be installed. Now, tab to the close button, and press Enter and then it will ask you to restart NVDA. Say yes to this and the add on will be installed. Later versions of NVDA will let you install from your desktop etcetera just by pressing Enter on it.

To remove an addon, repeat the process above, but instead of installing an addon, this time you will go to the remove addon button. Locate an addon you want to remove, then Tab to the remove button and press Enter. It will ask you if you want to remove this addon. Say yes to this and it will be removed. Now, tab to the close button and press Enter, and it will ask you to restart NVDA. Say yes to this and NVDA will be restarted. Now the addon is removed.

Information on how to script

To get you started, please visit the following website for more information about scripting.  It can be found at http://www.webbie.org.uk/nvda/

Dropbox folder containing a variety of addons

After you have installed the addon, press Enter on the help button,  and it should give you a list of shortcuts for that addon. With newer addons, check under tools...manage addons...and press Enter on the help button. For a link to the Dropbox folder containing the addons please go to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t19xq968asv8ktg/AACm-19Vev6JqsnUtaydgpg-a?dl=0
Below you will find a list of shortcut commands for some of the addons.

Shortcut commands for addons used with NVDA

With the newer NVDA addons, to find out which shortcut commands are used with each addon (once it has been installed), please use the
NVDA key + the letter N. Go to tools... manage addons... and then press Enter on the help button on the addon you would like information about.

Some of the older addon shortcut commands can be found below, along with some general information about some of the other addons.

Bittorrent Sync

Author: Nick Stockton Version: 1.3
This add-on currently provides the following Accessibility improvements for BTSync:
1. Ctrl+Alt+Tab sets focus to the tab control of the main dialogue or the folder preferences dialogue. Use left-right arrow keys to move between tabs and the Tab key to jump to the body of the tab as normal.
2. Prevents list view objects from firing multiple focus events. Without this fix, NVDA would repeat the currently focused list item of some list views incessantly.
3. Use the Applications key or Shift + F10 to open the context menu for the currently selected item in a list view.
4. Labels some edit boxes within the program that have incorrect or no labels. Please visit

Braille Display Support

BrailleNote Driver
Author: Rui Batista
Version: 0.2
This addon provides support for the classic series of BrailleNote devices from PulseData/Humanware.

Dropbox Addon

Author: Patrick Zajda
Version: 1.0
This plugin adds Accessibility for the Dropbox File Sharing utility.
Usage:
1. Press Shift Insert D once to get status.
2. Press Shift Insert D twice for version number.
3. Press Shift Insert D a third time to go into the dropbox menu.

Usage for Preferences Dialog:
1. Press Control Alt T to hear what tab you are on.
2. Press Control Tab to switch tabs.
3. Press Escape to close the dialog.

eMule Support

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 2.0
This is an add-on for increasing eMule accessibility with NVDA.

Extended Winamp appModule

Author: Hrvoje Katic
Version: 1.0
This addon provides additional functionality to the Winamp media player program.
A complete list of features follows.
1. Shift + Up - Pan Centre
2. Shift + Left or right - Pan Left or right
3. Control + Shift + E - Say elapsed time
4. Control + Shift + R - Say time remaining
5. Control + Shift + T - Say total time
6. Shift + J - Set Alternate time to jump by
7. Control + Left or right - Jump left or right by alternate time
8. Shift + R - Review end of playing file, set the review time with Control+R.

MSN Messenger

Author: Anonymous
Version: 0.20120604.01
MSN Messenger is a popular Messaging client. This ADD-ON Gives you the option to view last messages with a key combination.
Usage:
1.NVDA+shift+0-9 - Review last ten messages.

NVDA Magnifier Integration Addon for Windows 7

An addon which allows you to use the magnifier in Windows 7.

Station Playlist

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.01
This addon was designed to complement the Station Playlist program. It makes many of the sliders accessible with NVDA.

Tapin Radio Status Announcer

Author: Unknown (app module converted to add-on by Jeff Rutkowski)
Version: 1.0
Allows you to hear what's playing in Tapin Radio or to maximize it if it's on the system tray.
Press NVDA + Shift + T once to hear the currently playing song.
Press NVDA + Shift + T twice to maximize the window.

TeamTalk Classic

Author: Doug Lee with initial work by Tyler Spivey and others
Version: 0.95
This add-on does the following:
1. Causes NVDA automatically to read chat messages as they come into channel or private chat windows.
2. Correctly labels the volume and microphone controls on the main screen.
3. Names the chat message and input edit boxes in the main screen.
4. Names the toolbar items for those who explore it with the navigator.
5. Provides Control + Shift + S for checking the states of voice activation, push-to-talk, video, audio saving, etcetera.
6. Better names the controls in the Banned Users dialog.
7. Silences the progress bar that indicates real-time mic volume.

Team Viewer

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for TeamViewer 7 (trial version of this application).

Tween

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120528.01
Accessibility fixes to the Tween twitter client.

VIP Mud

Author: Dallas O'Brien
Version: 2012 05 11
Gives NVDA support for v i p mud, GMA Game mud running engine.

Windows Frotz

Author: Nick Stockton
Version: 1.0
Automatically reads the output of the Windows Frotz interpreter.
You can obtain the windows Frotz program from this link
http://freespace.virgin.net/davidk.kinder/frotz.html
Follow the steps listed below to make the add-on work with the program.
1. Press Control P to bring up the preferences dialog.
2. Under the display tab, check the fast scrolling checkbox. If this box is not checked, NVDA will mix old output lines with new ones when auto-reading.
3. Under the interpreter tab, set the Interpreter Number to Apple IIe. It should be the second item in the box. I've read that this can prevent certain games from using inaccessible character graphics.
4. Hit the OK button, and restart Windows Frotz.

Win Glulx

Author: Oriol Gomez
Version: 1.0
This addon automatically reads WinGlulx output.

WinSteno2000

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for WinSteno 2000 application.

winWizard

There is a new addon for NVDA, called winWizard. It is a program used to hide and unhide windows as well as provide other functions. You can change window titles of any window including MS Dos command prompts and programming ides so you can distinguish them easily!
Hotkeys for winWizard:
Windows + Shift + number 1 through 0: hide/unhide slot
Windows + Shift + l: window list
Ctrl + Alt + t: Change window title
Windows + F4: Kill current window's process (if a program hangs or freezes, etc)

Add-ons for hardware speech synthesizers

DecTalk USB

Author: Alex H.
Version: 0.5.0
This addon adds support for the DecTalk USB hardware speech synthesizer.

Doubletalk LT

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 1.0
This is a synth driver for the Double Talk LT hardware speech synthesizer.

Add-ons for software speech synthesizers

Captain Speech Synthesizer

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20130117.01
This addon includes the Russian Captain speech synthesizer.

DecTalk Access 32

Author: NVDA User
Version: 1.0
This is the DecTalk Access 32 software packaged in a convenient NVDA add-on.

DecTalk Access 32 (with sonic speed)

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.20120606.01
This is the regular DecTalk Access 32 driver with the speech sped up dramatically.

Festival

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.20120510.01
This addon adds support for the Festival speech synthesizer.

J Talker

Author: Takuya Nishimoto
Version: 120713
This is a Japanese speech engine for NVDA, based on Open JTalk, MeCab and MMDAgent.
Visit the J Talker Sourceforge page here
http://en.sourceforge.jp/projects/nvdajp/

JPTalk

Author: Takuya Nishimoto
Versions: 120528 and 120713
This is a Japanese speech engine for NVDA, based on Open JTalk, MeCab and MMDAgent.

Pro Talker

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20130102.01
This is a driver for the ProTALKER synthesizer.

RH Voice

Version 0.4-A2
This is another free synth that can be used with NVDA.
Visit the RH Voice main code page here.

SAM

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.6
SAM, Formally Synthesizer access manager, is a utility that comes with Supernova Access Suite in which you can run Orpheus. Just install Sam, Orpheus and this addon and you can use Orpheus.

SMP Soft Synthesizer

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version 0.20130118.02
This is a driver for the SMP synthesizer.

SpeechHub synthesiser package for NVDA (by Bill and Isaac)

There is a new synthesiser package that can be used with NVDA. It allows different synthesiser packages to be bundled into the one package and this in turn means you don't have to go looking for them. Please read the directions on how to install the package and also acquire the SpeechHub add-on to make the package work. The new SpeechHub package can be found at http://www.speakon.org.uk/

SpeechHub tutorial on installing it to your PC

This tutorial explains how to install the SpeechHub synthesiser program along with the addon. The link is https://www.dropbox.com/s/k8m4qxzrf8owvvl/how%20to%20install%20the%20speechhub%20synth%20package.MP3?dl=0

SpeechHub tutorial on how to make it go portable on a USB stick

This tutorial explains how to install the SpeechHub synthesiser program onto a USB stick so that you can take it portable to be used with NVDA. The tutorial can be found here https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ad3osxnpq6g9ls/how%20to%20make%20the%20speech%20hub%20synthesiser%20package%20go%20portable%20with%20NVDA.MP3?dl=0

Svox Pico

Author: Aleksey Sadovoy and Michael Curran
Version: 1.0
This addon adds support for the Svox Pico synthesizer. This synth is found in many mobile devices, especially those running the Android operating system.

Switch Synth

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 1.0
Press NVDA+Alt+S to switch between 2 synths. Set them up in the .py file after installing this.

TrippleTalk USB

Author: Alex H.
Version: 0.1
Adds Tripple talk USB support to NVDA. Currently missing Index support, unfortunately.

Vocaliser for NVDA synthesiser package

This is a commercial synthesiser package available for purchase. To find out more information please visit https://vocalizer-nvda.com/

Add-ons for additional NVDA functionality

Append Text

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for saving the text you wish to paste.

AudioScreen

Author: Michael Curran
An experiment in image accessibility for blind people.
For more information on this add on and how to use it please go to
http://www.nvaccess.org/audioScreen/

Balloon History

Author: Oriol Gomez
Version: 1.1
Allows you to press NVDA + Shift + F11 which brings up a list of saved help balloons.

Bookmark and Search

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for searching the text you wish to find on specific virtual documents.

Caption Speed

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for reading your caption speed.

Clip Copy

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120604.01
This addon allows you to copy the last string of text that has been sent to NVDA directly to the clipboard with the F12 key.
Also, you can press Shift F12 which apparently selects text and copies it without you having to press F12.

Dual Voice

Author: Mahmood Taghavi
This add-on allows you to use two synthesizers or voices to read text in your chosen voice language.
To obtain your copy of the Dual Voice (for NVDA) addon, please visit the following link
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dualvoice/files/latest/download
To find out more about the Dual Voice addon and download the ReadMe.txt file, please visit the following link
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dualvoice/files/ReadMe.txt/download

Enhanced List View Support

Author: Peter Vagner
Version: 1.0
This add-on gives enhanced list view functionality to NVDA. Only works with 32 bit apps, no X64 support. NVDA + Shift +1 through 0, and some other cute keystrokes.

Fake Clipboard Announcement

Author: Jennifer Wenson
Version: Unknown
NVDA speaks when putting text onto and removing text from the clipboard.

Instant Translate

Author: "Alexy Sadovoy aka Lex, ruslan
Version: 2.1
This addon translates selected text via Google Translator and says it. Press NVDA + Shift + T for execute translation operation on selected text in rich edit fields. This addon has been repacked and optimized for executing without standalone Python by Outsider .

Jump to Line

Author: Oriol Gomez
Version: Unknown

NVDA OCR

Author: NV Access Limited & other contributors
Version: 0.20120529.01
This addon allows you to scan an image with NVDA+R and read it with object navigation keystrokes.

NVDA Remote Support addon

Authored by Christopher Toth and Tyler Spivey
This add-on adds a feature similar to JAWS tandem to NVDA, allowing one computer to control another remotely.

For a written / audio tutorial on how to use this add on with NVDA, please go to my NVDA audio tutorials page (by using the link at the top of this page)

NVDA Themes Manager

Author: alsari2012
Version: 1.0.1
NVDA theme manager working with audio themes.

NVDA Version

Author: AccessWare team
Version: 1.0.2
Press Control + Shift + NVDA + V to get the version number that you are using in NVDA, such as 2012.2.1.

Obj Sounds

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120928.01
Plays sounds based on objects as you move to them.

PDF to Text

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for copying the text of PDF files.

Percentage Checker

Author: Oriol Gómez
Version: 1.2
This addon announces the percentage of a file with Control + NVDA + P.

Prof

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0 (Development)
Addon for creating and choosing profiles.

Read Feeds

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 4.2
Addon for using NVDA as a feed reader.

Report Paragraphs

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for reading paragraphs.

Resource Monitor

Author: Alex Hall
Version: Unknown
This is an NVDA Addon that allows you to view various pieces of information regarding your system.
Usage:
1.Press Shift + NVDA + R to get a summary of your CPU and Ram load.
2.Press Shift + NVDA + 1 to get CPU Info, average load, and loads for both cores
3.Press Shift + NVDA + 2 to get ram info in megabytes
4.Press Shift + NVDA + 3 to get Disc space info for all drives
5.Press Shift + NVDA + 4 to get battery info.
6.Press Shift + NVDA + 5 to get the same as Shift + NVDA + 2 because that keystroke won't work on certain machines.

Save Log

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 2.2
This addon allows you to press NVDA + Shift + Control + L to save your NVDA log in your NVDA configuration folder.

Say product name and version

Author: Patrick ZAJDA
Version: 1.0.2012060901
This is a plugin in which you can press Shift + NVDA + V to get program specific version info.

Selected Elements

Author: Anonymous
Version: Unknown
This tells you how many items are in a list and how many are selected. The shortcut is NVDA + Shift + L.

Short Link

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.2
Shorten URL: addon for using Bitly with NVDA.

Specific Search Mod

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 2.0
Addon for searching the text you wish to find on specific virtual documents.


Speech Beep Omitter
Author: Oriol Gómez
Version: 1.0
This addon removes the Beep option from the NVDA-S speech mode cycle, so speech is either on or off.

Systray List

Author: Rui Fontes and Rui Batista
Version: 1.4
Press NVDA + F11 once to bring up a list of system tray icons, and press it twice to bring up a list of running tasks.
This addon doesn't function in Windows 7 or 8.
To make sure the addon functions properly in Windows XP, follow the below steps.
1. Go to the "taskbar and start menu" option in the windows control panel
2. Make sure you are on the "Taskbar" tab
3. Check the "Lock the taskbar" checkbox
4. Check the "Auto-hide the taskbar" checkbox
5. Check the "Keep the taskbar on top of other windows" checkbox
6. Uncheck the "Group similar taskbar buttons" checkbox
7. Uncheck the "Show Quick Launch" checkbox
8. Check the "Show the clock" checkbox
9. Uncheck the "Hide inactive icons" checkbox
10. Press the okay button

Toggle

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120619.02
This is a plugin that lets you toggle settings with a keypress in NVDA. Press F6 followed by letters to change various options. Consult the readme in the plugin for specifics.

Toggle X

Author: Tyler Spivey and Erion
Version: 0.20121226.01
This is a plugin that lets you toggle settings with a keypress in NVDA. Press F6 followed by letters to change various options. Consult the readme in the plugin for specifics.

User Parameters

Author: Anonimous
Version: Unknown
This addon allows you to press NVDA + Shift + P to open your NVDA configuration folder.

Virtual Revision

Author: Rui Batista
Version: 1.1
Lets you press Control + NVDA + W to virtually review a window, like you can in JAWS. This doesn't replace object navigation.

Weather Plus

Author: Originally written by Storm Dragon and Patrick ZAJDA. Translated and updated by Adriano Barbieri
Press NVDA + w for current temperature and weather conditions.
Press NVDA + Shift + w for 24 hour forecast and forecast of up to 9 days.
Press NVDA + Shift + Ctrl + w to set a temporary Area Code.
Press NVDA + Alt + w to hear the last update of the weather report.
Press Ctrl + Shift + w to toggle between Fahrenheit or Celsius.

You can also visit the website to find out more about the Weather Plus add on, or download the latest version here
http://www.nvda.it/weather-plus

Windows Speech Recognition

Author: Kevin Cussick
Version: 0.1
This addon makes NVDA work well with the speech recognition functionality built into Windows.

Word Count

Author: Oriol Gómez
Version: 1.0
Select some text and hit NVDA + Shift + W for number of words selected. Note, that if you have the weather addon installed, it busts NVDA + Shift + W if both addons are installed. Change the binding in one of them.

Useful NVDA addon related websites and information

V Turbo and V Mouse

To listen to the podcasts or to buy a copy of either V Turbo or V mouse for NVDA, please go to http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/content/podcasts.html

Koba Speech synthesiser package (Commercial)

The Koba Speech synthesiser package is a sapi 5 package that works with NVDA. To find out more information please go to http://www.kobaspeech.com/en/add-ons

NVDA developers guide

For technical information for developers, the NVDA developers guide can be found at
http://community.nvda-project.org/documentation/developerGuide.html





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