NVDA screen reader related resources


If you know of any useful resources for the NVDA screen reader that you would like to see listed on this page, please send them on to be shared with the NVDA screen reader community.  Please read on for resources that have been gathered so far.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that all resources will be checked as thoroughly as possible before posting, however use of the linked resources are at the discretion of each user.  I only want to link to resources that are the work of the author themselves, that maintain the integrity of NVDA, and refer to the NVDA screen reader.

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.

How to use the NVDA Remote Support Addon

To find out how to use the NVDA Remote Support Addon, please visit the following link How to use the NVDA Remote Support Addon

Controlling your NVDA screen reader remotely via an Android smart phone app Narwhal

If you are an Android user you can download an app so that you can use NVDA remotely.
Narwhal, short for Nonvisual Android Remote Windows Handy Access for all, is an NVDA remote Android client, allowing you to control your Windows PC from wherever you are. Since NVDA Remote is a screen reader addon without image support, this app can only be used by visually impaired persons familiar with this technology. You will need an external keyboard.

To find out more about this app or to download it to your Android phone, please go to the following web page at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=im.vortex.narwall&hl=en&gl=US

NVDA Remote for iOS (iPhone operating system)

Find out more about the NVDA Remote app (such as iOS requirements and documentation) at NVDARemote.com

NVDARemote is an app which allows someone to remotely control an NVDA screen reader. To use this app, you will need an external keyboard.
To find out more about this app from apple.com please visit the following link https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nvdaremote/id1560008403?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

NVRA - NVDA Remote Access for All

NVRA provides free NVDA remote relay servers around the world, so everyone can have low-latency remote access. We currently have 17 locations available.
To find out more information as well as where the servers are located, please go to the following web page at https://nvra.io/

Troubleshooting NVDA screen reader problems

Please visit the following webpage if you need to troubleshoot the NVDA screen reader http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/Troubleshooting-NVDA-screen-reader-problems.html

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

NVDA road tested

NVDA tutorials
learning the basics

How to install additional
NVDA components

NVDA Guides

NVDA addons

Accessible email client
Mozilla Thunderbird

NVDA tutorials
for Windows 10

NVDA audio tutorials

nvaccess home of the
NVDA screen reader

NVDA user statistics

NVDA community

Migrating to NVDA from
another screen reader

nvaccess facebook page

nvaccess on twitter

Connect with the
NVDA Community

NVDA tutorials
for other programs

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks7AwV_uxO0&feature=youtu.be   Please feel free to pass this information on to others that you think may be interested or who may want to find out more.

Audio resources

Joseph Lee has put together a welcome to NVDA series of audio tutorials that take you through the NVDA screen reader user manual step by step. For more information about these tutorials and to download them please go to http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials/

Video resources

The Learn NVDA series - American Foundation for the Blind has put together a series of video tutorials that you can go through to learn how to use the NVDA screen reader. For more information about them please go to http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/using-technology/assistive-technology-videos/learn-nvda/1234

Youtube audio tutorials by Thee Quinn for using programmes (such as Word and Excel) with the NVDA screen reader

Thee Quinn has produced online audio tutorials on how to use the NVDA screen reader with programmes such as Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint.
Thee has also done tutorials on other topics such as NVDA gestures and profiles etcetera.
Stay tuned to Thee's channel for further updates. To find out more, please visit the following link https://www.youtube.com/c/TheeQuinn/videos

NVDA screen reader related websites

These websites relate to the NVDA screen reader.

NVDA user guide

You can bookmark the user guide in your browser for later reference. The user guide can be found at the following link https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/userGuide.html

NVDA developer guide

The developer guide for NVDA can also be bookmarked and can be found at the following link  https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/documentation/developerGuide.html

NVDA Add-on Development Guide

A development guide for advanced users and programmers who are developing add-ons for the NVDA project. Please visit the following link https://addons.nvda-project.org/devDocs/devDocs.en.html

NVDA development snapshots

Are you interested in trying out cutting edge code known as Alpha snapshots or Beta releases of NVDA? These snapshots are a chance for users to gain early access to new features in NVDA before it is released to the public. You can also help by reporting bugs to be fixed before the official release of NVDA. To try out these snapshots please go to the following link at https://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/snapshots/

Tutorials – Joslee

Below you’ll find links to tutorials either produced by me or by others, ranging in topic from NVDA to Windows 10 and beyond.
The tutorials can be found at the following webpage at http://www.josephsl.net/tutorials/

NVDACon - Home of the free NVDA screen reader International Conference

NVDACon (The Non-Visual Desktop Access Users and Developers Conference) is an annually held online conference of users, testers, developers, translators and other beneficiaries of the free, open source and community-driven NVDA screen reader.  For more information about NVDACon and to find out when the next one is on, please go to the following website at https://www.nvdacon.org/
You can also visit their Facebook page at the following link https://www.facebook.com/nvdacon/


Introducing NVDA-addons.org, the largest international add-ons store with official and unofficial add-ons from all NVDA communities

The largest international NVDA add-ons store available on the web.  To see which addons are now getting gathered for the NVDA screen reader from around the world please go to the following website at https://nvda-addons.org/


If you want help with any of the following at NVACCESS (such as the user guide, email support, training guides, technical support and additional resources), please go to the following link for more information https://www.nvaccess.org/get-help/

WebAIM: Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessibility

Are you a Web developer and not sure where to get started with testing your website with a screen reader?
For more information please go to the following website at