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.

Table of contents

Apple Products

Talking ATM's

Audio Description

Accessible Phones

Lets Go Shopping

What are Adaptive Technologies?

Ways you can help us

NVDA road tested programs

Avoiding hazards

Sighted Guide

Website Accessibility

Talking Books

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

What's happening

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

Pages recently updated

Recently updated:  How to use the Microsoft Edge browser with the NVDA screen reader - both a written and audio tutorial (NVDA tutorials for other programs page). Redirected all the Dropbox links on the website such as the nvda audio tutorials page (that Dropbox automatically made private - hence each one having to be reshared). Moved the NVDA addons into one Dropbox folder under a heading called Dropbox folder containing a variety of addons (NVDA addons page), and streamlined the shortcut commands and general information for addons used with NVDA (NVDA addons page). Training material and phone support for NVDA from the NV Access online shop (added to all NVDA related pages).
Accessible email client Mozilla Thunderbird (Sorting emails via preferences in Mozilla Thunderbird, Setting up your Gmail account with Mozilla Thunderbird and another two sections to do with gmail); How to install NVDA to your computer using Narrator from the NVaccess website (both a written and audio tutorial on the NVDA audio tutorials page); A free TV guide for New Zealand that can be used with NVDA: Audio described listings by Able.co.nz (both on the NVDA tutorials for other programs page). New: All NVDA related pages have had a brief description and link added which will take you to the recent nvaccess In Process blog (to keep NVDA users up to date with developments);
NVDA tutorials for other programs (both a written and audio tutorial on how to navigate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program with the NVDA screen reader

The free screen reader, NVDA 2017.1 has just been released. It can be found at http://www.nvaccess.org/

To get your free copy of the SpeechHub synthesiser package (which works well with NVDA), the SpeakOn MediaSuite (which is a self voicing application), or the SpeakOn CalcPad (calculator program) please visit http://www.speakon.org.uk/

Would you like to be put onto a mailing list to find out about the latest tutorials etcetera added to this site? Do you have any questions about this site? Then please feel free to email me with any feedback (or relative information to pass on to others) using the following link

Site last updated: 18th April 2017