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.

Webaim 8 survey results

To see how popular NVDA has become over time, please check out previous webaim survey results, and then check out the section called primary screen reader
for the latest webaim screen reader survey 8 results https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey8/#primary

The importance of using alt text and labelling items correctly (as per the TVNZ on demand website example)

TVNZ on demand services used to work - up until August 2019 - for a screen reader user on their device (example on their computer, phone etcetera). You could go down the list of shows and hear what each title was, select the one you wanted, and play it. Currently you do not hear the list of titles and are forced to click on each one in that section to find the one you want. This issue has highlighted the importance of labelling items and using alt text. The section where you play the show is still accessible, just not the page before where you choose your title. Below are two dropbox links so you can hear what happens when this is not done correctly.

what i hear on the tvnz on demand page with nvda.mp3

using tvnz on demand with android phone .MP3
Update Jan 2021: Despite initial correspondence with TVNZ and then following up with correspondence to the minister of broadcasting, this issue currently remains unresolved. We look forwards to them one day fixing this issue by labeling the graphics that remain unlabelled in the TVNZ
on demand section on the main TV/movie page.

The importance of using alt text and labelling items correctly (as per the TV3 Now on demand website example) Can you hear the difference/s between the two examples above - using a screen reader on the TVNZ on demand website, and using the TVNZ app on an Android phone? Consider...Do you hear the name of the shows that you may wish to watch? Do you hear the names of the sections and the shows listed underneath?
Now, listen to the 3NOW on demand version (with the NVDA screen reader) and see if you can hear the difference (where the shows are listed)!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhchojjbie18e0t/using%20nvda%20on%203%20now%20on%20demand%20and%20what%20you%20hear.MP3?dl=0

Please note: Netflix, and Choice TV (NZ) sites can both be used easily with a screen reader!

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.
https://translate.google.com/#en/mi/
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



Games

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


About

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

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 NVDA screen reader touch gestures to the NVDA tutorials page; Added laptop shortcut keys for NVDA screen reader to the NVDA tutorials page; Added a tutorial called Using Macrium Reflect Free to backup with a screen reader to the NVDA tutorials for other programs page;
Added updated information to the accessible on demand and video streaming services page;
Added
Tab headers are now considered form fields tutorial to the NVDA tutorials page;
Added the audio described video called Changing Lives to the audio description page;
Added how to play an audio described show from the attitudelive.com website t
o the audio description page;
Added information about Disneyplus accessibility features t
o the audio description page;
Added RH voices to the How to install additional NVDA components page;
Added more contact details for various special interest groups to the Contact details page;
Added information on enabling both audio description and voice guidance on a

Panasonic TH-40GX700Z Smart TV as well as a Panasonic 58HX700_Series smart TV to the audio descriptions page.


Added a new page
Added a new page called Managing your groups.io account with NVDA to the NVDA tutorials for other programs page;
Added a page called Using Disney + with NVDA on the NVDA tutorials for other programs page;
Added a page called
Troubleshooting NVDA screen reader problems to the main page.



To see how popular NVDA has become over time, please check out previous webaim survey results, and then check out the section called primary screen reader
for the latest webaim screen reader survey 8 results https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey8/#primary

The free screen reader, NVDA 2020.4 has just been released. It can be found at http://www.nvaccess.org/

 

Site last updated: 29th of March 2021
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