NVDA tutorials for other programs

This page contains a variety of tutorials for a variety of programs that you may want to try out with NVDA.  These may be written or audio/visual tutorials on how to use NVDA with that program from a variety of sources on the internet.

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/

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/


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NVDA promotional video

To listen to an NVDA promotional video online, please click on the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qOQ7zELFmLE Please also feel free to pass this link onto others who may wish to know more about the project.

Before listening to/or reading the following tutorials, please make sure you get your copy of NVDA

Before looking at the following tutorials, make sure you have downloaded a copy of the NVDA screen reader. To get the latest copy, please visit http://www.nvaccess.org/ and go to the downloads link. Download the programme and set it up. Down the track, if you feel you have benefited from NVDA, then donations (no matter how big or small) are always welcome to keep the project free for everyone!

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.

Windows 10 PE (Preinstallation Environment) enabling independent Windows installation for blind users

To find out what Windows 10 PE is, how you can gain access to it, how you can utilise it, and install Windows with it, please visit the "What is Windows 10 PE and why was it needed" webpage at the following link What is Windows 10 PE

Navigating Netflix with NVDA

For tutorials on Navigating Netflix with NVDA, please visit the following Navigating Netflix with NVDA page Navigating%20Netflix%20with%20NVDA.html

Notes relating to Netflix

To listen to an audio tutorial on how to navigate Netflix please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/e2f4bnk89b7qh9w/navigating_net_flix_with%20nvda.MP3?dl=0

To listen to an audio tutorial on how to play a movie in Netflix, and also how to enable Audio Description in the Netflix player (with the new alterations to Netflix dated January 1st 2016) please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1jnciwszkqb6mi/how%20to%20navigate%20Netflix%20with%20NVDA%20updated%20January%201st%202016.MP3?dl=0
Please note this second tutorial does not cover searching for a movie, removing a movie from your list, or checking under the account settings section. These topics are covered in the first audio tutorial above. Please also note where it referred to graphics in the earlier audio tutorial to locate your movies, these are now links. This second tutorial demonstrates that the enabling of audio description has now been made much easier.

To find out more about the accessible Netflix project, please visit the following link https://netflixproject.wordpress.com/  If you wish to help by completing an accessibility survey about Netflix, simply click on the link that says "our accessibility feedback form".

How to navigate Facebook with NVDA

For a written tutorial on how to use Facebook with NVDA, please go to the following page how%20to%20navigate%20Facebook%20with%20NVDA.html

To listen to an audio tutorial on how to navigate Facebook please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/bn6l3j6a4fpz0ei/How%20to%20navigate%20Facebook%20with%20NVDA%20and%20a%20quick%20look%20at%20the%20m.facebook%20website.MP3?dl=0

How to navigate the TVNZ OnDemand service with NVDA

To find a written tutorial on how to navigate the TVNZ On Demand service with NVDA, please visit the How to navigate the TVNZ OnDemand service with NVDA web page How%20to%20navigate%20the%20TVNZ%20OnDemand%20service%20with%20NVDA.html

To listen to an audio tutorial on how to navigate the TVNZ OnDemand service with NVDA please go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/oh7dslyawovrbxq/How%20to%20navigate%20the%20TVNZ%20OnDemand%20service%20with%20NVDA.MP3?dl=0

Free TV Guide for New Zealand

There is a free TV guide for New Zealand which can be used with a smart phone, tablet or computer. It can be easily navigated with the NVDA screen reader. The web address to see what is on any of the shows on certain channels can be found at m.freetvguide.co.nz

To navigate through the channels quickly (while NVDA is running), press the letter G for graphics, then arrow down once and that will give you the channel name. Repeat the process for other channels.  Pressing the Enter key on the graphic will remove the channel from the guide and you will hear NVDA say X graphic remove this channel. Make sure you do not press the Enter key on the graphic to remove it unless you want to. If accidently removed, it can easily be restored to the page by going to the add channels link and locating the channel you want to put back there. The channel will then go to the top of the list.

You can also jump quickly through the shows with the letter K for links, and if you push the Enter key (while on the link) it will give you a short description of the show just below it.

The letter S will take you to each separator. Depending on how you have the page set, this will take you between 12 noon and 12 midnight. This can vary.

You are also given options to read such as: which shows are currently on (“From Now”) which are the shows on in the next 24 hours (as at the time you have gone to the webpage); “Now & Next”, (which is the show airing at that time and the show after it - at the time you access the page), and “This Evening” (which covers approximately the next 12 hours). There is also an option to add in channels that you might have removed. The colour themes section if changed is not spoken out by NVDA. You might be able to get some information on the theme by using the NVDA key + letter F.

Pressing the NVDA key + the letter F twice will bring up a box where you can review the colours, fonts and so on. You will be given some colour themes to try and simply press the Enter key on the one you want. It will make that theme active.

The down and up arrow keys can be used, as well as the say all command in NVDA. Use the NVDA key + down arrow key to start NVDA talking. Pressing the letter K should take you to each show timeslot, and the up arrow key should give you the time slot for the show.

Weekly audio described listings in New Zealand by Able.co.nz

Able.co.nz provides a weekly audio described listing of TV shows for channel one, two, one + 1, and 2 + 1 that air in New Zealand. For more information on their service you can go to the website at http://www.able.co.nz and you can also (if you wish) sign up for their weekly email that comes out with the audio described shows for that week.

To see which shows are being audio described each week on Able, please go to http://able.co.nz/audio-description/dpxvavzjr2uuv8

The page is easy to navigate and the listing can be ordered, so you can see channel one listings by themselves or channel two listings by themselves, or a mixture of the two together. These are buttons you can jump to quickly by pushing the letter B while NVDA is on the webpage. On the channel listing button, just press the Enter key on the listings you want, then use the NVDA key + down arrow key to start NVDA reading the page.

You can also jump down by days using the letter H for headings while using NVDA.

Off the main Able.co.nz website, there is a section that will give you more information about audio description (and how to enable it on a device – for example a TV, satellite receiver etcetera), plus a two day listing of the shows being aired.

F123 Access on the web for Whats App

After you sign up and register for F123 Access, you will need to get an app (which you run on your phone) called What's App. The What's App plugin for the browser must be installed. Once this has all been set up, you should be able to use your screen reader on the web version of this program. You will need to make sure that What's App is running on your cell phone and that you are signed into the web version.  There is a little check box that you can check for the web version so that you do not have to sign in again. To find out more information, please visit the following link https://f123access.com/intro_en

How to use the VLC Media player with the NVDA screen reader

To find out more about using the VLC Media player with NVDA, please visit the following link How to use the VLC media player with the NVDA screen reader

How to set up a Dropbox account with the NVDA screen reader

To find out more about how to set up a Dropbox account using the NVDA screen reader please visit the following page How%20to%20set%20up%20a%20Dropbox%20account%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html

How to navigate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with the NVDA screen reader

For a written tutorial on how to navigate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with the NVDA screen reader, please visit the following link  How%20to%20navigate%20Malwarebytes%20Anti-Malware%20with%20NVDA.html
To listen to the audio tutorial only please visit the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/rsr3533am5akhlv/how%20to%20navigate%20%20Malwarebytes%20Anti-Malware%20with%20nvda.MP3?dl=0

How to use the Free YouTube Downloader program with NVDA

Learn how to use the free YouTube Downloader program with NVDA. To find a written tutorial, or to listen to an audio tutorial please visit the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbfr4ldnjbhdg37/How%20to%20use%20the%20free%20YouTube%20downloader%20program%20with%20NVDA.MP3?dl=0

How to play a DVD with Media Player Classic and also enabling audio description on it

Please remember to get the latest K-Lite Codec Pack (full version) from the internet, which has all the media and video codecs you will need including media player classic. Please visit the Media Player Classic help file to find out about more shortcut keys. Once installed, under view... options... player... keys you are able to assign your own shortcut keys.

In this audio tutorial we will look at playing a DVD in Media Player Classic and also enabling the audio description track on that DVD. This will only be a brief look. Please note Media player classic will not play multi region DVDS.  The audio tutorial can be found at the following link
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rvw1ksztt0gy7sf/how%20to%20play%20a%20dvd%20with%20media%20player%20classic%20and%20also%20enabling%20audio%20description.MP3?dl=0
Below are some commonly used shortcut keys that you can use with Media Player Classic:
Open file Ctrl + O
Close Ctrl + C
Exit Alt + X
Audio track (press) A
Subtitle (press) S

How to use Skype with the NVDA screen reader

Skype is a programme that is used to communicate with your family and friends. To find out more about using Skype with the NVDA screen reader, please visit the How to use Skype with the NVDA screen reader web page at the following link How%20to%20use%20Skype%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html

Instant messaging with Instantbird and the NVDA screen reader

Please note: The facebook chat client does not work with Instantbird, however some of the others still work. To find a tutorial on instant messaging with Instantbird and the NVDA screen reader, please go to the Instant messaging with Instantbird and the NVDA screen reader web page at the following link Instant%20messaging%20with%20Instantbird%20and%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html

Facebook chat client using NVDA and Mozilla Thunderbird

This Facebook chat client will only work if you have a copy of the Mozilla Thunderbird email client set up on your computer. If you haven’t obtained a copy yet please go to the following link to obtain a copy of it  https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/?icn=tabz 

If this is your first time using Mozilla Thunderbird you can also sus out one of my other tutorials on how to use it at http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/accessible%20email%20client%20mozilla%20thunderbird.html

Please note: The facebook chat client does not currently work with third party applications.

Setting up and connecting to Facebook Chat with NVDA and Mozilla Thunderbird

Once you have downloaded and set up your copy of Mozilla Thunderbird you are ready to use the Facebook chat client. Open Mozilla Thunderbird. Press the Alt key to bring up the file menu. Arrow right to tools.  Arrow down to Chat Status. Right arrow, then arrow down to show accounts. A chat network wizard will appear with a list of 5 options. These are: Facebook chat, Google talk, IRC, Twitter and XXMC. Choose Facebook chat.  Tab to next and press Enter. Have a look under the (account...settings) section in Facebook to locate your proper username. Once there, under username, it should say http://www.facebook.com/freddo.frog12). Enter only this last bit (for example freddo.frog.12 or whatever yours is). Once you have entered this, click on next. Be careful that this is the username (for your Facebook Chat ID) that Facebook has previously assigned you, not necessarily the alias you have displayed. Tab to next and press Enter. Enter your real Facebook password and tab to Next. Press Enter. Next, it will ask you for an alias - enter whatever you would like it to appear as (for example freddos text chat). To connect, tab to connect and press Enter. It will now download your contacts and connect you to your Facebook friends via text chat. Tab to close and press Enter to close this screen.

Using the Facebook Chat client with NVDA and Mozilla Thunderbird

To use Facebook chat from your Mozilla Thunderbird email client, you will need to press Alt (to bring up the file menu). Arrow across to the Go menu. Arrow down to Chat and press Enter. Your chat screen will appear with a list of online contacts. You can also see who is offline. Tab until you hear contacts, then arrow up and down to hear who is online. Press Enter on the name of the person you wish to chat with. Type in your message and press Enter. When they reply you will hear their response automatically read out to you. These are the main keystrokes that you will need to use (namely tab, shift tab, arrow up or down, Enter and the applications key to perform certain functions such as Start A Conversation, Rename, or Remove contact).

Closing out of Facebook Chat with NVDA and Mozilla Thunderbird

To close out of Facebook chat, press Alt. Arrow right until you hear Tools. Arrow down until you hear Chat status. Right arrow once, then down arrow until you hear Show Accounts. Press Enter. It will default to the Disconnect button if you are connected. Press Enter and it should disconnect you from Facebook chat.

Removing Facebook Chat from Mozilla Thunderbird

Should you wish to remove this Facebook text chat feature from your Mozilla Thunderbird email client, press Alt to bring up the file menu. Arrow right to tools. Arrow down to account settings, then arrow down to Facebook chat. Tab once to account actions. Press the space bar. Arrow down to remove account. Press Enter and then tab to OK. It should now be gone.

How to use the Microsoft Edge browser with the NVDA screen reader

For a written tutorial on how to use the Microsoft Edge browser with the NVDA screen reader (including a list of useful shortcut keys) please visit the following page How to use the Microsoft Edge browser with the NVDA screen reader
To listen to an audio tutorial please visit the following link at https://www.dropbox.com/s/qvjcme6dlqdfvm1/How%20to%20use%20the%20Microsoft%20Edge%20browser%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.MP3?dl=0

How to use the Mail app in Windows 10 with NVDA

For a written tutorial on how to use the Mail app in Windows 10 with NVDA (by David Moore), please visit the following link How%20to%20use%20the%20Mail%20app%20in%20Windows%2010%20with%20NVDA.html

Messaging with Messenger.com

If you want to keep up to date with the chat on facebook, you can still use the NVDA screen reader with messenger.com Please visit the following link https://www.messenger.com/login/ This is a web based version for a screen reader user.

Basics on how to use Outlook.com with the NVDA screen reader

Navigating Outlook.com with the NVDA screen reader

Outlook.com is an online email client which can be set up to be used online or with your current email program. To find out more about using Outlook.com with NVDA, please visit the Basics on how to use Outlook.com with the NVDA screen reader web page at the following link Basics%20on%20how%20to%20use%20Outlook.com%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html

How to use Microsoft Word with NVDA the basics

For information on how to use Microsoft Word with NVDA (the basics) including a full list of shortcuts, please visit the following page How to use Microsoft Word with NVDA the basics

How to create a PowerPoint presentation with NVDA

If you would like to learn the basics of creating and navigating a PowerPoint presentation using NVDA, please visit the following link how%20to%20create%20a%20PowerPoint%20presentation%20with%20NVDA.html

Using AudioGrabber with the NVDA screen reader

AudioGrabber is a software program that backs up audio from your CD's. AudioGrabber can automatically encode them to a variety of formats including MP3. AudioGrabber can download and upload disc info from freedb, an internet based database. To find out more about AudioGrabber, please visit the Using AudioGrabber with the NVDA screen reader tutorial on the
Using AudioGrabber with the NVDA screen reader web page at the following link Using%20AudioGrabber%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html

How to use Winamp with the NVDA screen reader

Winamp (which stands for Windows Audio MPEG Player) is a program by Nullsoft which allows computer users to play audio files (such as music), in a variety of digital audio formats. These include MP3, MS-Audio and WAV. Winamp allows the user to listen to SHOUTcast streaming radio broadcasts. The program also allows the user to convert audio from analogue tape recorders, phonographs, and other media to MP3 digital format. This tutorial relates to Winamp version 5.666 build 3512. For more information on using the Winamp media player with the NVDA screen reader, please visit the How to use Winamp with the NVDA screen reader web page at the following link How%20to%20use%20Winamp%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html

Using NVDA with iTunes by Matt Turner

Matt Turner has recorded a couple of audio tutorials on how to use iTunes with NVDA. To listen to Using NVDA with iTunes Part 1 please click on the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/xe0d586i3kf4avx/Using%20NVDA%20with%20iTunes%20Part1.mp3?dl=0
To listen to Using NVDA with iTunes Part 2 please click on the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/105vzeh2qtuc0m6/Using%20NVDA%20with%20iTunes%20Part2.mp3?dl=0

I Tunes shortcut keys

To quickly get to different parts of the I Tunes program, you can try the following shortcuts below.
Ctrl + 1 will get you to the Album list.
Ctrl + 2 will get you to the Movies introduction text.
Ctrl + 3 will get you to the TV show introduction text.
Ctrl + 4 will get you to the Podcast introduction text.
Ctrl + 5 will get you to the I Tunes U introduction text.
Ctrl + 6 will get you to the Books introduction text.
Ctrl + 7 will get you to the Apps list.
Ctrl + 8 will get you to the Tones list.
Ctrl + 9 will get you to the Internet Radio treeview list.

How to navigate the Google Chrome browser with the NVDA screen reader

For a written tutorial on how to navigate the Google Chrome browser with the NVDA screen reader (an overview), please visit the How to navigate the Google Chrome browser with the NVDA screen reader webpage at the following link How%20to%20navigate%20the%20Google%20Chrome%20browser%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html

To listen to an audio tutorial please click on the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/j22uerwz9wawff0/How%20to%20navigate%20the%20Google%20Chrome%20browser%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.MP3?dl=0

Using NVDA with Google programs by Roger Benz

The following NVDA Youtube tutorials are courtesy of Roger Benz from Google. They cover Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. To listen to these tutorials, please click on the link following each of the titles below:

Switch to the new Google Drive using a screen reader https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBDxYOR7CFY&feature=youtu.be
Getting started with Google Drive using a screen reader https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDaZgDXBsWI&feature=youtu.be
Getting started with Google Docs using a screen reader https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPzSAqhHqQk&feature=youtu.be
Getting started with Google Sheets using a screen reader https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCYT63b_m88&feature=youtu.be
Getting started with Google Slides using a screen reader https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWZVQ-vldEk&feature=youtu.be

Using the online Gmail client with NVDA

The following audio tutorial has been recorded by Brandon Biggs. To listen to the audio tutorial, please go to the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4s82rtspmin3a1/Using%20the%20Online%20Gmail%20Client%20with%20NVDA.mp3?dl=0

Station Playlist Studio tutorial by Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee has created an add on and tutorial for StationPlaylist. To listen to the audio tutorial on StationPlaylist studio, or to read the readme on this program, please go to https://bitbucket.org/nvdaaddonteam/stationplaylist/wiki/Home

Various audio tutorials on programs being used with NVDA by Paul Warner

Paul Warner has also put together some audio tutorials on NVDA with other programs. To listen to his audio tutorials please visit http://www.vict-consultancy.co.uk/content/podcasts.html

Replay Radio by Petro

Replay Radio records radio stations, shows and downloads podcasts. Works with NVDA.
To obtain more information contact E-mail: petrogia@gmail.com or Skype: petrogia
Obtain your $14.95 one year subscription blind discount link. $15 off the regular price. To download Replay Radio please visit the following link http://applian.com/replay-radio/  To listen to an audio tutorial by Petro, please visit the following link
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7178104/replay-radio-NVDA-interface-adding-station-converting.mp3




 
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