How to install
NVDA user statistics
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.
For tutorials on Navigating
Netflix with NVDA, please visit the following Navigating Netflix
with NVDA page Navigating%20Netflix%20with%20NVDA.html
For a written tutorial on how to use Facebook
with NVDA, please go to the following page how%20to%20navigate%20Facebook%20with%20NVDA.html
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.
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.
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
To find out more about how to set up a Dropbox
account using the NVDA screen reader please visit the following
For more information on using a screen reader with your WordPress Dashboard please go to the following link at https://www.customerservant.com/learn-wordpress-dashboard/
For a written tutorial on how to input notes, selecting and/or altering and/or deleting the duration of notes/rest, selecting pitch, navigating through a score, entering chords and working in voices please go to the following link at https://musescore.org/en/node/120426
7-zip File Manager
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
For a written tutorial on how to use the
Windows 10 store with the NVDA screen reader, please go to How%20to%20use%20the%20Windows%2010%20store%20with%20the%20NVDA%20screen%20reader.html
For an audio tutorial on how to use the Windows 10 store with the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following link
For an audio tutorial on how to navigate the
weather app in Windows 10 using the NVDA screen reader, please
go to the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/r7pynu49pancllf/navigating%20the%20weather%20app%20in%20windows%2010%20with%20nvda.MP3?dl=0
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.
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
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
For a written tutorial by Brian Vogel on using the ribbon interface in Windows via the keyboard, please visit the following link Using the ribbon interface in Windows via the keyboard
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Switch to the new Google Drive using a screen
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
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