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Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology. NV Access is an Australian non-profit. We develop NVDA, a free, open source screen reader for Windows.
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Mick Curran May 18
Replying to @md_curran
Am also very much looking forward to the opportunity of finally visiting San Fransisco. Something I have always wanted to do. Anyone around San Jose or San Fransisco who would like to meet up one evening while we are there, please let me know!
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Mick Curran May 18
In 2 days and I will be again making the long treck to the U.S, this time to attend a Workshop on the Web Accessibility of Mathematics in San Jose. Looking forward to working along side many great minds.
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NV Access May 16
Replying to @smartguitar1 @NVAccess
It's something we're hoping to be able to make available in the future. In the meantime, ensure you go into your Windows Speech settings (type "Speech" in the start menu), and set that as fast as possible as well as within NVDA itself.
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NV Access May 15
I'm wouldn't necessarily recommend this for a live presentation without testing first, but remember you can download snapshot builds, run them and select "Continue" rather than install, so you run it as a "one-off", leaving your stable version safely installed to come back to.
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NV Access May 15
Replying to @KaraLG84
No problem, sorry for taking a few days, must remember to check Twitter more often :) Do let me know if your user has any comments about Glassbrick I should keep in mind if recommending it to others.
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NV Access May 14
Are you excited about the upcoming NVDA 2018.2? So are we! This week's In-Process has some of the goodness you can expect, plus an update on our first Certified Expert in India and a hat-tip to our Windows Insiders:
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NV Access May 14
Replying to @Neurrone
Not that I'm aware of, but you are the second person to ask recently. It's something we are looking into in for this very reason.
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NV Access May 14
Replying to @Neurrone
2/2 If they are worried BECAUSE the source code is available, then make sure they download the official version from Over 100,000 people have downloaded NVDA this year and none have reported any privacy or security concerns with it.
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NV Access May 14
Replying to @Neurrone
1) They are welcome to lock it down so it can't access the Internet - that will only stop it updating, it won't stop it working in your browser. 2) They are welcome to peruse the source code that we build from. 1/2
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NV Access May 14
Replying to @KaraLG84
Yes Glassbrick is the main free magnifier we are aware of: Is there some functionality you need that it doesn't provide?
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NV Access May 6
Replying to @Neurrone
Not a universal way that I can think of. If you know what the drive letter will be, you can press WINDOWS+R then type say f:\nvda.exe. You could run Narrator with WINDOWS+CONTROL+ENTER (or WINDOWS+ENTER in earlier Windows) to get NVDA running then CAPS LOCK+ESCAPE to exit it.
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NV Access May 4
Replying to @JamesScholes
Other options we are considering is more official ties with partner companies who may be able to donate developer time to the project, thus creating more job opportunities outside of australia.
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NV Access May 4
Replying to @JamesScholes
In regards to relocating to Australia, As we are a very small company we do not really have the required resources to commit to a visa process, and the expectations that go with it. However, we have not done much research in tthis space.
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NV Access May 4
Replying to @JamesScholes
Firstly, we do acknowledge there is a wonderful pool of talent around the world that could contribute significantly to . We are always revisiting our structure options to way up charity status against hiring overseas.
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NV Access May 4
Replying to @JamesScholes
Two reasons: 1. We can only hire in Australia due to our charity status, and 2. We feel it is necessary to provide more project continuity through face to face contact where possible.
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NV Access May 4
We are looking for a Brisbane-based Software engineer to work on full-time. Use your Python / C++ skills to empower blind and vision-impaired people globally through technology:
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NV Access May 4
Replying to @coverton1982 @joslee
If you are are using NVDA 2018.1 and Windows 7 or 8, it won't offer 2018.1.1 as an update because the only change from 2018.1 is for Windows 10. If you go to the site you can download it manually if you really want.
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NV Access May 3
Replying to @coverton1982 @joslee
The main download for most users is the one at: A snapshot build is a beta version - testing new features that might be in the next version of NVDA. It's only recommended for experienced users as not everything may work as expected.
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NV Access May 2
Replying to @coverton1982 @joslee
If you do run a snapshot build, for most users we recommend leaving 2018.1.1 installed, and running Next or Master as a portable or by running the file and choosing "Continue running" rather than install when prompted.
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NV Access May 2
Replying to @coverton1982 @joslee
If you want to try "beta" versions, there are NVDA Snapshot builds available from: "Master" have features which have been tested a bit and are aimed at upcoming stable releases. "Next" builds are newer code and potentially less stable.
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