NVDA Stories Archive

Bhavya Shah, from India to the USA (Part 2)

Popular NVDA community contributor, Bhavya Shah, joins us for part 2 of a 3 part interview. In this second part, Bhavya shares some of the technicalities of how he uses NVDA in his university work, and in his research assistantship.

Bhavya Shah, from India to the USA (Part 1)

We talk with popular NVDA community contributor Bhavya Shah. Bhavya recently finished high school in Mumbai and then moved continents to accept a university placement at Stanford University, in the USA. We hear how he came to start using NVDA, how it was crucial to his success at school, and where he is headed at Stanford.

Open Source Opens the Way!

NVDA is popular around the globe. One reason for this is the high quality and depth of features. Another reason is that the cost of traditional, commercial screen readers is prohibitive. NVDA makes the world of computers available to anyone, anywhere in the world. NVDA is not only popular at home though. It is important… Read More

Training the key to success

We love hearing from our users, and today’s story exemplifies just why NVDA exists. It demonstrates the amazing work that our users are empowered to do with NVDA. We thank Kartik for sharing his experience with us. If you’d like to share your story, please do get in touch. If you’re interested in the training… Read More

The Art of Sound Design

Justin MacLeod is an NVDA user, a sound designer and an NVDACon presenter. He spoke with Quentin about these things and more. The interview is available as a video, with the transcript of the conversation below that. Justin MacLeod is a sound designer who relies on NVDA to access his computer. Before he tells us… Read More

NVDA Certification in Russia

Anatoliy Popko is a well-known Russian accessibility expert. Recently, Quentin had the opportunity to chat with him and find out about some of the exciting projects he is involved with. The interview is available as a video, with the transcript of the conversation below that. Quentin: Anatoliy Popko, tell me a little bit about yourself… Read More

Carlos, an ‘Ace’ of Technology in Ecuador

At 15 years old, Carlos Esteban Martínez Macías is one of our youngest NVDA Certified Experts. He is also our first NVDA Certified Expert from Ecuador, a South American country between Peru and Colombia. Carlos shared some of his experiences and plans for the future, and we’re excited to bring them to you, in his… Read More

Preparing for work with Accessible Technology Solutions

Sadam Ahmed left war-torn Somalia for a new life in Australia. Not only did he make a new life for himself, Sadam made a business as well. In 2016, Sadam founded Accessible Technology Solutions Enterprises. From the Accessible Technology Solutions website: “We are a boutique technology company specialising in high quality technical support. From screen… Read More

Preparing for success in Kiribati

Recently, six blind students graduated with Information & Communication Technology (ICT) qualifications on Kiribati. They attribute their success to the great assistance of NVDA. Ben Clare, an Inclusive Education Advisor helped bring NVDA to Kiribati. We are very proud to be able to share some of the work done using NVDA on Kiribati with you.… Read More

Closing the gap in Vietnam

The Sao Mai Vocational & Assistive Technology Center for the Blind is based in Vietnam. Like NV Access, they are a non-profit organisation. The Sao Mai centre was established in 2001. Here is an excerpt from the Sao Mai website: “We work to empower the blind by using and developing assistive technology in education, employment… Read More