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NVDA 2018.2.1 Available for Download

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2018.2 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released. Update: a minor 2018.2.1 release has since been made which just updates translations for some languages. Highlights of this release include Support for tables in Kindle for PC, support for HumanWare BrailleNote Touch… Read More

NVDACon online conference, June 1 – 3 2018

Hi everyone, Next weekend, June 1 – 3 2018, is the 5th annual NVDACon. It’s an online conference you can attend from the comfort of your own home. The theme this year is “Future-proofing NVDA”. There are sessions to suit regular users, as well as those interested in the more technical aspects of add-on development.… Read More

NVDA 2018.1.1 Released to handle OneCore Speech changes in Win10

NV Access is today releasing a small update to NVDA 2018.1 to handle changes to the OneCore Windows speech in Windows 10. For those running Windows Insider builds, you may have noticed recently that OneCore Windows speech voices started talking a little bit like a chipmunk. This is due to their sample rate changing in… Read More

NVDA 2018.1 Now Available for Download

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2018.1 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released. Highlights of this release include support for charts in Microsoft word and PowerPoint, support for new braille displays including Eurobraille and the Optelec protocol converter, improved support for Hims and Optelec braille displays,… Read More

NV Access announces availability of NVDA 2017.4

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2017.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released. Highlights of this release include many fixes and enhancements to web support including browse mode for web dialogs by default, better reporting of field group labels in browse mode, support for new Windows… Read More

Seeking QA Engineer to join NV Access

Use your software development and testing skills to empower blind and vision-impaired people globally through technology. Work from home, anywhere in Australia Opportunity to gain experience through diverse aspects of a software development organisation. Open source development – global, life-changing impact Flexible working conditions – work from home NV Access is a global non-profit organisation,… Read More

NVDA 2017.4 drops support for Older Operating systems

After much consideration, NV Access has decided that NVDA 2017.3 will be the last version of NVDA to support older Operating systems such as Windows XP and Vista. NVDA 2017.4, which will be released around the end of November, will require windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 to… Read More

NVDA 2017.3 Now Available for Download

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2017.3 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, has now been released. Highlights of this release include input of contracted braille, support for new Windows OneCore voices available on Windows 10, in-built support for Windows 10 OCR, and many significant improvements regarding Braille and the… Read More

Jamie: Moving On from NV Access

By James Teh Today I am making a personal announcement that is bitter sweet. After a great deal of difficult deliberation, I’ve decided to move on from NV Access. NV Access, NVDA and our amazing community have been such a massive part of my life over the last 10 years – so much more than… Read More

Announcing NVDA 2017.2 Release

Version 2017.2 of the free NVDA screen Reader from NV Access is now available for download. Highlights of this release include full support for audio ducking in the Windows 10 Creators Update; fixes for several selection issues in browse mode, including problems with select all; significant improvements in Microsoft Edge support; and improvements on the… Read More