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NV Access seeking Software Engineer

NV Access are looking to appoint a full-time software developer to join our small team. Your work will focus on improving our NVDA screen reading software and related online infrastructure, including feature implementation and bug fixing.

NV Access is a global non-profit organisation, based in Australia, dedicated to the ideal that access to technology should not incur an extra cost for blind and vision impaired users. The purpose of NV Access is to lower the economic and social barriers associated with accessing Information Technology for people who are blind or vision impaired. NV Access develops the free, open source NVDA screen reading software for Microsoft Windows, enabling more than 100,000 blind and vision-impaired people across the globe to access computers.

To apply for this position, you must be classed as “An Australian Resident for tax purposes”, and be prepared to work full time from home with occasional face to face meetings.

NVDA 2020.2 Released

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2020.2 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version. Highlights of this release include support for a new braille display from Nattiq, better support for ESET antivirus GUI and Windows Terminal, performance… Read More

NVDA 2020.1 Released

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2020.1 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version. Highlights of this release include support for several new braille displays from HumanWare and APH, plus many other important bug fixes such as… Read More

Statement on CSUN conference

The 2020 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference was due to be held from the 9th to the 13th of March in Anaheim, California. NV Access was due to present a session at the conference as well as attend many meetings with individuals and companies. Over the past couple of days, many of the key participants of… Read More

NVDA 2019.3 Released

This post has been updated for 2019.3.1, which includes updated translations. NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2019.3 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version. NVDA 2019.3 is a very significant release containing many under-the-hood changes including… Read More

NVDA 2019.3RC2 now available for testing

The Release Candidate (RC) of NVDA 2019.3 is now available for download and testing. We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. This is a release candidate for NVDA 2019.3. Unless any critical bugs are found, this will be identical to the final 2019.3 release. Changes from Beta 3: Say all with… Read More

NVDA 2019.3Beta3 now available for testing

Beta3 of NVDA 2019.3 is now available for download and testing. For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2019.3 has to offer before it is officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide feedback. Changes since Beta2: Stop using MS Edge specific code for Internet Explorer edit fields. (PR… Read More

NVDA 2019.3beta2 now available for testing

Beta2 of NVDA 2019.3 is now available for download and testing. For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2019.3 has to offer before it is officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide feedback. Changes from beta1: The new Windows console support using UI Automation is no longer used… Read More

NVDA 2019.3beta1 now available for testing

Beta1 of NVDA 2019.3 is now available for download and testing. For anyone who is interested in trying out what NVDA 2019.3 has to offer before it is officially released, we welcome you to download the beta and provide feedback. NVDA 2019.3 is a very significant release as there are a great deal of under-the-hood… Read More

NVDA 2019.2.1 Released

NV Access has just released an important update to NVDA 2019.2 which fixes several crashes. A reminder that NV Access always recommends closing all applications (including web browsers) before updating NVDA. NVDA 2019.2.1 contains the following changes: Addressed several crashes in Gmail seen in both Firefox and Chrome when interacting with particular popup menus such… Read More