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NVDA 2012.2 Released

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2012.2 of NVDA, the free, open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available. Highlights of this release include an in-built installer and portable creation feature, automatic updates, easy management of new NVDA add-ons, announcement of graphics in Microsoft Word, support for Windows 8 Metro style… Read More

Adobe Continues to Support NVDA in 2012

Adobe is continuing its funding of NVDA screen reader development in 2012. Priorities include ongoing improvements to NVDA’s support for PDF documents (including work towards PDF/UA standard compliance), AIR applications, Adobe Digital Editions and general HTML and ARIA improvements. Please see Adobe’s blog post for further details. As always, we are extremely grateful to Adobe… Read More

A Joint Effort to Improve NVDA for Chinese Language Users

Thanks to financial contributions from both the Hong Kong Blind Union (HKBU) and the Taiwan Digital Talking Books Association (TDTB), NV Access will be able to undertake a project to improve the usability of NVDA for Chinese language users. Both of these organisations have been great supporters of NVDA in the past and we are… Read More

NVDA 2012.1 Released

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2012.1 of NVDA, the free, open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available. Highlights of this release include features for more fluent reading of braille; indication of document formatting in braille; access to much more formatting information and improved performance in Microsoft Word; and support… Read More

NVDA 2011.3 Released

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2011.3 of NVDA, the free, open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available. Highlights of this release include automatic speech language switching when reading documents with appropriate language information; support for 64 bit Java Runtime Environments; reporting of text formatting in browse mode in Mozilla… Read More

Vision Australia Provides Computer Training with NVDA Screen Reader

Vision Australia has recently announced that it is now offering several of its computer training courses especially tailored for use with the NVDA screen reader. These courses, freely available to blind and vision impaired Australians in several states, focus on such skills as typing, email, word processing and browsing the web. Vision Australia has offered… Read More

NV Access Recognised as Outstanding Disability Organisation as part of Queensland’s Disability

NV Access is very proud to announce that it has received the award for Outstanding Disability Organisation, as a part of Queensland’s Disability Action Week. The award was presented to Michael Curran and james Teh by The Honourable Curtis Pitt, Ministor for Disability Services at an action week dinner held in Cairns on Thursday night.… Read More