Corporate & Government

Government and corporate users have requirements in terms of security and documentation.  NV Access is pleased to be able to provide all the documentation required by agencies and business in the one place. If there is anything you think we have omitted from this page, please contact us.

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WCAG 2.0

NVDA and the NV Access website meet WCAG 2.0 level AA.  For more information, see the VPAT below.

VPAT

The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) provides information about the accessibility of a product against the US Section 508 Refresh, WCAG 2.0 and the European EN301 accessibility standards. For more information on VPAT, see: https://www.itic.org/policy/accessibility/vpat NVDA complies with Section 508 and EN301, and meets WCAG 2.0, level AA.

Download NVDA’s VPAT.

Specific Government initiatives and programs

Various governments around the world have programs and initiatives to enable their citizens to get access to equipment, without being left out of pocket.  NV Access has, for over 10 years, been the leader in enabling anyone, anywhere in the world, to access a free screen reader.  Now that NV Access also provides paid support and training materials, we are keen to ensure that these are able to be included in such government programs.

NV Access is registered as an NDIS provider in Australia, meaning that Australians in the NDIS scheme, can choose to access training materials and support for NVDA as part of their NDIS plan, with no financial expense to the user. If you are involved in a government scheme and believe NVDA would fit within it for users, please contact us.

NVDA License agreement

NVDA’s license agreement is shown by the installer, prior to installation.  Once NVDA is running, the license agreement is also available from the Help menu. You can also View NVDA’s license agreement online.

Collected information

NVDA does not collect any personally identifying information.  When first run, NVDA requests permission to collect some non-identifiable information such as Windows version, NVDA version, country and synthesizer.  This information is used to both gauge daily use and help ascertain support requirements.  If enabled, NVDA will report this information to NV Access when checking for updates, if an internet connection is available.

Internet access

If “Check for updates” is enabled in NVDA’s settings, it will, once per day, attempt to access the internet to check whether a newer version of NVDA is available. If the program cannot access the internet, there is no impact on program features or notification to the user.  If check for updates remains checked, the program will attempt to check for updates 24 hours later. If “check for updates” is not checked, NVDA itself never needs to access the internet.

  • Note 1: Third-party, commercial add-ons, such as the Code Factory Eloquence and Vocalizer voices, may require access to the internet in order to verify their license.  Such functionality is not controlled by NV Access.
  • Note 2: The user can attempt to check for updates from NVDA’s help menu.  As with the automatic check, this routine will simply abort quietly in the background if no internet access is available.

Corporate support

If your organization requires ongoing technical support, or custom work to increase accessibility of your in-house software, see our Consulting page, and contact us.

NV Access also has training material available for purchase in a variety of formats with discounts for bulk ordering.  Add at least 10 copies of any of our courses to your cart to have a bulk discount applied automatically.