In-Process 3rd May 2019

It’s May already! Both the NV Access team and the community have been hard at work and busy lately, so let’s have a look at what’s making news:

Microsoft Outlook with NVDA

Hot off the press this morning is the Microsoft Outlook with NVDA training material. Available in eBook, the price is the same $30 AUD as the other modules. That (as at the 3rd May 2019) converts to $20 USD and less in Euros, so it’s very good value.

Cover image for Microsoft Outlook with NVDA eBook edition.

Microsoft Outlook with NVDA is the fourth module for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader. Suitable for new and existing users of Microsoft Outlook wishing to improve skills. For Microsoft Outlook 2010 through to the latest Office 365 with NVDA. This module assumes the user has finished Basic Training for NVDA, or has the same knowledge.

Topics covered include:

  • Getting started with Outlook
  • Using email
  • The calendar
  • Contacts
  • Organising
  • Tasks
  • Notes
  • Journal
  • Searching
  • Archiving
  • Exporting
  • RSS feeds
  • Other features
  • Outlook options

Available now from the NV Access shop.


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It’s great to hear from users about their experience with NVDA. Here’s a message we got from Jordan in the UK:

“I am a visually impaired musician from the UK. I recently got a new Lenovo laptop and I want to Thank you for making NVDA free. Because of this, I was able to make good use of my new device without worrying about paying for an expensive screen reader. I hope you continue to make this brilliant piece of software free because I really can’t live without it. My life has changed thanks to NVDA. I would definitely recommend it to friends, and I hope to see more new interesting features added to NVDA in the future.”

Thank you, Jordan! Rest assured we are continuing to improve NVDA and it will continue to be free for anyone to use! If you’d like to get in touch, whether to share your success with NVDA or request a new feature, we’d love to hear from you. You can email, tweet, message us on Facebook, or join in with the community in the NVDA Users email list.

Interview with an NVDA user

Another of our users has been in the news this week. Sadam Ahmed conducted an interview with Vision Australia Radio’s Peter Greco. You can hear the interview on “Vision Extra”.

Sadam’s interview came after a blog post he wrote titled: “Why I’ve moved away from a paid screen reader after almost 18 years, An essay.” The blog post is a fantastic read, and completely independent and unbiased. We are very pleased to hear about the successes of users and proud to play a small part in helping people reach their goals.

For those enjoying Cinco de Mayo, the UK bank holiday, St Florian’s Day (International Firefighter’s day), or anything else you might be celebrating, have fun! We’ll look forward to bringing you more NVDA news and information next time around!