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 a recent Windows build. NVDA’s OneCore Windows speech support was not expecting this late-breaking change.
NVDA 2018.1.1 enhances the OneCore Windows speech support so that now any sample rate is supported, and therefore NVDA can again speak correctly with these voices.
Microsoft will be soon releasing the next stable version of Windows 10 (Redstone 4, 1803), so it is important that NVDA users on Windows 10 upgrade to NVDA 2018.1.1 in order to continue to use the OneCore Windows speech voices.
To find out what’s new in this release, please read What’s new in NVDA 2018.1.1.