Welcome to NvDA Korea's English page
This page highlights NvDA for English speakers.
What is NVDA
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free, open-source screen reader for Microsoft Windows. This screen reader packs many features, including support for multiple interface languages, support for many synthesizers and braille displays, runs on recent versions of Windows and supports installation on 32-bit and 64-bit systems. NVDA also supports many popular programs such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Symphony, various web browsers and others.
NvDA English tutorials
Here is a list of English tutorials on NVDA:
Welcome to NVDA 2015 by Joseph Lee
This tutorial series is designed for new and current NVDA users and goes through everything from installation, configuration, usage to add-ons. Listen to What's new in 2015 edition on changes between previous and current editions of the tutorial series.
NvDA 2015 series (based on NvDA 2015.1):
- NVDA Tutorial #1 - introduction, NVDA features, installing and creating portable copy, updating NVDA and how to start, restart and quit NVDA.
- NVDA Tutorial #2 - NVDA modifier key, NVDA menu, keyboard layouts, touchscreens, input help mode and some basic commands.
- NVDA Tutorial #3 part 1 - introduction to objects, system focus and caret versus navigator object and review cursor, object navigation and review cursor commands.
NVDA Tutorial #3 part 2 - review modes, mouse, touchscreen navigation revisited.
- NVDA Tutorial #4 part 1 - touring the web with NVDA, including focus versus browse mode and first letter navigation.
NVDA Tutorial #4 part 2 - touring the web continued, including more first letter commands, elements list, embedded objects and other features.
- NVDA Tutorial #5 part 1 - Popular applications, including examples of popular apps and NVDA and Microsoft Word, excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.
NVDA Tutorial #5 part 2 - popular applications continued, including Miranda IM, Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, Winamp, command line tools and Windows Store apps (Windows 8 and later).
- NVDA Tutorial #6 part 1 - Configuring NVDA, including preferences overview, general, synthesizer and voice settings, synth settings ring and supported synthesizers.
NVDA Tutorial #6 part 2 - Configuring NVDA continued, including braille settings and supported braille displays, keyboard and mouse settings and saving and reverting to saved configuration.
- NVDA Tutorial #7 part 1 - Configuring NVDA continued, including review cursor, input composition, object presentation, browse mode and document formatting settings.
NVDA Tutorial #7 part 2 - Configuring NVDA continued, including speech dictionaries, punctuation pronunciation, input gestures and restoring default settings.
- NVDA Tutorial #8 - Configuration Profiles and NVDA Tools, including log viewer, speech viewer, Python Console, reload plugins and an overview of configuration profiles.
- NVDA Tutorial #9 - NVDA Add-ons, including Add-ons Manager, sample add-ons and final remarks.
NVDA 2015 tutorial addendum:
For people who wish to download the entire 2015 series can do so by clicking the below link:
NVDA Tutorial series in zip file
- Your First NVDA App Module: a course on writing app modules for NVDA (Overview):
- Introduction to app modules (introduction, definitions, contacting app developers and writing a bare-minimum app module)
In addition to tutorials above, we have presentations done on NVDA, including:
Besides NVDA tutorials, this site is home to other tutorials an presentations, including Windows 10 series.
Windows 10 build progression:
At least once a year, NVDA users and developers gather to talk about NVDA and its development. We call this NVDACon (after Python Conference, or PyCon for short). If you use NVDA, or is a programmer (both blind and sighted) interested about making programs accessible or want to learn more about NVDA, you're welcome to join NVDACon.
Check back later for future conference dates and location.>
Past NVDA Conferences
Archives of past conferences can be found on the NVDACon page.
Useful NVDA links
Here is a list of useful links for NvDA users and those interested in NVDA.
Testing latest features
For those who would like to test latest NVDA features, go to NVDA Snapshots page.
Apart from official snapshots, the author of this website maintains snapshots for the following features:
- Latest braille tables: For testing latest developments in braille tables, including new tables for new languages/braille codes and major modifications for existing ones. This snapshot is updated at least once a month to include latest braille table changes. Note that the braille tables included in this snapshots may break.
Braille Tables (20160315)
Changes between snapshots
- Post-Windows XP and modern processors support: This build is used to test end of support for Windows XP/Server 2003 and to support more modern processors and Windows versions. See the changelog for important usage notes.
Post-XP and modern processors support (20141206)
Changes between snapshots
A few notes when using these snapshots:
- The build is equivalent to portable version of NvDA. Thus it may not work under UAC and secure screens.
- The snapshots does not support automatic nor manual updates - you need to download the installer when the new version is released. All the features in the snapshots are based on current NVDA/master branch.
- These snapshots are not the official snapshots from NV Access (except when specified. For official snapshots, see the link on NvDA snapshots.
- As noted, these snapshots are bleeding edge code/features, thus may break. Use them with care.
- For Post-XP builds, if you are using Windows XP/Server 2003, use it with caution.
- For Windows Insiders Canary builds, only Windows 10 users who are Windows Insiders should use them, as they may contain unstable changes.
- If you have questions about these snapshots, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (except for Microsoft Edge builds).