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NVDA 2014.2 Released

NV Access would like to announce the release of NVDA 2014.2. To find out more or to download a copy, please see the official NV Access announcement.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this release possible.

NVDA 2014.2rc1 Released

NVDA 2014.2rc1 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.2 release.

Improving NVDA support for Microsoft Outlook

In the last week or so, we have been concentrating on improving support for Microsoft Outlook in NVDA. Outlook is a very popular email client for corporates, and we get a lot of requests to improve NVDA's support for this program so that people can comfortably use NVDA within their organisation.

We have so far worked on two major areas. These are the email message list (e.g. Inbox) and The Calendar.

Note that these enhancements are not yet in a stable version of NVDA, nor will they make it ...

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  • Posted: 2014-05-06 14:32 (Updated: 2014-05-06 16:48)
  • Author: mdcurran
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NVDA 2014.1 Released

NV Access would like to announce the release of NVDA 2014.1. To find out more or to download a copy, please see the official NV Access announcement.

There was one change after rc4:

  • When NVDA is configured to use French, the Input Gestures dialog now works correctly.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this release possible.

NVDA 2014.1rc4 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc4 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Changes from rc3 to rc4:

  • Updated eSpeak to version 1.48.04 which fixes an important pronunciation issue for Dutch.

NVDA 2014.1rc3 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc3 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Changes from rc2 to rc3:

  • Updated eSpeak to version 1.48.03 which fixes some voice quality issues introduced in the 2014.1 development cycle.

NVDA 2014.1rc2 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc2 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Changes from rc1 to rc2:

  • Fixed tracking of the caret for some editable text fields that rely on text written to the screen such as the main text area in Balabolka. (#3901)

NVDA 2014.1rc1 Released

NVDA 2014.1rc1 has just been released. This is a release candidate, which means that unless any critical issues are found, this will be identical to the final 2014.1 release.

Seeking Testers for NVDA Quick Books 2014 Support

Recently, NV Access has been taking part in a project between My Blind Spot and Intuit to make Intuit Quick Books accessible to the blind. Thanks to some support from My Blind Spot to NV Access, we have been working on support for Quick Books 2014 in NVDA.

Please find a message below from Albert J Rizzi seeking testers for the new Quick Books support. Note that the code is not yet in next or master snapshots, but will be available to you as try builds if you choose to join the project. Eventu ...

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NVDA Now Built now using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

For more than 3 years, we have been compiling all C++ code in NVDA using Microsoft Windows SDK 7.0 (which includes MSVC 9.0). This SDK and compiler toolchain was released in 2008 and is quickly becoming outdated with regard to newer Operating System feature availability and C++ language improvements.

Therefore, we have made the decision to start building NVDA with the much newer Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop. This product, like Microsoft Windows SDK, is a free downl ...

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