NVDA 2011.3 Released

NV Access is pleased to announce that NVDA 2011.3 has been released. This release has been declared stable, which means it is suitable for production use and is recommended for most users.

Highlights of NVDA 2011.3 include automatic speech language switching when reading documents with appropriate language information; support for 64 bit Java Runtime Environments; reporting of text formatting in browse mode in Mozilla applications; better handling of application crashes and freezes; and initial fixes for Windows 8.

Changes from 2011.3rc1 to 2011.3:

  • Updated documentation.
  • Updated translations.

Download links and change log:

Comments

1. KevanGC -- 2011-11-28 11:41

NVDA FTW!

2. ManuelRamos -- 2011-11-28 16:50

Congratulations for this new version!! However, NVDA 2011.3 is not totally stable in 64 byte systems. In fact, some portuguese and brazilian user are reporting that NVDA is crashing in 64 byte systems, after 5 or 10 minutes using it. It happened with me yesterday, when I used NVDA for 6 hours.

When crashing, for now solution is pressing ctrl+alt+N.

So, congratulations for developers. However, if other users are experiencing this problem, please report it.

Manuel Ramos - Lisboa - Portugal

3. RichCaloggero -- 2011-12-09 08:11

Thank you for NVDA. It fills a longstanding need: that of good, low-priced or free screen reader for the Windows operating system.

I have one small suggestion for how nvda might render html landmark regions.

Consider:

<div role="article" aria-label="My Title">
<p>-- contents of article --</p>
</div>

Jaws reads this as:

My Title article region start ... article region end

This provides an easy and effective way of labelling regions in a way that does not impact the visual design of the page.

Keep up the awesome work.

-- Rich