NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person. Major features include support for over 20 languages and the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation.
New in this Version:
- Minor documentation and translation updates.
- NVDA no longer freezes in Save As dialogs on Windows XP and Vista systems with the Platform Update installed.
- The title of the Windows Logon screen is now always read in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
- Fixed a problem with the report date and time command (NVDA+f12). Previously, date reporting was truncated on some systems.
- Fixed the issue where the system screen reader flag was sometimes inappropriately cleared after interacting with secure Windows screens. This could cause problems in applications which check the screen reader flag, including Skype, Adobe Reader and Jart.
- In an Internet Explorer 6 combo box, the active item is now reported when it is changed.
- Dynamic updates in Adobe Reader documents (e.g. changes to form fields) are now properly reflected by NVDA. (This used to work, but regressed a few months ago.)
- NVDA now behaves correctly when an Adobe Reader document is scrolled by other means (e.g. pressing control+pageDown) before NVDA has itself scrolled the document in response to movement of the virtual cursor.