Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NVDA add-in for audio access to graphics nominated for Global Elevate Award

RantWoman is terribly excited to have several technological innovations in queue to exclaim about. Today's item is about a new add-in for NVDA, the open-source screen reader avaiable through

Here is a tweet about the new add-in being nominated for the Global Elevate award:
Global Elevate Award (@GlobalElevate) tweeted at 8:11 PM on Tue, Dec 29,2015:
AudioScreen add-on for NvVDA @NVAccess that enables the blind to sense graphics #nominations at #globalelevate #a11y

The new add-in allows people to interact directly with graphics on a touch-screen. Reading the information, it sounds really interesting and RantWoman REALLY hopes to have a chance to try it out soon.

In fact, RantWoman was just the other day reflecting on how much graphical information she needs to interact with just because of her public transit fascination. RantWoman has a whole list of graphical content she wants to try.

In particular, as Link Light Rail opens to Husky Stadium in March, a whole bunch of the bus routes RantWoman rides regularly and relies fiercely on are changing. RantWoman really wants to see how this add-in does with Metro route maps. Then, hopefully, RantWoman will also still have access to another option for tactile output so RantWoman can compare the usability of the audio interface with tactile output. Hopefully, but that is another tech-support question mark at the friendly Neighborhood Center for Extreme Computing.

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