The American Foundation for the Blind continues its mission of providing tutorials to help Visually Impaired all over the world getting started using technology. Their later installment is an helpful tutorial on how to use the NVDA screen reader, from installation to navigating Windows. Here it is:
The Arabic switch allows you to switch automatic to a non-arabic voice as soon as NVDA reads text in latin alphabet.
To enable it open the “Arabic Switch” command under the “Acapela TTS for NVDA” menu. In the dialog box that opens up select the “Enable” check-box and then in the “Choose a voice” list pick the voice that you want to use to read latin alphabet and click “OK”. At this point you will need to restart NVDA for the changes to take effect.
The Arabic switch only works when you have selected one of our Arabic voices as main voice for NVDA.
We are proud to release v1.3 of Acapela for NVDA, now including also Arabic and Turkish voices. Download this version of the software now!
For Arabic, we have also added a new command in the Acapela for NVDA menu to allow configuration of automatic switching between Arabic and non-Arabic voices depending on the text being read.
Users with earlier version of Acapela for NVDA can upgrade for free by simply downloading the new version.
NVDA 2016.1 has arrived. We tested it with the Acapela TTS for NVDA release 1.21 and the two work together splendidly.
You can download NVDA 2016.1 here: http://www.nvaccess.org/download/
You can learn more about what’s new in 2016.1 here: http://www.nvaccess.org/files/nvda/releases/2016.1/nvda_2016.1_changes.html
We have added small Type and Talk boxes on the right side of our web pages, to allow you testing the quality of our voices even before downloading the Acapela for NVDA evaluation version.
Try it today!
NVDA 2015.4 has just been released:
Users of Acapela TTS for NVDA can just upgrade to the latest version of NVDA 2015.4 without need of performing any operation. The Acapela TTS for NVDA plug-in will start working without any issue as soon as the new NVDA version has been installed.
Today we released Acapela TTS for NVDA v1.2.1
This new version solves an issue where the Acapela TTS for NVDA in same case would crash instead of providing an error message in case the evaluation version had expired.
Today 8th October 2015 we celebrate the World Sight Day 2015!
Follow the #worldsightday hashtag on twitter with us and learn about many activities to celebrate the World Sight Day.
Today we have published version 1.2 of Acapela for NVDA introducing localization of Acapela for NVDA messages and menus in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Polish. We also added several voices including genuine children voices and character voices:
- Australian English children voices Liam and Olivia
- UK English children voices Harry and Rosie, plus character voice “Queen Elizabeth”
- US English children voices Ella, Josh, Emilia and Valerio, teenage voice Scott, character voices Saul, Micah, “Little Creature” and “Old Man”. We also added High-Quality voice Laura.
- US Spanish children voices Emilia and Valeria.
The children voices Emilia and Valeria are bilingual voices available both in US English and US Spanish.
The upgrade to v1.2 is a free upgrade, so users having a license for previous versions can upgrade to v1.2 for free by just downloading the new version of the engine.
For a complete list of available downloads refer to the download page.
A special thanks to Pedro, Simone, Wojtek, Mireia, Santi, Alexander and Juan for helping us with localization!