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PLACE MARKER IN NVDA

PLACE MARKER IN NVDA

Place marker is one unique feature that makes browsing through documents, interacting with web pages and accessing information through different word processing applications and text editors fascinating because it opens screen reader users to a new opportunity of getting things done quickly, easily and more efficiently. This place marker enables marking of particular portion of text; save or

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WEBSITE BASICS PART 1

WEBSITE BASICS PART 1

A website is a collection of interconnected HTML documents or related pages. It comprises information on these linked pages and contents which are viewed through a web browsers. It is a place where information supplied on the internet by an individual or organization can be viewed, obtained or shared. Also, a website may be described as a house with many rooms as web pages. It is a virtual office...

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MAKING MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL ACCESSIBLE FOR NVDA SCREEN READER USERS

MAKING MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL ACCESSIBLE FOR NVDA SCREEN READER USERS

It’s highly important to ensure easy readability of a Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet while creating one for the use of individuals with visual impairment. They need to know which cell holds which data as well as establish relationship between the cell and the column or row regardless their position in the Worksheet. Hence, the best guide for accessibility tailored Worksheet is wrapped knowledge of the assistive technology used by these individuals such as screen reader, screen magnifier, braille display

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7 COOL NVDA TRICKS YOU NEVER KNEW

7 COOL NVDA TRICKS YOU NEVER KNEW

I want you to imagine yourself as a blind on a visit to a friend without holding your cane, a guide dog or a sighted guide, or any form of mobility device, and you have to walk through a noisy street. You may also take a minute to recall the evenings you were looking for a friend’s house as a person with visual impairment, and all the houses on the street looks alike. This left you at sea because your residual vision is acting Crosby show at that moment. :-D This describes the moment you have to use a device or any...

Advancement and improvement in any endeavor is engineered by knowledge. When an individual has quality information on getting a work done, he has high tendency to excel exceedingly in it. Sometimes, a task that could be accomplished in few minutes may linger for eternity, just because the idea of doing...

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5 PRIORITY ADD-ONS FOR NVDA NEW COMERS AND COMPUTER BEGINNERS

5 PRIORITY ADD-ONS FOR NVDA NEW COMERS AND COMPUTER BEGINNERS

I want to welcome every computer starter and individuals who have switched to the NVDA screen reader to haven of sweet computer experience. Believe when I tell you: “you made the right choice!” Although, it is observed that getting use to the NVDA screen reader as a new comer or former JAWS user may be somehow tasking, despite the fact that the two screen readers have almost all their hot keys alike. The first thing to contend with...

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10 NVDA ADD-ONS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY

10 NVDA ADD-ONS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY

The growth of NVDA user community is at geometric progress. This holds to the flexibility, accessibility, extensibility and frequent improvement of the screen reader. If for nothing, it’s been the only free screen reader that stand neck to neck with JAWS in functionality for about a decade. It has many contributors across the globe who see to the development of add-ons which gives more energy to NVDA to remain relevant till date; and helping millions of persons with blindness and visual impairment have a fair share of the global benefit of information and communication technology.

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NVDA BEHAVIOUR IN MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT

NVDA BEHAVIOUR IN MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT

There is no how one can be 100% perfect, alright and self-sufficient; this is the situation with my lovely NVDA screen reader. Its less support for some Microsoft Office Suite products makes JAWS boast like indispensable screen reader. I for one who don’t really like JAWS as such will come acting loyal during these times. Let’s take a look at NVDA behavior in Microsoft PowerPoint.

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MY SCREEN READER; MY SAVIOUR

MY SCREEN READER; MY SAVIOUR

I had fun yesterday following the argument on a WhatsApp group chat, “accessibility 360” regarding JAWS and NVDA screen reader. The pastor of JAWS mounted the pulpit for his homily while the NVDA gospellers were winning souls for the popular screen reader. Then, I reminisced over my computer journey with screen readers. I’m opportune to use different screen readers due to my pocket, literacy level, job, exploration and association. I want to tell you that the experiences are not the same; and I wish to share these with this post, hoping it will bring back your memory of the use of any of the screen readers.


Screen reader is a piece of software that relays the screen content to its user. It reads aloud the items...

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DOWNLOAD IMAGES FROM THE INTERNET; THE SCREEN READER WAY

DOWNLOAD IMAGES FROM THE INTERNET; THE SCREEN READER WAY

Downloading images from the internet is somehow difficult for screen reader users who largely depend on computer keyboard. This is because there’s no Windows based keyboard shortcut to do the magic, even clicking on the graphics and images online with the ENTER key is No! No! If there’s no...


Some folks venture into saving the entire web page hosting the desired image with the keystroke CONTROL+S. The saved web page is usually accompanied with a folder comprising different folders, internet files, scripts and the image. The drawback here is that both wanted and unwanted images are saved on the computer system;
But how would you feel if you can download only desired image and picture like your sighted counterparts without leaning on them all times for assistance?

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ADDING AUDIO NARRATION TO SLIDE

ADDING AUDIO NARRATION TO SLIDE

Imagine sending a presentation to a client or colleague in another state or province on a complex subject matter; in the sense that it comprises terminologies and diagram requiring exquisite explanation. Noting that Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation is expected to be highlights of discuss, and not a Word programme where you’re to pour all your minds in print. So, here comes the question: How will your client understand the terms used in the presentation? Or How will your colleague aware of what you intend saying while delivering the presentation on your behalf?

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ILLUSTRATION WITH PICTURE

ILLUSTRATION WITH PICTURE

Illustration with picture connotes expressing or supporting one’s idea with picture. It’s a way of representing the content of a slide or accompanying it with pictures. Photographs, word art and diagrams are considered as pictures which are being used for illustration in Microsoft Office PowerPoint. When you represent the content of a slide with picture, only picture is included in the slide but when the content of...

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EXPLORING WORDWEB DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS 2

EXPLORING WORDWEB DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS 2

We dwelt on the offline features of the WordWeb in the previous post when it comes to searching word definition. This was treated in different dimensions to searching; and this shows the hedge it has among other accessible dictionaries and thesaurus. Its online feature is extraordinary because it relies on web resources which is…

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EXPLORING WORDWEB DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS 1

EXPLORING WORDWEB DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS 1

WordWeb as a thesaurus/dictionary software application can helps in looking up words from almost any program…
WordWeb works off line, nevertheless, you can also quickly view Web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia while you are connected to the internet...
WordWeb application is very accessible for all popular screen readers today. Both the information window and menus are easily read aloud by screen readers. Keyboard users are able to navigate...

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KNOW THE BEST AND EASY WAY TO COPY AND PASTE TO THE CLIPBOARD

KNOW THE BEST AND EASY WAY TO COPY AND PASTE TO THE CLIPBOARD

The clipboard is very useful when intending to transfer data or information from one place to another. The complexity surrounding the use of the drag and drop method makes clipboard use handy for learners with visual impairment. It’s an easy to use method for everyone regardless sight loss; and most importantly, it’s operational on every windows without conflicting with the screen reader shortcut keys.


The Windows Clipboard is an area of your computer’s memory which is used to copy or cut data such as text, graphics, audio, video files, etc. from one location to another. These are held in the

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JAWS INSTALLATION ERRORS, MALFUNCTION AND FIX

JAWS INSTALLATION ERRORS, MALFUNCTION AND FIX

I’ve been a user of JAWS for years. In fact, my use of JAWS is equal to my kilometer in the journey of information and communication technology. Of course, it’s the first screen reader I ever used or let me say...
Installation of the JAWS software is not different from other software. You only need to pay keen attention to information windows. This process shouldn't last more than three minutes to complete...
Effect of a missing component or driver may manifest in readability problem, software crash or total software damage. For example, if the FSOCR is missing in the JAWS installation, there will be...

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HOW TO MOVE ANDROID APPS TO A MICRO SD CARD AND CLEAR SPACE

HOW TO MOVE ANDROID APPS TO A MICRO SD CARD AND CLEAR SPACE

You try to install a new app and the Not Enough Space warning pops up. All those games, photos, and 4K videos have finally taken their toll. If your phone has a memory card slot, then the solution is easy. A microSD card is a cheap way of expanding your phone’s storage, and you can move apps to an SD card on Android to free up

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VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER IV

VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER IV

I’ve been a fora where people question, complain and lament over the efficacy of their antivirus software having been victimized by virus. They claimed using the best antivirus and scanning their PCs and storage devices regularly. But the mistake most of us do is our inability to check the reliability of our antivirus programme over the year. We rarely pay attention to the status of our antivirus programme beyond updating. If I may ask, when last did you check the Action Center on your PC for any information relating to your system security?

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VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER III

VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER III

It is a general belief that early detection always aids early intervention. A computer system cannot just breakdown without previously exhibiting malfunctioning. This condition is usually...


Signs and symptoms enable one to differentiate between, and ascertain particular problem. A close observation of one’s gadget would let one know when anything goes wrong. The screen display, sound...

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VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER II

VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER II

The similarities between the human virus and computer virus is that they are of different types regardless their numerous names. They’re usually classified based on their mode of contraction, structure and/or operation. Consequently, spyware, malware and ransomware are the major viruses that rule the realm of computer and technology. They appear in different names and brands based on their publishers or developers’ ideas. For example, “Wonna Cry” and “PUG” are both rnsomware. Although

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VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER

VIRUS: A THORN IN THE FLESH OF COMPUTER

Virus is something we hear and see on daily basis as computer users. It’s deadly to computer as it is to humans. The echoes of its name often raise fear in the hearts of computer users because of its effect on the computer and the user. Talk about virus; talk about the loss of vital files and expenses; you will agree with me that to prevent one’s gadget from its infection is lots better; holding on to aftermath of infection. Many people only knew its gross effect on computer gadgets whereas, other things have been misrepresented as virus. For instance, ...

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UNMASKED THE BEING BEHIND EVERY UNFAMILIAR MOBILE NUMBER

UNMASKED THE BEING BEHIND EVERY UNFAMILIAR MOBILE NUMBER

One of the annoying thing I’ve observed recently is people disturbing you with flashes. They will act as if they wonna talk to you but they end the call whenever you pick the call. They like getting on someone’s nerves because when you call back they won’t pick and when they do, they act as if you’re calling without a reason. However, I don’t like calling unfamiliar number anymore. I’ll always block any caller that disturb me with unnecessary calls. Please, let me ask you this: Have you ever found yourself in similar situation?

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EYE-D HIDES BLINDNESS ON WHATSAPP

EYE-D HIDES BLINDNESS ON WHATSAPP

Persons with visual impairment are disadvantaged in information access for years. This relegated them to the background in all sphere of human endeavor in the society. Achievement scale always have about 90% of them at the bottom in education, economy, socialization and so forth. The few above the rare attain the position amidst struggle, difficulty and asperity. However, this had changed in recent times; thanks to information and communication technology with the support of assistive technology.

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18 THOUGHTS TO BEGIN AND GET GOING WITH COMPUTER LITERACY

18 THOUGHTS TO BEGIN AND GET GOING WITH COMPUTER LITERACY

Take a walk around your city and check offices, schools, churches, supermarkets, you’ll realize that every mind bends towards a smarter way of doing things; and computer plays a key role in this area. It accords all and sundry effectiveness and productivity with great precision.
Literacy in computer is the roadmap to enjoying benefits of information and computer technology. It is described as the demonstration of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of computer. Many people who desire to be computer literate are being retarded by myths, fear, and ...

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