NVDA 0.5 released

Yeyy! version 0.5 of NVDA the free open source rather wonderful screenreader has been posted. major developments for english language users are:
comes with the E-speak synth bundled and selected by default so you can use it straight from a CD, USB drive, or network location even where the workstation does not have any speech synth installed.
a text find feature (control f) in IE and Firefox to aid speedy navigation on poorly structured sites.
better performance in outlook express
sounds like it works well in Windows Live messenger although not tried it for myself yet.

the release notes also claim a talking installer although I’ll need to investigate this more, not sure of the purpose as the software doesn’t require any installation. Excellent news though. we’re one giant leap closer to user friendly no cost access to the technology people who aren’t blind take for granted.


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