[Blindmath] NVDA - chrome - gmail editor problems

Amanda Lacy lacy925 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 14:12:53 CST 2011

First, I have had no success using Google Chrome under any screen reader. If 
anyone has I'd be interested to hear about it. Second, when NVDA is turned 
on and you are trying to type into an edit box, you must hit space to get 
NVDA into edit mode. Otherwise it will behave similarly to what you 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Baldwin" <baldwin at dickbaldwin.com>
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Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 12:14 PM
Subject: [Blindmath] NVDA - chrome - gmail editor problems

>I know that this is not the correct forum for this message, and for this I
> apologize. However, perhaps someone on this forum will know of the correct
> forum and forward this message to that forum.
> After much frustration and continued troubleshooting, I have determined
> that when running NVDA under Vista Home Premium Edition, with the speaker
> muted, the Gmail editor running under Google Chrome doesn't work properly.
> Many characters are simply ignored and other characters seem to be treated
> as control characters. I was running NVDA in its default configuration
> except that I had slowed down the speech and selected all punctuation. As
> mentioned, I had the computer speaker muted, which may by why it took me 
> so
> long to determine the cause of the problem.
> This is not the case when running NVDA and using Gmail with Firefox 8. 
> They
> seem to coexist with no problems under the conditions listed above.
> I don't know about using NVDA and Gmail with IE9. I haven't tried it.
> Dick Baldwin
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