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Re: Audio Recordings with NVDA


From: Brandon Keith Biggs
Date: Sep 29, 2019 11:48AM

Use OBS Studio:

Create a profile with 1 sound input, your system audio. Then don't record
the screen. They will come out as MP4s, but you can use Audacity to batch
convert all your MP4s to MP3s.

Personally, I use Voice Dream reader and download books from Bookshare or
Kindle, or listen to podcasts. But some of my friends use Evernote, Pocket,
or Instapaper to copy and download articles for future listening.
I use VO on the phone to read news apps like NPR.
I think the NFB newsline has a good UX for listening with a screen reader:

Another option is to just buy a super small computer stick with a battery,
put in a connection to data, and just brows the internet and read articles
that way.
I would avoid the MP3 route, as it's large and time-consuming.

Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>;

On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 10:08 AM Peter Shikli < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Our accessibility analysts expect me to plague them with brain teasers,
> usually including an aspect that perfects their craft. So it is that I
> came up with one to push the envelope regarding their use of screen
> readers, say NVDA. I could use tips on how to get the most out of this
> exercise.
> The world is full of interesting text such as Wikipedia articles, white
> papers, and website content of all kinds. I don't have the time to read
> all that, but my job does give me plenty of dead traveling time.
> Today's lightbulb popped up and asked, "What if I used NVDA to read the
> text, along with syntactic content like headers, tables, and ALT
> descriptions, and recorded it for later listening in my mp3 player?"
> My plan is to assign one of our analysts the production of an audio
> recording of The Uncertainty Principle
> <https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qt-uncertainty/>, selected because
> it has some equations and images that are not essential to its
> conclusions, and because the topic interests me. Her first task will be
> to make the page accessible, but only in the limited sense of an mp3
> recording, and perhaps to strip away unusable content like command buttons.
> Then will come some NVDA experimenting such as voice and speed
> selection. This is where I could particularly use tips from the WebAIM
> community. I have a cable that can pipe audio output into the PC's
> microphone port where Audacity can record it into an mp3 -- unless you
> guys have a better way.
> If anyone knows of this having been done or attempted, Google seems
> silent, I'd like to know about it.
> Cheers,
> Peter Shikli
> Access2online
> www.access2online.com
> Prison inmates helping the internet become accessible
> > > > >