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Notice: preliminary screen reader advisories for Windows 10 Version 1903 #ADVISORY #WinTenOld


 

Hi everyone,

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • We’re in Version 1903 preparation phase. This means questions and comments on upcoming Version 1903 are allowed on this parent forum.
  • Windows 10 uses continuous delivery model, hence things can change without notice.
  • For new people: just before a new feature update to Windows 10 is finalized, I send out notices like the one below in hopes that everyone reads it and takes appropriate action based on which screen reader(s) you are familiar with (or not so familiar with).
  • The below notice is preliminary. Things can change, especially for NVDA users as release of 2019.1 is close at hand.

 

Dear screen reader users, vendors, observers and others,

 

Windows 10 Version 1903 (April 2019 Update) is scheduled to hit the air soon. Notable highlights include Windows Sandbox, reserved storage, new search and Cortana experiences, friendly file modification dates in File Explorer, inclusion of kaomoji and additional symbols in emoji panel, Action Center changes and many more. For screen reader users, Narrator can navigate and read by sentences, ability to surf the internet with Google Chrome, announcing key names and so on. Other screen reader vendors are putting efforts into supporting some technologies introduced in the upcoming feature update.

 

Key features:

  • Ability to run untested apps in a fresh Windows installation via Windows Sandbox (software and hardware requirements must be met).
  • Reserving up to 7 gigabytes of storage for smoother update installations.
  • Windows 10 Home users can (finally) pause updates for up to five weeks.
  • No more update branch selection (everyone will be on semi-annual channel).
  • Separation of Search and Cortana into two distinct experiences.
  • Ability to add, reorder, and remove quick actions in Action Center.
  • Action Center’s brightness action is now a slider.
  • Emoji panel now includes ability to browse, search for, and insert kaomoji, additional symbols, and newest emojis.
  • Narrator includes UIA client support for Google Chrome.
  • Added “sentences” as a navigation mode in Narrator.
  • Detection of and removal of faulty updates at startup if given a chance.
  • Phone screen mirroring for Android devices via Your Phone.
  • Ability to choose which tab to open in Task Manager by default.
  • Load and save custom Linux distributions (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
  • Foundations to support 64-bit ARM applications on Windows 10 on ARM.
  • Resolved a long-standing issue where closing Action Center by pressing the Escape key did not return system focus to the app you were working on prior to opening Action Center.
  • Added tamper protection to Windows Security.
  • And many more.

 

Other platforms:

• Xbox: view subscriptions from the dashboard, support for keyboard ands and mice in some games.

• Server 1903: regular release.

 

Screen reader compatibility: any screen reader that supports Windows 10 Version 1803 or later will work. For best experience, use a screen reader build that supports at least one feature in Windows 10 Version 1803 or later. This is especially the case for users wishing to use Microsoft Edge and/or emoji panel and other features.

 

Compatible releases:

• Narrator: compatible.

• JAWS for Windows: 18.0 or later, preferably 2018 or 2019. JAWS 2018 does not support emoji panel nor certain Windows 10 and Edge features.

• NonVisual Desktop Access: 2018.4 or later. Upcoming 2019.1 includes optimizations for emoji panel and other changes introduced in Version 1903.

• Any screen reader declaring support for Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Additional recommendations, requirements, and changes for optimal experience:

  1. Support for Microsoft Edge, some new UIA features and related technologies is now a requirement.
  2. Support for Controlled Folder Access is strongly recommended for optimal screen reader updating experience, as without this, some screen reader update features will not work properly.
  3. Support for announcing notifications from apps via UIA notification event is highly recommended.
  4. Support for running on 64-bit ARM processors (directly or via emulation) is optional, but supporting this opens more possibilities. As of March 2019, Narrator and NVDA can run under ARM64 and handle some ARM applications, respectively.
  5. A Windows Store version is an optional experience.
  6. Support for changes introduced in UIA in Version 1809 is highly recommended.
  7. In order to use a screen reader inside Windows Sandbox, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of Windows Sandbox (Windows 10 Pro and higher, hardware-based virtualization enabled in firmware), the screen reader installer should NOT ask for a system restart (see below).

 

Things to be aware of:

 

General:

  • When pressing Windows+S or Windows+Q to open redesigned search experience, Narrator and NVDA will play search suggestion sound. This is because recent search results will be shown when this new experience opens.
  • There is no update branch selection control in Settings app.

 

JAWS:

  • In order to hear notifications from newer UIA applications that uses UIA notification feature, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • In order to interact correctly with emoji panel, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • JAWS cannot be installed inside Windows Sandbox as the installer will ask for a system restart.

 

NVDA:

  • Although NVDA will respond better when an app is busy with something, the work is not done quite yet, as there are reports of performance issues in that space.
  • To use subtle changes to Action Center effectively, NVDA 2019.1 is required.
  • Although NVDA will work with redesigned emoji panel, it will not announce the currently selected emoji when emoji panel opens (the fix for it is part of an add-on at this time).
  • NVDA can be installed inside Windows Sandbox.

 

Narrator:

  • Although support for working with Chrome via UIA is present, this does not mean more advanced features can be used by Narrator users.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


Gerardo Corripio
 

Wich makes me wonder, if my HP Pavillion 15-inch Laptop which I got at the end of October, still is running Windows10.1803 latest build which it updated to a few minutes ago, what possibilities does it have to, when Windows10 April2019 comes out, it’ll get it? Why hasn’t it gotten Windows10.1809 I wonder? I hadn’t wanted to force its update, because of some of the bugs being discussed on here with some folks. thanks for info, and looking forward to hopefully getting Windows April when it comes out without having to force anything.

Gera
Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

El 14 mar 2019, a la(s) 10:00 p. m., Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> escribió:

Hi everyone,

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • We’re in Version 1903 preparation phase. This means questions and comments on upcoming Version 1903 are allowed on this parent forum.
  • Windows 10 uses continuous delivery model, hence things can change without notice.
  • For new people: just before a new feature update to Windows 10 is finalized, I send out notices like the one below in hopes that everyone reads it and takes appropriate action based on which screen reader(s) you are familiar with (or not so familiar with).
  • The below notice is preliminary. Things can change, especially for NVDA users as release of 2019.1 is close at hand.

 

Dear screen reader users, vendors, observers and others,

 

Windows 10 Version 1903 (April 2019 Update) is scheduled to hit the air soon. Notable highlights include Windows Sandbox, reserved storage, new search and Cortana experiences, friendly file modification dates in File Explorer, inclusion of kaomoji and additional symbols in emoji panel, Action Center changes and many more. For screen reader users, Narrator can navigate and read by sentences, ability to surf the internet with Google Chrome, announcing key names and so on. Other screen reader vendors are putting efforts into supporting some technologies introduced in the upcoming feature update.

 

Key features:

  • Ability to run untested apps in a fresh Windows installation via Windows Sandbox (software and hardware requirements must be met).
  • Reserving up to 7 gigabytes of storage for smoother update installations.
  • Windows 10 Home users can (finally) pause updates for up to five weeks.
  • No more update branch selection (everyone will be on semi-annual channel).
  • Separation of Search and Cortana into two distinct experiences.
  • Ability to add, reorder, and remove quick actions in Action Center.
  • Action Center’s brightness action is now a slider.
  • Emoji panel now includes ability to browse, search for, and insert kaomoji, additional symbols, and newest emojis.
  • Narrator includes UIA client support for Google Chrome.
  • Added “sentences” as a navigation mode in Narrator.
  • Detection of and removal of faulty updates at startup if given a chance.
  • Phone screen mirroring for Android devices via Your Phone.
  • Ability to choose which tab to open in Task Manager by default.
  • Load and save custom Linux distributions (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
  • Foundations to support 64-bit ARM applications on Windows 10 on ARM.
  • Resolved a long-standing issue where closing Action Center by pressing the Escape key did not return system focus to the app you were working on prior to opening Action Center.
  • Added tamper protection to Windows Security.
  • And many more.

 

Other platforms:

• Xbox: view subscriptions from the dashboard, support for keyboard ands and mice in some games.

• Server 1903: regular release.

 

Screen reader compatibility: any screen reader that supports Windows 10 Version 1803 or later will work. For best experience, use a screen reader build that supports at least one feature in Windows 10 Version 1803 or later. This is especially the case for users wishing to use Microsoft Edge and/or emoji panel and other features.

 

Compatible releases:

• Narrator: compatible.

• JAWS for Windows: 18.0 or later, preferably 2018 or 2019. JAWS 2018 does not support emoji panel nor certain Windows 10 and Edge features.

• NonVisual Desktop Access: 2018.4 or later. Upcoming 2019.1 includes optimizations for emoji panel and other changes introduced in Version 1903.

• Any screen reader declaring support for Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Additional recommendations, requirements, and changes for optimal experience:

  1. Support for Microsoft Edge, some new UIA features and related technologies is now a requirement.
  2. Support for Controlled Folder Access is strongly recommended for optimal screen reader updating experience, as without this, some screen reader update features will not work properly.
  3. Support for announcing notifications from apps via UIA notification event is highly recommended.
  4. Support for running on 64-bit ARM processors (directly or via emulation) is optional, but supporting this opens more possibilities. As of March 2019, Narrator and NVDA can run under ARM64 and handle some ARM applications, respectively.
  5. A Windows Store version is an optional experience.
  6. Support for changes introduced in UIA in Version 1809 is highly recommended.
  7. In order to use a screen reader inside Windows Sandbox, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of Windows Sandbox (Windows 10 Pro and higher, hardware-based virtualization enabled in firmware), the screen reader installer should NOT ask for a system restart (see below).

 

Things to be aware of:

 

General:

  • When pressing Windows+S or Windows+Q to open redesigned search experience, Narrator and NVDA will play search suggestion sound. This is because recent search results will be shown when this new experience opens.
  • There is no update branch selection control in Settings app.

 

JAWS:

  • In order to hear notifications from newer UIA applications that uses UIA notification feature, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • In order to interact correctly with emoji panel, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • JAWS cannot be installed inside Windows Sandbox as the installer will ask for a system restart.

 

NVDA:

  • Although NVDA will respond better when an app is busy with something, the work is not done quite yet, as there are reports of performance issues in that space.
  • To use subtle changes to Action Center effectively, NVDA 2019.1 is required.
  • Although NVDA will work with redesigned emoji panel, it will not announce the currently selected emoji when emoji panel opens (the fix for it is part of an add-on at this time).
  • NVDA can be installed inside Windows Sandbox.

 

Narrator:

  • Although support for working with Chrome via UIA is present, this does not mean more advanced features can be used by Narrator users.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


JM Casey
 

Mine hasn’t either; still on Pro 1803. There could be lots of reasons. I know why mine hasn’t been pushed yet and suspect it might not happen. Going to have to have a word with the guy who built this machine and installed Windows 10 on it.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: March 15, 2019 12:58 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Notice: preliminary screen reader advisories for Windows 10 Version 1903 #ADVISORY #WinTen1903

 

Wich makes me wonder, if my HP Pavillion 15-inch Laptop which I got at the end of October, still is running Windows10.1803 latest build which it updated to a few minutes ago, what possibilities does it have to, when Windows10 April2019 comes out, it’ll get it? Why hasn’t it gotten Windows10.1809 I wonder? I hadn’t wanted to force its update, because of some of the bugs being discussed on here with some folks. thanks for info, and looking forward to hopefully getting Windows April when it comes out without having to force anything.

Gera

Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


El 14 mar 2019, a la(s) 10:00 p. m., Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> escribió:

Hi everyone,

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • We’re in Version 1903 preparation phase. This means questions and comments on upcoming Version 1903 are allowed on this parent forum.
  • Windows 10 uses continuous delivery model, hence things can change without notice.
  • For new people: just before a new feature update to Windows 10 is finalized, I send out notices like the one below in hopes that everyone reads it and takes appropriate action based on which screen reader(s) you are familiar with (or not so familiar with).
  • The below notice is preliminary. Things can change, especially for NVDA users as release of 2019.1 is close at hand.

 

Dear screen reader users, vendors, observers and others,

 

Windows 10 Version 1903 (April 2019 Update) is scheduled to hit the air soon. Notable highlights include Windows Sandbox, reserved storage, new search and Cortana experiences, friendly file modification dates in File Explorer, inclusion of kaomoji and additional symbols in emoji panel, Action Center changes and many more. For screen reader users, Narrator can navigate and read by sentences, ability to surf the internet with Google Chrome, announcing key names and so on. Other screen reader vendors are putting efforts into supporting some technologies introduced in the upcoming feature update.

 

Key features:

  • Ability to run untested apps in a fresh Windows installation via Windows Sandbox (software and hardware requirements must be met).
  • Reserving up to 7 gigabytes of storage for smoother update installations.
  • Windows 10 Home users can (finally) pause updates for up to five weeks.
  • No more update branch selection (everyone will be on semi-annual channel).
  • Separation of Search and Cortana into two distinct experiences.
  • Ability to add, reorder, and remove quick actions in Action Center.
  • Action Center’s brightness action is now a slider.
  • Emoji panel now includes ability to browse, search for, and insert kaomoji, additional symbols, and newest emojis.
  • Narrator includes UIA client support for Google Chrome.
  • Added “sentences” as a navigation mode in Narrator.
  • Detection of and removal of faulty updates at startup if given a chance.
  • Phone screen mirroring for Android devices via Your Phone.
  • Ability to choose which tab to open in Task Manager by default.
  • Load and save custom Linux distributions (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
  • Foundations to support 64-bit ARM applications on Windows 10 on ARM.
  • Resolved a long-standing issue where closing Action Center by pressing the Escape key did not return system focus to the app you were working on prior to opening Action Center.
  • Added tamper protection to Windows Security.
  • And many more.

 

Other platforms:

• Xbox: view subscriptions from the dashboard, support for keyboard ands and mice in some games.

• Server 1903: regular release.

 

Screen reader compatibility: any screen reader that supports Windows 10 Version 1803 or later will work. For best experience, use a screen reader build that supports at least one feature in Windows 10 Version 1803 or later. This is especially the case for users wishing to use Microsoft Edge and/or emoji panel and other features.

 

Compatible releases:

• Narrator: compatible.

• JAWS for Windows: 18.0 or later, preferably 2018 or 2019. JAWS 2018 does not support emoji panel nor certain Windows 10 and Edge features.

• NonVisual Desktop Access: 2018.4 or later. Upcoming 2019.1 includes optimizations for emoji panel and other changes introduced in Version 1903.

• Any screen reader declaring support for Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Additional recommendations, requirements, and changes for optimal experience:

  1. Support for Microsoft Edge, some new UIA features and related technologies is now a requirement.
  2. Support for Controlled Folder Access is strongly recommended for optimal screen reader updating experience, as without this, some screen reader update features will not work properly.
  3. Support for announcing notifications from apps via UIA notification event is highly recommended.
  4. Support for running on 64-bit ARM processors (directly or via emulation) is optional, but supporting this opens more possibilities. As of March 2019, Narrator and NVDA can run under ARM64 and handle some ARM applications, respectively.
  5. A Windows Store version is an optional experience.
  6. Support for changes introduced in UIA in Version 1809 is highly recommended.
  7. In order to use a screen reader inside Windows Sandbox, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of Windows Sandbox (Windows 10 Pro and higher, hardware-based virtualization enabled in firmware), the screen reader installer should NOT ask for a system restart (see below).

 

Things to be aware of:

 

General:

  • When pressing Windows+S or Windows+Q to open redesigned search experience, Narrator and NVDA will play search suggestion sound. This is because recent search results will be shown when this new experience opens.
  • There is no update branch selection control in Settings app.

 

JAWS:

  • In order to hear notifications from newer UIA applications that uses UIA notification feature, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • In order to interact correctly with emoji panel, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • JAWS cannot be installed inside Windows Sandbox as the installer will ask for a system restart.

 

NVDA:

  • Although NVDA will respond better when an app is busy with something, the work is not done quite yet, as there are reports of performance issues in that space.
  • To use subtle changes to Action Center effectively, NVDA 2019.1 is required.
  • Although NVDA will work with redesigned emoji panel, it will not announce the currently selected emoji when emoji panel opens (the fix for it is part of an add-on at this time).
  • NVDA can be installed inside Windows Sandbox.

 

Narrator:

  • Although support for working with Chrome via UIA is present, this does not mean more advanced features can be used by Narrator users.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


 

Here on my side Win 10 1809 never showed its face up to me.

I suspect it won't do, either.

Question is, can/should I wait for 1903 and my computer will update itself or I'll have to force it? I hope it's the first option, honestly.


Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy
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Em 15/03/2019 17:23, JM Casey escreveu:

Mine hasn’t either; still on Pro 1803. There could be lots of reasons. I know why mine hasn’t been pushed yet and suspect it might not happen. Going to have to have a word with the guy who built this machine and installed Windows 10 on it.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: March 15, 2019 12:58 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Notice: preliminary screen reader advisories for Windows 10 Version 1903 #ADVISORY #WinTen1903

 

Wich makes me wonder, if my HP Pavillion 15-inch Laptop which I got at the end of October, still is running Windows10.1803 latest build which it updated to a few minutes ago, what possibilities does it have to, when Windows10 April2019 comes out, it’ll get it? Why hasn’t it gotten Windows10.1809 I wonder? I hadn’t wanted to force its update, because of some of the bugs being discussed on here with some folks. thanks for info, and looking forward to hopefully getting Windows April when it comes out without having to force anything.

Gera

Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


El 14 mar 2019, a la(s) 10:00 p. m., Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> escribió:

Hi everyone,

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • We’re in Version 1903 preparation phase. This means questions and comments on upcoming Version 1903 are allowed on this parent forum.
  • Windows 10 uses continuous delivery model, hence things can change without notice.
  • For new people: just before a new feature update to Windows 10 is finalized, I send out notices like the one below in hopes that everyone reads it and takes appropriate action based on which screen reader(s) you are familiar with (or not so familiar with).
  • The below notice is preliminary. Things can change, especially for NVDA users as release of 2019.1 is close at hand.

 

Dear screen reader users, vendors, observers and others,

 

Windows 10 Version 1903 (April 2019 Update) is scheduled to hit the air soon. Notable highlights include Windows Sandbox, reserved storage, new search and Cortana experiences, friendly file modification dates in File Explorer, inclusion of kaomoji and additional symbols in emoji panel, Action Center changes and many more. For screen reader users, Narrator can navigate and read by sentences, ability to surf the internet with Google Chrome, announcing key names and so on. Other screen reader vendors are putting efforts into supporting some technologies introduced in the upcoming feature update.

 

Key features:

  • Ability to run untested apps in a fresh Windows installation via Windows Sandbox (software and hardware requirements must be met).
  • Reserving up to 7 gigabytes of storage for smoother update installations.
  • Windows 10 Home users can (finally) pause updates for up to five weeks.
  • No more update branch selection (everyone will be on semi-annual channel).
  • Separation of Search and Cortana into two distinct experiences.
  • Ability to add, reorder, and remove quick actions in Action Center.
  • Action Center’s brightness action is now a slider.
  • Emoji panel now includes ability to browse, search for, and insert kaomoji, additional symbols, and newest emojis.
  • Narrator includes UIA client support for Google Chrome.
  • Added “sentences” as a navigation mode in Narrator.
  • Detection of and removal of faulty updates at startup if given a chance.
  • Phone screen mirroring for Android devices via Your Phone.
  • Ability to choose which tab to open in Task Manager by default.
  • Load and save custom Linux distributions (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
  • Foundations to support 64-bit ARM applications on Windows 10 on ARM.
  • Resolved a long-standing issue where closing Action Center by pressing the Escape key did not return system focus to the app you were working on prior to opening Action Center.
  • Added tamper protection to Windows Security.
  • And many more.

 

Other platforms:

• Xbox: view subscriptions from the dashboard, support for keyboard ands and mice in some games.

• Server 1903: regular release.

 

Screen reader compatibility: any screen reader that supports Windows 10 Version 1803 or later will work. For best experience, use a screen reader build that supports at least one feature in Windows 10 Version 1803 or later. This is especially the case for users wishing to use Microsoft Edge and/or emoji panel and other features.

 

Compatible releases:

• Narrator: compatible.

• JAWS for Windows: 18.0 or later, preferably 2018 or 2019. JAWS 2018 does not support emoji panel nor certain Windows 10 and Edge features.

• NonVisual Desktop Access: 2018.4 or later. Upcoming 2019.1 includes optimizations for emoji panel and other changes introduced in Version 1903.

• Any screen reader declaring support for Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Additional recommendations, requirements, and changes for optimal experience:

  1. Support for Microsoft Edge, some new UIA features and related technologies is now a requirement.
  2. Support for Controlled Folder Access is strongly recommended for optimal screen reader updating experience, as without this, some screen reader update features will not work properly.
  3. Support for announcing notifications from apps via UIA notification event is highly recommended.
  4. Support for running on 64-bit ARM processors (directly or via emulation) is optional, but supporting this opens more possibilities. As of March 2019, Narrator and NVDA can run under ARM64 and handle some ARM applications, respectively.
  5. A Windows Store version is an optional experience.
  6. Support for changes introduced in UIA in Version 1809 is highly recommended.
  7. In order to use a screen reader inside Windows Sandbox, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of Windows Sandbox (Windows 10 Pro and higher, hardware-based virtualization enabled in firmware), the screen reader installer should NOT ask for a system restart (see below).

 

Things to be aware of:

 

General:

  • When pressing Windows+S or Windows+Q to open redesigned search experience, Narrator and NVDA will play search suggestion sound. This is because recent search results will be shown when this new experience opens.
  • There is no update branch selection control in Settings app.

 

JAWS:

  • In order to hear notifications from newer UIA applications that uses UIA notification feature, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • In order to interact correctly with emoji panel, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • JAWS cannot be installed inside Windows Sandbox as the installer will ask for a system restart.

 

NVDA:

  • Although NVDA will respond better when an app is busy with something, the work is not done quite yet, as there are reports of performance issues in that space.
  • To use subtle changes to Action Center effectively, NVDA 2019.1 is required.
  • Although NVDA will work with redesigned emoji panel, it will not announce the currently selected emoji when emoji panel opens (the fix for it is part of an add-on at this time).
  • NVDA can be installed inside Windows Sandbox.

 

Narrator:

  • Although support for working with Chrome via UIA is present, this does not mean more advanced features can be used by Narrator users.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


andy.tidwell
 

Hello, I also have a windows 10 pro that is still on 1803 and it is also a HP desk top.

I also have another windows 10 pro desk top that no longer works because the Microsoft disability desk tried to update it to 1809 they even formatted the hard drive and tried to install 1809 so now I have a computer with no OS on it and I can’t even install 1803 on it now so I would advise you to leave well enough alone and use 1803.

I have an acer with windows 10 home and it took the 1809 with no problems so go figure.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 4:24 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Notice: preliminary screen reader advisories for Windows 10 Version 1903 #ADVISORY #WinTen1903

 

Mine hasn’t either; still on Pro 1803. There could be lots of reasons. I know why mine hasn’t been pushed yet and suspect it might not happen. Going to have to have a word with the guy who built this machine and installed Windows 10 on it.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: March 15, 2019 12:58 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Notice: preliminary screen reader advisories for Windows 10 Version 1903 #ADVISORY #WinTen1903

 

Wich makes me wonder, if my HP Pavillion 15-inch Laptop which I got at the end of October, still is running Windows10.1803 latest build which it updated to a few minutes ago, what possibilities does it have to, when Windows10 April2019 comes out, it’ll get it? Why hasn’t it gotten Windows10.1809 I wonder? I hadn’t wanted to force its update, because of some of the bugs being discussed on here with some folks. thanks for info, and looking forward to hopefully getting Windows April when it comes out without having to force anything.

Gera

Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel


El 14 mar 2019, a la(s) 10:00 p. m., Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> escribió:

Hi everyone,

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • We’re in Version 1903 preparation phase. This means questions and comments on upcoming Version 1903 are allowed on this parent forum.
  • Windows 10 uses continuous delivery model, hence things can change without notice.
  • For new people: just before a new feature update to Windows 10 is finalized, I send out notices like the one below in hopes that everyone reads it and takes appropriate action based on which screen reader(s) you are familiar with (or not so familiar with).
  • The below notice is preliminary. Things can change, especially for NVDA users as release of 2019.1 is close at hand.

 

Dear screen reader users, vendors, observers and others,

 

Windows 10 Version 1903 (April 2019 Update) is scheduled to hit the air soon. Notable highlights include Windows Sandbox, reserved storage, new search and Cortana experiences, friendly file modification dates in File Explorer, inclusion of kaomoji and additional symbols in emoji panel, Action Center changes and many more. For screen reader users, Narrator can navigate and read by sentences, ability to surf the internet with Google Chrome, announcing key names and so on. Other screen reader vendors are putting efforts into supporting some technologies introduced in the upcoming feature update.

 

Key features:

  • Ability to run untested apps in a fresh Windows installation via Windows Sandbox (software and hardware requirements must be met).
  • Reserving up to 7 gigabytes of storage for smoother update installations.
  • Windows 10 Home users can (finally) pause updates for up to five weeks.
  • No more update branch selection (everyone will be on semi-annual channel).
  • Separation of Search and Cortana into two distinct experiences.
  • Ability to add, reorder, and remove quick actions in Action Center.
  • Action Center’s brightness action is now a slider.
  • Emoji panel now includes ability to browse, search for, and insert kaomoji, additional symbols, and newest emojis.
  • Narrator includes UIA client support for Google Chrome.
  • Added “sentences” as a navigation mode in Narrator.
  • Detection of and removal of faulty updates at startup if given a chance.
  • Phone screen mirroring for Android devices via Your Phone.
  • Ability to choose which tab to open in Task Manager by default.
  • Load and save custom Linux distributions (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
  • Foundations to support 64-bit ARM applications on Windows 10 on ARM.
  • Resolved a long-standing issue where closing Action Center by pressing the Escape key did not return system focus to the app you were working on prior to opening Action Center.
  • Added tamper protection to Windows Security.
  • And many more.

 

Other platforms:

• Xbox: view subscriptions from the dashboard, support for keyboard ands and mice in some games.

• Server 1903: regular release.

 

Screen reader compatibility: any screen reader that supports Windows 10 Version 1803 or later will work. For best experience, use a screen reader build that supports at least one feature in Windows 10 Version 1803 or later. This is especially the case for users wishing to use Microsoft Edge and/or emoji panel and other features.

 

Compatible releases:

• Narrator: compatible.

• JAWS for Windows: 18.0 or later, preferably 2018 or 2019. JAWS 2018 does not support emoji panel nor certain Windows 10 and Edge features.

• NonVisual Desktop Access: 2018.4 or later. Upcoming 2019.1 includes optimizations for emoji panel and other changes introduced in Version 1903.

• Any screen reader declaring support for Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Additional recommendations, requirements, and changes for optimal experience:

  1. Support for Microsoft Edge, some new UIA features and related technologies is now a requirement.
  2. Support for Controlled Folder Access is strongly recommended for optimal screen reader updating experience, as without this, some screen reader update features will not work properly.
  3. Support for announcing notifications from apps via UIA notification event is highly recommended.
  4. Support for running on 64-bit ARM processors (directly or via emulation) is optional, but supporting this opens more possibilities. As of March 2019, Narrator and NVDA can run under ARM64 and handle some ARM applications, respectively.
  5. A Windows Store version is an optional experience.
  6. Support for changes introduced in UIA in Version 1809 is highly recommended.
  7. In order to use a screen reader inside Windows Sandbox, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of Windows Sandbox (Windows 10 Pro and higher, hardware-based virtualization enabled in firmware), the screen reader installer should NOT ask for a system restart (see below).

 

Things to be aware of:

 

General:

  • When pressing Windows+S or Windows+Q to open redesigned search experience, Narrator and NVDA will play search suggestion sound. This is because recent search results will be shown when this new experience opens.
  • There is no update branch selection control in Settings app.

 

JAWS:

  • In order to hear notifications from newer UIA applications that uses UIA notification feature, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • In order to interact correctly with emoji panel, JAWS 2019 is required.
  • JAWS cannot be installed inside Windows Sandbox as the installer will ask for a system restart.

 

NVDA:

  • Although NVDA will respond better when an app is busy with something, the work is not done quite yet, as there are reports of performance issues in that space.
  • To use subtle changes to Action Center effectively, NVDA 2019.1 is required.
  • Although NVDA will work with redesigned emoji panel, it will not announce the currently selected emoji when emoji panel opens (the fix for it is part of an add-on at this time).
  • NVDA can be installed inside Windows Sandbox.

 

Narrator:

  • Although support for working with Chrome via UIA is present, this does not mean more advanced features can be used by Narrator users.

 

Cheers,

Joseph


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From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: March 15, 2019 12:58 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Notice: preliminary screen reader advisories for Windows 10 Version 1903 #ADVISORY #WinTen1903

 

Which makes me wonder, if my HP Pavilion 15-inch Laptop, which I got at the end of October, still, is running Windows10.1803 latest build which it updated to a few minutes ago, what possibilities does it have to, when Windows10 April2019 comes out, it’ll get it? Why has not it gotten Windows10.1809 I wonder? I ha do not wanted to force its update, because of some of the bugs being discussed on here with some folks. Thanks for info, and looking forward to I hope that getting Windows April when it comes out without having to force anything.

Gera

Enviado desde mi iPhone SE de Telcel

El 14 mar 2019, a la(s) 10:00 p. m., Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...> escribió:

Hi everyone,

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

·         We are in Version 1903 preparation phase. This means questions and comments on upcoming Version 1903 are allowed on this parent forum.

·         Windows 10 uses continuous delivery model, hence things can change without notice.

·         For new people: just before a new feature update to Windows 10 is finalized, I send out notices like the one below in hopes that everyone reads it and takes appropriate action based on which screen reader(s) you are familiar with (or not so familiar with).

·         The below notice is preliminary. Things can change, especially for NVDA users as release of 2019.1 is nearby.

 

Dear screen reader users, vendors, observers and others,

 

Windows 10 Version 1903 (April 2019 Update) is scheduled to hit the air soon. Notable highlights include Windows Sandbox, reserved storage, new search and Cortana experiences, friendly file modification dates in File Explorer, inclusion of kaomoji and additional symbols in emoji panel, Action Center changes and many more. For screen reader users, Narrator can navigate and read by sentences, ability to surf the internet with Google Chrome, announcing key names and so on. Other screen reader vendors are putting efforts into supporting some technologies introduced in the upcoming feature update.

 

Key features:

·         Ability to run untested apps in a fresh Windows installation via Windows Sandbox (software and hardware requirements must be met).

·         Reserving up to 7 gigabytes of storage for smoother update installations.

·         Windows 10 Home users can (finally) pause updates for up to five weeks.

·         No more, update branch selection (everyone will be on semi-annual channel).

·         Separation of Search and Cortana into two distinct experiences.

·         Ability to add, reorder, and remove quick actions in Action Center.

·         Action Center’s brightness action is now a slider.

·         Emoji panel now includes ability to browse, search for, and insert kaomoji, additional symbols, and newest emojis.

·         Narrator includes UIA client support for Google Chrome.

·         Added “sentences” as a navigation mode in Narrator.

·         Detection of and removal of faulty updates at startup if given a chance.

·         Phone screen mirroring for Android devices via Your Phone.

·         Ability to choose which tab to open in Task Manager by default.

·         Load and save custom Linux distributions (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

·         Foundations to support 64-bit ARM applications on Windows 10 on ARM.

·         Resolved a long-standing issue where closing Action Center by pressing the Escape key did not return system focus to the app you were working on prior to opening Action Center.

·         Added tamper protection to Windows Security.

·         In addition, many more.

 

Other platforms:

• Xbox: view subscriptions from the dashboard, support for keyboard ands and mice in some games.

• Server 1903: regular release.

 

Screen reader compatibility: any screen reader that supports Windows 10 Version 1803 or later will work. For best experience, use a screen reader build that supports at least one feature in Windows 10 Version 1803 or later. This is especially the case for users wishing to use Microsoft Edge and/or emoji panel and other features.

 

Compatible releases:

• Narrator: compatible.

• JAWS for Windows: 18.0 or later, preferably 2018 or 2019. JAWS 2018 does not support emoji panel nor certain Windows 10 and Edge features.

• Nonvisual Desktop Access: 2018.4 or later. Upcoming 2019.1 includes optimizations for emoji panel and other changes introduced in Version 1903.

• Any screen reader-declaring support for Windows 10 Version 1803.

 

Additional recommendations, requirements, and changes for optimal experience:

1.       Support for Microsoft Edge, some new UIA features and related technologies is now a requirement.

2.       Support for Controlled Folder Access is strongly recommended for optimal screen reader updating experience, as without this, some screen reader update features will not work properly.

3.       Support for announcing notifications from apps via UIA notification event is highly recommended.

4.       Support for running on 64-bit ARM processors (directly or via emulation) is optional, but supporting this opens more possibilities. As of March 2019, Narrator and NVDA can run under ARM64 and handle some ARM applications, respectively.

5.       A Windows Store version is an optional experience.

6.       Support for changes introduced in UIA in Version 1809 is highly recommended.

7.       In order to use a screen reader inside Windows Sandbox, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of Windows Sandbox (Windows 10 Pro and higher, hardware-based virtualization enabled in firmware), the screen reader installer should NOT ask for a system restart (see below).

 

Things to be aware of:

 

General:

·         When pressing Windows+S or Windows+Q to open redesigned search experience, Narrator and NVDA will play search suggestion sound. This is because recent search results will be shown when this new experience opens.

·         There is no update branch selection control in Settings app.

 

JAWS:

·         In order to hear notifications from newer UIA applications that uses UIA notification feature, JAWS 2019 is required.

·         In order to interact correctly with emoji panel, JAWS 2019 is required.

·         JAWS cannot be installed inside Windows Sandbox, as the installer will ask for a system restart.

 

NVDA:

·         Although NVDA will respond better when an app is busy with something, the work is not done quite yet, as there are reports of performance issues in that space.

·         To use subtle changes to Action Center effectively, NVDA 2019.1 is required.

·         Although NVDA will work with redesigned emoji panel, it will not announce the currently selected emoji when emoji panel opens (the fix for it is part of an add-on at this time).

·         NVDA can be installed inside Windows Sandbox.

 

Narrator:

·         Although support for working with Chrome via UIA is present, this does not mean more advanced features can be used by Narrator users.

 

Cheers,

Joseph

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