Welcome to my NVDA Add-on Repository.
This page aims to bring together all of the optional components available for the free, open source screen reader known as NVDA.
Before you can install any of the below add-ons, you must first install NVDA.
You can get NVDA at this link and follow the talking installer.
The add-ons listed below are separated into headings and if there are multiple parts to a specific add-on, such as voices that can be downloaded, they will be listed under subheadings.

Instructions for installation

You can install an add-on by following these steps.
  1. Press insert+n to enter the NVDA menu
  2. Press t for tools
  3. Press A for "manage add-ons"
  4. Press tab until you get to the "install" button
  5. Press space or enter to activate the button
  6. Browse to the folder where the add-on you want to install is located
  7. Press enter on the add-on to install it
  8. NVDA will ask you if you want to restart at this time. Whether you choose to restart is up to you but it is a good idea to restart especially if you install other voices

Application Specific Add-ons

Bittorrent Sync

Author: Nick Stockton
Version: 1.6
This add-on currently provides the following Accessibility improvements for BTSync:
  1. Provides a hotkey (CTRL+Alt+Tab) to set focus to the tab control of the main dialog or the folder preferences dialog. The user can then use left-right arrow keys to move between tabs and the tab key to jump to the body of the tab as normal.
  2. Prevents list view objects from firing multiple focus events. Without this fix, NVDA would repeat the currently focused list item of some list views incessantly.
  3. Allows the user to use the Applications key or Shift-F10 key combination to open the context menu for the currently selected item in a list view.
  4. Labels some edit boxes within the program that have incorrect or no labels.

Download the Bittorrent Sync add-on here.

BlackHawk

Author: Marlin Rodrigues
Version: 1.0
Adds support for the BlackHawk browser.
Download the BlackHawk add-on here.

Comodo Dragon

Author: Marlin Rodrigues
Version: 1.0
Adds support for the SRWare Iron browser, a faster and secure chrome based browser developed by Comodo Group.
Download the Comodo Dragon add-on here.

Dropbox Add-on

Author: Patrick Zajda
Version: 1.0
This plugin adds Accessibility for the Dropbox File Sharing utility.
Usage:
  1. Press shift insert d once to get status.
  2. Press shift insert d twice for version number
  3. Press shift insert D a third time to go into the dropbox menu

usage for Preferences Dialog:
  1. Press control alt T to hear what tab you are on.
  2. Press control tab to switch tabs.
  3. Press escape to close dialog.
Go to the Dropbox Add-on page.

eMule Support

Authors: Noelia, Chris and Alberto
Version: 2.0
This is an add-on for increasing eMule accessibility with NVDA.
Go to the eMule support add-on page.

Extended Winamp appModule

Author: Hrvoje Katic
Version: 1.0
This add-on provides additional functionality to the Winamp media player program.
A complete list of features follows.
  1. Shift+Up - Pan Center
  2. Shift+Left or right - Pan Left or right
  3. Control+Shift+E - Say elapsed time
  4. Control+Shift+R - Say time remaining
  5. Control+Shift+T - Say total time
  6. Shift+J - Set Alternate time to jump by
  7. Control+Left or right - Jump left or right by alternate time
  8. Shift+R - Review end of playing file, set the review time with control+r.
Go to the Extended Winamp add-on page.

MSN Messenger

Author: Anonymous
Version: 0.20120604.01
MSN Messenger is a popular Messaging client. This ADD-ON Gives you the option to view last messages with a key combination.
Usage:
  1. NVDA+shift+0-9 - Review last ten messages.
Download the MSN Messenger add-on here.

Rockmelt NVDA-addon

Author: Marlin Rodrigues
Version: 1.0
Adds support for Rockmelt, a chrome based browser with special support for facebook and other social networks.
Download the Rockmelt add-on here.

SRWare Iron

Author: Marlin Rodrigues
Version: 1.0
Adds support for SRWare Iron browser.
Download the SRWare Iron add-on here.

Station Playlist

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.01
This add-on was designed to complement the Station Playlist program. It makes many of the sliders accessible with NVDA.
Download the Station Playlist add-on here.

Tapin Radio Status Announcer

Author: Unknown (app module converted to add-on by Jeff Rutkowski)
Version: 1.0
Allows you to hear what's playing in Tapin Radio or to maximize it if it's on the system tray.
Press NVDA+Shift+T once to hear the currently playing song.
Press NVDA+Shift+T twice to maximize the window.
Download the Tapin Radio Status Announcer add-on here.

TeamTalk Classic

Author: Doug Lee with initial work by Tyler Spivey and others
Version: 0.95
This add-on does the following:
  1. Causes NVDA automatically to read chat messages as they come into channel or private chat windows.
  2. Correctly labels the volume and microphone controls on the main screen.
  3. Names the chat message and input edit boxes in the main screen.
  4. Names the toolbar items for those who explore it with the navigator.
  5. Provides control+shift+s for checking the states of voice activation, push-to-talk, video, audio saving, etc.
  6. Better names the controls in the Banned Users dialog.
  7. Silences the progress bar that indicates real-time mic volume.
Download the TeamTalk Classic NVDA add-on here.

Team Viewer

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Add-on for TeamViewer 7 (trial version of this application).
Download the Team Viewer NVDA add-on here.

Tween

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120528.01
Accessibility fixes to the Tween twitter client.
Download the Tween add-on for NVDA 2012.2 and older here.
Download the Tween add-on for NVDA 2012.3 and newer here.

VIP Mud

Author: Dallas O'Brien
Version: 2012 05 11
Gives NVDA support for v i p mud, GMA Game mud running engine.
Download the VIP MUD program here
Download the VIP Mud add-on here.

Windows Frotz

Author: Nick Stockton
Version: 1.0
Automatically reads the output of the Windows Frotz interpreter.
Download the windows Frotz program from this link
Follow the steps listed below to make the add-on work with the program.
  1. Press Control-p to bring up the preferences dialog.
  2. Under the display tab, check the fast scrolling checkbox. If this box is not checked, NVDA will mix old output lines with new ones when auto-reading.
  3. Under the interpreter tab, set the Interpreter Number to Apple IIe. It should be the second item in the box. I've read that this can prevent certain games from using inaccessible character graphics.
  4. Hit the OK button, and restart Windows Frotz.
Download the Windows frotz add-on here.

Win Glulx

Author: Oriol Gomez
Version: 1.0
This add-on automatically reads WinGlulx output.
Download the Win Glulx add-on here.

WinSteno2000 add-on

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Add-on for WinSteno 2000 application.
Download the WinSteno2000 add-on here.

Braille Display Support

BrailleNote Driver

Author: Rui Batista
Version: 0.2
This add-on provides support for the classic series of BrailleNote devices from PulseData/Humanware.
Download the BrailleNote Display add-on here.

Hardware Speech Synthesizers

DecTalk Express

Author: Alex H and Tyler Spivey
Version: 1.0
This add-on provides support for the DecTalk Express hardware speech synthesizer.
Download the DecTalk Express add-on here.

DecTalk USB

Author: Alex H.
Version: 0.5.0
This add-on adds support for the DecTalk USB hardware speech synthesizer.
Download the DecTalk USB add-on here.

Doubletalk LT

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 1.0
This is a synth driver for the Double Talk LT hardware speech synthesizer.
Download the DoubleTalk LT add-on here.

Software Speech Synthesizers

Captain Speech Synthesizer

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20130117.01
This addon includes the Russian Captain speech synthesizer.
Download the DecTalk Access 32 add-on here.

DecTalk Access 32

Author: NVDA User
Version: 1.0
This is the DecTalk Access 32 software packaged in a convenient NVDA add-on.
Download the DecTalk Access 32 add-on here.

DecTalk Access 32 (with sonic speed)

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.20120606.01
This is the regular DecTalk Access 32 driver with the speech sped up dramatically.
Download the DecTalk Access 32 with sonic speed here.

Standard Eloquence Driver for NVDA

Author: NVDA User
Version: 0.20131116.02
This add-on adds support for the ETI Eloquence synthesizer. This does not contain autolanguage switching functionality.
Download the standard ETI Eloquence add-on without autolanguage switching support here.

Eloquence driver for NVDA with autolanguage switching support added

Author: NVDA User
Version: 0.20120614.01
This add-on adds support for the ETI Eloquence synthesizer. This version contains autolanguage switching functionality and should work with the latest version of NVDA.
Download the ETI Eloquence add-on with autolanguage switching support here.

Festival

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.20120510.01
This add-on adds support for the Festival speech synthesizer.
Download the Festival add-on here

J Talker

Author: Takuya Nishimoto
Version: 120713
This is a Japanese speech engine for NVDA, based on Open JTalk, MeCab and MMDAgent.
Visit the J Talker Sourceforge page here
Download the J Talker add-on here.

JPTalk

Author: Takuya Nishimoto
Versions: 120528 and 120713
This is a Japanese speech engine for NVDA, based on Open JTalk, MeCab and MMDAgent.
Visit the JPTalk Sourceforge page here
Download the JP-JTalk-120528 add-on here. or Download the jp-jtalk-120713 add-on here.

Pro Talker

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20130102.01
This is a driver for the ProTALKER synthesizer.
Download the ProTALKER add-on here.

RH Voice

Version 0.4-A2
This is another free synth that can be used with NVDA.
Visit the RH Voice main code page here.
Download the RH Voice add-on here.

SAM

Author: Unknown
Version: 0.6
SAM, Formally Synthesizer access manager, is a utility that comes with Supernova Access Suite in which you can run Orpheus. Just install Sam, Orpheus and this add-on and you can use Orpheus.
Download the SAM add-on here.

SMP Soft Synthesizer

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version 0.20130118.02
This is a driver for the SMP synthesizer.
Download the SMP Soft add-on here.

Svox Pico

Author: Aleksey Sadovoy and Michael Curran
Version: 1.0
This add-on adds support for the Svox Pico synthesizer. This synth is found in many mobile devices, especially those running the Android operating system.
Download the Svox Pico add-on here.

Switch Synth

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 1.0
Press NVDA+Alt+S to switch between 2 synths. Set them up in the .py file after installing this.
Download the Switch Synth add-on here.

TrippleTalk USB

Author: Alex H.
Version: 0.1
Adds Tripple talk USB support to NVDA. Currently missing Index support, unfortunately.
Download the TrippleTalk USB add-on here.

Vocalizer Voices and Driver

Author: "Tiflotecnia, LDA."
Version: 3.0.9
This add-on provides additional voices in many different languages. It even has support for compact, standard and premium quality voices.
Download the Vocalizer 3.0.9 driver here.
Download the voices from this page.
Also, you may download all the compact English Vocalizer voices here.

Additional NVDA Functionality

Append Text

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Add-on for saving the text you wish to paste.
Download the Append Text add-on here.

Balloon History

Author: Oriol Gomez
Version: 1.1
Allows you to press NVDA+Shift+f11 which brings up a list of saved help balloons.
Download the Balloon History add-on here.

Bookmark and Search

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Add-on for searching the text you wish to find on specific virtual documents.
Download the Bookmark Search add-on here.

Caption Speed

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Add-on for reading your caption speed.
Download the Caption Speed add-on here.

Clip Copy

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120604.01
This add-on allows you to copy the last string of text that has been sent to NVDA directly to the clipboard with the f12 key.
Also, you can press shift f12 which apparently selects text and copies it without you having to press f12.
Download the Clip Copy add-on here.

Enhanced List View Support

Author: Peter Vagner
Version: 1.0
This add-on gives enhanced list view functionality to NVDA. Only works with 32 bit apps, no X64 support. NVDA-shift-1 through 0, and some other cute keystrokes.
Download the Enhanced List View Support add-on here.

Fake Clipboard Announcement

Author: Jennifer Wenson
Version: Unknown
nvda speacks when putting text onto and removing text from the clipboard.
Download the Fake Clipboard Announcement add-on here.

File Reader

Author: Oriol Gomez
Version: 1.1
This add-on allows you to read a file with NVDA without being seen. Simply use the File Reader submenu in the NVDA menu.
Download the File Reader add-on here.

Instant Translate

Author: "Alexy Sadovoy aka Lex, ruslan
Version: 2.1
This addon translates selected text via Google Translator and says it. Press NVDA+Shift+T for execute translation operation on selected text in Reech edit fields. This addon was been repacked and optimized for executing without standalone Python by Outsider .
Download the Instant Translate add-on here.

Jump to Line

Author: Oriol Gomez
Version: Unknown
Download the Jump To Line add-on here.

NVDA OCR

Author: NV Access Limited & other contributors
Version: 0.20120529.01
This add-on allows you to scan an image with NVDA+r and read it with object navigation keystrokes.
Go to the OCR add-on download page.

NVDA Themes Manager

Author: alsari2012
Version: 1.0.1
NVDA theem manager working with audio themes.
Download the NVDA Themes Manager add-on here.

NVDA Version

Author: AccessWare team
Version: 1.0.2
Press control+shift+NVDA+v to get the version number that you are using in NVDA, such as 2012.2.1.
Download the NVDA Version add-on here.

Obj Sounds

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120928.01
Plays sounds based on objects as you move to them.
Download the Obj Sounds add-on here.
Download KevanGC's version of the Obj Sounds add-on here.

PDF to Text

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Addon for copying the text of PDF files.
Download the PDF to Text add-on here.

Percentage Checker

Author: Oriol Gómez
Version: 1.2
This add-on announces the percentage of a file with control+NVDA+P.
Download the Percentage Checker add-on here.

Prof

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0 (Development)
Add-on for creating and choosing profiles.
Download the Prof add-on here.

Read Feeds

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 4.2
Add-on for using NVDA as a feed reader.
Download the Read Feeds add-on here.

Report Paragraphs

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.0
Add-on for reading paragraphs.
Download the Report Paragraphs add-on here.

Resource Monitor

Author: Alex Hall
Version: Unknown
This is an NVDA Add-on that allows you to view various pieces of information regarding your system.
Usage:
  1. Press Shift+NVDA+R to get a summary of your CPU and Ram load.
  2. Press Shift+NVDA+1 to get CPU Info, average load, and loads for both cores
  3. Press Shift+NVDA+2 to get ram info in meggabytes
  4. Press Shift+NVDA+3 to get Disc space info for all drives
  5. Press Shift+NVDA+4 to get battery info.
  6. Press Shift+NVDA+5 to get the same as shift+NVDA+2 because that keystroke won't work on certain machines.
Download the Resource Monitor add-on here.

Save Log

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 2.2
This add-on allows you to press NVDA+Shift+Control+L to save your NVDA log in your NVDA configuration folder.
Download the Save Log add-on here.

Say product name and version

Author: Patrick ZAJDA
Version: 1.0.2012060901
This is a plugin in which you can press Shift+NVDA+v to get program spicific version info.
Download the Say Product Name and Version add-on here.

Selected Elements

Author: Anonimous
Version: Unknown
This tells you how many items are in a list and how many are selected. Shortcut is NVDA+Shift+L.
Download the Selected Elements add-on here.

Short Link

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 1.2
Shorten URL: add-on for using Bitly with NVDA.
Download the Short Link add-on here.

Specific Search Mod

Author: Noelia Ruiz Martínez
Version: 2.0
Add-on for searching the text you wish to find on specific virtual documents.
Download the Specific Search Mod add-on here.

speech Beep Omiter

Author: Oriol Gómez
Version: 1.0
This add-on removes the Beep option from the NVDA-S speech mode cycle, so speech is either on or off.
Download the Speech Beep Omiter add-on here.

Symbol Insertion

Authors: Erion and Jeff Rutkowski
Version: 1.0
This add-on is similar to the JFW insert symbol dialog in that it allows you to insert special symbols into documents and edit boxes without having to copy and paste them from the internet.
To use the add-on, press control+NVDA+4.
Download the symbol insertion add-on here.

Systray List

Author: Rui Fontes and Rui Batista
Version: 1.4
Press NVDA+f11 once to bring up a list of system tray icons, and press it twice to bring up a list of running tasks.
This add-on doesn't function in Windows 7 or8.
To make sure the add-on functions properly in Windows XP, follow the below steps.
  1. Go to the "taskbar and start menu" option in the windows control pannel
  2. Make sure you are on the "Taskbar" tab
  3. Check the "Lock the taskbar" checkbox
  4. Check the "Auto-hide the taskbar" checkbox
  5. Check the "Keep the taskbar on top of other windows" checkbox
  6. Uncheck the "Group similar taskbar buttons" checkbox
  7. Uncheck the "Show Quick Launch" checkbox
  8. Check the "Show the clock" checkbox
  9. Uncheck the "Hide inactive icons" checkbox
  10. Press the okay button
Download the Systray List add-on here.

Toggle

Author: Tyler Spivey
Version: 0.20120619.02
This is a plugin that lets you toggle settings with a keypress in NVDA. Press F6 followed by letters to change various options. Consult the readme in the plugin for specifics.
Download the Toggle add-on here.

Toggle X

Author: Tyler Spivey and Erion
Version: 0.20121226.01
This is a plugin that lets you toggle settings with a keypress in NVDA. Press F6 followed by letters to change various options. Consult the readme in the plugin for specifics.
Download the Toggle X add-on here.

Unspoken

Author: Camlorn and Bryan Smart
Version: 0.1
This add-on adds 3d sounds in place of element announcements such as buttons, links and edit boxes.
Download the Unspoken add-on here.

User Parameters

Author: Anonimous
Version: Unknown
This add-on allows you to press NVDA+Shift+P to open your NVDA configuration folder.
Download the User Parameters add-on here.

Virtual Revision

Author: Rui Batista
Version: 1.1
Lets you press Control+NVDA+W to virtually review a window, like you can in JAWS. This doesn't replace object navigation.
Download the Virtual Revision add-on here.

Weather

Author: Storm Dragon and Patrick ZAJDA
Version: 1.0
Lets you hear the current temperature with NVDA+W, or today's forecast with NVDA+Shift+W. Edit the zipcode at the top of the .py file to match yours.
Download the Weather add-on here.

Windows Speech Recognition

Author: Kevin Cussick
Version: 0.1
This add-on makes NVDA work well with the speech recognition functionality built into Windows.
Download the Windows Speech Recognition add-on here.

Word Count

Author: Oriol Gómez
Version: 1.0
Select some text and hit NVDA-Shift-W for number of words selected. Note that if you have the weather add-on installed, it busts NVDA-shift-w if both addons are installed. Change the binding in one of them.
Download the Word Count add-on here.

Uninstalling an add-on

If you wish to get rid of an add-on you have installed, follow the steps below.
  1. Press insert+n to enter the NVDA menu
  2. Press t for tools
  3. Press A for "manage add-ons"
  4. Move to the add-on in the list that you want to uninstall
  5. Press tab until you get to the "Remove" button
  6. Press space or enter to activate the button
  7. NVDA will ask you if you're sure you want to remove the selected add-on. Press the "yes" button to confirm the prompt
  8. NVDA will ask you if you want to restart at this time. Whether you choose to restart is up to you but it is a good idea to restart especially if you uninstall voices

How to make NVDA read Emoji

NVDA cannot read the Japanese emoticons, also known as Emoji but there is a file that can be downloaded to add this functionality. Simply follow the steps outlined below to get your copy of NVDA up and going with this new feature.

  1. Download the symbols-en.dic file here.
  2. Browse to the file you have downloaded and either cut or copy the file to the clipboard.
  3. Browse to your NVDA user folder either by using the "Explore NVDA user configuration directory" option in the start menu or manually with Windows Explorer.
  4. Paste the file that you have downloaded into this directory.
  5. Restart NVDA.
NVDA should now be able to read most Emoji.

This page last updated on Monday, February 24, 2014.
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