Welcome to Accessibility Central

The aim of this website is to bring together a variety of eyesight related subjects - into one central area. Whether you are a shop owner wanting to find out how to best serve vision impaired customers, or a newly blind member looking for tips and tricks to assist in everyday life, this site aims to hopefully have something for everyone.  Some links within my website are internal, while others are New Zealand based or international. Please use your own discretion.
Look for my updated pages and contact email address at the end of the following table.

Table of contents

Apple Products

Talking ATM's

Audio Description

Accessible Phones

Lets Go Shopping

What are Adaptive Technologies?

Ways you can help us

NVDA road tested programs

Avoiding hazards

Sighted Guide

Website Accessibility

Talking Books

Tips and Tricks

Podcasts and
Product reviews


Basic Braille

NVDA screen reader

Guide dogs

Sports and recreation

PenFriend ideas

Accessible formats

NVDA tutorials

As seen through our eyes

How to install additional
NVDA components

Contact details

Eye conditions

Accessible email client
Mozilla Thunderbird

Things I would like to see
Blind and low vision related

Travel tips for the visually
impaired or blind

Travelling with a
Guide Dog both
home and abroad

What's happening

NVDA Audio tutorials

Did you know?
Members information

NVDA tutorials
learning the basics


NVDA tutorials for
other programs

Follow AccessibilityCentral
Net on Facebook

NVDA tutorials
for Windows 10

NVDA addons

Migrating to NVDA from
another screen reader

G Gibson New Zealand's first NVDA certified expert 2017

To find out who has been registered worldwide as an NVDA certified expert, or to find out more about becoming one yourself, please visit the following link

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Pages recently updated

Recently updated: Added information on how to navigate the weather app in Windows 10 with NVDA (NVDA tutorials for other programs page)
http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html; Added information on accessibility features to look out for on TVs (Let's Go Shopping page) http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/lets%20go%20shopping.html ; Added what to do if you get the message remote content has been blocked (Accessible Email Client Mozilla Thunderbird page) http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/accessible%20email%20client%20mozilla%20thunderbird.html ; Accessible phones (information on accessible phones and what to look out for) http://accessibilitycentral.net/accessible%20phones.html ; How to interact with the YouTube player with NVDA (http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20audio%20tutorials.html); Quick folder key navigation (an add on /extension allowing you to jump to each folder quickly http://accessibilitycentral.net/accessible%20email%20client%20mozilla%20thunderbird.html);  Adding a Windows OneCore TTS voice to your PC in Windows 10 (added information on how to get more voices for Windows 10 Creators edition and an audio tutorial) http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20windows%2010.html

New: Added a tutorial (by Tony Ballou) called Creating exclusion's in Malware Bytes (to the How to navigate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with NVDA page - off the NVDA tutorials for other programs page)Added a tutorial to the NVDA tutorials for other programs page on how to use Winrar with the NVDA screen reader (by Travis Siegel); Added a page called How to use the 7-zip file manager with the NVDA screen reader (off the NVDA tutorials for other programs page); Added new page called How to use the Windows 10 store with the NVDA screen reader (off the NVDA tutorials for other programs page). http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html

The free screen reader, NVDA 2017.3 has just been released. It can be found at http://www.nvaccess.org/

To get your free copy of the SpeechHub synthesiser package (which works well with NVDA), the SpeakOn MediaSuite (which is a self voicing application), or the SpeakOn CalcPad (calculator program) please visit http://www.speakon.org.uk/

Would you like to be put onto a mailing list to find out about the latest tutorials etcetera added to this site? Do you have any questions about this site? Then please feel free to email me with any feedback (or relative information to pass on to others) using the following link

Site last updated: 21st September 2017