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.

Translating this site into another language (for people using screen readers)

To have this website translated into a language other than English, please visit the google translate page at the following link.
The From: language (that is English for this website) should be selected by default and is a combo box;
the To: language (whichever language you would like to have the page translated into) can be tabbed to.
After you have chosen your preferred language (using the combo box), the next tab after that is the translation.
You should then see the webpage translated into the language that you have chosen (for example Maori).

Table of contents

Apple Products

Talking ATM's

Audio Description

Accessible Phones

Lets Go Shopping

Teaching the
visually impaired

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

NVDA screen reader
related resources

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

Image NVDA certified expert

Pages recently updated

Recently updated: Christchurch City Library announces the installation of the NVDA screen reader on 390 of their public terminals across their network of 19 libraries. To find out which software is available on the CCL network, and how to start the NVDA screen reader, please go to the following links. Software available  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faq/computers/#faq_5884  How to start the NVDA screen reader on Christchurch City Library computers  https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/faqs/what-screen-reader-software-is-available/  Added a section called Changes to navigation of the Emoji panel in Windows 10 version 1809. Added a review on the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, as well as an audio demonstration of the Blind Foundation Skill (podcasts and product review page); How to add an emoji in Windows 10 with NVDA (on the NVDA tutorials for Windows 10 page http://accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20windows%2010.html

New: Vision impaired Kiwi Access card; NVDA screen reader now on public library computers at Christchurch City Libraries;  Blind Foundation BookLink service now available to all print disabled New Zealanders http://www.accessibilitycentral.net/did%20you%20know%20members%20information.html; Inputting notes with MuseScore; Using your Wordpress dashboard with NVDA; Added an audio tutorial for Skype for web, using the NVDA screen reader http://accessibilitycentral.net/nvda%20tutorials%20for%20other%20programs.html;
Also, added playing your music/movies to a Google device (off the how to use the VLC media player with the NVDA screen reader page).

Added a new review called Google Home Mini smart speaker on the podcast and product reviews page

The free screen reader, NVDA 2018.4.1 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: 5th of February 2019