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Languages supported: Arabic, Arabic (France), Belgian Dutch, Belgian French, Chinese (English), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (South African), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek (English), Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Swedish (Arabic), Swiss German, Turkish, Welsh

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ScreenReader 20.02 includes the following fixes and improvements:

  • NEW: Braille. The Dutch Computer Code Braille table has been updated.
  • FIX: Control Panel. The option to turn the status bar ON or OFF on the control panel now applies immediately and does not require ScreenReader to be restarted.
  • FIX: Control Panel. You can now explore all of the options in the Start-up Preferences dialog using the keyboard.
  • FIX: EasyReader. If EasyReader is already running, selecting ‘My Books’ or ‘My Newspapers’ from the ScreenReader Media tab automatically switches the focus back to EasyReader.
  • FIX: EasyReader. Japanese text now display correctly in EasyReader whilst ScreenReader is running.
  • FIX: End User Licence Agreement. The ScreenReader EULA now includes information about Dolphin EasyReader.
  • FIX: Hotkey Helper. The Hotkey Helper is now available from the main Help menu in the ScreenReader control panel (as well as the CAPS + F1 help menu). 
  • FIX: Media. Radio stations and Podcasts are now played using the user’s default web browser (instead of Internet Explorer).
  • FIX: Microsoft Office 2016 and later. ScreenReader now only announces important information when the focus is on the Status bar in Microsoft Office applications.
  • NEW: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. The Read selection shortcut key (LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD 1) now announces any text which has been selected on a web page.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome. The Dolphin Cursor is now able to read the contents of emails on the Gmail website.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. The option to find text on a web page using F3 now correctly finds search terms which contain double characters.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. Links are now announced correctly when navigating web pages with the Dolphin Cursor set to OFF.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome / Firefox. The ‘Read selection’ shortcut key (NUMPAD 1) now announces selected text as expected when the Dolphin Cursor set to OFF.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge / Chrome. Pressing the semi-colon key (the quick navigation key to move to the next ‘landmark’ on a web page) now moves through all landmarks on the page.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. ScreenReader now announces the contents of dropdown list after they have been opened.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. ScreenReader now announces the ‘Favourites’ and ‘History’ menus in Microsoft Edge as expected.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. When navigating to the autocomplete suggestions in the address bar, ScreenReader remains in Forms Mode so users can continue typing.
  • FIX: Microsoft Edge. ScreenReader now correctly announces the settings in the Edge web browser.
  • FIX: Microsoft Office Spell Checker. ScreenReader now announces the misspelled word before announcing spelling suggestions.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook Spell Checker. ScreenReader now announces spelling suggestions as a list box.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. ScreenReader now announces the dates correctly when exploring the calendar in month view.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. When setting up a new calendar appointment, the edit fields to add ‘required’ and ‘optional’ attendees are now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. ScreenReader now detects and announces each date in the mini calendar in Microsoft Outlook.
  • FIX: Microsoft Outlook 2016 and later. When creating or editing a calendar appointment, ScreenReader now detects and announces the meeting start and end date controls as expected.
  • NEW: Microsoft Store. Initial support for Microsoft Store. SuperNova now announces the options as the user explores the Microsoft Store using the keyboard.
  • FIX: Microsoft Teams. ScreenReader now correctly tracks the focus in the 'Make a call' suggestions list.
  • FIX: Microsoft Teams. ScreenReader now automatically announces chat notifications as they are received.
  • FIX: Microsoft Teams. ScreenReader no longer repeats the announcement of checkboxes in the menus within Microsoft Teams.
  • NEW: Microsoft Word. The shortcut key to read additional focus information (LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD ZERO) now announces the ‘style’ applied to a paragraph of text.
  • FIX: Microsoft Word. The '/' character is now copied correctly when using the Dolphin Cursor to copy a URL from a Word document or Outlook email.
  • FIX: Microsoft Word 2016. The ‘Recent documents’ list is now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Microsoft Word 365. Cells from tables in Microsoft Word are now announced correctly no matter where the cursor is in the cell.
  • FIX: Mozilla Firefox. The Bookmarks sidebar is now announced as expected.
  • NEW: Start-up. A sound is now played whilst ScreenReader is loading to indicate activity. The sound can be disabled from Help > Start-up Preferences.
  • FIX: Start-up. If the setting to run ScreenReader at start-up is disabled, the instructions for how to manually start ScreenReader no longer references the product name.
  • FIX: ScreenReader Notifications. In-product notifications which contain links are now displayed correctly.
  • FIX: ScreenReader Notifications. Customers with a 30 day trial of ScreenReader are now able to sort the notifications received during their trial by date.
  • FIX: ScreenReader Notifications. The notification that an upgrade is available is now announced correctly.
  • FIX: Thunderbird. The ‘Options’ page in Thunderbird is now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Windows File Explorer. The shortcut key to read additional focus information (LEFT SHIFT + NUMPAD ZERO) now announces a description of the items in the File Explorer ribbon.
  • FIX: Windows Settings. Dropdown lists in the Windows 10 Display Settings are now announced as expected.
  • NEW: Windows System Tray. Shortcut key CAPS LOCK + S now announces information from the Windows System Tray, including the date, time, wifi connection and battery level.
  • FIX: Windows System Tray. The Microsoft OneDrive pop up menu in the Windows System tray is now announced as expected.
  • FIX: Zoom. The options in the ‘Breakout rooms’ dialog in Zoom is now announced as expected.

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