NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a cost-efficient, yet feature-rich, screen reader, NVDA is quickly growing in usage, and is one of the most used screen readers today. Testing digital properties with NVDA is increasingly critical to ensure usability for all users.
A new “Testing with NVDA” course has been added to Access University to train testers on NVDA usage, helping organizations incorporate screen reader testing in their usual QA process. This course covers the basics on how to use NVDA, as well a video demonstration that covers our favorite shortcuts and tips for using this popular screen reader.