Day of the week

  • Authors: Abdel, Noelia.

This add-on allows you to find a day of the week corresponding to a chosen date.

It adds a submenu in the NVDA Tools menu named "Day of the week", containing 2 items:

  • The first one named "Search a day", opens a dialog composed of 3 controls:

    • A listbox to choose or type your date;
    • An "OK" button to display a messageBox containing your day;
    • A "Cancel" button to close the dialog.
  • The second one named "dayOfTheWeek add-on settings" opens the parameters of the add-on to specify whether you want to report labels for date fields or not, it is composed of the following elements:

    • Enable accessibility of the date selector;
    • Level of the announces of labels, you will then have 3 choices:

      • Long (it's the default choice);
      • Short (for short announcements);
      • Off (to disable labels announcements).
    • Enable announcement of the current date field value only, when moving vertically;

    • An "OK" button to save your configuration;
    • A "Cancel" button to cancel and close the dialog.


  • You can close these dialogs just by pressing Escape;
  • You can assign a shortcut to open these dialogs in "Input gestures" menu and, more precisely, in the "Day of the week" category;
  • If you use NVDA 2018.2 or higher, you'll find only one item in the tool menu for searching your day, the add-on settings will be in the NVDA settings panel.


  • This add-on is compatible with the versions of NVDA ranging from 2019.3 and beyond.

Changes for 20240326.0.0

  • Updated compatibility for nvda-2024.1.;
  • Deleted download link from readme, the download link for future updates will now only be available from the add-on store.

Changes for 20231229.0.0

  • Added a backward compatible implementation to support speak on demand mode, which will soon be available with nvda-2024.1.

Changes for 20231015.0.0

  • Fixed a bug detected when navigating with up arrow from the date picker in the latest versions of NVDA.

Changes for 20230728.0.0

  • Applied the flake8 and mypy rules to the code;
  • Changed the minimum supported NVDA version to 2019.3 to support annotations introduced in Python 3.

Changes for 20230508.0.0 and beyond

  • Changed version number, minimum NVDA version and download link according to store conventions/requirements.

Changes for 19.02

  • Changed version numbering using YY.MM (The year in 2 digits, followed by a dot, followed by the month in 2 digits);
  • Added compatibility with the new versioning format of add-on, appeared since nvda 2019.1.

Changes for 6.0

  • added the addon settings to the NVDA settings panel for NVDA 2018.2 and higher;
  • Moved the item for searching a day to the tools menu;
  • Added the backward compatibility of the add-on with the NVDA versions that preceded 2018.2, which included the settings panel.

Changes for 5.0

  • Added the compatibility of the add-on with wxPython 4.0 and Python3;
  • Fixed a bug with add-on paths that contain non-ASCII characters.

Changes for 4.0

  • The add-on is now able to recognize all the regional date formats that the user can choose;
  • Added the backward compatibility of the add-on with the NVDA versions that preceded 2016.4, which included the gui.guiHelper module.

Changes for 3.1

  • Back to the previous format for the day of the week because it allows to recognize a greater number of languages;
  • Improved the accessibility of the date selector with recognition of the 3 fields 'Day', 'Month' and 'Year', and their respective values;
  • Added a technique for the integration of the Georgian language for the recognition of the days of the week;
  • Added a configuration dialog box to enable or disable the accessibility of the date selector;
  • Moved the add-on submenu from "Tools" to "Preferences";
  • Changed the add-on category to "Day of the week".

Changes for 2.0

  • Used the gui.guiHelper module to ensure the correct appearance of the dialog asking for a date;
  • Added the GPL license to the addon;
  • Days of the week have been translated, so that the add-on works properly in the different languages;
  • Changed the day format to avoid encoding errors.

Changes for 1.0

  • Initial version.