Category: Screen Readers

Screenreaders are computer software programs that use a digital voice to read text that appears on a computer screen. These programs can be useful for people who are blind, have low vision, or other reading-realated disabilities such as dyslexia.
  • Digital Competence Screenreader Network
    • This project supports the digital competence of blind and visually impaired computer users. DICOMP-S.Net makes available a free screen reader for blind and visually impaired people in Europe and, in an extensive dissemination campaign, distribute it directly to the target group.
  • NVDA User Guide
    • The NVDA User Guide explains how to get and install NVDA. It also lists the key commands and explains the configuration options of NVDA. A copy of the user guide is included with the program and can be accessed via the Help sub-menu in the NVDA menu.
  • Orato
    • A straight forward text to speech application. All text input is carried out through the clipboard. Settings allow Orato to read either on demand or automatically when new text is added to the clipboard. Other options will display the text if required, with highlighting of the word or sentence being spoken. Orato can either be installed to the hard disk or copied onto a pen drive for portable use.
  • Project F123: Solutions on a Grand Scale
    • Project F123 provides all the software a person with a disability needs to use a computer, including operating system, applications, and assistive technologies (such as screen readers or virtual keyboards) in USB drives or installed directly on computers.
  • Speak Easy
    • A very simple text to speech application, which sits in the taskbar. It can be configured to automaticaly read whatever is copied to the clipboard, or the clipboard can be read by pressing a hotkey combination. The software automatically defaults to using the default system voice, however this can be changed in the Settings dialog.
  • Thunder Screen Reader
    • Thunder is a free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight. It works well with Windows 7, Vista or XP. Thunder is available all over the world in 8 languages and it really is absolutely free. (Note: if you have issues with the font size, click the "normal text" in the top left of the page)
  • Thunder Screen Reader - English
    • An executable software file of the Thunder Screen Reader software in English.
  • Thunder Screen Reader - French
    • An executable software file of the Thunder Screen Reader software in French.
  • Thunder Screen Reader Installer
    • Thunder is award-winning free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight. This file will allow you to install the Thunder Screenreader on your computer.
  • Thunder User's Manual
    • “Computer Success with Thunder” is for anyone wanting to learn how to use a computer without sight. It’s aimed at beginners, but teachers and non-Thunder users may find something fresh. It covers: Introduction to the keyboard including the functions of the non-alphabetic keys; Get going with email including Outlook; Microsoft Word topics range from writing your first document to creating folders and tables; Sections on using the Ribbon, F6 key, the Calculator and more; For people with some sight How to make the most of Microsoft’s accessibility; Comprehensive lists of keystrokes including Thunder keys; Learn to use the internet with WebbIE and Internet Explorer.