Screen readers are software programs that allow blind or visually impaired users to read content displayed on a computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display—they are the interface between the computer’s operating system, its applications, and the user. Disabled World has compiled a list of available recommended screen readers that can help the visually impaired. From the related article:
Some programs speak or make other sounds so that they can be used by blind people or people who cannot see the screen. These programs are termed self-voicing and can be a form of assistive[sic] technology if they are designed to remove the need to use a screen reader.
The list includes:
- Screen readers for free or that include a free trial
- Screen readers available for historical and archival purposes
- Unfinished or WIP Screen reader projects
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