What is a Screen Reader?

                A screen reader is a software application that enables people with severe visual impairments to use a computer. Screen readers work closely with the computerís Operating System (OS) to provide information about icons, menus, dialogue boxes, files and folders. A screen reader provides access to the entire OS that it works with, including many common applications.

                Following table lists the information about different screen readers which will enable people with visual impairments access the website using this assistive technology.


Screen Reader Website Free/Commercial
Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA)
(Windows) Free
System Access To Go
(Windows) Free
(Linux) Free
Voice Over
(OS X) Free
Dolphin Screen Reader
(Windows) Commercial
(Windows) Commercial
(Windows) Commercial


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