Screen readers are currently available for use with personal computers running Linux, Windows, and mac, IOS, Android, and more.
Each screen reader incorporates a different command structure, and most support a variety of speech synthesizers. Prices range from free to $1,200.
Screen readers are used mainly by people who do not have useful vision to read text on the screen. A screen reader can also be the product of choice for someone with vision that is useful for travel, but not for reading. In the long run, learning to listen to speech output will prove more productive for such individuals than struggling to read text while leaning close to the computer screen.
Here are some questions to ask when purchasing screen readers:
- Is the screen reader compatible with your computer's operating system?
- Does it work with the applications you plan to use?
- Does it work with your braille display?
- What keystrokes or gestures are used for the program's basic and advanced functions? Are the keystrokes easy to remember? Is it possible to change the key combinations if they conflict with those used by application programs?
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There are 17 Products in the Category
|Product Name||Product Description||Distributor Contact||Image/Multimedia Available?|
|BRLTTY||Screen reading program that allows a blind person using a re...||email@example.com|
|CakeTalking||Software that provides a set of customized configurations fo...|
|COBRA 10||COBRA is a screen reading software program that provides acc...||The BAUM USA sales department can be reached on our toll-free number.|
|Dolphin Pen||USB memory device that allows users to run Dolphin screen re...|
|Hal (Professional)||Provides screen access for visually impaired computer users ...|
|Hal (Standard)||Provides screen access for visually impaired computer users ...|
|JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Professional)||Converts text and components of the Windows operating system...||Order JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Professional) from The Chicago Lighthouse Store|
|JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Standard)||Converts text and components of the Windows operating system...||Order JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Standard) from The Chicago Lighthouse Store|
|NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access)||An open-source Windows screen reader. Uses the eSpeak speech...||firstname.lastname@example.org web site: http://www.nvda-project.org|
|Orca||Free, open source screen reader for the GNOME desktop. Works...|
|Speakup||Screen reader for the Linux operating system. Allows users t...||www.linux-speakup.org/speakup.html|
|System Access||Provides screen access to Windows, as well as applications, ...|
|System Access Stand-alone Mobile||Provides screen access to Windows, as well as applications, ...|
|Thunder||Thunder is a free screen reader. It provides feedback via sy...|
|VoiceOver||Provides a comprehensive audible description and complete ...|
|Window-Eyes Professional||Converts components of the Windows operating system into syn...|