Using a Computer
Computers can be accessed by people who are blind or have low vision in several ways depending on if they wish to access information visually, tactually, or auditorally. The tools that provide this type of access are available for desktop computers, laptop/notebook/netbook computers and tablet computers.
Information displayed on a computer screen can be enlarged or magnified for users wishing to access the information visually via specialized hardware or software. Users who wish to access a computer tactually can do so through a device connected to the computer called an electronic refreshable braille display.
Some people who are blind or visually impaired prefer to access computers by using software that makes the computer talk. Through the use of screen reading software and synthesized speech these individuals can hear the text on the screen spoken aloud.