The NVDA screen reader converts the contents of the screen into speech or displays them on a Braille line. The blind and many visually impaired people cannot perceive the content of the visual user interface (GUI). Therefore, you need a bridge that converts the content of the GUI into a form that you can use - the screen reader does that. NVDA is an open source screen reader for Windows and is available free of charge. NVDA is portable - that is, the blind can put their screen reader on a USB
stick or CD
, so they can go to the Internet café and simply surf the web.
- Supports popular programs such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, email clients, Internet chat software as well as Microsoft Word and Excel.
- The built-in speech synthesis supports more than 50 languages, voices from other providers are also supported.
- Output of text formatting such as size and font
- Automatic reading of Text under the mouse pointer and indication of the mouse position.
- Supports all common Braille output devices.
- Can be started from the USB
stick without installation.
- Easy-to-use talking installation program.
- Supports Windows Logon screen and other screen contents for authentication.
- Support of touch screens.
The product is open source and available free of charge.