JAWS is described as 'A screen reader software for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content - JAWS reads aloud what's on the PC screen' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are nine alternatives to JAWS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone and Android Tablet. The best alternative is NVDA, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like JAWS are Microsoft Narrator (Free), Orca Screen Reader (Free, Open Source), TalkBack (Free) and Thunder (Free).
- NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications. View 12 alternatives to NVDA
- Free • Open Source
NVDA vs JAWSEase of use (learning curve is fairly low for baseline use), universal functions. No problems installing or navigating
- VoiceOver is a revolutionary built-in screen reader that’s more than a text-to-speech tool. It tells you exactly what’s on your screen and talks you through actions like editing a video, building a presentation, or quickly navigating between apps. View 5 alternatives to VoiceOverNo screenshots yet
- Free • Proprietary