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JAWS Alternatives

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, Orca Screen Reader, TalkBack and VoiceOver.

This page was last updated Nov 3, 2018
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A screen reader software for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content - JAWS reads aloud...

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  1. NVDA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications.

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    Ease of use (learning curve is fairly low for baseline use), universal functions. No problems installing or navigating

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  2. Microsoft Narrator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Screen reader included in Microsoft Windows.

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  3. Orca Screen Reader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader that provides access to the graphical desktop via speech and refreshable braille.

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  4. TalkBack

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    This is Google's screen reader which is built-in to many phones. It's worth getting the latest version from the market to gain the latest improvements. Some special scripts are included to improve access for some popular third-party apps.

  5. VoiceOver

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

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  6. Thunder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Thunder is an award-winning free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight. It works well with Windows 7, Vista or XP. Thunder is available all over the world in 8 languages and it really is absolutely free.

    Discontinued

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  7. Supernova screen reader

    • Windows

    Developed for blind computer users, SuperNova Screen Reader is a software screen reader that works by reading the screen interactively and communicating through a speech synthesiser or a refreshable Braille display.

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  8. System Access Standalone

    • Windows

    Serotek’s System Access software brings you accessibility anywhere, and is available in configurations to meet every lifestyle and budget.

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  9. Window-Eyes

    • Windows

    GW Micro is an adaptive technology vendor, providing high quality solutions for blind and visually impaired.

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