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    Microsoft Narrator Alternatives

    Microsoft Narrator is described as 'Screen reader included in Microsoft Windows' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Microsoft Narrator for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is NVDA, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Narrator are JAWS (Paid), Kurzweil (Paid), Orca Screen Reader (Free, Open Source) and Thunder (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 3, 2018
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    Screen reader included in Microsoft Windows.
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      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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      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.


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      Kurzweil is an application that scans text and reads it aloud. Kurzweil also has some other functions such as highlighting, circling, and fill in the blank.
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      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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      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.

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      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.
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      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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      GW Micro is an adaptive technology vendor, providing high quality solutions for blind and visually impaired.
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    1. Serotek’s System Access software brings you accessibility anywhere, and is available in configurations to meet every lifestyle and budget.
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    2. 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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