NVDA Alternatives

    NVDA is described as 'allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to NVDA for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is JAWS. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Microsoft Narrator or TalkBack. Other great apps like NVDA are Orca Screen Reader (Free, Open Source), Kurzweil (Paid), Thunder (Free) and ATbar (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 5, 2018

      • Windows
      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. Compatible with the most frequently-used workplace and classroom applications.
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      • 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.
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    2. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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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    3. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      ATbar has been created as an open-source, cross-browser toolbar to help users customise the way they view and interact with web pages.
    4. GW Micro is an adaptive technology vendor, providing high quality solutions for blind and visually impaired.
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      • 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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    5. Serotek’s System Access software brings you accessibility anywhere, and is available in configurations to meet every lifestyle and budget.
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