A fast, functional free screen reader
- Free • Open Source
What is NVDA?
NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications.
Major highlights include:
- Support for popular applications including web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, email clients, internet chat software, music players, and office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
- Built-in speech synthesizer supporting over 50 languages, plus support for many other 3rd party voices
- Reporting of textual formatting where available such as font name and size, style and spelling errors
- Automatic announcement of text under the mouse and optional audible indication of the mouse position
- Support for many refreshable braille displays, including input of Braille via braille displays that have a braille keyboard
- Ability to run entirely from a USB flash drive or other portable media without the need for installation
- Easy to use talking installer
- Translated into more than 50 languages
- Support for modern Windows Operating Systems including both 32 and 64 bit variants
- Ability to run on Windows logon and other secure screens
- Announcing controls and text while interacting with gestures on touch screens
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Comments and Reviews
Said about NVDA as an alternative
Ease of use (learning curve is fairly low for baseline use), universal functions. No problems installing or navigating
NVDA is by far the most popular and most mature screen reader for Windows
Quite easy to use and free. Perhaps it is not the most powerful and well-known solution (that goes to Window-Eyes and JAWS) but if you need something to start with immediately, try this.