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VoiceOver is described as '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' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are five alternatives to VoiceOver for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is NVDA, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VoiceOver are Thunder, JAWS, Microsoft Narrator and Orca Screen Reader.

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    NVDA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    12 alternatives to NVDA 

    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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    1.  PortableNVDA can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Thunder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to Thunder 

    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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    1.  PortableThunder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    JAWS

    • Windows
    9 alternatives to JAWS 

    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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    Microsoft Narrator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    10 alternatives to Microsoft Narrator 

    Screen reader included in Microsoft Windows.

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    Orca Screen Reader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Orca Screen Reader 

    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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