Accessibility Software for the Visually Impaired
Assistive Technology Teacher
"Computers are accessible without the..."
Computers are accessible without the use of the mouse.
Using computers independently, visually impaired people use:
Magnifier: 36X with xFont which displays crystal clear text
Customizable cursors and arrows
Reader: Reads documents, webpages, and emails
Human sounding male and female voices
Typing and mouse echo
Screen reader software
Supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook ,and Internet Explorer
Compatible with Braille Displays
Offers a variety of speech/voice options
Translates into different languages
Reads text, PDF, Daisy, HTML files
Job Access With Speech
Reads aloud what is on a PC screen including menus and dialog boxes
Available in different languages
Provides braille support when used with a refreshable Braille display
Adjusts tone and speed
Comparable to most of the Jaws Shortcut commands
Can be made mobile, allowing you to have access to any PC
Works with most Windows programs; Microsoft Office, ITunes, and Internet Explorer
Free to K-12 students who are blind or visually impaired
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
Open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows
Possible to run from a USB drive
Available in 20 languages
Screen Reader Software
Speaks items on the screen.
Built into Apple products: IPhones, IPads, IPod Touches, and Macintosh computers.
Compatible with Bluetooth Braille displays, keyboards, and key commands.
Multi-Touch gestures enabled on Apple products.
Screen Magnifier and Reader
Works on any computer; portable on USB drives.
Zoom Scroll bars