[AI] Information on 'System Access'

Amiyo Biswas amiyo.biswas at gmail.com
Fri May 23 07:16:11 EDT 2008


You can download the portable version of NVDA from
It is about 25 mb and runs on windows xp and vista. I don't know much about
system access. Perhaps you have to stay online for using it. So a pen drive
edition may not be there.

NVDA is quite good except that it uses the microsoft tts. You can also save
your settings. Since it is a free open-source project, it is being updated
regularly. Suppose, your pen drive is drive f in the cafe, just type
f:\nvda\nvda.exe from the run command and the speech will come up in
seconds. You have to ensure the drive letter and 256 mb of RAM.

Jaws also has a portable edition. But it requires the installation of the
video intercept manager first time. A cafe may not allow it. NVDA does not
require any installation.

Best regards,


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 4:25 PM
Subject: [AI] Information on 'System Access'

> Folks:
> I remember someone posting a message regarding free screen readers about
> 'System Access'. It was mentioned in that message that the software is
> free and can be accessed on any computer (like the ones on the cyber
> cafes for instance). But, the website of Freedom Box suggested
> otherwise, that one must pay to get the software and it must be carried
> on a USB drive. Pl let me know how to access the software, if it is
> indeed free or will it be comparatively cheaper than products like JSW
> and can be bought.
> Subramani
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