[AI] Contemporary screen readers
Kotian, H P
hpkotian at rbi.org.in
Thu Jul 29 00:24:34 EDT 2010
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From: Jeevan <jeevanre at onyadigital.com>
Subject: FW: Various Screen Readers for Various OS
To: jeevan.anupalle at gmail.com
Contemporary screen readers
95Reader SSCT Windows Commercial Japanese screen reader
Blindows BAUM Retec (formerly Audiodata) Windows Commercial Supports Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) and the Java Access Bridge.
BRLTTY The BRLTTY Team *nix and Windows console Free and open source (GPL2) Available to download; part of most Linux distributions
Windows Commercial Multilanguage screen reader
Claro ScreenRuler Suite Claro Software Windows Commercial Provides a "strip" or "ruler" across the screen.
Eyal Shalom Windows Free Web Site A free web portal managing a wide range of articles
T. V. Raman Emacs (on *nix) Free and open source Turns Emacs into a "complete audio desktop".
Charles L. Chen Unix, Linux, Windows, OS X Free and open source For browsing with firefox only (plugin)
BAUM Retec AG GNOME/Linux
Free and open source Used to be bundled with GNOME, but now replaced by Orca. Includes a screen magnifier. Supports AT-SPI and the Java Access Bridge.
HAL Dolphin Computer Access
Windows Commercial Supports MSAA, the Java Access Bridge, and PDF. 30 day Free Trial available for download.
HT Reader HT Visual Windows Commercial Includes support for MSAA and PDF.
iZoom Issist Windows Commercial Screen magnifier with low-vision speech capabilities. Includes support for Mozilla Firefox.
Windows and DOS Commercial for Windows; freeware for DOS Includes support for MSAA, the Java Access Bridge, and PDF.
Leitor de Telas
MC / CPqD Windows Free Brazilian Portuguese screen reader. MSAA support.
Linux Screen Reader (LSR) GNOME/Linux GNOME/Linux Free and open source Supports AT-SPI.
SodelsCot Sodels Factory Windows Commercial Spanish screen reader
LookOUT Choice Technology Windows Commercial Also available integrated with a screen magnifier.
MAGic Freedom Scientific Windows Commercial Speech magnifier with low-vision speech capabilities. It can be used together with JAWS.
Microsoft Windows Commercial Bundled with recent versions of Windows, this basic screen reader makes use of MSAA.
Code Factory Symbian OS, Windows Mobile
Commercial Full-fledged screen readers and Braille interfaces that let you access your mobile phone. One-month trial version available.
Model T Reader Dolphin Computer Access DOS Freeware
NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
GNOME/Linux *nix Free and open source Bundled with GNOME. Supports AT-SPI and the Java Access Bridge.
PC-Talker Kochi System Development Windows Commercial Japanese screen reader. Supports MSAA and Flash
PCVoz EzHermatic Windows Commercial Available to buy or download trial. Supports MSAA.
Proloquo AssistiveWare Mac OS X
Commercial Includes a license for Infovox iVox. 15 days trial.
Read & Write Texthelp Systems Windows and Mac OS Commercial Support toolbar designed to assist users who require extra assistance when reading or composing text.
Simply Talker EcoNet International Windows Commercial Trial download available.
SUSE-Blinux Novell Linux
Free and open source
Supernova Dolphin Computer Access
Windows Commercial Includes a screen magnifier and output to Braille devices. 30 day Free Trial available for download. Supports MSAA, the Java Access Bridge, and PDF.
System Access Serotek Windows Commercial Trial download available. Supports Microsoft Internet Explorer (including DHTML/Ajax and Flash), Outlook Express, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, and Adobe Reader. No support for Java yet.
Talks Nuance Communications Symbian OS Series 60 or 80 Commercial Presentation and free Trial Version to be found on the site.
Thunder ScreenReader Sensory Software Windows Freeware Supports MSAA.
BAUM Retec AG Windows Commercial Trial download available. Supports MSAA and the Java Access Bridge.
MicroPower Windows Commercial Brazilian screen reader. Supports MSAA.
University of Washington Web Free and Open Source (new BSD) Doesn't require any software installation to run so can be used at any public terminal that has sound available - works on any platform.
WinZoom Clarity Windows Commercial Screen reader with magnifier. USB version doesn't require any installation and can be used on any public computer.
GW Micro Windows Commercial Available to buy or download 30-minutes per Windows session demo. Supports MSAA.
Screen Access for All National Association for the Blind, New Delhi Windows Open source
Ai Squared Windows Commercial Includes a screen magnifier. Trial download available.
Screen reader Creator Supported platforms License Notes
Software aids for people with reading difficulties
* Penfriend from Penfriend Ltd
* ClaroRead from Claro Software
* EasyTutor from Dolphin Computer Access
* EnVision: basic multi-featured Windows accessibility tool
* Read & Write, Screenreader from TextHelp Systems
* yRead from Spacejock Software
* ReadPlease from ReadPlease Corporation
* TextAloud from NextUp.com
* Alvin Kurzweil 1000 (for the visually impaired) and Kurzweil 3000 (for those with reading difficulty) from Kurzweil Educational Systems
* Read:OutLoud from Don Johnston, Inc.
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