screen reader

(redirected from Screenreader)

screen reader

(application)
A text-to-speech system, intended for use by blind or low-vision users, that speaks the text content of a computer display.

screen reader

Software for the visually impaired that reads the contents of a computer screen, converting the text to speech. Screen readers are designed for specific operating systems and generally work with most applications. See text-to-speech and MSAA.
References in periodicals archive ?
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA - With Paradox and Screenreader, Crane Lane Theatre GALWAY THE TOASTERS - Roisin Dubh LIMERICK FOX JAW - Dolan's, [euro]10
Prior to the class, he had not paid much attention to news websites, but using screenreader software he learned to access the news he would use for his broadcasts on the Internet.
Opportunities might include a scanned and digitized version of the text that can be available on a computer and "read" with screenreader software, enlarged by changing the font, have changes made by increasing the space between lines, or have the contrast set to provide font and background changes such as white print on a black background.
If you have vision problems, a screenreader program will speak words to you, or you can use a screen magnifier," says Cooper.
ScreenReader from the IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities in Atlanta, Ga.
Cork-based Alterna-tive Rockers Paradox and Screenreader are back at the Crane Lane Theatre playing a full set of Nirvana hits.
The 50 taster sessions - including one at Liverpool''s Bradbury Fields, in Youens Way, on Tuesday, April 6 - are being organised via award-winning charity Screenreader.
The 49-year-old from Peterborough manages his account through the internet with the aid of special Screenreader software.
By accessibility I mean: (1) online students need computer hardware which exceeds their financial capabilities; (2) online web sites are not "entirely" accessible for screenreaders, etc.