screen reader

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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.
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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.
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