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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Created by UK company TextHelp, the plugin enables screen reading software used by people with hearing impairments to navigate the web.
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Because of the previous lack of a Welsh language "voice", people who rely on screen reading software to use computers haven't been able to access websites, exchange e-mails or read or write documents in Welsh.
It is designed to speak on any computer that uses the Windows XP or later operating system whether or not the computer has screen reading software installed.
Screen reading software alone--which reads aloud written information--can cost more than $1,000.
Until products like AudioEye entered the market, it was the responsibility of each user to purchase screen reading software (which is sometimes quite costly) to retrieve information from the Web.
* Accessible Web pages accessed with screen reading software that adds a synthesized voice to Web pages
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