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.

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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Tenders are invited for Rmrm170081 for supply and installation of jaws screen reader and abby fine reader to mathura refinery
Previously, a screen reader would just announce the word 'photo' and the name of the person who shared it, but now 'automatic alternative text' can recognise things like babies, beards, sports, food and whether a landscape is snowy, mountainous or a beach (so you can be sure exactly what kind of holiday your friend is bragging about).
When Gomberg went through a Bleacher Report story on Lou Gehrig's baseball record, for example, his screen reader suddenly shifted from the story's text to the photo credit and a six-word caption.
The program is completely speech enabled, requiring no screen reader or additional software to run.
Dolphin Computer Access was the first to market with a magnifier and combined screen reader offering support for Windows 10.
With an iPhone and a computer which have screen reader software, Noah communicates with the outside world easily like anybody else.
Sometimes, sites that constantly refresh aren't coded right, and every page refresh causes her screen reader to start going through the page all over again.
White designed the game to eliminate the need for a screen reader, which meant it needed to have full audio support.
Today, she does her research on the Internet, thanks to a screen reader software that has been installed on the computers of the Area 1 Vocational Rehabilitation Center (AVRC) here.
Providing an "alt" tag for an image helps someone using a screen reader to know what the image conveys.
Methods: Two types of user interfaces were compared in two experimental conditions: a JAWS screen reader equipped with an ALVA 544 Satellite braille display and a custom auditory interface based on spatialized speech.
For blind users, Drive can be accessed with a screen reader.