Screen reading software has opened up the world for blind people. This is because screen reading software enables blind people to effectively use the computer just the same as everyone else in society. Screen reading software reads all of the text that is shown on the screen, so blind people can interact with their computers. Of course, not all screens reading software is created equally, since some are better than others. Here are the top screen reading software among blind people.
NVDA is a free open source screen reading software that works with the Windows operating system. NVDA works very well with reading web pages, documents, and other software applications. Where there is text, it will read. Two versions of NVDA are available. There is a portable version, which can be put on a thumb drive and will make any computer talk once the thumb drive is plugged in, and there is a regular installer that is downloaded to the computer. The latest version of NVDA is 10.2.
System Access works pretty much in the same way that NVDA does, accept there are more features. System Access comes with its own network where you can receive email, post on message boards, chat in the chat rooms, and listen to radio stations. Of course, there is a yearly subscription for the network that is an additional cost to what it costs to purchase the screen reader. There are different packages of system access with the lowest being $300 and the highest being $600. The package that costs the most already contains a one year subscription to the network.
There are other screen reading software that are popular as well. However, the ones listed here are preferred due to the fact that they can be easily attained without shelling out too much money.