Screen Readers

Screen readers are used by individuals who are blind or have low vision, to read and navigate their computer. Below are some common types of screen reading software:


If you are registered with the Office of Disability Services and looking to utilize this as an accommodation please be sure to speak with your campus’ ODS Coordinator.



NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)

Free, open-source Screen Reader, for Windows. This is also a great tool for web developers or other individuals looking to learn Screen Reading Technology.


VoiceOver (MAC)

Screen Reader built into all Apple products, including the Ipad, iPhone, and Apple smartwatches.


Narrator (Windows)

Screen Reader built into Windows


JAWS (Windows and MAC)

Most popular Windows screen reader.


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