Screen reader

Definition: Screen readers sends screen text displayed on a computer or mobile phone screen to be spoken by a speech synthesiser. Common features include the ability to speak text on the full screen, a user defined area of the screen, a line, a word, individual letters or the phonetic equivalent of a letter and punctuation. A screen reader allows menus, dialog boxes, tool tips and system messages to be read back. A screen reader is designed to enable a blind person to use a computer fully.

Category: Technology

Credit: RNIB

Source: http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/computersphones/pages/glossary.aspx