Wales Council of the Blind

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


Services mentioning Screen reader

Blazie accessibility scripting and training - (Blazie) Access technology

Blazie write custom scripts for screen readers, as well as provide training teams of software engineers on the latest WCAG guidelines and HTML accessibility practices.

Dolphin assistive technology products - (Dolphin Computer Access Ltd) Access technology

Dolphin assistive technology products are designed to improve accessibility and independence on computers, for people with a wide range of vision impairments. This includes screen readers for people who are blind, and magnification and audio products for people who have partial sight and low vision.

Technology for Life - (RNIB) Access technology

RNIB's Technology for Life team can give you information and support with: Making the best use of your smartphone or tablet; using accessibility software such as screen readers or magnifiers; understanding the specifications of products; discovering new products that could be useful to you; troubleshooting and problem solving. The Technology Support volunteers provide one to one support at home for people with sight loss. Grants available.