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NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.

NVDA can also convert the text into braille if the computer user owns a device called a “braille display”.

NVDA provides the key to education and employment for many blind people. It also provides access to social networking, online shopping, banking and news.

NVDA works with Microsoft Windows. You can download it to your PC, or to a USB stick which you can use with any computer.

Normally screen readers are expensive, making them unaffordable for many blind people. NVDA is free. It’s been downloaded 70,000+ times, in 43 languages.


System Requirements

NVDA requires at least Windows 7 with Service pack 1 to run. If you are running Windows 7 without Service pack 1, or an older Operating System such as Windows Vista or Windows XP, the latest version of NVDA will not run. If you require to run NVDA on XP, Vista, or Windows 7 with out Service pack 1, please download the older NVDA 2017.3 release.
For the best security and compatibility with todays technologies, NV Access strongly recommends upgrading to Windows 10 where possible.

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