What is a Screen Reader?

By | July 21, 2020

Definition of Screen Reader

Nice writeup by Freedom Scientific on what a screen reader is.

The simple definition is:  A screen reader is a software program that allows blind and low vision individuals to read the content on a computer screen with a voice synthesizer or braille display. The screen reader is the interface between the user and the computer operating system and its applications.

The main functions are:

  • Text-to-speech – the screen reader provides audio output of the screen for the vision impaired
  • Refreshable braille display — as the screen information changes so does the braille display

Read the full article on Freedom Scientific to learn details and more.

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