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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