The advancements in computing have opened a new world of opportunities for individuals all over the world. It has helped people develop careers, many individuals schooled online, and millions of other work, study and are entertained through computers. How can people with sight challenges benefit from these advancements? This program is developed to help the over 280 million blind and visually impaired people across the world make use of computers. The program translates visual information on the computer verbally, so it makes sense to someone who is visually impaired.
This program is an open source project and has vast community support that has worked to create translations in many international languages such as Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, among many other languages. It supports many synthetic voices including eSpeak and Microsoft Speech API, among many others. The application also supports relevant third-party devices such as Braille display through the USB or Bluetooth.
The program reads out the tests in documents and websites verbally, it informs the user when the window changes and many other features that enable visually impaired people to use the computer efficiently.
The program can be launched with key combinations making it easy for people with sight challenges to launch.
NVDA is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in enhancements category and is available to all software users as a free download.