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Screen Reader

ZoomText is a magnifier. It loads very early in you’re computer’s ‘boot-up’ process so everything the PC does can be magnified.

It also reads to you, to keep you informed on what’s happening on your screen.

This paid software is more functional than the magnifier that comes with Microsoft Windows, so it is a good idea to a look at that first.

Supernova is another example of a paid screen reader, which makes the computer more accessible for users with varying degrees of visual impairment.

Again it loads early in your computer’s ‘boot-up’ process so everything the PC does can be magnified. It enables all text and controls to be spoken and Brailled.

Check the links for more, including Google Translate and a free text-to-speech converter which could be useful if you want to use a screen reader at home, but don’t have access to specialist software.