Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology

A computer program or any other technology used to help physically impaired persons. One example of assistive technology is a computer program that reads newspapers aloud to blind persons.
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SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader is ideal for individuals whose sight is changing, or for organisations providing screen access to people with different sight levels.
NVDA is the only screen reader for Microsoft Windows that is totally free, yet fully functional and portable.
Russo said, "and many of the games that are available are dated, not that fun, and rely on screen readers in order to play.
WebAnywhere is a browser-based screen reader interface in which a user types in a website URL and it audibly outputs the words.
The NVDA screen reader was launched in early 2006 and since then a team of people from Britain and Egypt began translating its various versions into Arabic, in order to make it accessible to people in the Arab world as well,' said Ahmed.
The software, Jaws Screen Reader, offers a variety of languages and even different accents.
Nokia phone) they can install the Mobile DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Player application in addition to the Mobile Speak screen reader application.
com says it is compatible with screen reader software used by people with sight impairments, does not use flash technology or pop-up windows, which can hamper screen reader software, provides simple options to increase the size of on-screen text or change text colours and makes it easy to use the keyboard instead of using a mouse.
com, is in fact not compliant with screen reader software, which vocalizes text and makes online navigation feasible for the blind.
The solution for live collaboration, conferencing and e-learning includes multiple streams of closed captioning, increased font sizes for text messages, the ability to automatically detect platform color themes and the ability to work with screen reader products.
Using an in-built screen reader and magnifier, it uses simple menu options to lead the user through every stage of word processing, sending e-mail, surfing the internet or even scanning and reading a book.
508c Conformance--enhances the usability of the HTML Web site and Word document output when accessed through a screen reader.