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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"If you plug a screen reader into a website that is not accessible, it will read Chinese," she said, pointing to Kaddoura's example.
She was immediately impressed by the services it offers for people with functional limitations, such as screen readers installed on the computers and braille books in Arabic and English.
Screen readers (which include software such as JAWS, NVDA, and Apple VoiceOver) scan documents from the top left to the bottom right of a page.
'A customize screen reader (text to speech) software in URDU language must be installed for the visually impaired persons,' he said.
The problem gets even worse in multilingual pages, because if the screen reader doesn't know every language on the page, words not in the page's main language will be mispronounced.
It works when a user has Apple's built-in screen reader turned on and selects a picture in the app.
The iPhone's built-in screen reader, VoiceOver, must be turned on for Facebook's photo descriptions to be read.
Sites can provide more detail about images through "alt" tags, parts of the HTML code that give screen reader software replacements for visual content that it cannot otherwise parse.
The program is completely speech enabled, requiring no screen reader or additional software to run.
Dolphin Computer Access was the first to market with a magnifier and combined screen reader offering support for Windows 10.