FOR more than 15 years, screen readers
have used text-to-speech technology to allow people who are blind or visually impaired to hear text on their computer screens.
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.
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A screen reader
can only interpret on screen what's there, so programmatically if what's there is garbage, it can't do anything with it," Groves says.
Russo said, "and many of the games that are available are dated, not that fun, and rely on screen readers
in order to play.
Jennifer Garcia, AVRC computer instructor, said the screen reader
software, called Job Access with Speech (Jaws), reads everything displayed on the computer screen, enabling a blind user to "see" them.
If you include the name of person in the alt tag for a photograph, such as Abraham Lincoln, for example, and that photo is immediately followed by a sentence starting with the same name, the screen reader
would say, "Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States .
A screen reader
scans the content of a GUI and reads the text parts with the use of synthesized speech.
JAWS, a Freedom Scientific product, is an example of a screen reader
that can be used with many software programs and internet browsers.
He is also part of a translation team that works to translate the Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reader
, a free, open source and portable project for blind and visually impaired people, into Arabic.
The NCBE refused her requests to take the tests using assistive screen reader
and magnification software.
The kiosks use touchscreen technology in a way which is not accessible for a blind person and the National Federation of the Blind claims the airline could add an audio interface, tactile keyboard or interactive screen reader
to make it accessible to blind passengers.