A fantastic and reliable screen reader software

5 out of 5 stars

Once you know how to use the shortcut keys you don't need to rely on using a mouse. With not using the mouse, you don't need to rely on anyone and can be independent. You can easily search/navigate the internet, can check emails, can access Microsoft office. You can also use this software for studying, assignments or coursework.

The only downside is it doesn't pick up pictures or images. However, it can often describe images in terms of colour. This is a really fantastic and amazing software for people who have no sight as it is a voice output software. I can even use it to access BBC iPlayer. I would highly reccomend this to anyone who has no sight at all.

It may be expensive but I would advise talking to any organisations or charities if there are any grants available or if you can pay in installments. If you go through an organisation called sight and sound they will help you with any issues or problems you encounter. This is really worth your money.

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JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.

– Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server® 2012, and Windows Server 2008

– Memory (RAM): 4 GB recommended (64-bit) 2 GB recommended (32-bit)

– Required hard disk space: 20 MB to 690 MB required per voice for installing Vocalizer Expressive, Vocalizer Direct, or RealSpeak Solo Direct voices (file sizes will vary depending on the voice installed)

– Features: talking installation, two multi-lingual speech synthesisers – Eloquence and Vocalizer with natural-sounding speech, translated into 17 languages, access any image on the screen that includes text with convenient OCR (optical character recognition)