Screenreader for visually impaired people

3 out of 5 stars

This product is really good for anyone new to this type of software, who doesn't have much knowledge about screen readers or finds it hard to use Jaws. It's a good starting point for people who intend on eventually using JAWS.
If you have some sight, you can enlarge text using the mouse. If you want to use voice there are shortcut keys you need to use.
This software can also be used for a program called 'touchtype' - learning how to use short cut keys.
The only disadvantage is that it may not read out certain things on the internet like attachments (e.g. in email) or research material (e.g. PDF documents) for studies or stories.
If people have no sight at all, this can be very difficult for them to use as the magnification feature won't be helpful to them and if they only rely on voice, this is limited in detecting material.

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3 out of 5 stars

3 out of 5 stars

3 out of 5 stars

SupaNova Magnifier and Screen Reader

At home

SuperNova Magnifier's

£100 - £200

This is good for beginners but JAWS in contrast is a lot more advanced and will pick up more material online.
It's good for people with mild sight loss who can use a mouse (only for magnification) and voice input by using short cut keys but they're simple.
I would recommend JAWS for people with complete sight loss.

Good way to start off for people with sight loss as it serves as a magnification tool and uses voice.

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-Integrates a magnifier and screen reader in one simple, supported solution

– Touchscreen magnification and speech for Windows

-Reads characters and words aloud as you type

-Natural voices read and describe documents, emails and web pages

-Supports a wide range of Braille displays

-Scan and read paper documents or PDFs

-Supports Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, tablet, laptop and desktop computers