What is NVDA?
NVDA is a downloadable software for computers that allows people who are blind or visually impaired have more access and greater functionality with their computers. Available and used in over 150 different countries, NVDA is revolutionizing how technology can be used by people with visual disabilities. Developed by the blind for the blind, the app was created to maximize functionality without sacrificing the core belief that the internet and technology should be ethical and affordable, especially for those who need them the most.
How can NVDA help?
NVDA provides accessibility to all of the major applications such as web browsers, email, chat software, music streaming, and office applications such as Microsoft Word, allowing users to utilize their computers for both work and relaxation. Its speech synthesizer has over 50 languages available, allowing users to use their mouse to hear text and even the position of their mouse on the screen. The voice system can also announce different options and controls for text while interacting with touch screens. Finally, users can download the application to a portable USB stick, allowing them to take NVDA wherever they might need it.
Where can I find NVDA?
NVDA can be downloaded for free from the NV Access website, all it takes is the click of a button!
In order to function effectively, the application requires a computer operating system of Windows 7 or greater and about 90mb of storage space. The NV Access website also has reviews from current users, allowing you to see how other people have interacted with the app and what their thoughts are.