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JAWS - Job Access with Speech

A powerful screen reader for Windows.

  • Two multi-lingual synthesizer, Eloquence and Vocalizer Expressive, with voices for over 30 different languages.
  • Works with Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox and more, supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, including touch screens and gestures.
  • Provides contracted Braille input from your Braille keyboard.
  • OCR feature provides access to the text of PDF documents, even those with scanned images that are reported as empty documents by screen readers.

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VoiceOver

A built-in screen reader for OS X (Mac) and iOS in over 30 languages.

  • Tells users what is on their screens and walks them through actions like selecting menu options or activating buttons on keyboard or trackpad.
  • Deeply integrated into OS X, so accessible apps work with VoiceOver instantly.
  • Gives complete control of the users' Mac through the same gestures Mac users would use regularly (touching trackpad, flicking to move to next item, or dragging to hear continuously.
  • Provides plug-and-play support for refreshable Braille displays. OS X includes software drivers for more than 50 USB and wireless Braille displays, so they work right out of the box.
  • A feature called braille display mirroring lets you connect up to 32 USB braille displays simultaneously to a single Mac. So in a meeting or class, you can present what’s on your screen to multiple braille users at the same time — in much the same way sighted users project their screens.

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VoiceOver is built into OS X and iOS - there's no need to do anything but turn it on.
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Duxbury Braille Translator

Provides translation and formatting facilities to automate the process of conversion from regular print to braille (and vice versa), and also provides word-processing facilities for working directly in the braille as well as the print.

  • Allows you to create highly accurate braille for school books and teaching materials, office memos, bus schedules, personal letters, signs compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and more.
  • Simple to use--beginners learn in just minutes. Yet its depth, power and accuracy are such that it is used by most of the major braille production centers throughout the world.
  • Math/Science Code and Computer Braille translation for American, UEB, British, and French Braille.
  • Built-in interline printing to have ink-braille and print together.
  • Embossing to all major braille printers; the first page may be a "banner" for job identification by personnel who don't read braille.

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