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Screen Reading


Access to documents and websites is possible with the use of screen reading software packages such as JAWS, WindowEyes and Hal. These packages allow visually impaired people to read the text using synthetic speech.

Modern screen readers work ‘out of the box’ with standard packages such as Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer, but may need to be tailored to work with bespoke packages like those used in the NHS, Banks and the insurance industry.

This process is known as scripting and we offer a scripting service for JAWS whereby we can customize JAWS to work with most systems although there are some cases where scripting can only achieve partial access to a package. This is due to the design of the package being used, rather than a problem with JAWS.

We also offer training on all of the above packages as well as a wide range of other access software.

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