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Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Sep 26, 2018
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NVDA is a freeware screen reader app filed under text to speech software and made available by NV Access for Windows.

The review for NVDA has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.

A screen reader app for assisting the visually disabled:

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.

NVDA can also convert the text into braille if the computer user owns a device called a braille display.

NVDA provides the key to education and employment for many blind people.

Features and highlights
  • Support for popular applications including web browsers, email, internet chatting, and office programs including Word and Excel
  • Can be installed directly on to your computer, but it has the ability to run entirely from a USB stick or other portable media
  • Built-in speech synthesizer for English and more than 43 other languages
  • Reporting of textual formatting where available, such as font name and size, style and spelling errors
  • Automatic announcement of text under the mouse and optional audible indication of the mouse position
  • Support for many refreshable braille displays
  • Easy to use talking installer
  • Support for common accessibility interfaces including Java Access Bridge
  • Support for Windows command prompt and console applications
Compability and license

NVDA is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from text to speech software without restrictions. NVDA 2018.3.2 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

Compatibility with this screen reader software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from NV Access Inc. This download is distributed as nvda_2018.3.2.exe.

Filed under:
  1. NVDA Download
  2. Freeware Text to Speech Software
  3. Major release: NVDA 2018.3
  4. Free Software Download
NVDA has been picked by our editors as good software.
NVDA has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested NVDA 2018.3.2 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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Text-to-Speech Downloads

  1. NVDA PortableAudio screen reader for visually impaired PC users