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|Free and open-source
|Math Player is required to read and interact with math content as of this writing
|Lightweight yet packs a lot of useful features
|NVDA can sometimes behave oddly, but usually, there are workarounds such as restarting NVDA or Windows
|Ability to use add ons that adds extra features or improves the accessibility of certain apps
|Both Eloquence and Vocalizer synthesizers cost money, but usually not very expensive (2,000-4,000 Thai baht for the main synthesizer drivers, but any additional voices for that synthesizer are free)
|Supports multiple synthesizers including Microsoft Speech API, Eloquence, and Vocalizer
|Supports reading and interacting with math contents such as MathType in Microsoft Office applications like Word (requires Math Player to work)
|Braille display support
- George Thompson
I have done my best to outline the major differences between NVDA on Windows and VoiceOver on the Mac. While both products are good, I personally lean in favor of NVDA. Microsoft Windows is by far the most popular system in the world, and NVDA is a great tool in the toolbox. Its open source nature is a major plus and means the innovation and ability to keep up with the ever increasing changes in Windows is almost certain. In contrast, Apple’s neglect has turned me personally away from the Mac. I do not recommend people invest in Macs anymore either, as it has been clear for many years that Apple’s focus is on iOS. While it’s sad these events have transpired, we must never forget or disrespect the work Apple has done. Apple is a pioneer in the realm of mainstream accessibility, and now everyone else including Microsoft is trying to catch up. This is a very good thing as it pushes the entire industry forward and ultimately means access for blind users is only getting better and better as the years march on.
NVDA was much easier to get up and running, and I can keep it on a USB drive so that if I have to use it, then I can just pull it out and have it work.
- Blee Blat
Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.
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Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.
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