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Blind and partially sighted individuals use computers with the help of screen readers. They interact with computers just like a sighted person as the screen reader provides them all the information in audio format by reading the text on the screen. In this solution you will get some basic information about screen readers, which will help you in developing accessible digital content

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Introduction to Screen readers

Over the past two decades advancements in digital technology have dramatically revolutionized life of persons with disabilities. A huge number of assistive devices and accessible products and services are now available which we used to see only in science fiction movies. These amazing devices have changed the life of millions of people with disabilities around the world who can live a more independent life. One of such products is a screen reader which made a huge difference in the life of blind and partially sighted segment of the population.
In this article you will get a basic introduction to screen readers, who uses them and how they work. This information is particularly useful for computer professionals and developers of web and other digital content. This knowledge can help you to evaluate whether some digital content meets the accessibility requirements and standards.

Screen readers are software programs that convert digital text into speech or Braille output so that users with visual impairments can access their computers. Full-featured screen readers can read the interface and content in operating systems, software, web sites, and other digital assets. Screen readers have revolutionized computer accessibility for people who are blind by making it possible for blind people to use computers by themselves, without help from anybody else. That's actually a pretty big deal, because it means that a blind person can get education, have access to jobs that require computer use, send emails, read about current events on the internet, play games, and do pretty much anything that anybody else can do on a computer.
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Over the past two decades advancements in digital technology have dramatically revolutionized life of persons with disabilities. A huge number of assistive devices and accessible products and services are now available which we used to see only in science fiction movies. These amazing devices have changed the life of millions of people with disabilities around the world who can live a more independent life. One of such products is a screen reader which made a huge difference in the life of blind and partially sighted segment of the population.
In this article you will get a basic introduction to screen readers, who uses them and how they work. This information is particularly useful for computer professionals and developers of web and other digital content. This knowledge can help you to evaluate whether some digital content meets the accessibility requirements and standards.

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