I’ve been experimenting with screen readers as part of my research on creating accessible documents for people with print disabilities. Popular screen-reading programs include
- VoiceOver, which comes free on a Mac;
- NVDA, which is free to download for Windows; and
- JAWS, a Windows program that costs $179 for a ninety-day licence or $895 for the home edition.
Of course, because I have the mentality of a twelve-year-old, the first thing I did was run VoiceOver on the Strong Language tag cloud, which the software recited with aplomb.