Technology has found a new way to help the disabled make use of their personal computers. It’s a screen reader with Skype.
A screen reader is a software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the computer screen. The interpretation is then represented to the user with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output.
They are a form of Assistive Technology (AT) that is potentially useful to people who are blind, visually impaired or learning disabled.
There are two kinds of screen readers; namely commercial and free. The free ones include, BRLTTY, EdBrowse, Emacspeak,Spoken Web, NVDA, Orca, VoiceOver for Mac users. And the Commercial ones include: JAWS, Simply Talker, Zom Text, Window Eyes, Narrator, Lookout, HAL, HT Visual, iZoom2Go, Kurzweil 3000 and 1000, TextAloud, Digital Future and System Access.
You can download them for free online, and the commercial ones you can download them for a free trial, but then you have to purchase it after a time period.
And if you have any of the softwares mentioned above, you can use it when you are using Skype!
And it is very easy to use. All you have to do to use on your Screen Reader with Skype is:
1. Click Tools> Accessibility
2. Select Screen Reader Mode
Now you can use your screen reader program with Skype.
And while you are enjoying your time having conversations with your loved ones, why not preserve the moment with a Skype video recorder? Supertintin is a Skype video recorder that records Skype calls by capturing original media data while making sure there is no data loss. Because it is not a screen-capture recorder, video quality is not affected at all if you open, close, resize messenger windows while recording.