Screen readers: Common choices and configurations

Screen readers are software programs that run on computers, phones, and other digital platforms, to give those who have difficulty reading printed text, or interpreting icons, access to the device. If you’re interested in learning more about screen readers in general, check out this article that explains more on how screen readers work.  

While people who are completely blind are the primary users of screen readers, they are also used by those with dyslexia, people with low vision who may find reading text for long periods of time difficult, or by anyone who can’t look at a screen for whatever reason (perhaps, for example, because they are driving).