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NVDA Screen Reader

By NV Access Free

Key Details of NVDA Screen Reader

  • Obtain intuitive non-visual PC access via Braille text display and computerized voice reproduction
  • Last updated on 10/15/20
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Developer's Description

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free "screen reader" which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.

NVDA can also convert the text into braille if the computer user owns a device called a "braille display".

NVDA provides the key to education and employment for many blind people. It also provides access to social networking, online shopping, banking and news.

NVDA works with Microsoft Windows. You can download it to your PC, or to a USB stick which you can use with any computer.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2020.3

  • You can now toggle reporting of graphics from NVDA's document formatting settings. Note that disabling this option will still read the alternative texts of graphics.
  • You can now toggle NVDA's touchscreen support. An option has been added to the Touch Interaction panel of NVDA's settings. The default gesture is NVDA+control+alt+t.
  • Added new German braille tables.
  • NVDA now detects read-only text UIA controls.
  • The existence of marked (highlighted) content is reported in both speech and braille in all Web browsers.
  • This can be toggled on and off by a new NVDA Document Formatting option for Highlighting.
  • New emulated system keyboard keys can be added from NVDA's Input gestures dialog.
  • To do this, press the add button after you selected the Emulated system keyboard keys category.
  • Handy Tech Active Braille with joystick is now supported.
  • "Automatic focus mode for caret movement" setting is now compatible with disabling "Automatically set focus to focusable elements".
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.


Release October 15, 2020
Date Added October 15, 2020
Version 2020.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 9,858
Downloads Last Week 94
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