Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

NVDA: NonVisual Desktop Access

Youth typing on laptop

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and braille, it enables people who are blind or visually  impaired to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a person who is sighted. Major features include support for over 35 languages and the ability to run entirely from a USB drive with no installation.