Microsoft unveils Window-eyes screen reader for visually impairedAuthor : Abhigna February 13, 2014 0
NEW DELHI, INDIA: Microsoft India today announced the free availability of GW Micro’s Window-Eyes screen reader for users of any version of Microsoft Office 2010, Office 2013 as well as an Office 365 subscription.
Window-Eyes enables people who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled to have full access to Windows PCs and makes the computer accessible via speech and/or Braille, said a press release.
Microsoft claims that Window-Eyes can be used to verbalize or speak everything on the scree n aloud including text, menu, control buttons and other computing commands. Further, Window-Eyes allows the user to customize the audio output as per their comfort.
Arun Rajamani, head – Public Sector & Education, Microsoft India said, “In a country of more than 70 million disabled people, Microsoft is focused on providing easy access to technology to the underserved.”
“Our partnership with Techshare India 2014 reinforces our efforts to take the benefits of computing to a larger set of people across the country. With Window-Eyes we know that the visually impaired people will get access to technology and solu tions that give them choice, while meeting a variety of accessibility needs at an affordable price.”
The announcement was made at the 4th edition of Techshare India, held at the India Habitat Centre this week, by Stephan SjÃ¶strÃ¶m, VP, Public Sector, Microsoft Asia, as part of his keynote address.
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