New software to help visually impaired installed in libraries

Leigh Journal: The software allows computers to talk to people The software allows computers to talk to people

CUSTOMERS with visual impairments can now benefit from free screen reading software in all the borough’s libraries.

WLCT has worked with Wigan Access Committee for the Disabled to introduce the use of the NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) equipment.

NVDA allows computers to talk to visually impaired people and enlarges screen information and can also be useful for people with dyslexia.

Rob Sanderson, from WLCT, said: “This is a really useful piece of software which incorporates a variety of different settings, even changing dialect to suit the customer.

“It will be available on USB sticks at our libraries so just ask a member of staff for assistance if you wish to use it – there is the potential for people to take it home and download it on to their own computers as well.”

For more information about NVDA, visit www.nvaccess.org.

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