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From: Patrick Lauke
Date: Apr 23, 2007 8:30AM


> Most of the speech users I know are students or employees.
> They do much more than "read" a page. However, I believe
> that I'd love to know more about free software for our older
> group. Many in this group like to keep in touch with their
> children using email and do some on-line banking. Most of
> the computers are not Macs.

A few solutions I know of...

Full-on, open source screen reader for windows (not tested it myself, but heard good things about it): http://www.nvda-project.org/

Just for web browsing, hooks into Firefox: http://firevox.clcworld.net/ and http://clickspeak.clcworld.net/

For Linux: Orca http://live.gnome.org/Orca

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