At NV Access we believe that every Blind and Vision Impaired person deserves the right to freely & easily access a computer.
We create the software which makes that possible: NVDA
There are 285 million blind & vision impaired people in the world. They all have amazing gifts to contribute to society, but they need the right tools to realise their dreams.
Technology Is The Key
Technology opens up so many doors. But for those of us without sight, computers don’t work straight out of the box. Software called a “screen reader” is needed to translate visual information verbally, so we can make sense of what is on screen.
Unfortunately many screen readers cost thousands of dollars — often more than the computer itself. This holds millions of people back from affording to use a computer and discovering their potential.
A Free Solution
We have spent the last 12 years developing the global solution: NVDA
A free, high quality screen reader, accessible to all! We have already enabled 200,000+ people to gain freedom, education and employment!
What we will be creating with your sponsorship:
Your support will help us to:
- Ensure the ongoing maintenance and development of NVDA, to make sure that blind and vision impaired people around the world can access the latest technology
- Ensure that NVDA is keeping up to date with the most recent versions of Windows operating systems, third party applications such as web browsers and productivity software, and refreshable braille displays
- Provide NVDA users with access to quality support and training materials
- Provide access to NVDA for more blind and vision impaired people globally
Meet the team
Software Engineer working on accessibility for NV Access, primarily building NVDA, the free screen reader.
Original creator and a current core developer of the NVDA screen reading software for the blind.
General Manager for NV Access. Working with the NV Access team to ensure that NVDA is maintained and developed to support the needs of blind and vision impaired
NVDA, the free and open source Screen Reader for Microsoft WindowsPython 836
NVDA wiki articles contributed by the community.
A fork of the official eSpeak speech synthesizer project, specific to NVDA. Contains missing data.C++ 11
An NVDA add-on that allows you to "feel" images with your ears, while moving your finger around a touch screen on Windows 8 and above.Python 8
An NVDA add-on which performs optical character recognition (OCR) to extract text from an object which is inaccessible.Python 5
Select a tier
$5 a month
$20 a month
Recognition via social media
$50 a month
Recognition in key note speeches, social media
$500 a month
Recognition in key notes speeches, presentations, social media, plus NV Access can deliver an inspirational staff presentation to your Organisation/Team