Thunder is a free screenreader and web page reader. By using Thunder ScreenReader talking software and a modern XP or Vista computer, it will be immediately usable by someone who can’t see to read the screen. They will have a talking computer which will speak as they press keys and read out what is on the screen. To use the internet, you will need to use WebbIE which is installed with Thunder. WebbIE will appear within the All Programs Menu. WebbIE is a text browser which cuts out visual clutter and presents a website in clear line by line text. You can adjust the font size to suit.

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WebbIE is a text web browser for blind and visually-impaired people, especially those using screen readers. It comes with the Accessible programs, letting you access news and audio on the Internet in a simple and accessible way, allowing you to use podcasts, listen to the radio and read RSS and news with your screen reader or other access solution. Together they provide a way to access websites and other great things online - and they are all free.

How it works:

This text browser will strip web sites of clutter and produce them in a simple text format with control over image downloading. Font size and style, spacing, colour and contrast can all be set to suit the user. The menus are easy and links lists are numbered to assist screen reader users. It is possible to toggle between the original website and the text version. Several foreign languages are available and a user's favourites can be stored in Internet Explorer. The latest version comes with an Accessible RSS Reader for news and an Accessible Podcatcher and Directory, letting you get news and radio programs quickly and easily without having to navigate big cumbersome web pages. (Text source:EmpTech)


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