I recently came across an article from disaboom called “Assistive Technology: Top 8 Free Browsers for Visual Impairment and More“. The link was also popular on Twitter. But one problem, there are no links to the mentioned browser! So I went and found them:
- WebbIE -accessible browser, RSS news reader and more.
- EdWeb – talking web browser that can display web pages as text and symbols.
- Fire Vox – Talking Browser Extension for Firefox (add-on page).
- CliCk, Speak – less advanced version of Fire Vox.
- Orca – speedy and powerful Gecko-based browser.
- Simply Web 2000 – outdated; optimized for Internet Explorer 5.
- SpeakOn -PC-based media suite program (four apps).
- Thunder – package contains the WebbIE Text browser and more.
I’d like to add that Disaboom is a pretty nice site. In their words:
Disaboom is the leading resource for disability information and real-life articles about people with disabilities. Our broad range of topics, including health conditions, lifestyle, and helpful resources, help you create the life you want.
One reply on “Free Browsers for Visual Impairment”
Great list! I’m not surprised the topic was so hot on Twitter. As a marketer with a background in Speech and Hearing science, I’ve personally seen how many many individuals rely on modification for internet communication. Thanks you for providing this list for reference.