What free assistive technology is available for my computer?

There are an increasing number of free assistive technology options for your computer. These are usually less sophisticated and have fewer features than the software you can buy, but if you want to surf the web, send and recieive emails and write basic documents, then one of these might be for you!


Magnification options

  • Lightning express
  • Desktop Zoom

Screen-reading options

  • Windows-Eyes
  • VoiceOver for Apple OS X
  • NVDA
  • Thunder
  • System Access to Go

We have information on the various options on our Free Accessibility Software page.

If the customer would like help switching from JAWS to NVDA, there is a great guide on the NVDA community hub.

See our page on free accessibility software for more information. You can also contact our helpline for more information and advice on:

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