How do I get NVDA for my computer?

Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free screen reader for Windows computers.

Getting started

You can download the latest version of NVDA from the NVDA website. Listen to the NVDA installation podcast for help with installing NVDA onto your computer.

NVDA tutorials

Once you have a computer with NVDA installed there is a wealth of information available online to help you get the most out of the software. You can start by looking in the NVDA user guide which you can access under the Help sub menu in the NVDA menu which may help to answer specific questions.

NVDA have also produced a "Basic training for NVDA" eBook which you can buy through the NVDA website.

There are plenty of audio tutorials to talk you through and explain a particular aspect. Here are some good places to start learning how to use NVDA:

The American Foundation for the Blind have also produced a series of online tutuorials which can guide you through installing the software, all the way to using it with Microsoft Word and Excel. Visit Learn NVDA: A Free Screen Reader for Windows to get started.

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