There is a better solution than spending thousands of dollars on other commercial products!
We’re free by principle, not by merit!
We strive for a world where EVERYONE has equal access to the life changing benefits of technology — not just the privilege.If you believe in that too, join us!
Here’s why NVDA is the secret formula you always wanted…
100% free to use globally, so you never have to worry about how you’re going to afford screen reading software again!
Quick, simple, no-fuss installation, so you can start using the screen reader faster!
Fast, light-weight and small footprint ensures superior stability, reliability and less crashes, so you’re more productive!
An easy, intuitive and comfortable experience to use, so you’ll have a stress-free, enjoyable time using your computer.
Just as powerful and functional as the paid screen reader alternatives, so you’ll never have to sacrifice on quality.
Portable on a USB stick, making your life so much easier! Great for easily using computers other than your own, on the go!
Available in multiple languages. Great if you speak a minority language where the options are limited or expensive.
Our open source community develops add-ons and also contributes directly to NVDA itself. This makes NVDA a truly user-driven project.
Peace of Mind
Gives you peace of mind that you can always stay up-to-date with technology and never have to worry about affording costly updates.
Feel good that you’re standing behind the most ethical screen reader available, developed by the blind for the blind.
& join a community of over 200,000 users
NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications.
Major highlights include:
- Support for popular applications including web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, email clients, internet chat software, music players, and office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
- Built-in speech synthesizer supporting over 55 languages, plus support for many other 3rd party voices
- Reporting of textual formatting where available such as font name and size, style and spelling errors
- Automatic announcement of text under the mouse and optional audible indication of the mouse position
- Support for many refreshable braille displays, including input of Braille via braille displays that have a braille keyboard
- Ability to run entirely from a USB flash drive or other portable media without the need for installation
- Easy to use talking installer
- Translated into more than 50 languages
- Support for modern Windows Operating Systems including both 32 and 64 bit variants
- Ability to run on Windows logon and other secure screens
- Announcing controls and text while interacting with gestures on touch screens
- Optional Telephone Support and comprehensive Training Material available at very low cost
- Enthusiastic and helpful user community
- Operating Systems: all 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11, and all Server Operating Systems starting from Windows Server 2008 R2.
- For Windows 7, NVDA requires Service Pack 1 or higher.
- For Windows Server 2008 R2, NVDA requires Service Pack 1 or higher.
- Memory: 256 mb or more of RAM
- Processor speed: 1.0 ghz or above
- About 90 MB of storage space.
The NVDA logo® is a stylised blend of the letters NVDA in white on a square purple background. There is a vertical line on the left with a rounded hook to the right at the bottom as if starting to form the bottom corner of a “D”. Then from the top-left, a straight diagonal line comes down to the right. Next, a line curves in a semi-circle out to the right then back up to the top. The line finishes in a downward hook with a curved end. The vertical and diagonal lines make the first part of the letter N and also the letter A (without the crossbar). The diagonal and curved lines form a V, and the curve is the right part of the D.
For a description of the NV Access logo®, please visit the About NV Access page.
Hear from one of our users
“NVDA has transformed my life. Although I am still a high school student, I have been able to win Model United Nation conferences, achieve distinctions in mathematics and science related competitive examinations and be academically oriented, largely due to the powers and abilities of NVDA, at no cost.”
— Bhavya, India
Hear from one of our users
“An issue is always looking for new work. Companies never hire us because they do not want to bear the cost of the screen reader. Making use of NVDA allows me to enter the labor market without requiring the company to bear the costs acquisition of a paid screen reader. NVDA allowed me to have many benefits.”
— Fernando, Brazil
HEAR FROM ONE OF OUR USERS.
“I have one client who can now manage her bank account and bills independently online, and this gives her such a sense of control over her life! I have others that can now send and receive emails instead of having someone else do it for them. NVDA allows everyone access to electronic information which is so very critical in today’s world!”
— Jessica, USA Assistive Tech Instructor
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The NVDA screen reader allows some of the world’s poorest blind people access to computers, and a way out of poverty.
If you have the means, no matter how big or small, please become a marvellous monthly donor or make a one-off donation, before downloading NVDA.Transform Lives today