NVDA version 2016.1
The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone. We do this because we believe everyone, especially the world’s poorest blind people deserve access to computers and a way out of poverty. If you have the means, no matter how big or small, please consider making a donation before downloading NVDA. We rely on donations and grants to continue improving NVDA and to ensure it remains compatible with the world’s rapidly changing technology.
Please note: NVDA is only available for PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and later. If you require a version of NVDA that can still run on Windows XP or Vista, please download the much older NVDA 2017.3 for Windows XP instead. NV Access does not however recommend or support running this older version on newer Operating systems.
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NVDA Productivity BundleWhile downloading NVDA, take your skills to the next level with the “NVDA Productivity Bundle”. We’ve packaged all our popular training modules AND telephone support into one convenient package – and at a discount!
Interested in Audio or Braille training? They’re also available in The NV Access Shop.
- NVDA features and system requirements
- What’s New in this version of NVDA?
- Learn more about NV Access
NVDA Community ResourcesNVDA has a vibrant user community around it. The following are compiled by NV Access and the community and provided as a resource to users. They are not officially endorsed by NV Access. For more links to community supported resources including popular NVDA email lists, please see the “Email support” heading below.
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Free user guide
You can access the User Guide at any time under “Help” in the NVDA menu. Press either INSERT and the “N” key, or CAPS LOCK and the “N” key to open the NVDA menu. Alternatively, click on the NVDA icon in the task bar.View user Guide
Start with “Basic Training for NVDA”, available in electronic text, human-read audio or Braille. Move on to our Microsoft Office with NVDA modules, or bundle everything along with telephone support in the “NVDA Productivity Bundle”. Suitable for new or existing users wishing to improve proficiency.Explore Training Modules
There are a number of community-run email lists where NVDA users can answer each other’s questions. There are lists for various locations and languages available.Find Out More
Purchase support for NVDA, and get the help you need when you need it via the phone or your preferred online option (eg Google meet, Skype or Zoom). Our experts can answer questions, walk you through completing a task or even resolve an issue for you by remotely accessing your computer.Find Out More