Screen Readers

Screen readers articulate in human sounding speech text, labels and other objects displayed on a computer screen enabling blind or low vision users to hear a description of both the content and location of the cursor in a specific application or program.

Recommended Devices


JAWS Screen Reader Logo

Features of JAWS

  • Zoom for low-vision users
  • Output for Braille display
  • OCR capabilities
  • Add object title and description
  • Add recorded voice and sounds/music
  • Connect objects to web and other files
  • Use any Tiger® embosser or Windows printer

Licensing for JAWS

JAWS is licensed as apart of the CATS Assistive Technology(AT) Lab package. If you’re a CUNY student, staff, or faculty, please contact your CUNY campuses disability office. If you have any questions and would like to contact CATS, please email up at .

Recommended for:

Students with extreme low-vision or who are blind.