Podcast extra: If computers could speak – Conversations – ABC Local

Jamie Teh and his best friend, Michael Curran first bonded over their love of technology and music.

Both men are blind.

Jamie’s interest in technology was bolstered by his dad, who used to fall asleep reading computing textbooks aloud in Jamie’s room after school.

From a young age, Jamie was frustrated by the fact that information wasn’t as accessible for people who are blind or vision impaired.

He and Michael co-founded the open source software, Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA).

The software is a free screen reader, reading out loud or translating into braille the words on websites and word documents, helping blind and vision impaired people use computers.

Further information

Learn more about NVDA

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/jamie-teh-blind-nvda-screen-reader/13663528

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