Free Software Solutions

Screen Readers

Free Screen Reader resources

Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA Screenreader)

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating environment.

THUNDER Screenreader

Thunder is an award-winning free screenreader talking software that works with Windows 7, Vista and XP and is available in several different languages.

Braille Translation Software

Free Braille translation resources

Libbraille

Libbraille is a free online translator from unicode text to braille. It is possible to select the braille alphabet for many languages.

ODT2 Braille Open Office Braille Translator

ODT2 Braille is a braille extension to Open Office that enables authors to print document to a braille embosser and to export documents as a braille file.

Tactile Graphics Software

Free tactile graphics resources

QuickTac

Provides a fast and simple way to create tactile graphics that can be inserted into your DBT document, printered or embossed.

Inkscape 

An open sources vector graphics editor with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw or Xara A.