Working for People with Sight Loss

NCBI Labs Technology Live Event 32

This week we explore the free, open source, screen reader NVDA from NV Access. From its beginnings in 2006, NVDA is now used in over 120 countries and has been translated into more than 50 languages.

Using the power of NVDA means that people with sight loss can continue to be active members of the digital society, enjoying access to a range of online services, as well as education and employment opportunities.

To find out more we are joined by Quentin Christensen, Training and Support Manager with NV Access. Quentin tells us about the original inspiration behind NVDA, how it has evolved, latest updates, and much more. On Seeing It Your Way we speak with Gordan McFarlane from Donegal who tells us about the technology he uses in his day to day life. Finally, on Meet the Team we catch up with NCBI Labs IT Trainer Colette Quinlivan to hear all about her role in NCBI.