Two blind computer programmers from Australia are changing the lives of blind and vision impaired people all over the world with their free screen reader, NVDA.
Without a screen reader, blind and vision impaired people cannot use a computer. However, the cost of screen reading software puts computers out of reach for many people. That's where not-for-profit organisation NV Access comes in. Led by Michael Curran and James Teh, NV Access has developed the free, open source screen reader NVDA, or NonVisual Desktop Access.
For many blind and vision impaired people, NVDA is the only option they have for gaining access to computers, and therefore to education, employment and independence.