The following list shows screen readers that read maths content and work with Mathspace-supported browsers and devices.

Chrome with Jaws

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008

  • Processor Speed: Minimum 1.5 GHz processor

  • Memory (RAM): 4 GB recommended (64-bit)
    2 GB recommended (32-bit)

  • Required hard disk space: 20 MB to 690 MB required per voice for installing Vocalizer Expressive, Vocalizer Direct, or RealSpeak Solo Direct voices (file sizes will vary depending on the voice installed)

  • Video: A display adapter capable of at least 800 x 600 screen resolution with 16-bit color (1024 x 768 screen resolution with 32-bit color recommended)

  • Sound: Windows compatible sound card (for speech)

Reference: https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS/jaws-system-requirements

For more helpful tips on how to use JAWS, see this article: https://webaim.org/articles/jaws/


Chrome with NVDA and MathPlayer

System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: all 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and all Server Operating Systems starting from Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • For Windows 7, NVDA requires Service Pack 1 or higher.

  • For Windows Server 2008 R2, NVDA requires Service Pack 1 or higher.

  • Memory: 256 mb or more of RAM

  • Processor speed: 1.0 ghz or above

  • About 90 MB of storage space.

Reference: https://www.nvaccess.org/about-nvda/

For more helpful tips on how to use NVDA, see this article: https://webaim.org/articles/nvda/


Mac VoiceOver on Safari 14

This is a built-in feature for all Mac devices. To turn it on/off, go into Settings > Accessibility> VoiceOver.

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