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Web Anywhere program is a web-based screen reader for the web. It requires no special software to be installed on the client machine and, therefore, enables blind people to access the web from any computer they happen to have access to that has a sound card.

Web Anywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web. It requires no special software to be installed on the client machine and, therefore, enables blind people to access the web from any computer they happen to have access to that has a sound card. Visit wa.cs.washington.edu to access Web Anywhere directly. And, it’s completely FREE to use!

Web Anywhere will run on any machine, even heavily locked-down public c terminals, regardless of what operating system it is running and regardless of what browsers are installed. Web Anywhere does not seek to replace existing screen readers – it has some big limitations, namely that it will not provide access to desktop applications like word processors or spreadsheets.

We released the initial version of Web Anywhere in July 2008, and it’s recently received a lot of attention! Despite some minor hiccups, Web Anywhere has thus far survived the onslaught of visitors relatively unscathed.