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New version of NVDA released

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A new version of the free and open source screen reader NVDA for Microsoft Windows was released today.

The official NVDA blog of NVDA 2011.1 reports on the release and highlights some of the key new features which include but are not limited to:

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Free and low-cost screen reader use increases according to survey

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WebAIM has released the results from its third screen reader user survey conducted in December 2010.

The latest survey, with 1245 valid responses, was a follow-up to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey of January 2009 and the follow-up survey from October 2009.

The survey showed that the usage of free and low-cost screen readers such as NVDA and VoiceOver has increased significantly since the last survey.

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NVDA

NVDA is a free, open source screen reader that works with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 and 64 bit). NVDA is developed in Australia, and supports over 20 different languages.

Installation and portability

NVDA can be installed on to your computer using the easy-to-use talking installer or you can use the portable version and take NVDA with you on a USB stick or other portable media without the need for installation.

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