Three inventions to help disabled people are featured in a special edition of the ABC1 television program The New Inventors screening tonight, 10 March 2010 at 8pm. One of the inventions is directly connected to access to new media – a web-based, free screen reader.
This invention, the NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA), was invented by two blind men, James Teh and Michael Curran. There are existing screen readers, but these specialist pieces of equipment cost thousands of dollars. The NVDA is free to the user.