Released:

Languages supported: Arabic, Arabic (France), Belgian Dutch, Belgian French, Chinese (English), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (South African), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek (English), Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Swedish (Arabic), Swiss German, Turkish, Welsh


NEW: Read from Here – increase reading speed & skip forwards and back during reading


‘Read from Here’ has been updated to aid users more efficiently review lengthy webpages and long documents. Press NUM PAD + and listen as ScreenReader reads continuously from your cursor position. Increase or decrease your voice’s speed, live, as ScreenReader reads. Don’t need to hear a section? Skip ahead. Need to hear it again? Skip back. Effortlessly navigate through long texts to efficiently review it them - there’s no need to stop ‘Read from Here’ in its tracks.

Function Key press Available in 'Read from Here' when used in:
Start Read from Here NUM PAD PLUS All apps
Increase / decrease reading speed LEFT CTRL + LEFT SHIFT + = / - All apps
Fast forward / Rewind to the next / previous line Down / Up Arrow All apps
Skip to the next / previous sentence S / SHIFT + S Office apps
Skip to the next / previous paragraph P / SHIFT + P Office apps

Users with a braille display will experience the same seamless navigation in braille.

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Also New in version 19:


  • Books and textbooks from NCBI Ireland are now accessible via ScreenReader’s Bookshelf feature.

Bug Fixes:


FIX: A crash was occurring when placing a grocery order on the Tesco.com website. This is now resolved.

FIX: The Menu bar in Chrome (pressing Alt + Spacebar) now speaks Minimize, Restore, and Close as expected.

FIX: A recent Windows update resulted in Notepad not speaking and Brailling as expected. This is now resolved.

FIX: ScreenReader now correctly announces numbers as pairs (if the setting is chosen) when using a Vocalizer Expressive voice to read dates, e.g. ‘December 2019’.

FIX: The bookmarks dialog in Firefox (Control + Shift + D) now speaks as expected.

FIX: In the Windows 10 Start Menu, the Read Focus key (NUMPAD 0) wasn't working as expected. This is now resolved.

FIX: The menus in the Amazon Kindle for PC application now speak as expected. Please note, the Kindle application’s own voice is still required to read the book’s text.

FIX: Several stability fixes for users of the Chrome web browser.  

FIX: Several stability fixes for users of the Firefox web browser.  

FIX: Using ScreenReader’s Find (F3) feature in Chrome may have caused a crash. This is now resolved.

FIX: ScreenReader’s performance in Windows Explorer’s List view, on Windows 10 machines, is now improved.


Important information for Windows 7 users:


  • The next major release of ScreenReader , currently scheduled for release Q1 2021, will NOT include support for the Windows 7 operating system.

 

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