EOS 1621 Evolution of Screen Readers

EOS 1621 Evolution of Screen Readers

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Chart of mobile screen reader usage


Many are probably using a screen reader to read this post.  This week, Pete and Nancy take us down memory lane to explore the evolution of the screen reader.

This week, hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Peter Korn who traces the evolution of screen reader technology from the early text-based systems to today’s modern graphical interfaces.  Korn, who has been a major contributor to the development of screen readers for many years, describes how a screen reader works and what challenges had to be overcome.