Definitions for "Screen Reader"
A screen reader is a program that reads out a computer display for the visually impaired people or those who do not have access to a monitor. A screen reader can be used with other equipment to produce a Braille or voice output. Some screen readers can be customised by the user to help them navigate websites. For example, the screen reader might be set to only read out links on a page.
The screen reader monitors the text on screen and sends the material to the user in a different format, via a speech synthesiser or electronic Braille display.
A non-specific term used for software that is used to read a web page to a user. Screen readers are most often used by the visually impaired. See JAWS.