Thunder Screen Reader Free

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at
Thu Apr 10 23:37:16 UTC 2008

Has anyone heard of this free screen reader? I'm not sure how much  
it's like JAWS or Window-Eyes, but if it's similar I wonder if it  
might be helpful for folks who want to do usability testing with  
screen readers but aren't able to get actual screen reader user  
participants (e.g. 

Begin forwarded message:

> Apologies for cross posting with this news but I feel it may be  
> useful to many folks including those testing websites for  
> accessibility issues.
> Thunder screen reader is now free to all organisations and all  
> individuals
> and can be downloaded from   A useful  
> addition
> is when it works with WebbIE text browser
> Best wishes E.A.
> Mrs E.A. Draffan
> Learning Societies Lab,
> ECS, University of Southampton,
> Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246

Allison Bloodworth
Senior User Interaction Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(415) 377-8243
abloodworth at

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