SuperNova Access Suite
for every visual impairment
Latest Version: 13.5 - What's new?
Screen Reader - Character Echo Options
Screen reading speaks and Brailles text and controls so a person who is blind can independently use a regular desktop or laptop computer without needing to see the screen. Create documents, schedule appointments or connect via social network sites without needing to look at the display. Choose how much information is announced automatically with Text Style settings, Verbosity schemes and Monitor Markers. Or jump to particular info with: Quick Navigation hotkeys, Item Finder and the Dolphin Launch Pad.
Type emails and reports with confidence using character or word echo. As you write SuperNova accurately announces letters, numbers, punctuation, line breaks and thousands of other special symbols. Arrowing around or selecting text for editing, SuperNova speaks characters, words and lines. You can also press keys to speak sentences, paragraphs and tables.
Text style information is announced so you can check your documents look great. Fonts, sizes, colours, bold, italic, underline, subscript and superscript changes can all be reported. Ensure accuracy in Microsoft Word where spelling and grammar errors are also indicated. To maximise productivity SuperNova can be set to only report text style information when you need it most. All text style announcements can be set independently for editing, prompts, menus, document reading or while using the Dolphin Cursor.
Verbosity tells you about the types and states of over 60 kinds of control as you tab and arrow around web pages, Windows and app dialogs. For example: whether checkboxes are checked, the position of sliders and whether links have been visited. And if you are just getting started or a bit forgetful, High Verbosity can even remind you which keys to press. Choose the amount of detail from 4 built-in verbosity schemes; take ultimate control by creating your own verbosity scheme; even choose separate verbosity for speech and Braille.
Read from Here is for when you simply want to have a document or web page spoken to you in its entirety. Start and stop reading with a single keystroke or mouse click. For sighted trainers or users with some sight, As the text is spoken, the current word and line is highlighted visually.
Monitor Markers announce changes occurring elsewhere onscreen away from the cursor. Security notifications appearing in your web browser, file download progress, when the other person in an instant message conversation is typing a message, Monitor Markers will cause SuperNova to speak automatically. If you don't want to hear these notifications you can toggle Monitor Markers with a keystroke or from the SuperNova Control Panel.
Quick navigation keys skip forward and back through Microsoft Word documents, web pages in Internet Explorer and PDFs in AdobeReader to rapidly locate landmarks, form controls, graphics, headings, links, lists, frames and tables.
Item Finder speeds up navigating complex documents and web pages by listing: Links, Headings, Objects, Tables, Revisions, Comments, Spelling Errors, Controls and ARIA Landmarks. Each list of items can be sorted alphabetically and you can jump directly to any of the listed items.
Launch Pad provides instant access to audio, weather and book search. Press a couple of keys and you can listen to popular radio stations, the latest podcasts or read RSS News feeds. You can even use Launch Pad to lookup the dictionary definition of a word, find out the local weather forecast, search for books, and find walking directions.
This feature is present in SuperNova: Access Suite, Screen Reader and Reader Magnifier.