Today I saw (heard would be a more appropriate description) a free program that can turn a PC into a talking computer.
Thunder software is produced by Screenreader.net a CIC (Community Interest Company) run by Roger Wilson-Hinds and Tim Carrington. It has already been downloaded by 16,000 blind and partially sighted web surfers and is only just a year old.
It was fascinating to watch and listen as Roger navigated the web using the reader to guide him. It made me appreciate just some of the challenges blind web surfers face. Especially when one considers how much information is now only available through the web.
Roger also has a blog The Blind Blogger where he sounds off about internet issues for the blind and partially sighted.