IBM Easy Web Browser

Here’s a first.  A company, IBM, has just created a screen reader specifically for its own Web site.  Indeed, the Easy Web Browser works only on the IBM Web site.

Also unusual is that this screen reader is not intended for use by people who are blind; it requires a mouse.  The mouse is used to select a sentence, and IBM’s Easy Web Browser reads it aloud.  The would be quite useful for people with cognitive disabilities or for anyone who has trouble reading.

IBM’s Easy Web Browser enables users to enlarge text, zoom in on parts of a Web page and change background color.  It requires Internet Explorer and Windows.  It is free of charge.

Note: No endorsement is intended or implied for IBM’s Easy Web Browser.