WebbIE Accessible Software


The WebbIE software programs are programs that make it easier for blind and visually-impaired people, especially using screen readers, to browse the web, get the latest news, listen to podcasts and radio stations and other common tasks. They work with any screen reader, including JAWS, WindowEyes, Thunder, NVDA and Narrator. They have been provided completely free since 2001.

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WebbIE Web Browser

WebbIE lets you browse web pages, search the web, fill in forms, do ecommerce, and use online email, all in a highly-usable text-only display that works with any screenreader.

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PDF Reader

This simple application opens PDF files as plain text. This makes it easy to read them with a screenreader. You can also save files as text documents so you can read them easily later.

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BBC iPlayer Radio

This application lets you play BBC Radio programmes from the last seven days that they make available through the iPlayer website. It's designed to be very simple to use for screenreader users: you can select and start a programme easily.

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BBC Live Radio

This simple application lets you listen to one of dozens of live BBC radio stations online with a couple of key presses. It's easy to use with any screenreader - much simpler than the BBC site. So you can enjoy listening to radio stations without lots of technical knowledge or difficulty.

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Clock 2

A high-visibility speaking clock with reminders and alarms.

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RSS News Reader

Provides you with the latest news and items from your favourite online newspapers and websites in a simple, accessible format. No more trudging through big websites with hundreds of links. Go straight to the stories that want.

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BBC iPlayer TV

Lists all the available BBC television programmes available through iPlayer, and lets you start them easily with one keypress.

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Listen to podcasts, online audio radio and internet shows, and download them for later listening.

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Keep track of appointments and reminders, add and be alerted to your own events quickly and easily.

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