A lot of libraries use JAWS as their screen reader and pay the company licensing fees to allow visually impaired customers to be able to use the Internet and listen to an electronic voice, while they browse a website.
Web Anywhere is the first Internet based program that will let blind and visually impaired people to surf the Internet without any fees to pay, or programs to download.
WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web. It requires no special software to be installed on the client machine and, therefore, enables blind people to access the web from any computer they happen to have access to that has a sound card.
To see how it works take a look at the video below or read the post from Eureka Alert.
The program was developed at the University of Washington by a Jeffrey Bigham,a doctoral student in computer science and the research was funded by the National Science Foundation.
WebAnywhere is an open source project for anyone , who wants to contribute or host the program on their servers.