What's the best screen reader for a blind user?

Episode 1362 (53:47)

Chuck from Lake Havasu, AZ
Amazon Echo

Chuck is blind and he wants to get a laptop with a screen reader. Leo says that there are many blind users who are fully functional on a computer. There are braile screens. JAWS is a screen reader, but it's expensive. There's an open source version as well.

Leo advises contacting the Foundation for the Blind in his area to help set him up with an affordable option. The good news is that Amazon Echo and Google Home are advancing so quickly that soon he'll be able to interact with it for all sorts of everyday uses.