Would Windows 8 be better for a blind person with its built-in screen reader capability?

Episode 890 (1:31:01)

Kathy from Maryland

Kathy currently has Windows XP, but she'll have to upgrade soon since it won't be supported by Microsoft much longer. Accessibility, or the operating system's ability to accommodate people with different abilities, will probably be much better in Windows 8 since it was a high priority for Microsoft. Windows 7 currently has "Narrator", and it looks like Windows 8 will have an improved and updated version of that.

The chatroom provided a link to a post about enabling accessibility on the Building Windows 8 Blog.