Window-Eyes screen reader

Window-Eyes is a free screen reader for Windows Computers with Office 2010 (or higher) installed. It speaks on-screen information using a synthetic voice, and it can also be used with an (optional) braille display.

Window-Eyes works with Windows XP and all later versions of Windows. It supports many popular applications including the Microsoft Office suite, and browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Window-Eyes comes with voices from the eSpeak synthesizer. It also works with the synthetic voices that come with Windows. You can also buy voices from the Nuance Vocalizer, Vocalizer Expressive, and Eloquence ranges that will work with Window-Eyes.

  • Manufacturer: GW Micro
  • Price: Free
  • Platform: Windows

Getting started with Window-Eyes

You can download the full version of Window-Eyes from the Window-Eyes for Office website. The following guides and tutorials are also available:

Window-Eyes has a built-in manual, which you’ll find under the Documentation menu. The Window-Eyes help manual is also available online.

When you purchase Window-Eyes there is an audio introduction included on the CD. You can also download or listen to the Window-Eyes tutorial from the GW Micro website.

Training and tutorials for Window-Eyes

GW Micro offers online training by webinar, and through the GW Micro YouTube channel. Training covers a wide range of topics, presented by members of the GW Micro team.

Getting help with Window-Eyes

You can contact GW Micro directly for support with Window-Eyes. Send an email to for help and advice.

The GW Micro knowledge base has articles and information on a wide range of topics, including Window-Eyes.

GW Micro also runs several email discussion lists. The GW Info list is for general discussion about Window-Eyes and other GW Micro products.

BCAB runs an email discussion forum. The BCAB forum is for discussion about all kinds of technology, so it’s a great place to get help from Window-Eyes users in the UK. It's free to join, just create an account.