NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person.

One copy, multiple languages. NVDA is currently translated to 36 languages, and as the installer is started the users locale is detected and the interface and documentation is presented to them in their native language. For more information about NVDA please visit:


  • Multilingual translation cordinator
  • NVDA promoter
  • Arabic translation cordinator
  • Swedish translator

If you wish to help with the localization effort, feel free to contact us via the [NVDA translation list] we will provide you with the assistance that you may require.

Arabic NVDA

The Arabic NVDA is the localized version for the Arabic world. We work to keep a good localized version of the screenreader, including documentation, useful recordings and support to arabic speaking users through a website and a mailing list.

The localization and documentation is pushed upstream to the NVDA project, so that if the user downloads NVDA, and Arabic is detected as their language, the Arabic interface and documentation is presented to them.

We also work to disseminate the knowledge of the existance of this project, so that schools and organizations in the Arabic world may benefit from this work.

For more information and resources (in Arabic) please visit:

If you wish to help the Arabic localization effort, feel free to contact me.

Further, if you are a small team and wish to translate this great program to your language and need initial assistance, feel free to contact me.