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WebbIE is a freeware web browser designed for screen reader users. It re-presents web pages as text with a caret, allowing users to use their existing screen reader or assistive technology to read it, but is not self-voicing, unlike (for example) Home Page Reader.
WebbIE was developed as a student project at the Department of Computation at UMIST. It was first released in 2002 and has been under development and release since. It is often bundled with the LookOUT screen reader and Thunder screen reader.
WebbIE uses the Microsoft WebBrowser ActiveX control to fetch and parse web pages, and then iterates through the DOM tree to create a text representation of the page. The implications of this include:
Edited: 2021-06-18 12:39:14