Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10.
Narrator lets you use your PC without a display or mouse to complete common tasks if youâ€™re blind or have low vision. It reads and interacts with things on the screen, like text and buttons. Use Narrator to read and write email, browse the internet, and work with documents.
Specific commands let you navigate Windows, the web, and apps, as well as get info about the area of the PC you’re in. Navigation is available using headings, links, landmarks, and more. You can read text (including punctuation) by page, paragraph, line, word, and character as well as determine characteristics like font and text color. Efficiently review tables with row and column navigation.
Narrator also has a navigation and reading mode called Scan Mode. Use it to get around Windows 10 using just the up and down arrows on your keyboard. You can also use a braille display to navigate your PC and read text.
You can personalize Narrator’s voice to adjust the speaking rate, pitch, and volume as well as install some third-party text-to-speech voices.
By default, the audio volume from other apps is automatically lowered so you can hear Narrator better when it’s speaking.
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to automatically lower the volume of other apps when Narrator is speaking for your account in Windows 10.