If you’re a screenreader user running Windows and you don’t know what NVDA is, you really should learn all about it. This goes double if you’re stuck running an older version of JAWS, need to do something that requires technology newer than what you have and you don’t want to pay a gazillion freakin dollars for the upgrade right now, thank you very much. NVDA is completely free (they’ll happily take your donations if you’ve got a few dollars to spend) and considering the resources they have to work with compared to the bigger players, very powerful. It’s come to my rescue in several pinches and is worth your time to get to know.
And now to make it even better, people have started writing plugins to add even more functionality to it. I’m sure there are more floating around than the ones listed here, but this is the first time I’ve seen any sort of compilation.
I haven’t tried any of these for myself yet, but some of them definitely look rather interesting. OCR, for example. There could be a whole lot of potential there.
If you’ve tried any of them out I’d love to hear your thoughts, and if you know of any other good plugin lists feel free to pass them along as well.