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The Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader application reads documents out loud, e-books, standard Windows dialog boxes, clipboard contents (for emails and web text), and incoming instant messages on AOL, AIM, ICQ and MSN Messenger clients. In addition to speaking text out loud, this program is able to write audio data directly to Windows WAV files. You can convert all your documents and e-books into WAV files and then burn them to audio CDs or convert them into MP3 files. Ultra Hal TTS Reader has several high quality voices to choose from and gives you control over speed, pitch, and volume.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: specific learning disability, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math
WordTalk

WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which may help people with reading and writing difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits in a user's toolbar and is configurable, allowing users to adjust the highlight colors, the voice and the rate of speed of the speech.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math
Blio

Blio is a free eBook reader for the iPhone and iPad.

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Content Area: reading, science, writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, specific learning disability, visual impairment
Operating Systems: iPad, iPhone
English Language Arts: Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text
Math
Kindle Reading App

Buy Once, Read Everywhere: You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices. The Kindle app is available for every major smartphone, tablet, and computer. That means with our free Kindle Reading apps, you can buy a Kindle book once, and read it on any device with the Kindle app installed. And of course, you can also read that same Kindle book on a Kindle, Kindle Touch, or Kindle Fire if you own one.

Content Area: reading, science, writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: specific learning disability
Operating Systems: Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Web-based, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts:
Math

VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the "Grab Vocabulary!" button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save. Select any word on the list and you'll see a snapshot of the Visual Thesaurus map and definitions for that word, along with examples of the word in your text. 

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: middle school, secondary
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math
Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is an app that has an integrated dictionary.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
Operating Systems: Android, iPad, iPhone, Web-based
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math
EasyReader

EasyReader is designed for learners with dyslexia or related learning disabilities to allow them to hear text on screen read aloud. Browse for a new best seller or search for an old favorite. Follow along with perfectly synchronized text. Pick a color, change the text size, add a highlight or tweak the speed. Get your newspaper delivered directly. You can also copy and paste text from anywhere and EasyReader will read it, with voiceover.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary
IDEA Disability Category: visual impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Writing
Math