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.
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice. So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.
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.
Blio is a free eBook reader for the iPhone and iPad.
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.