Convert any digital text (online or files) into spoken text with a variety of voices and save as a WAV file. Supports students' engagement with text and boosts listening and reading comprehension.
Use this tool for students who have difficulty controlling a mouse, but are able to point with reliable accuracy. The Easy Cat is a touchpad/pointing device that allows users to point, click, double-click, and drag text, functioning much like a standard mouse.
Typing Assistant predicts and autocompletes frequently used words and phrases, making typing faster and requiring less effort. Typing Assistant integrates with all popular programs on MS Windows: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Notepad, UltraEdit, WordPad, ICQ Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and commonly used web browsers. Available in multiple languages.
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.
A fully digital math calculator with text-to-speech. Switch/Scan accessible.
Tazti is a free lightweight speech recognition program that allows the user to navigate social networking sites (MySpace, Facebook, etc.), control iTunes, search Google and YouTube, manage bookmarks, and more through simple speech commands. Tazti cannot handle full-text dictation, but will allow a user to surf the web using only their voice.
The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its display encourages exploration and learning. Available both as a desktop version and a web version. Additional features of Visual Thesaurus include Spelling Bee and Vocab Grabber. Spelling Bee: User is challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to the user's individual skill level.
The Big Red Switch is a single switch measuring 5" that is activated by pressing anywhere on the top surface. This switch also features auditory feedback.
Use Audible to find and download spoken audio books, information, educational programming, and other spoken media (radio, TV programs, magazines and newspapers). Audible audio files are compatible with many audio players, mobile phones and streaming media devices, files can also be downloaded using Windows PC or Macintosh computers, and burned to a CD. Using the Audible App allows the user to download, play and store multiple titles on their mobile device. Various subscription levels and pricing are available.
EasyReader for Windows is a reading app designed for people with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Users can listen to human narrated titles or add audio to text only editions. Includes options to browse, download and read titles from RNIB, Bookshare, NLS Bard, and Vision Australia.