ReadTheWords.com is a free, web based service that assists people with written material using text-to-speech. Users can generate an audio file from almost any written material. Users have the option of writing a text, copying text from another file, uploading a file (MS Office, PDF, txt, and HTML documents), or indicating a website address or RSS feed URL.
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.
Use this free reader to create a library of e-books to provide reading supports through spoken text as well as a variety of other study features (annotations, highlighting, dictionary, bookmarks). Can convert any digital text or students' Word documents into an e-book. Cover images can also be added.
NFB-NEWSLINE is a free audio newspaper service providing access for print-disabled individuals to newspapers, magazines and television listings from all over the country.Subscribers can access NEWSLINE from any touch tone phone, online, via email, or by download to a digital talking-book player or MP3 device. NEWSLINE currently features over 300 newspapers and many magazines including: * New York Times * USA Today * Christian Science Monitor * Wall Street Journal * TIME for Kids * Rolling Stone * The New Yorker * The Economist * Smithsonian