QuickTac provides a fast and simple way to create tactile graphics that can be inserted into your Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) document, printed or embossed for use by blind, low vision and other special educational uses. The program permits an unlimited number of images to be produced and no further programs or updates need to be purchased.
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.
Blio is smart ebook reader. Blio lets you choose which way to view a book, including single page, dual page, flowed view, or speed reading view, all kept in sync as you read the book. You can go to the next page by tapping or swiping, and many other options.
The eTextbooks for the iPhone app is a perfect complement to a CourseSmart eTextbook subscription. Students can benefit from the advantages of mobile learning--leaving their backpacks and laptops behind.
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.
Blio is a free eBook reader for the iPhone and iPad.
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
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.