Digital Text Support

Bookshare

Bookshare

  • Bookshare is a web-based library of digital books in accessible formats for people with print disabilities.
  • Members download books and read the material using assistive technology. Typically text-to-speech software that reads aloud and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.

Cost: Free with Print Disability

Compatibility:

Online Resource

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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader

  • Listen to PDF and Word documents, eBooks, articles, and Web pages anywhere with offline text-to-speech.
  • Built-in integration with Dropbox, Bookshare, Pocket, Instapaper, and Gutenberg makes it easy to import read material.
  • Sophisticated controls, synchronized word highlighting and autoscrolling.

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility:

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ClaroPDF

ClaroPDF App

  • ClaroPDF is an accessible, reading and study PDF tool for all
  • Annotate, mark up and save PDF files which are then still fully compatible with Adobe Reader and other popular PDF apps.
  • Have accessible text PDF files read back to you with a human quality voice and synchronized highlighting.

Cost: $2.99

Compatibility:

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Read2Go

Read2Go

  • Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY ebook reader for iOS.
  • From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership
  • The app gives you full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences.

Cost: $19.99

Compatibility:

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Text Grabber + Translator

Text Grabber iPhone App

  • For turning paper hard copy into readable PDF
  • iPhone app that uses the phone's camera to turn text on paper into text that can then be read aloud on the iPhone.
  • OCR is good enough for text-to-speech

Cost: $2.99

Compatibility:

iPhone iPad Learn More >>

TurboScan

TurboScan

  • TurboScan allows you to use your iPhone to quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files.
  • Some features include: Automatic document edge detection and perspective correction, Ultra-fast processing, SureScan mode for very sharp scans, Multipage editing (reorder, delete and add pages) and more!

Cost: $1.99

Compatibility:

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Dropbox

Dropbox

  • Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
  • Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website.

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

Online Resource

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