Reading

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:

iPhone iPad Learn More >>

NaturalReader

NaturalReader

  • Converts any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words
  • Change reading voices and speed
  • Easy to use, one-click technology

Cost: Free

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:

iPhone iPad Learn More >>

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 >>

iReadWrite

iReadWrite

  • iReadWrite makes reading easier and ensures accurate writing as you use your iPad for school, work, or leisure.
  • Support features include: Text-to-speech, Word Prediction, Phonetic Spell Checker, Homophone and Confusables Checker, Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Customizable Background and Text Colors, Choice of Voices and Fonts, Importing and Sharing documents

Cost: $19.99

Compatibility:

iPad Learn More >>

Readability

Readability

  • Turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Available as an app for the iPhone, iPad and Android

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

Windows Mac iPhone iPad Android Learn More >>

VoiceOver

VoiceOver

  • VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader available on Mac computers, iPhone and iPad.
  • Allows the device to read out loud icons, menus and Web articles making it easier for the blind and those with low-vision to use a computer.

Cost: Free, Built-In

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:

iPhone iPad Learn More >>

Dyslexie

Dyslexie

  • The Dyslexie font extension allows you to read websites in Dyslexie font.
  • The characteristics of the Dyslexie font make it easier for people with dyslexia to distinguish individual letters and clearly see where a sentence starts and ends. This reduces the number of reading errors as well as.

Cost: Free

Compatibility:

Windows Mac Google Chrome Learn More >>

BeeLine Reader

BeeLine Reader

  • Make reading easier and faster using BeeLine Reader!
  • BeeLine uses a color gradient to guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.
  • This seemingly simple tweak makes reading substantially easier and faster because it allows you to transition between lines quickly and effortlessly.

Cost: $1.99

Compatibility:

iPhone iPad Learn More >>

Google Dictionary

Google Dictionary

  • View definitions easily as you browse the web.
  • Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble.
  • Includes audio pronunciation.

Google Chrome Extension

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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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