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Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
  • Text-to-speech support for PDF documents

Features: text-to-speech, highlighting, magnification, annotation, navigation

Adobe Digital Editions

  • Windows, Mac, iOS
  • Text-to-speech support for PDF and ePUB

Features: text-to-speech, highlighting, navigation, text size

AMIS (Adaptive Multimedia Information System)

  • Windows
  • Text-to-speech support for DAISY

Features: text-to-speech, highlighting, navigation, text size, voice speed

Capti Narrator

  • Windows, Mac, iOS, Chromebook, Android tablets (via Chrome browser), Websites
  • Integration with Bookshare, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Pocket, Instapaper, Gutenberg Project
  • Text-to-speech support for Word, PDF, HTML, DAISY, and ePUB

Features: text-to-speech, screen reader, navigation, highlighting, annotation, synchronized highlighting as text is read, voice preference, voice speed

Dolphin SuperNova

  • Windows
  • Magnification and screen reading software
  • Optical character recognition (OCR) for documents, PDFs, and digital screen content on webpages and emails
  • Supports braille displays
  • Text-to-speech support for ePUB and DAISY

Features: text-to-speech, screen reader, voice speed, magnification, voice preference, text size, font style, highlighting, navigation, braille support, web access

JAWS

  • Windows
  • Reads digital screen content including webpages, emails and applications for individuals with visual impairments
  • Optical character recognition (OCR) for documents and PDF
  • Text-to-speech support for DAISY, PDF, and Word

Features: text-to-speech, screen reader, voice speed, magnification, voice preference, text size, font style, highlighting, navigation, braille support, web access

Kurzweil 1000

  • Windows
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Reads any file type including PDF, ePUB, PNG and digital screen content for individuals with visual impairments

Features: text-to-speech, screen reader, voice speed, voice preference, magnification, text size, font style, highlighting, navigation, dictionary, braille support, web access

Kurzweil 3000

  • Windows and Mac
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Text-to-speech support for Word, PDF, TXT, NIMAS, HTML, TIFF, RTF, DAISY, ePUB and digital screen content

Features: text-to-speech, voice speed, magnification, voice preference, text size, font style, highlighting, navigation, dictionary, picture dictionary

Kurzweil 3000-firefly

  • Windows, Mac, iOS
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Text-to-speech support for Word, PDF, TXT, NIMAS, HTML, RTF, DAISY, ePUB and digital screen content

Features: text-to-speech, voice speed, magnification, voice preference, text size, font style, highlighting, navigation, dictionary, picture dictionary

Natural Reader

  • Windows
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Text-to-speech support for Word, PDF, ePUB, RTF, and digital screen content

Features: text-to-speech, voice speed, voice preference, synchronized highlighting as text is read

NVDA

  • Windows
  • Reads digital screen content in browsers and applications for individuals with visual impairments
  • Text-to-speech support for Word and digital screen content
  • Supports refreshable braille display

Features: text-to-speech, screen reader, braille support

Read:OutLoud 6

Features: text-to-speech, voice preference, voice speed, synchronized highlighting as text is read, dictionary, web access, highlighting, text size, font style

Read & Write for Windows

  • Windows
  • Text-to-speech support for NIMAS, PDF, ePUB and DAISY
  • Includes tools for research, writing, studying and test taking

Features: text-to-speech, voice preference, voice speed, synchronized highlighting as text is read, online dictionary, picture dictionary, web access

ReadHear PC

Features: text-to-speech, voice preference, voice speed, synchronized highlighting as text is read, magnification, navigation, braille support

WindowEyes

  • Windows
  • Reads digital screen content in browsers or web applications, including PDF and Flash for individuals with visual impairments
  • Uses keyboard navigation

Features: text-to-speech, screen reader, voice preference, voice speed, braille support, navigation

WYNN Literacy Software

  • Windows
  • Text-to-speech support for Word, PDF, HTML and digital screen content
  • Includes tools for research, writing, and studying tools
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Features: text-to-speech, voice preference, synchronized highlighting as text is read, dictionary, highlighting, annotation, web access

ZoomText

  • Windows and Mac
  • Magnification and screen reading software
  • Reads digital screen content in browsers or web applications for individuals with visual impairments
  • Provides text-to-speech support for PDF, Word, and digital screen content

Features: text-to-speech, voice preference, voice speed, synchronized highlighting as text is read, magnification, web access