Voice Output

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15 Numbers

15 Numbers is an educational math puzzle game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game is completely self-voicing, so a separate screen reader program is not necessary. The player has 15 numbers, 1 through 15, on two game boards called the task board and the work board. The task board shows the 15 numbers arranged in a specific pattern that the player must match using the work board. The work board has the same 15 numbers mixed up with one empty slot, a

7-128 Software Game Book

The 7-128 Software Game Book is a set of computer video games that are accessible to individuals with blindness, low vision, color blindness, deafness, or who have upper extremity disabilities. The Game Book and games are self-voicing and work with JAWS, ZoomText magnifier, Dragon NaturallySpeaking (not included; see separate entries). Additional accessibility features include options for Big Type and Windows high contrast settings. Videos are captioned. All controls are single keystroke amd all

A Special Phone

A Special Phone is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind, have low vision or have cognitive or memory disabilities. This application (or app) provides audio and tactile (through vibration) feedback to ensure that the user calls the correct person. The program allows a person to establish up to six contacts who can be speed dialed. To establish a contact, the user (or an assistant) selects a person or organizatio

Abasoft Talking Desktop Software

Abasoft Desktop Software is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, upper extremity, severe physical, mobility or vision disabilities. This talking and listening software offers speech recognition, dictation and a natural text-to-speech voice. The program talks back to the user at every opportunity in addition to displaying text. Features include voice commands for hands-free computer operation, including MP3 music, weather maps, dictation

Accessibility Suite

Accessibility Suite is a suite of computer access interfaces and functional applications that support reading and writing, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The suite is designed for use in schools, businesses, and other organizations to make workstations accessible to the largest number of users. It includes diverse software that provides support for the differing needs of students, employees, and others who find reading and writing a cha

Accessible Testing System

Accessible Testing System (ATS) is a voice output test program designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision, learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, or fine motor disabilities. This testing software features computer generated speech, with a choice of voices for test content and software functions; high resolution magnification up to 16 times original size; adjustable background and text colors; on-screen highlighting by word, sentence, and section; synchronized text and

Accessnote

AccessNote is a word processor program and voice input and output audio notetaker program designed for people who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as an electronic notetaker. It is designed particularly for people who use the VoiceOver feature (see separate entry) of Apple's iOS. AccessNote creates notes in the .TXT file format, and it can also import .TXT files from e-mail or Dropbox accounts. The AccessNote ho

Aph Talking Pc Maps Software

The APH Talking PC Maps Software provides spoken and on-screen map data and 12 million points of interest for U.S. states, territories and Canada on one flash drive. It speaks on any Windows computer, whether or not the computer has screen reading software installed. The software is not a GPS system, but instead provides a verbal description of physical space and what it contains. It gives persons with visual impairments the same information available to sighted persons through incidental learni

Apple Iigs Owner's Guide: Disk Edition

The Apple IIGS Owner's Guide: Disk Edition is an ASCII text version of Apple Computer, Inc.'s Apple IIGS Owner's Guide on a single disk for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The disk contains a manual-reading program, permitting the user to read the entire guide with a speech synthesizer. The user may also print a large type or Braille copy of the text. Information on the about the Apple IIGS includes: setting up the machine and booting up the system; formatting disks and using appli

Ariadne Gps

Ariadne GPS is an app that meets the needs of the blind in an easy-to-use interface. Talking maps allow users to explore the world around them by moving their finger around the map. While exploring, crossing a street is signaled by vibration. It has a "favorites" feature, and can be used to announce stops on the bus or train. Rotating maps keep users centered, with territory behind the user on the bottom of the screen and what is ahead on the top portion. Available in multiple languages, Ariadne

At&t Natural Voices Text-To-Speech Desktop Sdk

The AT&T Natural Voices Text-to-Speech SDK (Software Developers Kit) is a speech synthesizer and software authoring program designed for use by software designers in creating applications accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program can be used to create applications that speak. It is available in multiple voices, called fonts, and multiple languages. Each kit comes with one voice font. OPTIONS: Additional voice fonts; Server SDK. COMPATIBI

Audio Internet

Audio Internet is web site accessibility software designed for use by owners of Internet sites to make their sites accessible to seniors and individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The software translates and organizes web site content (including text, podcasts, RSS feeds, pictures, videos, HTML, Flash and a variety of other formats) into accessible audio or visual output. It provides access to the content for use on the Internet, mobile phones or any other Interne

Audio Notes

Audio Notes is a voice input audio notetaker program and a voice output audio notetaker program designed for use by individuals who are blind or with low vision, cognitive or communication disabilities. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as an audio recorder. The user launches the app and recording begins after start up. Audio Notes can also record in the background except for phone calls so the user can multitasks. The user can forward or rew

Audionote - Notepad And Voice Recorder

AudioNote - Notepad and Voice Recorder is a word processor program and voice input and output audio notetaker program designed for people with fine motor or neurological disabilities or other conditions that may prevent them from taking notes or recording ideas on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. This application (or app) features synchronized and indexed notetaking and audio recording and has a fully functional text note function that includes the ability to copy and paste. The note function

Aurora Suite

Aurora Suite is a word prediction, abbreviation expansion, and voice output communicator program designed for use by individuals with communication or learning disabilities. It can be used for typing emails or instant messages, writing documents, or for any other task that requires typing. Word prediction works with any application to save keystrokes. Other features include a talking spellchecker and homonyms assistance. Aurora Echo feature provides simple screenreading and a complete range of t

Author's Toolkit

Author's Toolkit is a writing skills program designed to encourage students to explore new writing styles and instill confidence in writing for individuals with a developmental disability. Its objective is to help student's generate ideas and assist students in reviewing and editing their work. On screen prompts guide the user through each stage of the writing process. The prompts are tailored toward the specific type of writing that is being done, whther it be journal, short story, research pap

Book Wizard Reader (Models D-03531-00 & D-03531-Ed)

Book Wizard Reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This progam allows the user to read digital talking books using a PC sound card and speakers. It supports all the media types covered by the DAISY (Digital Audio Information System) Consortium's Digital Talking Book 3.0 specifications, including audio only, text only, and synchronized text and audio. The program can be used to create digital talking books in DAISY 3.0 for

Brookestalk

BrookesTalk is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It is function key driven for blind users but also provides a configurable large text window for visually impaired users and a standard visual browser so that visually impaired and sighted individuals can work together. Users can select the volume of speech output, the number of words spoken per minute, and the gender of voice. In the configurable large text window, users can choose the f

Caketalking For Sonar

CakeTalking for SONAR is a voice output music composition program designed to make SONAR, a software program used for recording music and printing scores, accessible to persons who are blind or have low vision. CakeTalking customizes the JAWS for Windows screen reader (see separate entry) so blind users can access the SONAR software. It also offers a series of tutorials for blind users in the form of electronic documents of hundreds of pages that instruct the JAWS user on all the "how to's," pro

Cause 'n Effect (Models 1110, 1120, 1130)

Cause 'n Effect (Models 1110, 1120, 1130) is a fun and simple program designed to teach the basic principles of cause and effect to the student. This basic program, designed to be suitable for first-time computer users, includes four different activities in which the student must initiate, change, or stop some activity on the computer screen. Two of the activities provide sound and motion which the student may observe at the earliest age, and which do not require a response from the student. Res

Cdesk

CDesk AdaptiveVoice is a stand-alone software program for the eye-sight impaired, low-vision, and senior citizen that enables access to the most-used functions of their computer. CDesk is a single program with 20 core applications, built to be user-friendly and accessible with the use of a consistent user interface. 'PEGGY’ is the software's speech recognition system that allows for a hands free user experience.

Cdesk Compass

CDesk AdaptiveVoice is a stand-alone software program for the eye-sight impaired, low-vision, and senior citizen that enables access to the most-used functions of their computer. CDesk is a single program with 20 core applications, built to be user-friendly and accessible with the use of a consistent user interface. 'PEGGY’ is the software's speech recognition system that allows for a hands free user experience. CDesk COMPASS can be installed directly from the company's website.

Cepstral Text-To-Speech (Tts) Voices

Cepstral Text-to-Speech (TTS) Voices is a voice synthesizer program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. From one to 14 synthetic voices are available for six languages (US English, UK English, Italian, Canadian French, German, and Americas Spanish) and five platforms. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple Macintosh or IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Mac OS X, Windows, Windows CE, Linux, or Solaris operating system.

Chromevox

ChromeVox is a screen reader program for people with reading disabilities and people who are blind or have low vision. It is an extension for the Google Chrome browser. ChromeVox offers support for web technologies like HTML5, CSS and Javascript. It was designed to enable access to modern web applications (apps), including those that utilize W3C ARIA (Access to Rich Internet Applications). COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PC and similar and Apple Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft

Claroread Plus

ClaroRead Plus is a voice output screen reader, optical character recognition, and audio file creation program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. Scanned documents are converted into Microsoft Word text, which can be read back immediately or saved. The program can also convert PDF files to Word format. Text is spoken as it is typed, and on-screen text can be read by highlighting sections and pressing Play. The program has five human-sounding voices: RealSpeak Daniel, Emi

Claroread Plus For Mac

ClaroRead Plus for Mac is a voice output screen reader and optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. Designed for use with Microsoft Word, Safari, and other Mac applications, this program's toolbar for Microsoft Word allows the user to change the font size, spacing, and font and background color. Any word can be checked for definition and meaning with a single click on the toolbar. The Word Toolbar also features a homophone checking tool wh

Claroread Premium

ClaroRead Premium is a voice output screen reader, optical character recognition, concept mapping, and audio file creation program and accessibility software module designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This product includes ClaroRead Plus and Claro Mindfull together with a portable USB memory stick containing ClaroRead Standard (see separate entries). ClaroRead Standard runs directly from the memory stick on any personal computer (PC) without installing files. COMPATIBILIT

Claroread Standard Edition

ClaroRead Standard Edition is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or dyslexia. Text is spoken as it is typed, enabling the user to check and proof-read writing. Text can also be spoken by highlighting sections and pressing "Play." Text is read in a human-sounding voice, either male (RealSpeak Daniel) or female (Emily or Jane). Pronunciations can be modified. Spoken words can be tracked on screen with user-selected highlighting colors. A

Clicker 6

Clicker 6 is a voice output word processor program and on-screen keyboard program designed for individuals at all ability levels, including students with learning disabilities or cognitive disabilities. It has a wide range of accessibility options for users who cannot use a mouse or keyboard, including individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. In this program, users can create a customized on-screen keyboard grid with letters, whole words, or pictures. Users can click

Clozepro

ClozePro is a voice output, large print, and switch adapted testing program designed for use by students who need test-taking accomodations, including students with cognitive or learning disabilities, physical disabilities, blindness or low vision. This assessment tool enables a teacher in lower or upper elementary or secondary school to build a cloze activity from any text in any subject area. For standardized test preparation and alternate assessments, it provides the teacher with detailed inf

Co:writer 4000

Co:Writer 4000 is a word prediction program designed for use by children and teens with learning or upper extremity disabilities. This voice output program utilizes FlexSpell and the Total Vocabulary System (TVS) to provide users with the tools required for writing. FlexSpell enables students to work at their developmental spelling level by permitting them to begin words phonetically or by cueing initial letter combinations; both approaches provide lists from which the correct word can be selec

Cobra Braille

COBRA Braille is a voice output screen reader and braille output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output or read the information on a braille display. COBRA Braille accesses the user's computer software programs and optimizes the information on a braille display in text form. The user can switch between Braille Grade I and Grade II by pressing a button, and he or she ca

Cobra Pro

COBRA Pro is a voice output screen reader, braille output, and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output, read the information on a braille display, or see a magnified version of the display on the screen. COBRA Pro accesses the user's computer software programs and optimizes the information on a braille display in text form. The user can switch betwe

Cobra Zoom

COBRA Zoom is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It offers the user to option to hear the content of a computer's display through voice output or see a magnified version of the display on the screen. COBRA Zoom runs on Unicode which makes texts in Arabic, Hebrew, and Cyrillic/Russian readable. The program also saves all personal configurations in the user's profile. TASO sliders enable the user to get an

Coinsnkeys

COINSNKEYS is a coin recognition and counting practice program with voice prompt and output. Tasks in program include identifying real coins by spoken name, identifying real coins by spoken value, identifying the computer keys by name, practice counting one-to-one, and practice counting simulated coins and bills. A speech synthesizer is required for voice output (not included with program). Program also includes instructions so that coins can be mounted on the keyboard. COINSNKEYS is sold as a s

Colorful Concepts Software

Colorful Concepts Software is a cognitive skills tutorial program designed to provide a true multisensory learning experience for individuals with cognitive or neurological or phisical disability. Through these software programs, students will build word and number recognition skills; enhance their vocabulary; learn to discriminate between size, shape and color; and learn to follow directions. Program titles include: Colorful Words, Colorful Dimensions, Colorful Numbers, and Colorful Clips (see

Communicate: Symwriter (Model R1Wd109)

Communicate: Symwriter, model R1WD109, is a voice output symbolic word processor program designed for use by individuals with cognitive or learning disabilities. This program enables teachers, parents, and therapists to adapt written materials with symbols to create stories, sentence strips, directions, recipes, schedules, songs, poems, and worksheets. The program can also be used to create computer-based activities with voice output and symbol support, such as topical writing and sentence build

Complete Early Learning Intellikeys Bundle

The Complete Early Learning IntelliKeys Bundle is a pre-reading and math skills tutorial program and keytop overlay set designed for use with children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes Early Learning I, Early Learning II, Early Learning III, Mix 'N Match, and Money Skills (see also separate entries) software from Marblesoft and all appropriate overlays for use with IntelliKeys (not included; see separate entry). COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIR

Connect Access Solution

Connect Access Solution is a device designed for people with physical disabilities as well as  learning and  cognitive disabilities. Connect Access Solution provides access, HiFi sound output, built-in switch access or the option to plug in 2 external switches, rechargeable battery, and iPad protection all in one sleek package.

Coolspeech

CoolSpeech is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This text-to-speech player reads text files (.txt format), rich-text files (.rtf format), and HTML files (.html format). It can read e-mail messages, web pages, and clipboard contents aloud. It also reads words or sentences as they are typed, and converts text files into spoken WAV files. Files, URLs, and e-mails can be scheduled to be read aloud, and the program can be set to read the time and date in differen

Creature Cartoons

Creature Cartoons is a single switch program designed to improve attention skills and teach cause and effect, turn-taking, and switch use for individuals with developmental, cognitive, visual or physical disabilities or autism. Its benefits include increasing auditory and visual attention; training cause and effect and turn taking; developing intentionality; and offering recreational enjoyment. Users activate a single switch, touch screen, or the space bar to make the cartoon's story line contin

Creature Features

Creature Features is a single switch program designed to improve attention skills and teach cause and effect, turn-taking, and switch use for individuals with developmental, cognitive, visual or physical disabilities or autism. Its benefits include increasing auditory and visual attention; training cause and effect and turn taking; developing intentionality; and offering recreational enjoyment. Users activate a single switch, touch screen, or the space bar to make "creatures" perform animated ro

Darwin Reader

The Darwin Reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables a cell phone or tablet computer running the Android operating system to function as a voice output electronic book reader for full-text, full-audio, and combined books and other print media in the standard DAISY 2.02 and 3.0 formats. Darwin Reader has a voice input search feature, and the user can download books directly into their device

Darwin Wallet

The Darwin Wallet is a voice output money identification program for people with blindness, low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is designed to be used with a cell phone running the Android operating system. The app uses the phone's camera to detect currency denominations for U.S., U.K., Canadian, European Union, and Australian bills. The user holds the bill in front of the phone’s camera, and then the app will analyze the image of the bill and speak its value. COMPATIBILITY: For use with a

Davinici Hd & Ocr Video Magnifier

The DaVinci HD & OCR Video Magnifier is a desktop video magnifier (CCTV), text-to-speech (OCR) and a 3-in-1 camera designed for use by individuals with low vision. Has a Sony HD camera, 24" high resolution HD LCD for best image quality. Auto focus camera for self-viewing, reading or distance viewing (3-in-1 camera) Text-to-Speech (OCR) – reads aloud with Nuance software. DaVinci’s monitor can also be utilized as a display for computer. Features line Markers and window masking (horizontal pos

Dectalk Express

DECtalk Express is a speech synthesizer designed to provide computer speech output for people who are blind or who have low vision. This portable, external synthesizer provides human-like tones and several voice styles. This synthesizer plugs into the serial port of a computer and works in conjunction with screen access software to provide speech output of keyed input and other information displayed on the screen. The Express includes a carrying case, a detachable accessory pouch, headphones, a

Dectalk Pc

DECtalk PC is a speech synthesizer card designed to translate ASCII text files into synthesized speech output for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The synthesized speech capability of the card includes nine predefined voices with user-adjustable inflection. The rate of speech ranges from 75 to 650 words per minute. A user-modifiable dictionary enables the addition of custom vocabulary. The card plugs into the ISA slot of a personal computer and works in conjunction with screen acces

Desktalk

DeskTalk is a voice output computer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This desktop computer includes a preloaded screen reader program and software. The computer features an Intel Celeron one gigahertz (GhZ) processor, a 20 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, 256 megabyte (MB) random access memory (RAM), a built-in modem, speakers, and the Window Eyes Professional screen reader program (see separate entry). This package also includes the "My Office" suite, featuring word pr

Digit-Eyes

Digit-Eyes is a bar code reading program and a voice output bar code reading program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to scan bar codes and hear the names of the items in four ways. First, the user can record his/her own audio labels by visiting the Digit-Eyes website, printing quick-response (QR) barcode labels, applying the labels to calendar dates or other items, and recording messages t

Digit-Eyes Lite

Digit-Eyes Lite is a bar code reading program and a voice output bar code reading program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to read Digit-Eyes quick-response (QR) text bar code labels and standard QR bar code labels. The user points the camera at the item he/she wants to scan, taps the “Scan” button, the application, or app, will display the text of the label on the device’s screen and the A

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-05)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-20, is a voice output module designed to offer a single pre-recorded voice, music or sound effects to products and processes for persons with low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide a recording serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various types of

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-10)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-10, is a voice output module designed to offer pre-recorded voice, sound effects or music to products and processes for persons with low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide recordings serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various types of sensors (

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-20)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-20, is a voice output module designed to offer pre-recorded voice, sound effects or music to products and processes for persons with low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide recordings serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various types of sensors (

Digital Audio Unit (Model Cd-30)

The Digital Audio Unit, model CD-30, is a voice output module designed to offer pre-recorded voices, sound effects or music to products and processes for persons who are blind or have low vision. This self-contained unit consists of a microprocessor that can be implemented to provide recordings serving safety; instruction; security; or information purposes. It is designed to interface with electrical signals (i.e. analog or digital - household appliances/electrical devices) triggered by various

Discover:switch

The Discover:Switch is a single-switch keyboard modification and on-screen keyboard program designed to enable children with physical disabilities to access popular educational software. The voice-output switch enables students to use educational software, send e-mail, and operate multimedia programs. The switch includes all necessary software to enable it to display and speak a standard keyboard layout or to display and speak words, phrases, or sentences displayed in a keyboard-style matrix. Wi

Dj Propack Speech Module (Model M96)

The DJ ProPack Speech Module, model M96, is a speech synthesizer designed to put high quality speech in all Don Johnston talking software for individuals with communication disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. This program includes the latest MacinTalk Pro text-to-speech software which has a complete selection of natural sounding, intelligent voices. Numbers are pronounced correctly, words are spoken in context, and many abbreviations can be understood. COMPATIBILITY: Macintosh. SYS

Docreader

DocReader is a voice output word processor designed for use by individuals with dyslexia or learning disabilities. Word processing functions incude the ability to open, save and print documents; copy, cut, paste, and delete text; and apply formatting to the text (color, font, size). This program can read documents aloud using clear RealSpeak voices, including documents typed within the program itself or within Microsoft Word, a chat program, or an e-mail program. It can also speak as the user ty

Dolphin Easyreader

The Dolphin EasyReader is a software digital talking book player, allowing users to read and listen to content through a combination of text, speech and images. With EasyReader, readers can navigate to any section of a book, change the reading voice, customize their preferred text, alter the background and highlight colors, search for words and phrases, and place bookmarks within a text.

Dolphin Pen

The Dolphin Pen is an access software pen drive designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This USB pen drive device comes loaded with Dolphin computer access software, and allows users to carry the software with them and run it on any personal computer (PC) on which Dolphin Interceptor software has been installed (this software can be installed from the pen drive if it has not been previously installed on the PC). The device is available with one of four computer access p

Doubletalk Chipset (Models Rc8650 & Rc8660)

The DoubleTalk Chipset is a speech synthesizer designed for use in talking devices accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision, or in speaking aids for individuals with speech disabilities. Applications include talking optical character recognition systems, ATM machines, talking pagers and PDAs, GPS navigation systems, vending and ticketing machines, dial-up information systems, handheld barcode readers, security systems, and aids for individuals with speech or visual disabilities

Doubletalk Pc & Doubletalk Lt

DoubleTalk PC and DoubleTalk LT are speech synthesizer cards designed to provide computer speech output for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. The DoubleTalk PC includes four types of speech synthesizers. This card does not effect the speed of the application in use, converts English or Spanish text to speech, and can play back several types of digitized speech. The device offers 11 programmable modes and user-controlled parameters such as selectable voices, translation modes, ind

Dr. Peet's Talk / Writer

Dr. Peet's Talk/Writer is a two-disk reading tutorial program designed to teach to motivate beginning readers and writer to compose text on screen and to provide voice output of typed text to the user for reinforcement and auditory feedback. The first disk, ABC Discovery, introduces the alphabet, provides lessons in recognition of capital and lower-case letters, keyboard familiarity, and a one-line word processor. Disk Two, Talk/Writer, has a word processor with four commands, which uses ECHO vo

Dragon Dictate For Mac

Dragon Dictate for Mac is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition software allows hand-free operation of Apple Macintosh personal computers. The system allows users to speak at their normal pace and control applications by using voice commands to initiate any program or action within a program, to move the mouse cursor and click anywhere on the screen, or to place t

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is a voice input, voice output and voice input text editor program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition application allows hands-free operation of an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The program allows the user to speak and instantly see the text of what is said appear in the document, email message, or other input area. The user launches Dragon Dictation, taps the red recording butt

Dragon Naturallyspeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a voice input and voice output program designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities. This voice recognition system enables hands-free operation of personal computers and permits users to speak at their normal pace. The program also permits hands-free mouse operation using MouseGrid technology. Users can create, move, edit, and format text by voice command in virtually all Windows applications, including w

Drivesafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, vision or learning disabilities. This application (or app) enables hands-free operation of an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, an Android phone, or a BlackBerry phone. This text to speech program speaks aloud email messages, Twitter updates (tweets), and text messages (SMS) as well as the texter’s name. Both male and female voices are available and the user can change the read speed of incoming mess

Drivesafe.ly Pro

DriveSafe.ly Pro is a voice output program and a voice input text message program designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, vision or learning disabilities. This application (or app) enables hands-free operation of a BlackBerry phone. The text to speech feature speaks aloud email messages, Twitter updates (tweets), and text messages (SMS) as well as the texter’s name. Both male and female voices are available, and the user can change the reading speed of incoming messages. The

Dual Screen Reader And Magnifier

Dual Screen Reader and Magnifier is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program combines the features of LookOUT Screen Reader and Magnus Screen Enlarger (see also separate entries). The program reads contents of the computer screen, while simultaneously magnifying everything on the screen up to 16 times. The program speaks what the user types, and reads documents, e-mails, web pages aloud. No extra

E-Text Reader

E-Text Reader is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This software reads text files aloud using Cepstral Voices. It can open and read entire files or read user-selected text within a document. An Auto Summarize feature summarizes the information in a document or selected text. Words are highlighted as they are read. Highlighting colors can be changed by clicking the mouse. The user can change voices and reading speed,

E-Text Reader Igt

E-Text Reader IGT is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program has all the features of E-Text Reader (see separate entry), together with IGT - Intergalactic Translator, a built-in document translator. The program can read electronic documents aloud using digital voices and translate them into eight different languages: French, Spanish, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese. Electronic format

Earl

Earl is a voice input, voice output and screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is powered by iSpeech, allowing a person to use his or her voice to turn an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a reading machine with voice output. The user launches the app, double taps the screen, speaks commands into the device's built-in microphone and Earl will read selected articles from over 250 newspapers, magazines and websites from

Early Learning I

Early Learning I is a perceptual training program designed for teaching recognition of colors, shapes, numbers, and letters to children with a learning disability. The program includes the following four lessons: Matching Colors, Learning Shapes, Counting Numbers, and Letter Match. All have the option of being controlled with: a keyboard, a mouse, a touch screen, IntelliKeys, or single- or dual-switch input. The program may be set to ask for a yes or no response with no as default value. A speec

Early Learning I Intellikeys Bundle

The Early Learning I IntelliKeys Bundle is a pre-reading tutorial program and keytop overlay set designed for use with young children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes the Early Learning I (see also separate entry) software from Marblesoft and a set of six overlays for use with IntelliKeys (not included; see separate entry). The program teaches identification of eight colors, eight shapes by sight and name, numbers from one through twenty, and upper and lower case letter

Early Learning Ii Intellikeys Bundle

The Early Learning II IntelliKeys Bundle is a math tutorial program and keytop overlay set designed for use with young children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes the Early Learning II (see also separate entry) software from Marblesoft and a set of two overlays for use with IntelliKeys (not included; see separate entry). The program teaches simple addition and number sequencing. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: System 7.1 or higher, fou

Early Learning Iii Intellikeys Bundle

The Early Learning III IntelliKeys Bundle is a math tutorial program and keytop overlay set designed for use with young children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes the Early Learning III (see also separate entry) software from Marblesoft and a set of three overlays for use with IntelliKeys (not included; see separate entry). The program teaches simple subtraction and the concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh computers. SYS

Easereader Daisy Player

The EaseReader DAISY Player is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program enables publishers of audio e-books to deliver text and audio content that is protected from unauthorized copying, viewing, or editing of the source text. Content published using this program can be played back on DAISY-format playback devices, but cannot be copied, edited, or distributed in other formats. When content is viewed in applications such a

Easy Access

Easy Access is a set of keyboard utilities built into the Apple Macintosh operating system that allow the user to modify the operation of the keyboard and mouse for individuals who have limited upper extremity mobility. The utilities are provided with the operating system at no additional cost. Sticky Keys is a feature that allows single-finger operation of the keyboard. With Sticky Keys turned on, the "modifier" keys (such as SHIFT) can be pressed before the key they modify, rather than at the

Echo Smartpen

The Echo Smartpen is a scanner and digital recorder that records handwritten notes and accompanying audio commentary for people with developmental, learning, cognitive or memory disabilities. The Echo is a functioning pen that uses a high-speed infrared camera to record everything it writes. It also has a microphone embedded in the pen that records lectures or audio notes made by the user to augment the written material. The Echo has an ARM 9 processor, and video and audio recordings are stored

Eclipsereader

The eClipseReader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software plays text documents and DAISY format digital talking books. It has a talking user interface that can be customized for keyboard operation or a simple graphic interface for users with low vision. The software is screen reader compatible. Volume and speed controls are selectable via a hot key or tool bar. The software allows chapter, page, heading, and phrase

Edmark Reading Program, Software Levels 1 & 2

The Edmark Reading Program, Software Level 1 & 2 is the software version of a highly repetitive sight word approach for first grade students with learning or developmental disabilities. The student uses a keyboard, joystick or TouchWindow (see separate entry) to make selections. The student must be able to point, say or sign back a response, and have enough receptive language to understand the cues. The program teaches 350 words chosen from the Dolch Word List and basal readers, as well as

Emacspeak

Emacspeak is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program provides voice output for the Emacs desktop that runs on UNIX and Linux operating systems. Voice output is provided for built-in Emacs functions, including its text editor, e-mail application, calendar/appointment program, cd-player, and games, as well as for additional applications that can be added to Emacs, such as Web browsers, the LaTeX text editor, mp3 players, and others. The

English Talking Dictionary

The English Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This dictionary is designed to work with screen readers and screen magnifiers and contains over 250,000 words and phrases, including jargon and proper nouns such as geographic locations and historical persons. It reads the definition of a word to the user as well as how to use it in a sentence. This program also highlights

English Talking Dictionary For Ipad

The English Talking Dictionary for iPad is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This application (or "app") is designed to work with the iPad's accessibility features. It contains over 250,000 words and phrases, including jargon and proper nouns such as geographic locations and historical persons. Also known as the Ultimate Talking Dictionary, this app reads the definition of a word to the use

Essency Awareness! Audio App

For the visually impaired using headphones, Awareness! The Headphone App allows them to listen to headphones while also hearing the sounds of the environment. It uses the microphone to feed in noises as the user listens to music or use another app. Hear a car approaching or a doorbell ringing. POWER: Apple devices. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Eti-Eloquence

ETI-Eloquence is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by product designers to provide speech output for individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program supports speaking rate modifications with no loss in speech quality. It has a fast execution speed and low memory requirements. Memory size is independent of the number of voices used, so the software can be used to create a multi-voice speech application without additional memory resources. The progra

Eurovocs Suite

Eurovocs Suite is a computer access program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities or dyslexia. It includes DocReader voice output word processor, KeyVit on-screen keyboard, and Skippy word prediction software (see also separate entries), which can be installed separately or together. Used together, they allow access to mouse, keyboard, and other computer functions through single- or multiple-switch scanning, joystick, or other pointing devices; word pred

Eve For Windows

EVE (Etrek's Vocal Eyes) for Windows is a screen reader program with voice output designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It reads text in English or Korean, including Chinese characters with Korean pronunciation. Reading modes include full text, word, paragraph, and block unit. Speech speed, volume, and pitch can be controlled by the user. The program shows the current window status by reading the title and status bar and scanning the window. It offers a button list fo

Eyenote

EyeNote is a voice output and vibrating money identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application image recognition technology and a device's integrated camera to recognize bank notes and communicate their value to the user either verbally or through audible pulses. All current circulating Federal Reserve notes (U.S. paper currency) from 1996 forward can be recognized by the app, including $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. In Spoken

Eyes-Free Shell

Eyes-Free Shell is an audible screen navigation, voice output dialing and screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns an Android device into an eyes-free communication device and provides one-touch access to applications and mini-apps built into Eyes-Free Shell. The user interacts with the touch screen to check status information, launch applications, and direct dial or message a contact. The main screen has seven widget

First Words International Hd

First Words International HD is a voice output language, foreign language and vocabulary tutorial program designed for use by language therapists and parents working with children who have cognitive, communication, developmental, or learning disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows a therapist or parent to use an Apple iPad to help children to learn the words for basic objects in any or all of the following languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Hindi and Russian

First Words International Lite Hd

First Words International Lite HD is a voice output language, foreign language and vocabulary tutorial program designed for use by language therapists and parents working with children who have cognitive, communication, developmental, or learning disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows a therapist or parent to use an Apple iPad to help children to learn the words for common nouns and learn the names of basic objects in any or all of the following languages: English, Chinese, Spa

Following Directions: Left And Right

Following Directions: Left and Right is a tutorial program designed to provide practice in following directions and use of short term memory while reinforcing left/right discrimination concepts for children and adults with language learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and attention deficit disorders. In ten activities of increasing difficulty, students are asked to move objects to particular positions on the screen using the commands "left" and "right.

Following Directions: One And Two-Level Commands

Following Directions: One- and Two-Level Commands is a direction tutorial program designed to increase auditory comprehension, reinforce basic concepts, improve responses to classroom instructions, build independence and facilitate classroom inclusion for children and adults with language-learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, and attention deficit disorders. This program provides practice in following one- and two-step directions and using short-term m

Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition (Model Lm-6000Sev)

The Franklin Speaking Language Master Special Edition, model LM-6000SEV, is a hand-held augmentative communication and learning device and voice output dictionary designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision, or individuals with speech or learning disabilities. This unit combines a spelling corrector, dictionary, thesaurus, grammar guide, and 10 educational games. The Language Master 6000SE features a typewriter-style keyboard with high-contrast lettering and raised locator dots

Gamz Player Cd With Speak Text

The GAMZ Player CD with Speak Text is a CD-ROM containing an educational game program (the GAMZ Player) designed to teach reading and spelling skills to students with learning disabilities, and a screen reader program (Speak Text) that is also designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The educational game program is based on the Swap and Fix educational card games (see separate entry). It contains software versions of all 35 boxed Swap and Fix card games, plus 14 extra Swap and

Gesture-To-Voice Synthesizer

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a gesture-to-voice synthesizer for individuals with speech or communication disabilities. The gesture-to-voice synthesizer was created at the University of British Columbia by a team led by professor of electrical and computer engineering Sidney Fels. It allows users to put on a pair of sensor-equipped gloves, then move their hands in the air. Based on those hand movements, the synthesizer is able to create audible speech. The gloves conta

Getting Dressed Software

Getting Dressed Software is a vocabulary enhancement and personal and indpendent living skills tutorial program designed to teach about getting dressed for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. It not only teaches vocabulary about clothing, but also teaches dressing skills. Users will learn words for clothing items and how to dress for a variety of occasions. It features a quiz section to enhance what is learned and has voice output capabilities for non-readers. For students with

Gh Player

The gh PLAYER is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This playback software enables users to play DAISY-standard digital talking books, save time finding information, and improve reading productivity. Text can be read aloud with or without an on-screen display. Users have the option of navigating a book by individual sections or segments or by going directly to a specific page, and can determine their location within the book us

Ghostreader

GhostReader is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with low vision or reading disabilities. This text-to-speech utility enables text files or e-mail to be read aloud with human-sounding Acapela voices. The program can read text, Word, HTML, PDF, and RTF files, or to speak selected text in any application. Words are highlighted onscreen as they are read. The user can cause onscreen text to be read by pointing the cursor at it. The program can also convert text to MP3 audio file

Grizzly Gulch Western Extravaganza

Grizzly Gulch Western Extravaganza is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The game presents a virtual world set in the Old West and created purely from sound imagery. The player invents a character, which develops in an interactive evolving story line as the player meets and interacts with many crazy characters while exploring the town of Grizzly Gulch. The player can settle into the saloon to play a game of chance, fight outlaws in blazi

Gus! Word Prediction

Gus! Word Prediction is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities and individuals who use one hand on a computer keyboard. This voice output utility program can be used with standard application software. It places an "always on top" window on the computer screen, which can be stretched or shrunk to any size, with automatic adjustment of font size. As the user begins to enter a word, the box displays a list of choices. Words are pre

Hal Arabic Screen Reader

Hal Arabic Screen Reader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an Arab-language version of the Hal Screen Reader program (see separate entry). It reads the full screen, including text, dialog boxes, icons, buttons, menus, and controls, with voice and braille output in Arabic. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium processor; Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP operating system.

Handyspeech

HandySpeech is a voice output text to speech communication program designed for use by individuals with communication, speech or learning disabilities or autism. This handwriting-to-speech program enables an Apple iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. The user writes words or sentences he or she wants to communicate in any one of 13 languages, and the program converts the handwriting into speech and

Head-To-Toe Software

The Head-to-Toe Software is a vocabulary and sexuality education program designed to teach body awareness for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. This program is ideal for teaching basic anatomical vocabulary and features quiz sections for enhancing what is taught. The talking software is ideal for non readers and enhances the learning process. For students with a physical disability, the software is TouchWindow compatible. COMPAITBILITY: Apple. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Apple IIe sy

Helpread

HELPRead is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and low vision. This screen reader program is also designed for those first learning to read, including adults and younger learners. The goal is to make reading from a computer easier and less of a strain. This program is a clipboard reader, meaning that the user or a teacher must highlight and copy text from a word processing file, text file, or web page onto a clipboard before

Home Page Reader For Windows

The Home Page Reader for Windows is a voice output program designed to read web pages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program audibly communicates information from any graphical user interface (GUI) on a web page. This includes tables, frames, forms, and alternate text for images, as well as link information and alternate text for objects like image maps. In addition, it verbalizes HTML 4.0 information provided by web page authors, such as summaries and table captions. Adv

Hunter

Hunter is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This arcade-style game involves adventure role-playing. The player's character, Hunter Joe, has a mission to reach the ancient land of Bobo and obtain the ancient Bobo tribal statue. On the way to Bobo, the player scores points on 10 levels and fights through the jungle, fishes for food, crosses the valley of tigers, climbs a treacherous mountain, discovers hidden treasure, swings across a wat

I Can Play, Too!

I Can Play, Too! is a voice output game program and speech training program designed for use with various card and board games to allow a nonverbal individual to use a computer for his or her speech output while playing. Screens are included for the following games: Go Fish; Red Light, Green Light; Cootie; Checkers; Battleship; Simon Says; and other general board games. Features of the program include a child's human speech; touches of animation, including a tumbling musical die; a manual with p

I-Speak

I-Speak is a screen reading program designed for use by individuals with vision or learning disabilities. This screen reader reads text from text files. E-mail and websites can also be saved as text files for reading. Files are read in a natural male or female human-sounding voice using inflection, intonation, and pauses to facilitate listeninng comprehension. Although the program reads only text files, text files can be recorded as Wave (.wav) or MP3 (.mp3) files. The program operates in two mo

Ibm Easy Web Browsing

IBM Easy Web Browsing is a web site access utility designed for use by individuals with low vision. By providing large print and voice output options directly on a web site, this program enables visitors with low vision to access sites without their own assistive access features. This program is installed as a usability tool on a web site and started by users who visit the site. The user clicks the utility link to download, and the necessary program components are set up automatically. The progr

Ibm Viavoice Text-To-Speech Sdk

The IBM ViaVoice Text-To-Speech SDK (Software Developer Kit) is a software authoring and voice output program designed for use by software developers in making their programs accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program can be used to create voice output for Windows or Linux applications, including applications with limited system resources such as ATMs. An almost unlimited number of voices can be generated by modifying gender, pitch, head siz

Ibsar

Ibsar (Vision in English) is an Arabic- and English-language voice output optical character recognition and screen reader program and web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This integrated program is based on Sakhr Arabic/English text to speech (TTS) and optical character recognition (OCR) engines. The program reads printed books and documents aloud as well as electronic files. Screen content is read with a high quality human voice. The screen reader functi

Icanemail (Models Sm-24 & Sm-27)

ICanEmail is a voice output electronic mail program designed for use by individuals with learning, visual, or physical disabilities. This full-screen talking email program operates in a sequential manner, where it asks one question at a time, such as "Who would you like to send this to?" or "If you'd like to speak your message, you can do that here." The email partner (sender or recipient) does not require any special software to interact with the user of this program. The program also enables t

Icommunicator

The iCommunicator is a communication aid for the deaf designed to enable individuals with hearing disabilities to communicate with hearing individuals without an interpreter. This computer-based system converts speech to text, speech to video sign language, speech to computer-generated voice, and text to computer-generated voice all in real time. Features include the ability to adjust the font size and text window display, the ability to adjust the signing speed and the size of the signing windo

Ida-Reader

ida-reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by people who are blind, dyslexic, or have reading disabilities or low vision. This software accepts ePub 2/ePub 3, Daisy 2.0/2.02, Daisy 3.0, HTML, RTF and XML as input and reading file formats. It has a bookshelf feature that automatically collects information on, and displays the names of, the books stored on a computer or on external devices like memory sticks, CDs or DVDs. When a book is being read, the text is displayed a

Ideal Currency Identifier

IDEAL Currency Identifier is a voice output money identification program for people who are blind or have low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is designed to be used with a smartphone or tablet that has a camera and runs the Android operating system. The app uses the device's rear-facing camera to detect currency denominations for three generations of U.S. currency notes beginning in 1993. The user places the note on a flat surface, in a horizontal position and in good lighting. It does not

Ihear Dialer

iHear Dialer is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The application (or app) for an iPhone allows the user to dial a phone number without looking at the keypad. When the user moves a finger around the keypad, iHear Dialer will say each number as the finger touches it. The user lifts the finger after the number is read aloud to select if that is the number for dialing then browses to the nex

Infovox Ivox

Infovox iVox is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program provides natural-sounding voices that can be used in any Mac OS X application that uses speech, including applications such as TextEdit, Preview, Acrobat Reader, Proloquo, KeyStrokes, SwitchXS, VisioVoice, and AppleWorks, as well as many educational titles. The program can also be used with built-in speech and accessibility features of Mac OS X, inc

Intellitalk

Intellitalk is a voice output word processor program designed for children and adults with cognitive and/or visual disabilities. The software offers easy-to-use menus and enables users to hear letters, words, and sentences as they type, ot to have the text read back from the screen. IntelliTalk offers a choice of a variety of voices and pronouciation can be modified using the built-in pronounciation editor. The program can correctly pronounce the most common words that children learn in addition

Intellitools Mac Access Pack I And Ii

The Intellitools Mac Access Pack I and II are sets of programs and/or hardware designed to make Macintosh computers accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive, or visual disabilities. The Mac Access Pack I is a five-item kit that includes a variety of tools to enhance creativity and communication skills. Included are IntelliKeys, Overlay Maker, ClickIt!, IntelliPics, and IntelliTalk (see separate entries). Mac Access Pac II includes all of the above with the exception of IntelliKeys. WAR

Intellitools Windows Access Pack I And Ii

The Intellitools Windows Access Pack I and II are sets of programs and/or hardware designed to make IBM and compatible computers equipped with Windows accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive, or visual disabilities. The Windows Access Pack I is a five-item kit that includes a variety of tools to enhance creativity and communication skills. Included are IntelliKeys, Overlay Maker, ClickIt! for Windows, IntelliPics, and IntelliTalk (see separate entries). Windows Access Pac II is design

Ipractice Verbs

iPractice Verbs is a voice output flash card program and a language and vocabulary tutorial program designed for use by language therapists and parents working with children who have cognitive, communication, developmental, hearing, learning, or physical disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows a therapist or parent to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to help children learn and practice basic English verbs. iPractice Verbs comes with over 120 verbs in present, present p

Ispeak For Pocket Pc

iSpeak for Pocket PC is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This text-to-speech (TTS) software product allows users of Pocket PC handheld devices to listen to e-mail messages, text documents, web pages, MP3 (.mp3) files, and Wave (.wav) files. This program will play text files of any length, including web page information, presentations, papers, reports, and e-books. Users can create or merge playlists consisting of text, MP3, or Wave files. The program includ

iWalk

iWalk is a prototype navigation service designed for blind and low vision people that intends to provide GPS and location information using speech input for destination selection, integrated local business search, spoken turn-by-turn navigation directions and speech cues in the Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Izoom Web Screen Magnifier / Reader

iZoom Web is a Web-based screen magnification and screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This program magnifies the computer screen up to 32X with eight zoom modes. This software also offers color, cursor, font, speech enhancements and more. The software runs from the manufacturer's Web site at http://www.issist.ca and requires no download. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible personal computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium III, 1 Gigahertz p

Izoom2Go Screen Magnifier / Reader

iZoom2Go screen magnification and screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. The software is provided on a portable USB drive, making it available on any computer running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista with a USB port. The drive retains the user's settings for use on any computer. This program magnifies the computer screen up to 32X with eight zoom modes. This software also offers color, cursor, font, speech enhancements and more. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IB

J-Say Professional

J-Say Professional is a voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This product enables users of JAWS for Windows (see separate entry) to talk to the computer using a natural voice, and obtain speech feedback of their dictation and other related on-screen activity. This program supports use of the voice for computer input and control in conjunction with the keyboard. The program can be used for writing and formatting documents in a word processor such a

Japplis Speech

Japplis Speech is an online text-to-speech application designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or speech disabilities. This voice output program speaks the text as the user types. It can also read line-by-line, and there is a "Say It" button that prompt the Web-based program to speak selected text or all text if none is selected. Japplis Speech is available at the following website: http://speech.japplis.com. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux operating sys

Jawbone

JawBone is an interface program that allows the coordinated use of the JAWS for Windows screen reader program and the Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition program by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This product provides the necessary code for interoperability of Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional version 6.0 and JAWS for Windows version 4.0 and higher (neither included, see separate entries). It includes a lexicon of new commands to make operating a personal computer by

Jaws For Windows

JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows is a voice output screen reader program designed to read computer screens for persons who are blind or have low vision. JAWS for Windows installs its own speech synthesizer software, Eloquence for JAWS, which works with the Windows sound card and supports nine languages (U.S. and British English, Latin American and Castilian Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Finnish). Interactive talking installation makes it easy to set up with

Jaws Scripts

JAWS Scripts are screen reader script sets designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Scripts are program interfaces that facilitate the use of an application in conjunction with JAWS for Windows (see separate entry), the screen reader manufactured by Freedom Scientific. Scripts are currently available for Goldmine 6.0, Ms Publisher 2002, QuoteWerks 3.0, Quicken Expensable 98, SPSS 11.0, and Speak Freely. Custom scripting is also available for JAWS and/or Dragon NaturallyS

Jaws Training Bundle

The JAWS Training Bundle contains over 50 hours of one-on-one training sessions for JAWS, a voice output screen reader program designed for persons who are blind or have low vision (see separate entry). Produced in audio format using the DAISY standard, the JAWS Training Bundle is designed to be a starting place for both new JAWS users and those who need refresher training. It starts at the very beginning and teaches about basic Microsoft® Windows® and JAWS concepts. It then progresses to lesson

K.c. Clyde In Fly Ball

K.C. Clyde In Fly Ball Interactive CD-ROM is a story program designed to promote literacy, reading and language involvement for children with cognitive disabilities. The program features animated imaginative characters (K.C. is a boy; Clyde is a dog, and UKandu is the wordbird), catchy music and fun word recognition activities. It is designed with up to 21 story paths (more than 120 pages of story is possible), four levels of word interaction, and pop quizzes. The characters are engineered to ta

Key To Access

Key to Access is an accessibility software module, MP3 player, and digital recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. When this device is inserted into a computer's USB port, the user has access to a suite of ten accessibility tools: (1) Universal Reader for reading email and web pages; (2) E-Text Reader, a tool that allows the user to highlight, bookmark, search and extract text from a document; (3) Ultimate Talking Dictionary, a 250,000-

Key To Access Vpod

Key to Access VPod is an accessibility software module, MP4 video player, and digital voice recorder designed for use by individuals who have learning disabilities. When this device is inserted into a computer's USB port, the user has access to a suite of accessibility tools: Universal Reader Plus for reading email and web pages; E-Text Reader, a tool that allows the user to highlight, bookmark, search and extract text from a document; Ultimate Talking Dictionary, a 250,000-word voice output dic

Keyread (Models Sm-22 & Sw-22)

KeyRead is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Tailored to users who may be new to the computer, this reader is controlled by the standard keyboard arrow keys and echoes each keystroke. This system works with most applications, including word processors and web browsers and offers selective reading of the screen and menus. COMPATIBILITY: Model SM-22 is for use on Macintosh computers and model SW-22 is for use on IBM and compatible computers e

Keyspell Ellipsis

KeySpell Ellipsis is a voice output spelling utility designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This spelling aid supplements the spell checkers in programs such as Microsoft Word. It has a comprehensive dictionary of 350,000 words, and can be set for specific levels of difficulty or areas of interest. For example, an inexperienced writer could reduce the number of suggestions produced by choosing the Junior dictionary, while a doctor could narrow the range of suggestions by cho

Keystone Discrete

KeyStone Discrete is a voice output screen reader and utility program and voice input program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program integrates discrete voice recognition technology with a text-to-speech screen reader and a homophone and spelling checker. It comprises KeyStone ScreenSpeaker (Discrete Edition) and DragonDictate software (see separate entries). In the speech recognition enrollment process, this program reads out the

Keystone Screenspeaker Solo

KeyStone ScreenSpeaker Solo is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Users can hear their work being spoken back while the text is being typed or dictated using voice recognition software (not included). Any mistakes can be found and corrected using spelling and homophone checkers. Any amount of the text can be read back at any time. Text can be read by character, word, line, sentence, pa

Keystone Speechmaster Solo

KeyStone SpeechMaster Solo is a voice input text editor program and voice output output screen reader program and spell check utility designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The system integrates voice recognition technology (Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred software; see separate entry) with a text-to-speech screen reader (KeyStone ScreenSpeaker) and a spelling and homophone checker. The program reads enrollment scripts in small phrases for the user to repeat, making it un

Kid Keys

Kid Keys is a voice output program designed to introduce and enhance keyboarding and reading skills for students with developmental and physical disabilities. Three activities combine voice, music, graphics, animation and sound to help students progress from learning key positions to typing smoothly and accurately. Students develop letter and word recognition, learn letters and words through the use of speech technology, and develop sequencing skills while taking the first steps in computer lite

Kid Pix 2 / Kid Pix Studio

Kid Pix 2 and Kid Pix Studio are drawing programs designed to create multimedia presentationa and animated artwork for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. Students can use the TouchWindow (see separate entry) to access this program which includes a talking alphabet, colorful rubber stamps that can be customized and resized, and a palette of Wacky Brushes. Slide Shows are easy to create, so children of all ages and levels can create multimedia reports, animations with sound effec

Kid Works 2

Kid Works 2 is a reading tutorial program designed to teach children to write and illustrate their own story for individuals with a developmental or physical disability. This program combines a word processor and picture dictionary with paint tools, rubber stamps, and icons that allow students to express themselves through words and pictures as they write original stories. A simple click of the mouse changes words into pictures and pictures into words. The Story illustrator lets the students "pa

Kiddesk

KidDesk is a desktop program designed with interactive desk accessories for children who have a developmental or physical disability. It is a hard disk security program that allows students to individualize their desktops and launch their own programs without being to able to access system functions that are off limits. An adult code is necessary to reach the hard disk and system functions. Features include six themes for personalization, a Talking Clock, Printable Calendar, Working Calculator,

Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000 is an optical character recognition (OCR) program with voice output designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software package runs on a personal computer connected to a flatbed scanner. It scans books, magazine articles, and other printed documents, converts the printed text into electronic text files, and reads them aloud using RealSpeak, a human-sounding synthetic speech engine. Scanned documents can be edited using a text editor with voice output. Definiti

Kurzweil 3000 For Macintosh

Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh is an optical character recognition (OCR) program with voice output designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This software scans documents and reads scanned or electronic text aloud using synthetic speech. Words are highlighted in contrasting colors as they are spoken. This simultaneous auditory and visual presentation of information helps increase reading accuracy, speed, and comprehension for readers. Users can adjust how much text is highlighted

Kurzweil 3000 For Windows

Kurzweil 3000 for Windows is an optical character recognition (OCR) and test program with voice output designed for use by individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This OCR software scans documents and reads scanned or electronic text aloud using synthetic speech. Documents are shown on screen with words highlighted as they are spoken. This combined auditory and visual presentation of information helps increase reading accuracy, speed, and comprehension for struggling readers.

Laptalk

LapTalk is a voice output computer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is a notebook computer with an integrated full-feature screen reader program (Window-Eyes Professional; see separate entry). The computer has an Intel Celeron one gigahertz (GHz) processor and a Windows operating system that allows it to run mainstream software. It has 256 megabytes (MB) random access memory (RAM) and a 20 gigabyte (GB) hard drive. Other features include an office suite that

Learn Keys: Verbal Keyboard Feedback (Models D-03410-00 & D-03410-Ed)

Learn Keys: Verbal Keyboard Feedback is a voice output keystroke announcement program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides human speech output for a variety of keyboard types via the computer's sound card and speakers. It can speak any key name and display the name on screen, and it can do this while other programs are running. The software comes with on-line help, documentation on CD-ROM, and quick start instructions in braille and large prin

Learn To Talk

Learn to Talk is a voice output flash card program, a language, reading and vocabulary tutorial program and a speech training program designed for use by parents working with children who have cognitive, communication, hearing, learning, physical, or speech disabilities or autism. This application (or app) was developed by a speech therapist to allow a parent to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to facilitate language development in children with specific language impairments such as re

Learning Ally Audio

Learning Ally Audio is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book reader for books in the standard DAISY formats. Learning Ally membership is required in order to use the app and download audiobooks from the Learning Ally website. The Direct Downloading feature allows the user to download audiobooks from their Learning Al

Let's Go Read! An Island Adventure

Let's Go Read! An Island Adventure is a vocabulary tutorial program designed for use by children with learning and other cognitive disabilities and physical disabilities. This program incorporates speech recognition software to enable students to direct computer actions using their voices. They can also listen to their own voices as they read the 12 interactive books incorporated into the program. This comprehensive program for beginning readers uses both phonics and whole language concepts, off

Lexiflow

Lexiflow is a voice output electronic book player program designed for use by publishers of books and student assessments. This program enables publishers to create talking Flash eBooks and assessments that are accessible to students who require read-aloud support. Pages are converted from PDF to talking Adobe Flash for playback using the free Adobe Flash Player. Books are displayed in an exact representation of the printed content on PC or Mac in any industry standard Internet browser. In addit

Librette Turnkey System & Libra Turnkey System

The Librette Turnkey System and Libra Turnkey System are personal computer systems pre-loaded with optical character recognition (OCR), screen magnification, web browser, and voice output software, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Librette system includes a personal computer running the Windows XP operating system, with a monitor, printer, and scanner, pre-loaded with VIP Scan/Read/Write, a voice output OCR program, and PnC Net, a voice output web browser tha

Lime Aloud

Lime Aloud is a voice output music composition program and optical music notation reader program for use by people who are blind or have low vision. Working with JAWS for Windows (see separate entry), Lime Aloud allows the user to navigate through a musical score using standard cursor keys, and it enables a computer to play each note or chord and verbally describe related annotations such as accents, staccato marks, lyrics and ties. Lime Aloud includes the Lime notation editor and the SharpEye M

Literacy Pack

The Literacy Pack is a set of access and literacy items, including a keyboard interface, a voice output word processor program, and a spelling tutorial program, designed for use by individuals with cognitive, visual, and upper extremity disabilities. This package includes IntelliKeys and IntelliTalk (see separate entries) by IntelliTools and Spell-A-Word (see separate entry). COMPATIBILITY: Versions are available for use with Macintosh computers or IBM and compatible computers equipped with Wind

Literacy Productivity Pack - Version 14.0

Literacy Productivity Pack – Version 14.0 is a suite of reading and writing software applications designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. Programs include Premier Launch Pad; Worksheet Wizard; Write Now; English Talking Dictionary, a voice output dictionary; the Universal Reader Plus, a voice output program; Scan and Read Pro, a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) and audio file creation program; Text-To-Audio, an audio file creatio

Locabulary Lite

Locabulary Lite is a voice output direct selection communicator program designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, learning, or speech disabilities or autism. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. The app combines location and vocabulary to produce words, phrases, and sentences. Locabulary Lite’s categories include

Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this computer game, the player commands a submarine fighting enemy forces. The game requires skill in using a compass, working with large numbers, and being aware of one's location at all times. This voice output game program comes on a CD-ROM and consists of speaking WAV files. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: DOS; sound card; speech synthesiz

Lookout Screen Reader

LookOUT Screen Reader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program speaks what the user types; reads documents, e-mails, and web pages aloud; reads tables; announces format, attribute information, and where the user is in the system; speaks contextual help information; and accesses some CD-ROM reference works. No extra speech synthesizer is required. The user can select speed, pitch, volume, and male and female voice optio

Looktel Money Reader

The United States Treasury was careful to mint each coin with a unique size and edge. This way the value of each coin can be determined just by touch. Unfortunately, with paper money this is not the case. Before the iPhone, the visually impaired would have to rely on a sighted person to tell them the denomination of each paper bill, then they would employ a special fold or other tactile technique to remember. This is no longer necessary thanks to an application called LookTel Money Reader. Using

Looktel Money Reader

The LookTel Money Reader is a money identification program for people with blindness, low vision or cognitive disabilities. It is designed to be used with the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch (fourth generation). The application works with the iPhone’s or iPod’s camera to identify U.S. currency. It supports $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. The app analyzes the image of the bill and speaks the denomination. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Appl

Loquendo Tts

Loquendo TTS (Text to Speech) is a speech synthesis and voice output program designed for use in communication aids and to provide verbal access for individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. Applications include personal and tablet computers; augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices; talking cellular phones; email and SMS readers; talking kiosks, bus stops and other stand-alone computerized devices; on-board and station announcements, and e-learning d

Loquendo Tts Director

Loquendo TTS Director is a software authoring tool designed for use by application designers in adding voice output to their software or application to make it accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision, or have learning disabilities. This multi-platform Java development tool helps the application developer to write vocal messages for applications and to add voice output using any kind of text. The developer may change the voice, adjust the reading mode, and modify acoustic and p

Mac Os X Version 10.2 Jaguar

Mac OS X Jaguar is a computer operating system with built-in keyboard modification, mouse emulator, screen magnification, speech synthesizer, visual beep indicator, voice input, and voice output programs, designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf or hard of hearing, or who have low vision or upper extremity disabilities. For users with low vision, this operating system provides a Zoom display option that uses the Quartz rendering and compositing engine to magnify the contents of the sc

Magic Standard Edition & Magic Professional Edition

MAGic is a screen magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software enlarges text up to 12 times and graphics, including Windows, up to 8 times. Other features include complete type through access; follow-the-cursor, follow-the-mouse, and attribute tracking modes; a screen location display; support for 8-, 16-, 24-, and 32-bit color; color smoothing; ability to use keystrokes to access a list of running programs and system tray items, and to bring up column and

Magnilink Voice

MagniLink Voice is a portable reading machine that is designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. MagniLink Voice can be customized for the user. The reading speed, volume, audio profiles, voices and light can be adjusted to the user’s specifications. This device supports SAP15, which allows use of additional voices from third party suppliers, such as Acapela/infovox4. The MagniLink reads misaligned documents and allows voice feedback for all functions. There is also automa

Magpie 2.0

MAGpie is telecaption authoring software for digital video and audio description authoring software for making digital video that can be displayed using QuickTime, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player accessible to people with vision or hearing disabilities. This software is designed to aid developers of Web- and CD-ROM-based multimedia in making their materials accessible to persons with disabilities. COMPATABILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers or Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREME

Magwin Standard

MagWin Standard is a screen magnification and voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software is installed on one computer. The screen magnification program has magnification levels ranging from 1.5x up to 36x. The magnification can be increased in increments of 0.5x. The program has eight different viewing modes, from full screen to a single line zoom. Dozens of color combinations are available to decrease eye fatigue. Character outlines are smo

Magwin Usb

MagWin USB is an accessibility software module containing screen magnification and voice output screen reader programs designed for use by individuals with low vision. The unit plugs into a computer's USB port, and the the software opens without needing to be installed. Since no administrator privileges are necessary to install the software, restrictions on public computers against granting installation rights are not a obstacle to using MagWin USB. In addition, the user can borrow a friend's la

Mix 'n Match Intellikeys Bundle

The Mix 'N Match IntelliKeys Bundle is a math tutorial program and keytop overlay set designed for use with young children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes the Mix 'N Match (see also separate entry) software from Marblesoft and a set of two overlays for use with IntelliKeys (not included; see separate entry). The program offers three activities: Sorting Fun teaches the classification of objects by shape and color (four levels of difficulty); What Comes Next teaches help

Mobile Speak Pocket

Mobile Speak Pocket is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This screen reader provides access to mainstream personal digital assistants (PDAs) and PDA phone hybrid devices, including Pocket PCs and handheld computers. Applications that can be accessed with this software include, but are not limited to, Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, File Explorer, Pocket Internet Explorer, Messaging for both SMS and e-mail, Pocket MSN Messenger, PPC

Money Skills (Model 0670)

Money Skills, model 0670, is a money management tutorial program designed to provide computer assisted training in the development of skills with identification of coins and bills, counting denominations and making change. The program features a built-in record keeping system, an option for an increasing level of difficulty, and exercises using U.S.. Canadian, European, British, or Australian currency. It supports keyboard, mouse, touch screen, IntelliKeys, and single- or dual-switch input. OPTI

Money Skills Intellikeys Bundle

The Money Skills IntelliKeys Bundle is a money management tutorial program and keytop overlay set designed for use with children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes the Money Skills (see also separate entry) software from Marblesoft and a set of two overlays for use with IntelliKeys (not included; see separate entry). The program assists students in learning to count bills and coins by single and mixed denominations and to make change (multiple levels of difficulty). It als

Money Talks (Models D-03560-00 &d-03560-Ed)

Money Talks, models D-03560-00 and D-03560-ED, is a braille and voice output checkbook and check register program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This bank account management software package provides printing and braille embossing of the check register, and enables writing checks in a variety of sizes and styles. The CD version (D-03560-00) comes with Enhanced Voicing speech. The electronic download version (D-03560-ED) has the same features as the CD version,

Multimail

MultiMail is a voice-output, large print, switch-accessible e-mail program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who need alternative input methods because of fine motor or other physical disabilities. The program allows users to read, write, and send e-mail on a computer using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen, or switch device. The program also offers many user options for reading e-mail, including large text, text highlighting, a choice of colors and fonts, speech

Multireader

MultiReader is a voice output and screen reader program designed for people with low vision or reading disabilities. This application, or app, enables an Android phone or tablet computer to read aloud a variety of types of documents, including text, EPUB, PDF, Word, RTF, PowerPoint and eBook. Additional languages include Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, German, and Finnish. COMPATIBILITY: For use with Android phone or tablet computer. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Android 1.6 or later with T

Multisensory Math

Multisensory Math is a math tutorial program designed to teach basic arithmetic and number recognition through sight, sound and touch for individuals with a developmental or physical disablity. Accessibility is achieved by using the TouchWindow (see separate entry) and the human quality voice of the Echo Speech Processor (see separate entry), allowing non-readers to run the entire series of disks with a far greater degree of independence. There are eleven different programs including Know Your N

Multiweb

MultiWeb is a voice output, large print, switch-accessible web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or physical disabilities. The program includes a speech engine, text enlargement, and scanning for switch devices. It has multiple interfaces specifically designed to work with a variety of input devices, including mouse, keyboard, switch, and touch screen. Each interface can be set up with a number of different options including large print, text highlighting,

Mwd-465 Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary With Spell Correction

The MWD-465 Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary with Spell Correction is a voice output dictionary designed to enhance language and vocabulary skills for sixth grade or older students with cognitive disability or speech impairment, or who are blind or have low vision. It offers auditory feedback by pronouncing words out loud. This portable dictionary has a QWERTY style keyboard and a liquid crystal display (LCD). The MWD-465 includes a comprehensive Merriam-Webster Intermediate Dictionary wi

My Choice Board

My Choice Board is a direct selection communicator and voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning, or speech disabilities or autism. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. The user or a parent, caregiver or teacher selects images (from the device’s library or online), displays them on the choice bo

My First Colorforms Computer Fun Set

My First Colorforms Computer Fun Set is a drawing program designed to let children express themselves visually for individuals with a cognitive or physical disability. By placing instantly recognizable, pre-drawn objects on colorful backgrounds, students can create, listen to and interact with their own pictures. The program provides a palette of "stick-ons" from a variety of themes including animals, trees, weather and the alphabet. Students can choose a background, or create their own, and eac

Naturalreader

NaturalReader is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This software can convert any written text from a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word files, Web pages, PDF files and emails, into spoken words. It can open and read entire files or read user-selected text within a document. The user can adjust speed and change reading voices. The program also comes with a floating bar to read any text in other applications.

Neospeech Tts On Demand

NeoSpeech TTS On Demand is an audio file creation program designed to convert text to audio files for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. To use this online service to create a speech audio file, the user goes to TTSOnDemand.com, enters the text to be converted, previews the resulting speech audio, then purchases the speech audio file for immediate download.

Netecho

netECHO is a voice input and voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Using voice commands over a telephone line, the user gets access to a voice portal with customized information, such as stocks, news, horoscopes, restaurants, and directions. Starting from there, access to the entire Internet is provided. Users can surf, browse, search, send and receive email, and do e-commerce with voice commands, while web page content is translated into spee

Notability

Notability is word processor program and voice input and output audio notetaker program designed for people with fine motor or neurological disabilities or other conditions that may prevent them from taking notes or recording ideas. Notability integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so that person can take notes on an Apple iPad in a variety of ways. Notes can be made by typing on the iPad's on-screen keyboard, by making handwritten notes with a finger or stylus

Novalink Standard

Novalink Standard is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This interface program allows the coordinated use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice input software from ScanSoft (included) and either HAL screen reader or Supernova screen reader/magnification software from Dolphin Computer Access (not included). It supports dictation of text by voice. Navigation and control are carried out using the keyboard. The program comes on a CD-ROM with self-voicing

Nvda

NVDA is a screen reader program and braille output program designed to read computer screens for persons who are blind, deaf blind or have low vision. NVDA installs its own speech synthesizer software, eSpeak, that supports 20 languages. Interactive talking installation makes it easy to set up without sighted assistance. All standard Windows applications, including web browsers, email clients, internet chat programs and office suites, are supported without the need for special configuration. It

Odd One Out Pack

Odd One Out Pack is a voice output flash card program and a language and vocabulary tutorial program designed for use by therapists and teachers working with children who have cognitive, communication, developmental, hearing, learning, or physical disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows a therapist or teacher to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to help children work on semantic reasoning skills. The app covers a range of everyday semantic categories and comes with thre

Omnipage Pro 14

OmniPage Pro 14 is a voice output optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program converts scanned paper documents into text files in a variety of electronic formats, including Word, XML, HTML, Open e-Book, and PDF (Portable Document Format). Files can be read aloud, and words can be corrected by voice or by typing. The program also converts PDF documents into Microsoft Office documents that preserve formatting. Paper and electr

Openbook

OpenBook is an optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This scanning and reading software enables users to convert print documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format using optical character recognition and quality speech. When a page is placd a page in a connected scanner, OpenBook will convert it to speech and read it while displaying large print on a computer monitor. Users can customize how the document a

Opening Windows (Model D-64510-00)

Opening Windows is a voice output program designed as a talking and tactile tutorial for Microsoft Windows for individuals who are blind or visually inpaired. Opening Windows is an instructional kit that provides easy to follow information in three formats for individuals who use screen enlargement, speech access or braille access technology. The instructions are straight forward and simple to follow in combination with the tactile illustrations as the user moves from window to window with keybo

Pacman Talks

Pacman Talks is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this audio game, Pacman travels down passageways chomping away on dots and ringing up points while trying to avoid relentless ghosts. The player navigates through corridors by listening to thumps, ticks, hums, thwacks, and the whispering voices of ghosts. The game includes a full audio menu with game sounds described, hot keys to tell the player what is happening, twenty-four levels,

Pc Talking Typing Tutor

The PC Talking Typing Tutor is a typing instruction program designed for students who are blind or have low vision or who have different learning styles. This interactive tutorial program teaches students to touch type on a computer keyboard. It is self-voicing and has a large print display. Users can change the voice, speaking rate, and pitch of voice output, and the font style, font size, and foreground and background colors of the display. The program provides voice feedback so students can e

Pc Typer (Model D-57000-00)

PC Typer, model D-57000-00, is a computer instrustion program designed to enhance confidence at a computer keyboard for individuals who are visually diabled. It reinforces mastery of the main characters on the PC keyboard through: Keyboard Drills, prepared fingering drills to increase speed and accuracy; Hurry Scurry, a game for additional keyboarding practice; Open Typing, which offers a blank screen for typing; and Learn the Keyboard, which announces keys pressed to help students learn the key

Pdf Equalizer Ml

PDF Equalizer ML is a voice output program for PDF documents, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program can open files in any PDF version and read them aloud without going through a conversion or import process. Documents can be read continuously, page by page, or by page selection, in English, French, or Spanish. Reading speed is adjustable. The program includes a text-to-audio converter that can convert a single page or a range of p

Pdfaloud

PDFAloud is a voice output program for Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This plug-in to Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader adds a PDFAloud toolbar to the Acrobat toolbar options, with various buttons to activate speech within the PDF file. Users can choose to have one word at a time or an area of selected text read aloud. A click and speak tool allows text to be read back with dual color highlight

Penfriend Na

Penfriend NA is a word prediction and abbreviation expansion program designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, and learning disabilities. This voice output utility program can be used with almost any word processor program. Every time the user types a letter or letters, the program provides a list of the most likely words which fit those letters. The list appears in a new window, with user-selectable text and background colors. The user picks one of these words by pressin

Penfriend Xl

Penfriend XL is a voice output screen reader, text magnifier, and word prediction program designed for use by individuals with dyslexia or low vision. The spoken text is transferred automatically to the clipboard where it can be magnified for users with visual impairments. An icon in the clipboard enables the user to switch the screen reading on and off with a single click. Web pages can be read in a variety of European languages with native voices. The program speaks back text as the user write

Penfriend Xl-Na Portable Usb Stick

The Penfriend XL-NA Portable USB Stick is an accessibility software module holding a word prediction, abbreviation expansion, screen reader, and on screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with dyslexia, low vision, or upper extremity or other physical disabilities. This unit provides the literacy support features of Penfriend XL-NA for use on an unlimited number of computers, one at time. It requires no installation and can be taken between classrooms, work sites, and other locat

Personal Success Cd-Rom

The Personal Success CD-ROM is an independent living and personal skills tutorial program designed for use by instructors of students with cognitive disabilities. This CD contains pictures and interactive activities to help students learn hygiene, dressing, and personal care skills. All pictures are accompanied by speech. Fifty-three activities are addressed step-by-step, with additional tips covering safety and convenience issues. Instructors can print pictures of these steps individually or in

Picture Cue Dictionary

Picture Cue Dictionary is a voice output dictionary program designed to enhance vocabulary used in everyday activities for individuals with a cognitive disability. There are five life skill software programs (dictionaries) in all that cover personal care, housekeeping, dining out, scheduling, and shopping skills. With each Dictionary, the instructor can determine the vocabulary needs and make a picture word list for the student. A multiple choice quiz gives feedback on their progress. To further

Picture It And Pixwriter Bundle

The Picture It and PixWriter Bundle is a symbolic language picture creation program and a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning or cognitive disabilities. The combo includes over 10,500 Literacy Support Pictures in both programs, allowing the flexibility to customize materials and vocabulary designed to support all curricula and subjects in English and Spanish, and the user can import additional photographs, clipart and personal artwork.

Pipe

Pipe is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this game, the player has a hammer and a toolbox full of pipes, and must fix the underlying leaky pipe structures in three world cities. Each city has twelve regular levels plus two bonus levels. As the sound of approaching water gets louder, the player must fix the pipes before the water spills out. On some levels the player must fit eight pipes while on other levels more than 14 pipes must

Pixwriter

PixWriter is a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning or cognitive disabilities. Intended for beginning readers and writers, this program combines words, pictures, and speech. By selecting buttons, which hold words and graphics, users can write whole words, sentences, and stories. PixWriter supports writing using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen, one and two-step switch scanning, joystick and whiteboard. It also includes auditory scanning for people who

Planning And Execution Assistant Trainer (Peat)

The Planning and Execution Assistant Trainer (PEAT) is a cognitive aid designed for use by individuals with brain injury or cognitive or memory disabilities. This handheld computer system provides customized cueing and scheduling and offers flexibility in handling schedule changes. The system's Activity Model describes the user's activites. Different types of user activities that can be defined in PEAT include: Standard tasks (tasks with fixed start times); To Do tasks (scheduled for specific da

Pnc E-Mail

PnC E-Mail is a voice output and large print e-mail program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software sends and receives e-mail with POP3 e-mail service providers (e.g., earthlink.net, attbi.com, qwest.net, comcast.net, etc.), including both html and txt format. Speech synthesis and text enlargement controls are built into the program, which uses a "Pick 'n Click" user interface. Screens are designed to minimize the amount of text and buttons off the screen under enlargement

Pnc Memo

PnC Memo is a voice output and large print word processor program designed for use by individuals with low vision. Users can write letters, memos, and other documents while viewing them in large print characters. Each letter and word is spoken when typed. The program includes a built-in spelling checker that can correct misspellings automatically, or allow the user to choose from a "Pick n Click" list of additional suggested words or type in a correction.

Pnc Net

PnC Net is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals with low vision. The browser reads the web page aloud and enlarges it on screen. Speech can be made to start at any selected point. As each word is spoken it is also highlighted. Page layout is preserved, with or without enlargement of pictures, and lines are word wrapped in order to keep all the text on the screen. The text is read down each column without skipping to the next column. The controls display menu selections in a

Portspeak

Portspeak is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This synthesizer works in conjunction with a screen reader program and a sound card (not included). The software allows multiple languages to be spoken in nine voices, which can be adjusted for volume, speed, and pitch. PortSpeak remembers the last voice settings, and re-loads them each time the program is started. To reduce the pronounciation errors that can occur with speech synthesizer

Premier Cd/dvd Creator

Premier CD/DVD Creator is screen reader accessible CD/DVD burning software designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This CD burning program is designed to allow the user's screen reader to provide output for all of its buttons and functions. If a screen reader is running, the software automatically detects it and sends information through the screen reader. The program includes an Audio Ripper, Audio CD Burner, Data CD Creator, and Data DVD Burner. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: W

Premier To Go

Premier to Go is an accessibility software module designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The module is a portable USB drive loaded with ten software applications that support reading and writing. When connected to a computer's USB port, the module launches a floating toolbar from which the applications can be started. In addition to the software, the module has over 1.5 GB (gigabytes) of free storage space. Applications include Universal Reader

Proloquo

Proloquo is a communicator and voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning, or speech disabilities or low vision. This program enables a computer to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak. Text typed into the program is spoken, and words and phrases can be custom set to be spoken with a mouse click or keystroke. The program can also speak messages associated with image-based speech panels designed w

Protalk32 For Windows Standard & Protalk32 For Windows Professional

Protalk32 for Windows Standard and Protalk 32 for Windows Professional are voice output screen reader programs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program can read characters, words, sentences, paragraphs, columns, and tables; the contents of the clipboard, marked blocks of text, and message and dialog boxes; status lines, menu bars, toolbars, and toolbox button bars; line indentation, the type and size of a font, and text color. It can be used to read web pages

Qualisurf

QualiSurf is a voice input and output web browser designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or vision disabilities. This browser enables users to surf the Web without a keyboard or mouse. The silent surfing option enables Web surfing without interference from questions about plug-ins, upgrades, etc., which are prevented from appearing. The program is accessed using QualiMouse features (radar mouse, XY mouse, direction mouse, or auto

Ray

The RAY is a cellular phone configured for use by people who are blind or have low vision. The RAY is a fully functional Huawei Vision smartphone with an Android operating system that has been modified to simplify navigation through the phone's functions and applications (apps) and to provide voice input for certain functions and apps as well as voice output for all screen content using text-to-speech technology. In addition to basic smartphone capabilities such as calling, text messaging, calen

Reach Interface Author

The REACH Interface Author is an on-screen keyboard, word prediction, and software authoring program designed to increase computer accessibility for people with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. REACH includes a variety of on-screen keyboards; word prediction with four vocabulary settings from 7,000 to 45,000 words, as well as customizable user dictionaries; two built-in augmentative communication systems, including one with a system of more than 120 "speech

Read & Write Gold, Read & Write Gold For Mac, & Read & Write Gold Mobile

Read & Write Gold, Read & Write Gold for Mac, and Read & Write Gold Mobile are voice output word processor programs designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. All three versions include text to speech, dual color highlighting, TextHelp voices, audible phonetic spell checker, audible homophone support, context-based speech-enabled word prediction, audible dictionary, Word Wizard, and scanning from paper or a saved image. Other features include pronounciation control,

Read:outloud

Read:OutLoud is a voice output and reading tutorial program designed for use by students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, or low vision. The user opens a file or browses the Internet and clicks “speak.” The program reads the content aloud in human-sounding voices. Read:Outloud can read text in the following formats: PDF, DAISY 3, Microsoft “Save As Daisy,” Bookshare files, Rich Text Format (RTF), .txt, HTML, XML, and Pearson’s HTMLbook format. Words are highlighted onscreen as they are read

Read2Go

Read2Go is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book (e-book) reader for books in the standard DAISY format. From within the app, the user can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare (Bookshare membership required), as well as read DAISY books from other sources. When Read2Go audio is on, Read2Go

Readplease Plus

ReadPlease Plus is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals with low vision. The user manages the program by clicking on VCR-type controls (play, pause, stop, fast forward, backward) that appear on-screen. The program also has a low vision mode in which the controls and text can be shown in large print and high-contrast colors. The program can read any size Windows file, including e-mail, starting at any selected point in the file. Text can be read in any of four Microsoft voices

Readspeaker Docreader

ReadSpeaker docReader is a voice output text to speech digital document conversion program designed to provide a voice output option for a wide variety of Web-based content. ReadSpeaker docReader code is added to online documents to add the option for any user to click on a "Listen" button to hear the content of that document. Its thumbnail navigation function enables the user to navigate easily and directly to each page of the document. A toolbar at the top of the page enables the user to brows

Readtext & Readtext Plus

ReadText and ReadText Plus are voice output text reader and web browser program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or reading disabilities. It speaks digital files and web pages, including on-line books and PDF files. It can also magnify text and change the type face and color of the text. For people with dyslexia and other reading challenges, the program highlights and associates the visual and verbal word together for future recognition. ReadText comes with AT&

Realspeak Solo

RealSpeak Solo is a speech synthesizer program designed for use by product developers to provide voice output for individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This text-to-speech program is scalable from 8 to 20 megabytes (MB) for embedded applications and up to 100 MB for desktop applications. The program can be used by device makers, telematics suppliers, banks, kiosk developers, and electronic game creators. Custom voices are available. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM

Realspeak Word

RealSpeak Word is a speech synthesizer and voice output dictionary program designed to provide voice output for electronic talking dictionaries. The dictionary developer can embed this text-to-speech program in a dictionary product to provide voice output via a coding-by-synthesis architecture that requires no recordings, and uses just 3 megabytes (MB) of read-only memory (ROM) to cover as many as 60,000 words. The manufacturer offers professional integration services to port this program to cus

Salsa Script Authoring For Sal

Salsa is a voice output program designed for use with individuals learning braille. This program reads braille files created by many braille translators and editors, including DBT and MegaDots (see entries), as well as programs such as Braille 2000, PokaDot, and others. To create lessons for SAL, the instructor creates the braille using the desired method and reads the braille into Salsa. The program shows the braille lesson on screen in Braille View. Color coding indicates Nemeth Math Braille

Sammy's Science House

Sammy's Science House is an academic tutorial program designed to build early science skills for children with physical or cognitive disabilities. The program is designed to develop important skills and thought processes for scientific learning including sorting, sequencing, and problem solving. Students will expand their science vocabulary as they learn about plants, animals, seasons and weather. They also observe, classify, construct, compare, and experiment. All directions are graphical or sp

Saytext

SayText is a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to read the text of a print document and to speak that text for the user to hear. The user places the mobile device just above the center of a document, double-taps the “Take picture” button, and slowly elevates the device upwards from the document until the whole docu

Scan And Read Pro

Scan and Read Pro is a voice output optical character recognition program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program reads printed text aloud in any of five voices. As the document is read, the word being read is highlighted on screen for users with low vision to follow along. Onscreen text can be magnified up to 400 percent and displayed with different fonts, font sizes, and color schemes, and spacing. Other features includes a talking

Scan-A-Page & Scan-A-Word

Scan-A-Word and Scan-A-Page are voice output optical character recognition and reading machine systems designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. These systems scan text or numbers and enable an individual to hear them read out loud in a clear and natural sounding voice. Scan-A-Word is a computer add-on system consisting of a lightweight wand scanner, scanner holder, OCR software, headphones, and installation and product manuals. Scan-A-Word provid

Scene Speak

Scene Speak is a direct selection communicator program and voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning, or speech disabilities or autism. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. Images can be uploaded into the program from the user’s home computer or through an online image search, then cropped/resized and active “sound a

Shades Of Doom

Shades of Doom is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This self-voicing game uses sound to immerse the gamer in a world of action and suspense set in the not too distant future. The player is equipped with a medical kit, a gun, a knife, and a computer, and must get through the many levels of a top secret military research base to shut down an ill-fated experiment. The player uses the sound of the wind in the passages and rooms, the echo o

Skoog 2.0

Skoog is foam cube compatible with iPad, Mac, and PC computers that acts as a hands-on controller designed for people with learning and cognitive disabilities as well as physical disabilities. 

Smarspeaker For Alphasmart (Model Ss200)

SmartSpeaker is an add-on speech synthesizer for use with the AlphaSmart 2000 or 3000 (sold separately) designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities. Based on DECtalk, SmartSpeaker offers high-quality speech synthesis with nine voices. The user can directly type in messages to be spoken or select a phrase from commonly used phrases that the user has stored on the AlphaSmart. This device speaks the selected word or sentence, the selected paragraph, or the entire file

Soothsayer Word Prediction Program

The SoothSayer Word Prediction Program is a word prediction and abbreviation expansion program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or cognitive disabilities. Features include sentence completion; abbreviation expansion; a main dictionary of more than 11,000 words; a built-in speech augmentation dictionary; customizable user dictionarie swith a "Build Dictionary" feature (from a text file); word-usage learning and word tips options (words presented/spoken individually instead of

Sound Blaster

Sound Blaster is a speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals with visual, aural, speech, cognitive, or physical disabilities. The stereo recording and playback features enable CD-quality sound for a variety of applications, such as educational software. Speakers are not included with the sound card. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 386 or higher processor; 16 bit slot; minimum 2 MB RAM; MS-DOS 5.0 or higher; EGA or VGA (recommended); speaker

Soundadvice (Model Xa2)

SoundAdvice, model XA2, is a voice input and output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program enables the user to interact with a personal computer (PC) without touching the keyboard. It follows natural voice commands, and responds to questions in a user-selected voice, using VoiceBox Voice Information Retrieval Software to to obtain answers to questions on hundreds of topics, including weather, stock quotes, and world news. The software can also

Speak it!

Speak it! is text to speech application designed for people with learning and communication disabilities. The user can copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back with quality text to speech engine available anywhere. The user can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone. Speak it! can make announcements using a Public Address system. The user can set up a list of pre-ma

Speak It!

Speak it! is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, vision or learning disabilities. The user enters text he or she wants to say on the screen and press the “Speak it!” button. The user can use this text to speech program to read emails, news articles, and documents utilizing its voice synthesis engine. The user can copy emails, documents, web pages and PDF file, paste them into the program, and have the text spoken aloud. The program also allows the u

Speaking Language Master (Model Lm-6000)

The Speaking Language Master is a voice output dictionary designed to enhance language and vocabulary skills for individuals with a cognitive disability or speech impairment, or who are blind or have low vision. The system provides auditory feedback by pronouncing over 110,000 words as many times as you wish. It includes an complete and comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus. It features spelling correction, classification of word families topically, and on-screen grammar assistance. There are a

Speakout

SpeakOUT is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals with low vision or learning disabilities. When the user points the mouse at words on the screen and clicks, the computer speaks the words in an English female voice. The program can also be set to echo whatever the user types on the keyboard, either letter by letter or word by word. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Multimedia personal computer (PC) or laptop running Window

Speaqualizer

Speaqualizer is a hardware-based system that provides voice output of information appearing on the computer screen of IBM PC or PS/2 Model 30/286 computers. The Speaqualizer is "transparent," providing voice output for any software that sends character data to the screen and uses the operating system cursor. The Speaqualizer system consists of three parts: an internal circuit card for the computer, a control box, and a connecting cable. A keyboard on the control box is used to control what secti

Speech-Over Professional

Speech-Over Professional is a voice input and output program, audio file creation program, and captioning system designed to add audio content to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. This program offers a text-to-speech feature to add speech to selected sections of text with a simple dialog that allows the user to enter the text to be spoken and choose the voice to speak it. The dialog can also be used to add speech to graphics. A male and female voice are included. Text can be typed in or dictat

Speechstream

SpeechStream is a voice option program designed for use by publishers to provide access to textbooks and other written material for students with learning disabilities. This program embeds auditory and visual resources within a publisher's content to improve retention, comprehension, and recall. Text can be read aloud continuously or by word, sentence, or paragraph, with dual color synchronous highlighting of text that is being read aloud; for example, highlighting a sentence in one color while

Storytime Just For Fun Intellikeys Bundle

The Storytime Just for Fun IntelliKeys Bundle is a pre-reading tutorial program designed for use by young children with cognitive, physical, or communication disabilities. Designed for use with IntelliKeys by IntelliTools (not included; see separate entry) and one or two switches, the set includes software with ten sets of activities based on five different stories, the "Storytime Just for Fun" book with five reproducible stories, and one full-color and one black-and-white IntelliKeys overlay fo

Storytime Tales

Storytime Tales is a language tutorial program designed to emphasize real-life content and predictable story lines in order to reinenforce concept development for children with cognitive or physical disabilities. Made to encourage group involvement, the program consists of a collection of three stories and utilizes a real human voice, colorful graphics and friendly pictures as well as repetition of speech designed to enhance reading, cognitive and communication skills. Additionally, the program

Studio Recorder (Models D-03600-00 & D-03600-Ed)

Studio Recorder is digital audio recording and editing software designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software is designed specifically for recording of the spoken word, including production of digital talking books. Recording features include the ability to speed up playback with no pitch distortion; index tone generation and removal; the ability to mark and label points in the recording for later reference; phrase detection capability for navigating through the

Supernova Reader Magnifier

Supernova Reader Magnifier is a combination screen magnification, braille output, and voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The screen magnifier enables the user to magnify the screen up to 32 times original size. Image smoothing capability provides legibility at higher magnification levels. The software also offers the features of a screen reader program, and provides braille output for users of braille displays. It comes with a pri

Swim, Swam, Swum: Mastering Irregular Verbs

Swim, Swam, Swum: Mastering Irregular Verbs is a language and reading tutorial program with optional voice output and alternate access designed to train over 200 high-frequency irregular verbs in their present, past, and past perfect forms for individuals with language learning, developmental, physical, or hearing disabilities, or autism. Accessibility is available through a keyboard, touch screen, single switch or mouse. There are four verb training activities. The first trains 30 early develop

Symbolsupport

SymbolSupport is a voice output symbolic language communicator program and symbolic language library designed for use by individuals with communication, learning or cognitive disabilities or autism. This application (or app) allows the user to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to add symbols and speech to text. The program automatically adds symbols to text as the user types, and symbols can be set to appear above or below words. Documents are read with a text-to-speech voice while text is

Synapse Ada Workstation

The Synapse ADA Workstation is an accessible computer terminal designed for use by individuals with visual, mobility, physical, cognitive, or learning disabilities. This unit provides a hardware interface to a computer network or mainframe. Features are integrated for use in environments where more than one accommodation technology may be required, such as schools, libraries, the workplace, or assessment and evaluation centers. Available features include speech recognition, screen reader softwar

System Access Mobile

System Access Mobile is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program comes with a license for installation on any U3-enabled USB thumb drive (not included). The thumb drive can be carried on a key ring or in a pocket, and plugged into any computer to provide access with the user's settings and preferences. When done, the user removes the thumb drive, leaving no traces of the program on the host computer. The license also cover

System Access Standalone

System Access Standalone, also called SA Standalone or Stand Alone, is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software provides access to all Windows-based applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, e-mail, and Web browser programs. It has an intuitive interface with extensive help files, and comes with a license for one or two computers. OPTIONS: NeoSpeech VoiceText text-to-speech voices (one male, one fem

Talk 'n Scan Calculator

The Talk 'n Scan Calculator is a voice ouput scanning calculator program designed for use by switch users and individuals with low vision. This resizable talking calculator has an auditory scanning option. The calculator has a basic mode that performs arithmetical functions and percentages, and an advanced mode that also includes roots, exponents, and brackets. The display shows numbers up to 999. A Check-It mode enables the user to try his/her own answer a specified number of times and then hav

Talk Back

Talk Back is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or low vision. This program can read any electronic text, including web pages and e-mail. The program has been designed to read lists, tabbed lists, tables, and Internet addresses. The user must first highlight the text to be read. The program can ignore html (hypertext markup language) coding when reading web pages or e-mail. Its Talking Typing feature speaks the letters or words as the user types. Th

Talkback

TalkBack is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or "app") provides vocal output from Android's voice synthesizer when using native Android applications. It is part of the Android system and cannot be uninstalled, but it can be disabled in Android's "Accessibility" settings. COMPATIBILITY: For use with an Android phone or tablet computer. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Android system version varies with device.

Talkcalc

TalkCalc is a math tutorial and voice output calculator program designed for use by children with learning disabilities. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as an interactive talking calculator. The user enters a number, taps and counts the circles which make a sound and then disappear. The circles re-appear when the number is touched again. The keypad can be customized by changing it to alpha to show number spelling on the keys, or changing it to ca

Talking Calculator

Talking Calculator is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This full functioning talking calculator program can be used with or without a screen reader program. Every button and edit area talks. The program has large keys and contrasting colors in the on-screen display. It has three display areas, so when the user adds a series of numbers the total is always displayed, along with newly entered numbers and any numbers in memory. This

Talking Checkbook

Talking Checkbook is a voice output checkbook program designed for use by individuals with vision disabilities, learning, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities. This program enables users to manage an unlimited number of accounts and offers a full reconciliation feature. This checkbook program supports multiple currencies, including U.S. dollars, British Pounds, and the European Euro. Other features include sorting records by any field, searching for checks, categorizing transactions by typ

Talking Dialer

Talking Dialer is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for a cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The application (or app) for an Android smartphone allows the user to dial a phone number without looking at the keypad. The user starts at 5 and slides his finger in the direction of the number he or she wants. For example, the user can go up and to the left for 1, or down and to the right for 9. The user presses the “Dial” button to

Talking Dictionary

The Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary and spell check program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This speech-enabled 250,000 word English dictionary and thesaurus is designed to be used as a stand-alone program, and does not require separate voice output or screen reading software. All of the controls are keyboard shortcuts. Features include the ability to quickly scroll through various word definitions and synonyms, a tutorial, and built-in help. The

Talking Event Scheduler

The Talking Event Scheduler is a voice output appointment calendar program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It allows the user to schedule appointments, meetings, and other events with associated message text. The program can be used as a stand-alone program, without additional screen reading software. The program comes on a CD. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95 or higher operating system, and a sound card or

Talking Literacy Kit For The Apple Iie (Talk)

The Talking Literacy Kit (TALK) for the Apple IIe is a set of materials designed to provide visually impaired children and adults with their first exposure to microcomputers. Tactile, auditory and visual experiences are used. The Teacher Kit includes 11 computer parts for tactile inspection, a keyboard model with brailled keys, a teacher's manual (in print and on cassette), three braille reference guides, and two pieces of speech-output software. The Student Kit includes the following programs:

Talking Maze Game

The Talking Maze Game is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game of memory and spatial awareness features a series of mazes of increasing difficulty. The player must navigate each maze, colliding with the walls as few times as possible. The player must also memorize the moves they make as they navigate the maze to avoid too many unnecessary steps. The game can help young children gain awareness of the environment and how to move aro

Talking Nouns I Intellikeys Bundle, Talking Nouns Ii Bundle, & Talking Verbs Intellikeys Bundle

The Talking Nouns I IntelliKeys Bundle, Talking Nouns II IntelliKeys Bundle, and the Talking Verbs IntelliKeys Bundle are a voice output vocabulary tutorial program and keytop overlay set designed for use by children with cognitive, physical, or communication disabilities. Each set includes the CD-ROM software from Laureate Learning Systems (see separate entry) and the appropriate plastic IntelliKeys (see separate entry) overlay. Each program offers several activities: Interactive communication

Talking Nouns I Sterling Edition

Talking Nouns I Sterling Edition is a voice output language tutorial program designed to encourage expressive language, promote communication and train augmentative communication skills for individuals with learning, developmental, or physical disabilities as well as those who are candidates for augmentative communication. The program encourages students to communicate using 50 nouns. Students practice the expressive use of words and phrases and learn the formation of grammatically correct sente

Talking Public Domain Disks

Sets of public domain software are available on disk with voice output, from the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System/South (FDLRS/ South). The programs were selected and adapted so that synthesized voice output would provide all the information that the screen provides, so that they could be used by visually impaired students. The disks contain primarily educational programs. There are currently 78 "volumes," each volume being a side of a disk (disks are filled on both sides). There

Talking Toolbox

Talking Toolbox is a voice output utility program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Utilities include a word processor, a spell checker, an address book, a phone dialer, a calculator, and an alarm clock. All utilities have voice output through pre-recorded human speech, plus synthetic speech for reading back user entries. Also included is Phone Pad, an interactive program that teaches blind persons how to dial phone numbers with words or letters in them. The progr

Talking Typer For Windows (Models D-03430-00 & D-03430-Ed)

Talking Typer for Windows is a voice output computer keyboarding and typing instruction program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision. This training software speaks and displays lessons on-screen, including drills, practice, and typing games. Lessons can be adjusted to the student's skill level and level of vision. The software can be used by individual students or by multiple students in a networked training environment. The program includes features for teachers, such a

Talking Typing Teacher

Talking Typing Teacher is a typing instruction program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Typing lessons, practice drills, and typing speed tests are displayed on screen while being read out loud. Every lesson or practice session is read with pre-recorded digitized human speech, making it unnecessary for users to understand synthetic speech. Digitized human speech is used for all menus, lessons, and help. Synthetic text-to-speech is used only to read the student's

Talking Word Processor

Talking Word Processor is a voice output word processor program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities who have difficulty with reading and writing. Features include talking grammar check, text highlighting and extraction, graded word prediction, talking word prediction. talking spell check, key echo, and automatic document summarization. Reading features include word pause, sentence repeat, word repeat, and variable reading speed. The program comes with five reading voices.

Talking Word Puzzles Software (Models D-03440-00 & D-03440-Ed)

Talking Word Puzzles Software is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program enables to user to create word and crossword puzzles in large print and with speech feedback. The user makes up a word list, and the software creates the puzzle by entering the words into one of several puzzle formats. As the player navigates through the puzzle, the program announces the contents of each square. Speech feedback in hidden word puzzles also in

Talkingcal

TalkingCal is a voice output calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is for use with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The user launches the app, and touches numbers and arithmetic signs on the virtual calculator's keyboard. The app will speak the numbers, arithmetic signs, and the result of any operations. OPTIONS: Speech-to-speech (dictation) feature ($1.99 in-app purchase required) that enables the user to talk to the

Talkulator

Talkulator is a voice output and large print calculator program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) is for use with the Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The user launches the app, touch numbers and arithmetic signs, and the app will speak the numbers in the chosen language. Talkulator is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch. The app can be used to learn counting and arithmetic in di

Testtalker

TestTalker is a voice output test program designed for use by students who are blind or have low vision, or by their teachers. This software program can help students with test taking, worksheet completion, and with study materials. It can also help people complete forms electronically. It provides a computerized version of a test, worksheet, or other form that can talk. Tests are presented bimodally, with words highlighted on screen as they are spoken aloud. As an accommodation tool, this progr

Text-To-Audio - Version 10.0

Text-to-Audio – Version 10.0 is an audio file creation program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program converts electronic text files into audio files with clear, natural-sounding voices using Cepstral's Natural Voices. It can turn e-books into audio books on a personal computer or CD. An hour's worth of audio can be produced in four minutes. The program can automatically break up an e-book into segments in separate audio files or tracks on an audio CD, and

Textaloud

TextAloud is a voice output program designed for use by individuals with low vision or reading disabilities. This software uses voice synthesis to convert text into spoken audio and read text from email, Web pages (HTML), Word files, PDF files, PowerPoint, and e-books. It can also convert text to MP3 or Windows Media (WMA) files. Toolbar plug-ins are included for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Outlook. OPTIONS: AT&T Natural Voices, Acapela, or Nuance RealSpeak text-to-speech converters. COM

Texthelp! Read & Write

TextHELP! Read & Write is a voice output word processor designed for use by individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This toolbar-style application package offers speech feedback as the typing progresses in a choice of letter by letter, word by word, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, or by highlighted text block. Word by word speaking of highlighted text helps the user associate the written word with its sound. This software will read any onscreen text, includin

Textparrot

TextParrot is a voice output and audio file creation program designed for use by individuals with low vision or reading disabilities. This program enables the user to listen to Text, Word, HTML, PDF or RTF files with natural- sounding voices in a language of the user's choice. Selected text in any application can be spoken in a reader window with play, fast forward, and rewind functions. Text can also be selected for reading by pointing the cursor to it. Text can be converted to audio files for

Textsound

TextSound is an audio file creation program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This text-to-speech file converter can batch convert text documents in .txt format to spoken audio files in .wav or .mp3 format. There is no text size limit. The program can be used to listen to documents, e-mails, e-books, or Web pages. Before they can be converted, files must be added to the conversion list using either drag and drop, a pop-up menu, the program's Add button, or a directory command line

That's How I Feel

That's How I Feel is a voice output direct selection and symbolic communicator program and a vocabulary tutorial program designed for use by individuals with communication, cognitive, learning, developmental or speech disabilities, or autism. This application, or app, enables an Apple iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. The app can also be used by a parent or therapist to teach a child vocabulary

The Baby Bear Series Intellikeys Bundle

The Baby Bear Series IntelliKeys Bundle is a pre-reading tutorial program designed for use by very young children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes three software programs from the Elaine Clark Center and the IntelliKeys overlays. The software includes Baby Bear's Bubble Bath, Baby Bear Goes to School, and Baby Bear Plays Outside. Each story depicts Baby Bear participating in a variety of activities. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh Computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Int

The Miliken Story Teller

The Miliken Story Teller is a reading comprehension skills program designed to intorduce children to story reading and writing for individuals who have a cognitive or physical disability. Children can follow the stories as they come to life on the screen, while listening to the text read by a human voice. The program combines speech, graphics, and animation in three classic children's tales to capture students' attention. Little Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling and Henny Penny are read in huma

The Nursery Series Intellikeys Bundle

The Nursery Series IntelliKeys Bundle is a pre-reading tutorial program designed for use by very young children with cognitive or physical disabilities. The set includes three software programs from the Elaine Clark Center and the IntelliKeys overlays. The software includes Over in the Meadow which teaches the numbers one through ten, Farm Animals which allows the child to select an animal and practice the sound it makes, and I Feel Happy which expands on the song "If You're happy and You Know

Thinkin Things Collection 2

Thinkin' Things Collection 2 is a perceptual training program designed to help students build higher level thinking skills for children who have a learning disability. This program is available in the original disk version or the new CD-ROM format, and contains the same familiar characters from Thinkin' Things Collection 1. It is designed to help students learn to read and write rhymes and recognize symbol/sound relationships. There are also games to develop their memory, listening and observati

Thunder Plus Screen Reader

Thunder Plus Screen Reader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This keyboard driven program reads what the user types letter by letter or word by word. It gives full speech feedback for most text-based word processing tasks including editing documents in Microsoft Word, WordPad, or Notepad. It speaks all Windows menus and dialog boxes, and works with the Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Windows Calculator, Messenger, antivi

Thunder Screen Reader

Thunder ScreenReader is a voice output screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software works with Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, Excel, MS Calculator, MS Notepad, MS Sound Recorder, MS WordPad, listen-again radio, and Nod32 anti virus. It also works with Internet Explorer using the included WebbIE talking web browser. Typed input can be read letter by letter or word by word, and the speed and volume of the speech can be altered. COMPATIBILI

Thunder-Rj Screenreader-On-A-Stick

Thunder-RJ ScreenReader-on-a-Stick is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision or who have learning disabilities. This device is intended for those who are new to using a computer or who need a simpler alternative to more comprehensive programs. This screen reader works almost entirely using the standard keyboard arrow keys. Features include echoing of each keystroke and word; selective reading of the screen by character, word, line, or entire page; se

Timetalk For Pocket Pc

TimeTalk for Pocket PC is a voice output clock program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software program enables a hand-held Pocket PC to read out the time in a pleasant, human-quality voice with Fonix text-to-speech (TTS) software. The voice is female and speaks U.S. English. Time announcements can be activated with the push of a button or programmed to announce the time at hour, half hour, or quarter hour intervals. The program also has a large clock displ

Tinytalk

TinyTalk is a voice output screen review program designed to allow screen reading of pop-up menus, tracking of highlight bars, and a form tracking mode for automatic reading of data entry prompts for persons who are blind or have low vision. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PC or compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: A speech synthesizer (not included) is required.

Tool Factory Spreadsheet

The Tool Factory Word Spreadsheet is a voice output spreadsheet program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities.The program offers full multimedia support, permitting drag-and-drop entry of photographs, drawings, video, and audio that stay where they are placed. Text and graphics can be rotated simply by dragging. A large searchable library of clip art is included. The built-in voice engine speaks text as it is typed. This program enables teachers to genera

Tool Factory Word Processor

The Tool Factory Word Processor is a voice output word processor program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities. The program offers full multimedia support, permitting drag-and-drop entry of photographs, drawings, video, and audio that stay where they are placed. Text and graphics can be rotated simply by dragging. A large library of clip art is included. The built-in voice engine speaks text as it is typed and the built-in spell checker provides speech fe

Tool Factory Workshop

The Tool Factory Word Workshop is a voice output database, word processor program, and spreadsheet program, along with a drawing program designed for use by children with learning, vision, and cognitive disabilities.The program includes the Tool Factory Word Processor, the Tool Factory Spreadsheet, and the Tool Factory Painter (see separate entries), as well as the Tool Factory Database, Tool Factory Administrator, the Tool Factory Bank Manager, and an E-mailer. The suite uses a consistent inter

Touchmoney Software And Worksheets

TouchMoney Software and Worksheets is a money management training system and tutorial program designed to teach accurate counting of various combinations of coins to people with cognitive disabilities. The software program uses a combination of teaching activities and games to help students master the TouchCounting method of touching coins in a specific location a specified number of times to determine value. As students complete each step and play its corresponding game, they learn to successfu

Tpb Reader

The TPB Reader is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software can be used to play digital talking books that meet the international DAISY standards, including those distributed by Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D). Users can navigate books by page, chapter, or section. The reading voice can be sped up or slowed down. Up to 200 bookmarks can be placed in a book. Commands are entered through drop down menus or

Trek 2000

Trek 2000 is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this computer game, the player commands four Federation starships, and must defeat an alliance between the Klingons, the Romulans, and the Tholians. This voice output game program comes on a CD-ROM and consists of speaking WAV files. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: DOS; sound card; speech synthesizer supporting speech for DOS.

Triangle

Triangle is a scientific math program with voice and tactile output designed for use by students and professionals in math, science, and engineering who are blind or have low vision. It is intended to provide a workspace for reading, writing, and manipulating mathematics. It uses GS (Gardner-Salinas) braille notation, a linear notation for scientific expressions with syntax modeled on the page markup language LaTeX, which is widely used by professional scientists and mathematicians. GS symbols t

Triple Talk Pci

Triple Talk PCI is an internal hardware speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Triple Talk PCI makes use of the high speed transfer rates of the PCI bus and the latest in advanced Double-Talk techology to produce a high quality of speech. The Triple-Talk PCI has eight predefined voices, 10 volume levels, 10 different speeds, and 100 unique pitches, and is fully configurable by the user. Parameters such as tone, punctuation filtering, and intonation a

Triple Talk Usb

Triple-Talk USB is an internal hardware speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This speech synthesizer is a USB device that is capable of transferring data at a rate of 12 megabytes per second (Mbps). It executes instructions rapidly to meet the demands of any screen access program. Features include eight predefined voices, ten volume levels, ten different speeds, and 100 unique pitches; the unit is fully configurable to meet individual needs. Parame

Troopanum 2.0

Troopanum 2.0 is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an arcade-style game similar to video games such as Space Invaders and Missile Command. The player defends a starbase from the evil space commander, Lord Vector, and his bomber ships, fleet ships, lunar lifters, pods, moon rocks, and Gorbian ships. The player shoots through 16 levels of play and two bonus levels, scoring as many points as possible while protecting the starbase a

Twenty Categories

Twenty Categories is cognitive skills tutorial program designed to provide practice in using categorization skills through the use of multiple choice questions for children and adults with language learning, developmental, severe physical, visual or hearing disabilities, or autism, as well as adults with traumatic brain injury or aphasia. Three hundred nouns in 20 categories are contained on two disks. The questions train categorization concepts in three ways: Inclusion: Category to Noun, Inclus

Ultimate Talking Dictionary

The Ultimate Talking Dictionary is a voice output dictionary designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This dictionary contains over 250,000 words, including slang, jargon, and historic figures such as George Washington. It also has an integrated thesaurus for referencing synonyms and antonyms of all words. Words are interlinked so that the user can also find a word by starting from part of the definition or from related words. The user can look u

Universal Reader

Universal Reader is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This program reads user-highlighted text aloud, including e-mail, web pages, help pages, and electronic documents in any format. The program has user-selectable voices with adjustable speaking speed. A view window displays the text, highlighting each word as it is read. The user can adjust the view window's font, font size, and foreground and background colors. Ot

Universal Reader Igt

The Universal Reader IGT is a voice output program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This voice output software works with all programs and can read e-mail files, Web pages, and help files. It can translate to and from eight languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese. The user can select from many voices, including Cepstral Voices (see separate entry). The speaking speed is adjustable. A view win

Universal Reader Plus

Universal Reader Plus is a voice output and optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program reads e-mail, MS Word documents, and web pages aloud with or without a view window that shows the text being read, highlighting each word as it is spoken. The user can change the font, font size, and foreground and background color in the view window. Documents are read only when the user selects them. The p

Utter Command For Naturally Speaking Professional

Utter Command for Naturally Speaking Professional is a voice input and voice output software program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, vision, or learning disabilities. Utter Command is speech interface software that makes computer control twice as fast as the keyboard and mouse and enables hands-free computing. This software includes a consistent, intuitive command system and a set of speech applets that lets the user perform functions using a single command, s

V-Stamp

V-Stamp is a speech synthesizer module designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or who have speech disabilities. Functions of this self-contained voice/sound synthesizer and recorder include text-to-speech conversion, audio recording and playback, musical and sinusoidal tone generation, telephone tone dialer, and four-channel A/D converter. It can be used to provide voice output for optical character recognition, email, vending and ticketing machines, automatic teller mac

Victor Reader Soft

Victor Reader Soft is a software version of the Victor Reader digital talking book player (see separate entries), designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Installed on a personal computer, Victor Reader Soft reads digital talking books from the computer's CD drive. It provides basic and advanced navigation features, including browsing the table of contents, skipping from section to section or returning quickly to a page, and inserting bookmarks to return to a spot or to mark

Vip

VIP is an optical character recognition (OCR) program and low vision reading system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program scans printed documents, books, and magazines and reads them aloud. Text also appears on-screen in the user's choice of font, letter size, letter spacing, colors, format, and presentation. Once configured, the program is controlled with four large buttons on a trackball mouse. Presentation options include text filling the full screen (W

Visiovoice

VisioVoice is a voice output screen reader and screen magnification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The screen reader can be used to listen to selected text in any application or to text, Word, HTML, PDF, or RTF documents. It has play, pause, stop, rewind and fast forward functions, and can highlight words or sentences on screen as they are spoken. The content of buttons, menus, and text entry areas can be read in applications that support Apple's Access

Voice Brief Text-To-Speech App

Voice Brief is a useful app for anyone, but for the vision impaired it is particularly helpful. With the touch of a button, Voice Brief reads a user's email, Twitter feed, weather, stock prices, RSS and Facebook feeds. This time-saving app is fully configurable and works efficiently. The voices are natural and clear. POWER: Apple Devices. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Voice Of Daisy (Vod)

Voice of DAISY (VOD) is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book reader for books in the standard DAISY formats. The two formats that can be played with VOD are: DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and NCC only, and DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and full text. VOD cannot play DAISY digital talking books that are encrypted for copyr

Voice Of Daisy Lite (Vod Lite)

Voice of DAISY Lite (VOD LITE) is a digital talking book player program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to function as a voice output electronic book reader for books in the standard DAISY formats. The two formats that can be played with VOD are: DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and NCC only, and DAISY 2.02 compliant audio and full text. VOD cannot play DAISY digital talking books that are encrypted

Voice Synthesizer Module (Model V8600A)

The Voice Synthesizer Module, model V8600A, is a speech synthesizer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This modular voice synthesizer includes an onboard RC8650 chipset, enabling it to automatically convert plain English text into a high-quality male voice. Applications include voice output for optical character recognition, email, vending and ticketing machines, automatic teller machines (ATM), GPS navigation systems, and dial-up information systems. This synthesi

Voiceover

VoiceOver is a screen reader program for people who are blind or have low vision. VoiceOver is integrated into the Apple OS X operating system for Macintosh computers and the iOS operating system for iPhone and iPad tablet computers. On Macintosh computers, VoiceOver and OS X include built-in support for over 40 USB and Bluetooth braille displays, and it can support multiple braille languages. VoiceOver has standard gestures that can be used on a touchpad to navigate, switch windows or applica

Voicetext Tts Engine/sdk & Server/sdk

The VoiceText TTS (Text-To-Speech) Engine/SDK (Software Developers Kit) and Server/SDK are speech synthesizer and voice output programs designed to enable software developers to create programs accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The TTS engine generates synthesized speech from a given input text, and is generally used for building custom stand-alone applications such as desktop applications. It can also be used to output speech from an input text

Voiceye

VOICEYE is a voice output bar code reading program and video magnification program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This application (or "app") allows a person to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad or any Android device to read data from VOICEYE bar codes and to magnify text and other printed content. VOICEYE bar codes contain up to two pages of text, and when the user reads the bar code with the device

Voiceye Maker For Adobe Indesign

VOICEYE Maker for Adobe InDesign is a voice output bar code creation program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This plug-in for Adobe InDesign (not included) can create a graphic code that is added to the upper right corner of a Word document. This code can be read by the VOICEYE app for iPhone or Android (see separate entry), and it will read the text of the document aloud using Apple Voiceover (see separate

Voiceye Maker For Ms-Word

VOICEYE Maker for MS-Word is a voice output bar code creation program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This plug-in for Microsoft Word (not included) can create a graphic code that is added to the upper right corner of a Word document. This code can be read by the VOICEYE app for iPhone or Android (see separate entry), and it will read the text of the document aloud using Apple Voiceover (see separate entry)

Voxgift Winston

Voxgift Winston is a voice output direct selection communicator program designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, learning, or speech disabilities or autism. This application (or “app”) enables an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android phone or tablet computer to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. Voxgift Winston can be used to communicate health treatment needs visually and audi

Web Lv

Web LV is a voice output Internet access device and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device allows the user to access the Internet and do personal computer functions such as e-mail and word processing without a personal computer. Commands are entered through a keyboard and Pick `n Click (PnC) menus. Using a phone line or network connection, the device provides e-mail and Internet access through speech synthesis and screen enlargement. It can b

Web Speakster

Web Speakster is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. The program can be operated entirely through keystrokes, and all functions are spoken, as is the help menu and the interactive help system. Web pages can be viewed in text-only mode, with the user's choice of font style, size, and color scheme. All browser functions can be operated completely via six keystrokes (mouse clicks allowed). COMPATIBILITY: For use with

Webadapt2Me

WebAdapt2Me is a large print and voice output Web browser and key modificaition program designed for use by individuals with visual, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities. This program enlarges text, reduces visual clutter, reads Web page content aloud, and automatically adjusts keyboard sensitivity to the user's typing style. It manipulates Web pages without requiring Web developers to rewrite or change Web site content. The program can magnify everything on a Web page up to 250 percent, e

Webbie

WebbIE is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program enables the user to read Web pages as simple text, and navigate them with the arrow keys. It provides lists of links, and can be used to fill in forms online, or copy and paste Web page information to a personal computer (PC). OPTIONS: A free manual is available for download from the manufacturer's web site.

Window-Eyes Professional

Window-Eyes Professional is a screen reader program designed to provide access to Windows and Windows-based applications for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Window-Eyes provides easy control and setup, and a wide variety of features for automatic reading of menus, dialog boxes, progress bars, scroll bars, and other Windows activities. A read-to-end feature allows documents to be read from beginning to end without stopping. Features can be configured to personal taste. Window-Eyes

Word Strain Volume 1 & Word Strain Volume 2

Word Strain Volume 1 and Word Strain Volume 2 are word game programs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each volume has two games: Word Blast and Word Jitter in Volume 1, and Word Battle and Word Replica in Volume 2. In Word Blast, the player is presented with a word from a 100,000-word list, and asked to find a new word using only the letters of the original word. As the game continues, the player is given less time to solve the puzzle. In Word Jitter the player i

Wordaloud

WordAloud is a voice output and large print program designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or who are blind or have low vision. It is a user-friendly system for reading any electronic text on the computer. The reading material can be taken from a disk, downloaded from the web, scanned into the computer, or typed in by the user. In "text mode" the program plays through the text without speaking it. The user can speak the words as they appear, and when there is a difficult word

Wordread

WordRead is a screen reader program designed for use by individuals who need assistance reading text from a computer. It speaks text on the computer screen using ScanSoft RealSpeak, including Word documents, e-mail, web pages, spreadsheets, presentations, and accessible PDF files. In Microsoft Word or web pages viewed with Internet Explorer, the user clicks the mouse at any starting point and presses the "play" button. The program reads from that point onward, highlighting each sentence as it is

Wordwise Software Series

WordWise Software Series is a collection of vocabulary enhancement programs designed to combine words, pictures and two-way speech for individuals who have difficulty with communication. The programs have realistic and contemporary graphics that stress everyday vocabulary. The series is broken up into the six programs featuring 80 words a piece: People, Community, House, Outdoor, Actions, and Adjectives. Other features include attractive art, voice recording, human quality speech, and quiz, pres

Write Now

Write Now is a voice output word prediction program designed for use by individuals with learning or visual disabilities. The program is compatible with word processors such as Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, and online applications like Google Docs. Write Now predicts the word being typed and the next word based on word frequency and context, then displays a list of most probable words from which the user can select. It also identifies commonly confused words (such as homonyms) in the English l

Write This Way

Write This Way is a voice output word processor program designed to provide word processing for students with learning, hearing, or physical disabilities. The versatile word processing program is designed to recognize the specific language problems experienced most often by learning and hearing disabled students. Students will be able to concentrate on the development of the writing skills they need for success in school. A built in dictionary and grammar checker highlight spelling and grammatic

Write:outloud

Write: Outloud is a voice output word processor program designed to speak letters, words, sentences and paragraphs in order to enhance user writing quality for children with low vision or severe physical or cognitive disabilities. This program reads each word as it is typed for consistent auditory feedback, and it can also reads any electronic text, enabling students tp research and present reports. Included imported graphics can also be used to prompt and support writing with the "get picture

Writeonline

WriteOnline is a voice output word processor program, word prediction program and on-screen keyboard program designed for individuals at all ability levels, including people with learning disabilities, dyslexia, low vision, or cognitive disabilities. It has a wide range of accessibility options for users who cannot use a mouse or keyboard, including individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The user can install the program from CD or access the program over the Interne

Writing With Symbols - Spanish

Writing with Symbols - Spanish is a picture-based voice output word processing program designed for use by children with cognitive or learning disabilities. This Spanish-language program is a version of Writing with Symbols 2000 (see entry). It enables individuals who do not recognize text to write with pictures. Picture symbols appear with each word as it is typed. The program also allows teachers and parents to make picture-based instructional materials, and includes a pictorial spell checker.

Writing With Symbols 2000

Writing with Symbols 2000 is a picture-based voice output word processing program designed for use by children with cognitive or learning disabilities. This program enables individuals who do not recognize text to write with pictures. Picture symbols appear with each word as it is typed. The program also allows teachers and parents to make picture-based instructional materials, and includes a pictorial spell checker. The program includes over 3,800 Picture Communication Symbols, each in black an

Wynn Wizard & Wynn Reader

WYNN Wizard and WYNN Reader are voice output, web browser, and text editor programs intended to help individuals with learning disabilities to read, write, study, and comprehend text more effectively. WYNN can read aloud ASCII text files, standard word processing files, digital talking books (DAISY and NIMAS), PDF files, web pages, and e-mail using RealSpeak Solo, which offers multiple voices and languages. Text is highlighted as it is read, and the user can control the speed at which text is re

Zoomreader

ZoomReader is a video magnification program and a voice output optical character recognition (OCR) program designed for use by people with low vision. This program enables an Apple iPhone 4 to function as a magnifier and to read text out loud for people who have difficulty seeing enlarged text. The program takes a picture of the item the user wants to see magnified, then converts the image into text using OCR technology. The user can read the magnified text or listen to it as ZoomReader reads th

Zoomtext Magnifier / Screen Reader

ZoomText Magnifier/Screen Reader is a screen reader and magnification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This program provides all the features of ZoomText Magnifier (see separate entry) plus screen reading capability. In addition to the screen magnification features, this program also provides screen reading that echoes typing, reads information pointed to by the mouse, and speaks program events as they occur. Flexible verbosity settings gives the user complete control ove

 
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