Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

TECHNOLOGY

Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) RESOURCES

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WEB RESOURCES - Text-to-Speech (Converts Electronic documents to Audio) - Free Trial Resources


  • TextAloud 3
    http://www.nextup.com/
    Text-to-speech software program that will convert text from Microsoft Word documents, emails, web pages and PDF files to natural sounding speech. A 30-day trial is available.
  • BrowseAloud
    http://www.browsealoud.com/page.asp?pg_id=80094&tile=USA
    Software reads online web pages aloud.
  • CoolSpeech
    http://www.bytecool.com/
    Text-to-speech program designed for MS Windows platform. A 14-day trial period is available.
  • TextSound
    http://www.bytecool.com/
    Converter that will make text documents into WAV or MP3 files, which allows you to listen to the file on normal stereo or other personal audio devices. A 14-day trial is available.
  • Scan and Read Pro
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    Converts printed text into audio (through the use of a scanner).
  • Text-To-Audio
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    Converts electronic documents to audio files for use on computer or personal listening device.
  • Talking Calculator
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    Full functioning calculator for basic math to be used on the computer with or without screen reader. Features large buttons with contrasting colors.
  • Premier IE Toolbar
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    Features for Internet navigation include: a talking pointer, full dictionary, text reader, text-to-mp3 file creation utility, zoom in and zoom out and many others.
  • Ultimate Talking Dictionary
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    Read-aloud dictionary with 250,000 words, terms, jargon and proper nouns, along with a built-in thesaurus. Its "interlink" technology provides cross-reference capacity.
  • E-Text Reader IGT
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    Reading tool which can be used to open and read existing documents. Features: vocal selector, reader speed options, insert notes into what you are reading. Its document reading capabilities include standard text, Microsoft word, Rich Text Format and HTML formats.
  • PDF Equalizer
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    PDF file reader with the capacity to read charts and diagram data without a conversion or import process.
  • Universal Reader Plus
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    Read-aloud utility that works with a majority of applications. Easy to use, with language model information, summarization technology, and multi-lingual translation technology.
  • Talking Checkbook
    http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/
    People with low vision can use this software to manage a bank account. The talking checkbook reads the account balances, takes you one-by-one through your transactions, and can create a bank report that can be opened in Microsoft Word.

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For More Information, Please Contact PIAT

Telephone
Voice: 800-204-PIAT (7428), in state
TTY: 866-268-0579, in state
Voice/TTY: 215-204-1356

Email
ATinfo@temple.edu

Mailing Address
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1601 N. Broad Street
University Services Bldg., Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19122



Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service