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Free or Low Cost Screen Readers

ClaroRead: http://www.claroread.com/products/claropdf.php   On Sale for $.99 (2/18/14)

WordTalk:  http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/  PC - The program is located in the Add-in tab of a Word document.  Text to MP3 and WAV capabilities 

Balabolka: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm

Dspeech:  http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/
PC - Download to a USB for use on any personal computer.

Thunder:  http://www.screenreader.net/
Supports blind and visually impaired computer users.  Thunder is a free downloadable screen reader with speech synthesizer for Microsoft Windows operating systems (Vista & Windows 7).  It may be run from a USB (jump drive) or other portable media without the need for installation. 

Nonvisual Desktop Access:  www.nvda-project.org
Supports blind and visually impaired computer users.  NVDA is a free downloadable screen reader with speech synthesizer for Microsoft Windows operating systems.  It may be run from a USB (jump drive) or other portable media without the need for installation.

Microsoft Vista & Windows 7 (Narrator):  http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ Narrator for Windows 7:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Hear-text-read-aloud-with-Narrator

Window-Eyes:  www.windoweyesforoffice.com/

Mac – VoiceOver:  http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/
http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/downloads.html
http://www.apple.com/voiceover/info/guide/
A built-in screen reader.  Press Command-F5 Located in System Preferences>Universal Access>VoiceOver (turn on).

Keene State College Assistive Technology website: http://ods.keene.edu/at/reading.html

 

Updated 2/18/14

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