Digital Text Support


  • Bookshare is a web-based library of digital books in accessible formats for people with print disabilities
  • Members download books and read the material using assistive technology. Typically text-to-speech software that reads aloud and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays
  • Cost: Free with Print Disability
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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Voice Dream Reader

  • Listen to PDF and Word documents, eBooks, articles, and Web pages anywhere with offline text-to-speech
  • Built-in integration with Dropbox, Bookshare, Pocket, G-Drive, Evernote, and Gutenberg makes it easy to import read material
  • Sophisticated controls, synchronized word highlighting and autoscrolling
  • Cost: $14.99 (iTunes) or $9.99 (Google Play)
  • Compatibility: iOS and Android
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  • iReadWrite makes reading easier and ensures accurate writing as you use your iPad for school, work, or leisure
  • Support features include: Text-to-speech, Word Prediction, Phonetic Spell Checker, Homophone and Confusables Checker, Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Customizable Background and Text Colors, Choice of Voices and Fonts, Importing and Sharing documents
  • Cost: $19.99
  • Compatibility:
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  • Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY ebook reader for iOS
  • From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership
  • The app gives you full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences
  • Cost: $19.99
  • Compatibility:
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  • TurboScan allows you to use your iPhone to quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files
  • Some features include: Automatic document edge detection and perspective correction, Ultra-fast processing, SureScan mode for very sharp scans, Multipage editing (reorder, delete and add pages) and more!
  • Cost: $2.99
  • Compatibility:
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Read&Write for Google Docs

  • Make any Google document accessible
  • Read&Write for Google Docs adds many of the popular support features of Read&Write GOLD to Google Docs documents including: Text To Speech with Dual Synchronized Highlighting, Highlighting, Talking Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Vocabulary Tool and Study Skills tools to capture Google highlights
  • Cost: Google Chrome Extension
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