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Text to Speech

Text to Speech

Text-to-speech (TTS) software is designed to help people who have difficulties reading standard print. Common print disabilities can include blindness, dyslexia or any type of vision disability, learning disability autism, Intellectual disability or other physical condition that impedes the ability to read.

The technology works by scanning and then reading the words in a synthesized voice, using a large number of speech sounds that make up words in any given context.

Desktop Software

Kurzweil 3000

The Kurzweil 3000 is a leader in TTS software for people with disabilities. In addition to a range of TTS features, the full-featured software program integrates abilities that can help students in other areas, potentially appealing to those who may have a non-print disability or those who may not typically consider a TTS program. For more information, visit


The NaturalReader is the powerful text-to-speech reader, can turn PDFs, web pages, e-books, and even printed material into spoken word. Available for both Mac and PCs, this software can convert and save any text-filled document into an audio file. For more information on the NaturalReader, visit