Category Archives: Text to Speech

C-Pen Reader Scanning Pen with Text to Speech

C-Pen Reader Pen Scanning pens with text to speech and dictionary support have been around for quite sometime. The first pens I used were the Quicktionary Pens probably about 10 years ago as a handheld reading tool. Although they scanned and … Continue reading

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Converting Hard Copy Text to Digital Format

I can’t tell you how often I talk with clients about methods of converting hard copy text/papers to digital format for purposes of accessing information using text to speech, completing forms or for organizational reasons. Whatever the reason there are … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Cause and Effect apps, iPad, iPhone, OCR, Organization, Reading, Scanning, Text to Speech | 4 Comments

Flip Writer AAC – Available Again and Free!

Flip Writer AAC app   is a communication tool for individuals with hearing and speech disorder who benefit from text based information for the iPhone and iPad.  The app also features  high quality text to speech, providing a voice to those with a speech … Continue reading

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Pictello meets Tar Heel Reader

Ever heard of Tar Heel Reader? It’s a wonderful collection of free books on a wide range of topics, founded by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. From now on, you can import and enhance Tar Heel Reader stories … Continue reading

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Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Writer App Available !

Voice Dream Writer app (9.99) developed by Winston Chen was released this past week. Also the developer of Voice Dream Reader app (iPhone/iPad), Winston Chen has been dedicated to improving and offering features in his Reader app for individuals with … Continue reading

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Keeble App from AssistiveWare – Another 3rd Party Keyboard Option!

The option of iOS 8 predictive keyboard and 3rd Party Keyboard apps provides additional support to writers with larger keys, more customization and word prediction integrated into the standard iOS 8 keyboard.  This brings another level of support to struggling writers … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Customizable app, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Emergent Literacy, iPad, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, School Based Interventions, Text to Speech, Word Prediction, Writing | 8 Comments

Sign Language Recognition for a Tablet

This sign language recognition for a tablet known as UNI, the case uses gesture recognition technology developed by Leap Motion to translate sign language into audible speech Source: As scooped from Assistive Technology Daily Assistive Technology Daily always digs up … Continue reading

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KNFB Reader App for Individuals with Visual Impairments and Learning Disabilities

Any of you remember the KNFB Reader used on cell phones about 8-10 years ago? Well that type of functionality using a smart phone is back, better than ever for the iPhone. Used by individuals with blindness,  learning or visual … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You to Claro Software for ClaroApps Promo Codes!

Thank you to Claro Software for their generosity with supplying promotional app codes for the OT’s with Apps Workshop participants held in Fort Worth, Texas this past week. Participants received a free promo codes for the iOS ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF apps. Both … Continue reading

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