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ERIC Number: EJ812645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
NaturalReader: A New Generation Text Reader
Flood, Jacqueline
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v35 n1-2 p44-55 2007
NaturalReader ( is a new generation text reader, which means that it reads any machine readable text using synthesized speech without having to copy and paste the selected text into the NaturalReader application window. It installs a toolbar directly into all of the Microsoft Office[TM] programs and uses a mini-board to read text in other applications such as Adobe 7[TM]. The Neospeech[TM] voices which are available with the product are the most natural sounding synthetic voices that this reviewer has heard. The software has numerous additional enhancements which make it a program with universal design appeal. Overall this product exceeded most of the expectations for an electronic text reader and provided exceptional value for the low purchase price.
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada