Kurzweil Alternatives

    Kurzweil is described as 'application that scans text and reads it aloud. Kurzweil also has some other functions such as highlighting, circling, and fill in the blank'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Kurzweil for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Chrome OS and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is NaturalReader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try NVDA or Microsoft Narrator. Other great apps like Kurzweil are Ghotit Real Writer & Reader (Paid), Texthelp Read&Write (Paid), SpeechParrot.app (Paid) and Co:Writer Don Johnston (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. Natural Reader is a professional text to speech program that converts any written text into spoken words. The paid versions of Natural Reader have many more features.
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    2. NVDA allows blind and vision impaired people to access and interact with the Windows operating system and many third party applications.


    3. Screen reader included in Microsoft Windows.
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    4. Ghotit Real Writer & Reader 3 is an integrated writing and reading solution tailor-made for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities. It helps children and adults with dyslexia and dysgraphia to write, read and correct texts.
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      Read&Write is the world's leading literacy support software designed to assist users of all ages who require extra assistance when reading or composing text.
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Online text to speech converter that comes without subscription model. Pay for only what you need. With more than 30 languages used to produce natural sounding voices for commercial use.
    5. Co:Writer by Don Johnston is one of the most popular word prediction available. Co:Writer is the word prediction program that uses the context of a whole sentence to predict the next word.
    6. WordQ-SpeakQ is an assistive technology providing word-predictions for struggling writers. It learn from the writing and makes its predictions smarter.
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    7. ClaroRead is an assistive technology software helping to readers with dyslexia to read aloud and providing word-prediction options for struggling writers.
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    8. Helperbird is a Google Chrome extension that gives people the features and customization to make reading and browsing the web easier. Including specialized fonts, changing of the background color, font colors, text, speech, overlays and more! Such as dyslexia.
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