Grades 2-13+, Inclusion
The solution to learning and teaching literacy, perfect for any learning group: Reader's vast ability to touch every students needs has made it a b competition for the leading competitors!
Have your computer assist you to read web pages, word documents, pdf files and more using Reader! Screen Reader has been developed to help PC users of all capabilities create, read, view, scan and check text. Perfect for a range of literacy skills, early learners to learning disorders or even ESL with the one touch to Spanish. Have English text read aloud in Spanish, or Spanish text read aloud in English! Reader uses RealSpeak Solo voices to provide listening comfort. Also, available in standard and Reader with Scanning versions, the software is closely integrated with Microsoft applications - with particular emphasis on Word and Internet Explorer. Screen Reader adds powerful speech features which allow you to listen to any information depicted on your computer screen. It also has many easy ways to make the text more clear and visible. It will read back menus, button texts and tool tips, as well as any text written on the screen. Available also as Screen Reader with scanning which has the added function of scan. This will read any text that was scanned from optical character recognition from a paper file using a standard scanning device or an electronic pdf file. Screen Reader is a simple tool bar that will work with any application or software program which can be locked in one place or left to float on top of any application
Blind and Low vision populations
Learning Disabled or Cognitive Delay
Mainstream language acquisition
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia or other learning disorders
And so much more...
Play and Stop: Press the green play button to have the text read back to you by sentence, word, or character.
Font: The font button allows you to quickly change the font of a whole Microsoft Word document in one simple click. In one mouse stroke change the text color, or background color of your document (no highlighting necessary)!
Spacing: No more having to search through complicated menus to change your documents spacing! With simple clicks of your Screen Reader tool bar you can change character spacing, line spacing or even paragraph spacing in seconds!
Homophones: Homophones are words that sound alike but are different in spelling For example, a pair of homophones is blew and blue. Click anywhere within the paragraph of text, then click the homophone button Any homophones in that paragraph will be highlighted. Select all text and have Reader check the entire document for possible spelling errors due to homophones. A 5000 image dictionary helps visualize the difference in meanings between the commonly misspelled words which will display when using the Check function
Check: Screen Reader has an integrated spell checker, thesaurus and a separate homophone dictionary all in one! Have Tool Factory Screen reader read the dictionary options aloud for further clarification!
Predict: Screen Reader uses a base prediction dictionary consisting of the most frequently used words in the English language. The prediction list will automatically appear by your cursor during typing (if this function is selected only)
There is also a feature to train the word predictor, it adopts to the type of documents you produce, it learns as you type!
Calculator: Screen Reader will read the numbers and functions of the Microsoft calculator
Settings: Easily manipulate the settings of all functions in this simple settings menu
Decide the size of the icons that you would like to view, change menu languages or choose between voice options and manipulate the speed and volume of those options
Select which icons on the tool bar you would like to view, or edit the homophone dictionary to add your own commonly mistaken homophones.
Scan: (Screen Reader Plus only) Enables paper documents as well as electronic pdf files to be scanned into Microsoft Word and for that text to be read by Tool Factory Screen Reader Plus.
The one touch button to Spanish allows Reader to read English text in Spanish and vice versa!
Screen Reader incorporates the world-leading Real Speak Solo text-to-speech voices, available in many languages, to provide high-quality read back of virtually anything on your PC screen.
Minimum system requirements
Win 98-XP, 350 MHz, SVGA, 128 MB RAM, headphones or speakers, sound card or chip, 40MB disk space for RealSpeak languages