Reading Tools for Computers

Windows PCs

These tools are used by Bookshare Members on their Windows PCs and are tightly integrated with Bookshare.  

Reader

Price

Serves Members with

Key Features

Bookshare Web Reader

FREE

  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Synchronized TTS
  • Word-level Highlighting
  • Displays Images

Capti Narrator

FREE (Premium available)

  • Blindness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Synchronized reading across browsers and apps
  • Synchronized TTS
  • Word-level Highlighting
  • Displays Images

Open LORE Read

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$9.99 (Bookshare Edition)

$17.50 (enhanced)

  • Low-Vision
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Synchronized TTS
  • Word Highlighting
  • Optimized for audio

Dolphin EasyReader for Windows

$55

  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Synchronized TTS
  • Word Highlighting
  • Displays Images
  • Record own audio for text-only titles

Kurzweil K1000 and K3000

Trial Versions available; please contact Kurzweil Education Sales
  • Blindness (K1000)
  • Low Vision (K1000)
  • Learning Disabilities(K3000)
  • Scanning, Reading and Editing
  • Study tools
  • Optimized for audio

Chromebooks

These tools are used by Bookshare Members on their Chromebooks and are tightly integrated with Bookshare.  

Reader

Price

Serves Members with

Key Features

Bookshare Web Reader

FREE

  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Synchronized TTS
  • Word-level Highlighting
  • Displays Images

Macintosh Computers

These tools are used by Bookshare Members on their Macintosh computers and are tightly integrated with Bookshare.  

Reader

Price

Serves Members with

Key Features

Bookshare Web Reader

FREE

  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Synchronized TTS
  • Word-level Highlighting
  • Displays Images

Capti Narrator

FREE (Premium available)

  • Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Synchronized reading across browsers and apps
  • Synchronized TTS
  • Word-level Highlighting

Kurzweil K1000 and K3000

  • Blindness (K1000)
  • Low Vision (K1000)
  • Learning Disabilities(K3000)
  • Scanning, Reading and Editing
  • Study tools
  • Optimized for audio

Note: The information on the page was compiled by Benetech, and reviewed by the product owners, however information does get out-of-date. Please let us know if there are any inconsistencies in this information or if you would like to nominate a reading tool to appear here: partner-suppport@bookshare.org

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