Member Preferred Tools

Readers Preferred by Learning Disabled Members

Reader

Price

Platform

Special Features

Bookshare WebReader

FREE Any computer running one of these browsers:
  • Chrome browser 33+
  • Safari browser 6.1+
  • Chromebooks 14+
    VoiceOver or TalkBack required to read aloud on mobile browsers.
    • Synchronized TTS
    • Word-level Highlighting
    • Displays Images
    • Includes Dyslexia Font
    • No app download necessary

    Voice Dream Reader

    $9.99 iOS: compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Many new features require iOS 7.0 or later

    Android: 4.4 and up

    • Synchronized TTS
    • Word Highlighting
    • In-app purchase TTS voices

    Read2Go

    Read2Go icon
    $19.99 iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch running iOS 4.0 or later
    • Synchronized TTS
    • Word Highlighting
    • Displays Images

    Open LORE Reader

    $21.99 (Bookshare Edition)

    $35.00 (enhanced)

    Windows PCs and tablets (XP/Vista/7/8)
    • Synchronized TTS
    • Word Highlighting
    • Displays Images
    • Includes Dyslexia Font
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    Readers Preferred by Blind Members

    ReaderCostPlatformKey Features

    Bookshare WebReader

    FREEAny computer running one of these browsers:
    • Chrome browser 33+
    • Safari browser 6.1+
    • Chromebooks 14+
      VoiceOver or TalkBack required to read aloud on mobile browsers.
      • Integrated Text to Speech
      • Compatible with Screen Readers
      • Includes image descriptions when available
      • No app download necessary

      Go Read

      FREE Compatible with Android devices (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above)
      • Compatible with TalkBack
      • Integrated Text to Speech

      Voice Dream Reader

      $9.99 iOS: compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Many new features require iOS 7.0 or later

      Android: 4.4 and up

      • Integrated Text to Speech
      • Compatible with VoiceOver
      • In-app purchase TTS voices

      Read2Go

      Read2Go icon
      $19.99 iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch running iOS 4.0 or later
      • Integrated Text to Speech
      • Compatible with VoiceOver

      Victor Reader Stream

      $369

      Stand alone device
      • Wireless
      • Integration via Humanware Companion

      HIMS Blaze ET

      $795Stand alone device
      • Built-in Wi-Fi
      • OCR Capture
      • High-quality recording
      • DAISY Text and Audio from Bookshare

      Braille Sense

      $3,600-$5,600 Stand alone device
      • Bluetooth, Wireless
      • Bilingual and Nemith support
      • BRF, DAISY Text and Audio from Bookshare
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      Readers Preferred by Low Vision Members

      Reader

      Price

      Platform

      Special Features

      Bookshare WebReader

      FREEAny computer running one of these browsers:
      • Chrome browser 33+
      • Safari browser 6.1+
      • Chromebooks 14+
        VoiceOver or TalkBack required to read aloud on mobile browsers.
        • Font size adjustments
        • Three built in color schemes
        • Synchronized TTS
        • Displays Images
        • No app download necessary

        Go Read

        FREE Compatible with Android devices (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above)
        • Synchronized TTS
        • Font size adjustments
        • Fully customizeable colors
        • Displays Images

        Voice Dream Reader

        $9.99 iOS: compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Many new features require iOS 7.0 or later

        Android: 4.4 and up

        • Synchronized TTS
        • Font size adjustments
        • Fully customizeable colors
        • In-app purchase TTS voices

        Read2Go

        Read2Go icon
        $19.99 iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch running iOS 4.0 or later
        • Synchronized TTS
        • Font size adjustments
        • Fully customizeable colors
        • Displays Images
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        Readers Preferred by Physically Disabled Members

        Reader

        Price

        Platform

        Special Features

        Bookshare WebReader

        FREEAny computer running one of these browsers:
        • Chrome browser 33+
        • Safari browser 6.1+
        • Chromebooks 14+
          VoiceOver or TalkBack required to read aloud on mobile browsers.
          • Keyboard Shortcuts for key functions
          • Synchronized TTS
          • Word-level Highlighting
          • Displays Images
          • No app download necessary

          Voice Dream Reader

          $9.99 iOS: compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Many new features require iOS 7.0 or later

          Android: 4.4 and up

          • Switch Compatible
          • Synchronized TTS
          • Word Highlighting
          • In-app purchase TTS voices

          Read2Go

          Read2Go icon
          $19.99 iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch running iOS 4.0 or later
          • Switch Compatible
          • Synchronized TTS
          • Word Highlighting
          • Displays Images
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