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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) comes in many forms.  The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) defines AT as products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities. The lists below are a snapshot of some of the more useful computer programs we have found to date; they are available to anyone with the proper system requirements. Currently, the WSU Access Center provides access to Sonocent Audio Notetaker, LiveScribe Smartpens, and digital voice recorders for registered and approved students.

If you are registered with the Access Center and would like more information about Sonocent or LiveScribe please schedule an appointment with your Access Advisor.

Text-to-speech

Software

Platform

Developer

Cost

 
Capti Voice
PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome Capti Voice $0 - $17.99  
ReadAloud
PC, Mac Optimilia Studios $0 - $11.99  
Natural Reader
PC, Mac, Browser extension Natural Reader $0 - $99.99+  
Text Aloud 4
PC NextUp  $0 - $34.99  
Speak
PC, Mac Microsoft Included in Microsoft Office  
Adobe Read Out Loud
PC, Mac Adobe Included in Adobe Acrobat  

Speech-to-text / Dictation

Software

Platform

Developer

Cost

Dragon Professional
PC Nuance $300
Speech Recognition
PC Windows Built-in
Apple Dictation
Mac Apple Built-in
e-Speaking
PC e-Speaking $0 - $14

Screen Magnifiers and Readers

Software

Platform

Developer

Cost

ZoomText
PC Freedom Scientific $500 - $700+
JAWS
PC Freedom Scientific $1,150+
Fusion
PC Freedom Scientific $,1400+