A software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the screen. This interpretation is then re-presented to the user with text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output device. Screen readers are a form of assistive technology (AT) potentially useful to people who are blind, visually impaired, illiterate or learning disabled, often in combination with other AT, such as screen magnifiers.
"Voice Dream has made a significant and positive difference in the education and daily lives of my students and clients, especially those with a print or learning disability, as well as those who are low vision. This is a MUST HAVE app for Students and Educators! - Diana Petschauer, ATP, Founder and CEO, Assistive Technology for Education."
Voice Dream Reader can load and extract text from many sources and file formats. After extraction, Voice Dream performs additional processing to optimize the text for text-to-speech. Ads on web pages are stripped out, page numbers go away and strange characters are removed, so you can focus on what matters: the content.
Listen to PDF and Word documents, eBooks, articles, and Web pages anywhere with offline text-to-speech. Built-in integration with Dropbox, Bookshare, Pocket, Instapaper, and Gutenberg makes it easy to import read material. Sophisticated controls, silky-smooth synchronized word highlighting and auto-scrolling puts you in charge of the listening experience. This app is fully accessible with VoiceOver.
Includes Heather, a fantastic female American English voice
Features 60 different voices in 20 languages from Acapela and NeoSpeech available through in-app purchase
English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Catalan, Polish, Turkish, Greek, and Arabic.
Loading and Managing Reading Material
Listening to Text
Visual Interaction with Text
UPDATE: New features released on 5th June 2013 Include
Powerful New Controls for Speech
Configurable Text Navigation
Other UI Improvements
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is also optimized for iPhone 5.
Available for download from the Apple iTunes store at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/voice-dream-reader-text-to/id496177674
For further information visit www.voicedream.com