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Text to Speech App: Voice Dream Reader

Outline: Voice Dream Reader for mobile devices can load and extract text from many sources and file formats and is fully accessible with VoiceOver.

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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.

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.

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.

Voices

Includes Heather, a fantastic female American English voice

Features 60 different voices in 20 languages from Acapela and NeoSpeech available through in-app purchase

Languages include:

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

Voice Dream Reader Screenshot
Voice Dream Reader ScreenshotListening to Text

Visual Interaction with Text

UPDATE: New features released on 5th June 2013 Include

Powerful New Controls for Speech

Configurable Text Navigation

New Voices

Other UI Improvements

Requirements:

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


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Cite: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English. Author: Disabled World. Electronic Publication Date: 2013/03/06. Last Revised Date: 2015/10/29. Reference Title: "Text to Speech App: Voice Dream Reader", Source: Text to Speech App: Voice Dream Reader. Abstract: Voice Dream Reader for mobile devices can load and extract text from many sources and file formats and is fully accessible with VoiceOver. Retrieved 2019-11-21, from https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/apps/voice-dream.php - Reference Category Number: DW#468-9618.
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