A list of screen reader software.
Some are free. Some aren’t.
AbleReader: AbleReader uses text to speech to read text aloud so you can listen on your computer. Included with your AbleReader purchase are AT&T Natural Voices™ 16kHz Mike and Crystal. These premium computer voices bring your text to life in clear, natural sounding speech.
BrowseAloud: BrowseAloud adds speech and reading support tools to online content to extend the reach of websites for up to 40% of the population who require reading support. This includes those with dyslexia, learning difficulties, mild visual impairments and those speak English as a second language.
FlameReader: FlameReader is a multi-function Text to Speech software with natural, human-sounding voice. This powerful software reads aloud any text on your computer; converts any text into audio files to play on portable devices like CD player and Ipod.
JAWS (Job Access With Speech): JAWS® is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content. JAWS reads aloud what’s on the PC screen and gives the user a unique set of intelligent tools for navigating and accesses Web pages and all screen content.
NaturalReader: NaturalSoft Ltd. was founded in Vancouver, BC Canada. Our mission is to deliver superior speech solutions for personal computers and portable devices.
PowerTalk: PowerTalk is a free program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.
Screenreader.net: Thunder is award-winning free screenreader talking software for people with little or no sight. It works well with Windows 7, Vista or XP. Thunder is available all over the world in several languages and it really is absolutely FREE!
TextAloud: TextAloud 3 is Text to Speech software for the Windows PC that converts your text from MS Word Documents, Emails, Web Pages and PDF Files into natural-sounding speech. You can listen on your PC or create audio files for use on portable audio devices (TextAloud 3 can automatically sync with iTunes™).
ZoomText Magnifier/Reader: The world’s leading magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired, ZoomText enlarges, enhances and reads everything on your computer screen.