[Athen] Mac alt format tools

Shelley Haven rmhaven at stanford.edu
Wed May 6 14:09:57 PDT 2009

Hi, Ron!

Here is the alt-format-related stuff I have in my Mac "toolbox":

- GhostReader (TTS, and simple text-to-iTunes)
- Kurzweil 3000 v4
- Read & Write Gold - new v3, to be released on May 15th, has ABBY OCR engine (previously used IrisScan 9.1); also includes DAISY Reader, better Office integration, floating toolbar, and tools more in line with the Windows version (but not a screenshot reader)
- SOLO Literacy Suite (Don Johnston) - keep in mind I also work with K-12 students
- Bookshare version of Read:OutLoud-Mac (once it's released)
- CLiCk, Speak (Firefox plug-in for reading the Web)
- Dictate (speech recognition by MacSpeech)

...and, as with Sam and others, running Windows apps via VMware Fusion.

Shelley Haven

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Stewart" <ron at ahead.org>
To: "Access Technology Higher Education Network" <athen at athenpro.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 5:43:49 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [Athen] Mac alt format tools

Morning all, I am looking for tools to create and use alt format materials for the Mac OS. If you can send me your favorites or even your not so favorite but functional tools it would be greatly appreciated.

Ron Stewart


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