[Athen] Ipad lecture/conference session recording

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Wed Sep 28 11:08:06 PDT 2011

> Has anyone had any luck with text-to-speech

> software for the iPad?

There are a few applications that you may want to try out, but there is
nothing that is the "killer app" (in my opinion) that supports the
display of a PDF document in addition to high-quality text-to-speech.

Most of the apps I have encountered that provide text-to-speech
generally require a "copy/paste" model in which you have to copy the
text content and paste this into the TTS app. Right now, Speak It!
provides very high quality TTS options. The app will also highlight the
word while speaking.

If you have the ability to create DAISY books, another app that may be
an option to consider is Read2Go. So far, it is one of the better DAISY
apps I have seen on the iOS platform.

Here is a page of a number of different iOS apps that students have
found useful:

It has been a bit since I last updated the apps and this does not
include all apps in existence (I did have a basic criteria for apps),
but this may be useful.

Take care,

Sean Keegan
Associate Director, Assistive Technology
Office of Accessible Education - Stanford University

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