[Athen] [EXTERNAL] Re: TTS apps - your recommendations?

Stager, Catherine Catherine.Stager at frontrange.edu
Thu Jan 20 10:43:03 PST 2022

Depending upon what they are reading, we often recommend Voice Dream and iBooks on iOS. On Android, it is quite variable depending upon what the student needs - Legere Reader and Moon Reader Plus are good options.
Students are frequently using extensions too rather than apps (see bit.ly/extensionsahg<https://bit.ly/usingyourtech> for the AHG presentation I shared).
ReaderMode.io, Immersive Reader (for Chrome and FF), Nat Reader, Pericles, Read Aloud, HelperBird...
For quick OCR and TTS, Google Lens has been improving vastly.
Feel free to explore our Getting Started Guides - short guides we produced for students on supportive technology bit.ly/usingyourtech<https://bit.ly/usingyourtech>.
These are free and open for educational use - if you'd like to customize for your students, we'd appreciate a footnote.

We also did a series on IDK word for which we did an overview at AHG (bit.ly/idk-wordAHG<https://bit.ly/idk-wordAHG> ) ... I didn't Know Microsoft Word could do that... bit.ly/idk-word<https://bit.ly/idk-word> and an overview video (12 minutes) of these with a faculty focus...

Best regards,

Catherine M. Stager
Assistive Technology Specialist
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If you do have access to ePubs I can recommend Dolphin EasyReader<https://yourdolphin.com/products/individuals/easyreader-app>, it's free and available for iOS & Android
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For iOS, Voice Dream Reader is great. Android's version, the Legere Reader, is good as well. Neither is free but they are relatively low cost. Both tend to work better with epubs than PDFs.

Katherine "Kate" Deibel, PhD

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Hello all!

I hope you had a wonderful winter break and are well. I'm curious as to what apps you suggest for students who want to use TTS on their mobile devices - typically a phone.

Ran across an interesting article on the topic, Best Test-to-Speech Apps - Listen to Text<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.courselounge.com%2Fbest-text-to-speech-apps%2F&data=04%7C01%7Calexis_delevett%40cuesta.edu%7C386e2bfe20ff4487576d08d9dc3d803a%7Cdd06762afacb4cd7a4a5cc0ba50bcc30%7C0%7C0%7C637782978983298700%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=TeHQ94iq10vZHR4QnpmnEPKnuf2Df4h7%2B%2FDlMe%2FBS34%3D&reserved=0>.

Your thoughts would greatly be appreciated!

Warm regards,


Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director - AT

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Center for Educational Access at the University of Arkansas

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