Speech to Text: | Text to Speech | Open Source Screen Magnifiers

Speech to Text:

Microsoft Office Speech to Text Tool - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA010565111033.aspx

Text to Speech

Ispeech - http://www.ispeech.org/

Firevox - http://firevox.clcworld.net/
Fire Vox is an open source, freely available talking browser extension for the Firefox web browser. Think of it as a screen reader that is designed especially for Firefox.
In addition to the basic features that are expected of screen readers, such as being able to identify headings, links, images, etc. and providing navigational assistance, Fire Vox provides support for MathML and CSS speech module properties. It also works on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.

Click Speak - http://clickspeak.clcworld.net
If you're a sighted user who wants to have web pages read to you because you have cognitive issues (for example, dyslexia), because you have literacy issues (like me - I can understand spoken Mandarin Chinese just fine, but reading is difficult for me), because you want to reduce eyestrain and listen to a web page being read, etc., then you are likely to prefer CLiCk, Speak over Fire Vox.

ReadPlease FREE (downloadable program) This free program will read e-text aloud to you. All you have to do is copy the text you wish to hear and paste it. You can adjust the reading rate as well as the size of the font that you see. With this free version, you can also choose from several basic reading voices. Additional features are available if you purchase the commercial version. The free version, however, will not stop working after the trial period. If you know that you will not be purchasing the commercial version, you can choose not stop working after the trial period. If you know that you will not be purchasing the commercial version, you can choose not to have the trial version installed during setup. Download it at http://www.readplease.com/

Open Source Screen Magnifiers


DesktopZoom 3.0
- This small but powerful screen magnification utility with basic speech support, is unique, because of the full screen magnification mode, tracking of windows objects and caret. Other features include magnification around the mouse, magnification in a fixed window, caret tracking, font smoothing, save settings and different zoom options.
OS Windows 2000 / XP
File size 328 KB
License Free

**Dragnifier** - Dragnifier is one of the better simple FREE screen magnifier for Windows utities, that is written by Ed Halley.
Dragnifier magnifies all Windows applications 2, 4 or 8 times in a small area around the mouse cursor.
OS Windows All
License FREE

//Virtual Magnifying Glass// - Virtual Magnifying Glass is designed for visually-impaired and others who need to magnify a part of the screen. Unlike most similar programs it does not open a separate window for the magnification but instead puts a movable magnifying glass on screen. - Free