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Mac OS X   •   PC (Windows)   •   Additional Tools   


(with thanks to Rahim Abdi, OCIO Accessibility Analyst, and Office of Student Life-Disability Services)

Mac OS X

 

Mac OS Dictation - Use your voice instead of typing text. No setup or special training is required (More information: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5449)

Mac OS Text-to-Speech - Have your Mac speak text that’s on the screen when you press a key or set of keys. (More information: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14230)

Read and Write Gold - A literacy tool that provides text-to-speech and various reading, writing and research tools. Available for free for all OSU students, staff and faculty and all OSU OCIO-managed computing sites on campus (e.g., Thompson Library) (More information: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/ )

For instructions on how to get Texthelp’s Read and Write Gold, please contact Student Life Disability Services at slds@osu.edu

 

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PC (Windows)

 

Windows Speech Recognition - Use your voice to control your computer. You can say commands that the computer will respond to, and you can dictate text to the computer. (More information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/set-speechrecognition#1TC=windows-7)

Balabolka - Render text on your screen to speech. Balabolka also allow you to create MP3’s that can be listened to on any MP3-capable device. (More information: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm)

Read and Write Gold - A literacy tool that provides text-to-speech and various reading, writing and reading tools. Available for free for all OSU students, staff and faculty and all OSU OCIO-managed computing sites on campus (e.g., Thompson Library). (More information: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/what-we-do/)

For instructions on how to get Texthelp’s Read and Write Gold, please contact Student Life Disability Services at slds@osu.edu

 

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Additional Tools

 

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