Software/Web Application Name

Software Name/Brief Description


A Microsoft Word text-to-speech plugin that highlights text and saves .mp3 and .wav recordings of the text

A website that simplifies difficult text into easily understood language

Google Read And Write

A Google Drive/Google Docs text-to-speech extension that reads documents, PDFs, and other files (Note: contact SDS office if interested in using this extension)


A web application/browser extension/Microsoft Word plugin to helps create complete bibliographies for every citation style (MLA, APA, etc)

Central Access Reader

Central Access Reader (CAR) is a free, open source, text-to-speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities. CAR reads Word Docs and pasted text using the voice installed on your computer. CAR has an intuitive interface and many customizable features. It also reads mathematical symbols. Downloads available in Mac and PC.