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Category: Screen Reader
$3.99 - $4.99 per item
Category: Screen Reader
Industries: Adaptive technology
COBRA Zoom for $649
COBRA Braille for $749
COBRA Pro for $849.
Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world. Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything
you read – faster.
“Speechify is absolutely brilliant. Growing up with dyslexia this would have made a big difference. I’m so glad to have it today.“
Sir Richard Branson
The app reads with the word highlighted. But the pages don't scroll automatically. So the app continues reading outside the visible area and I can't see where the app is reading. Also I don't manage to get the sentence highlighted in a pdf, only the word, but with a square around the word, not with a highlight of the word. If I transfer the pdf to text only, all headers disappear, and all paragraphs breaks disappearLennie Stappers
For mobile and tablet devices, Legere Reader is an accessible reading application. It can be customized to fit every reading style, from totally aural to completely visual, as well as synchronized combinations of both, thanks to powerful text-to-speech technology and a highly flexible screen layout. Students and those with dyslexia will value the synchronized reading capability that combines text and voice, and everyone who wants to hear or read their documents in their own way will benefit from the configurability of the visual and voice capabilities. The visually impaired will also benefit from being able to hear documents read in their favorite voices. Legere Reader allows you to read a variety of eBook formats, including DAISY, EPUB, and PDF. It may load files straight from your local device or via file-sharing apps like DropBox, Box, and OneDrive. It is directly integrated with the book-sharing service Bookshare. FEATURES Voice Reading: Use the play/pause button, gestures, or remote control to listen to papers as if they were music. - Keeps reading even after you lock the screen. - Can instantly switch between voices and reading speeds (50-700 words per minute). - Recalls the voice and speech pace that was used for each document. Visual Reading: For PDF documents, you can choose between the original layout and a text-only view. - Adjustable margin, line spacing, and character spacing - 3 totally adjustable color schemes - Synchronized word and line highlighting - Reduced text area and auto-scrolling - Customizable font, including OpenDyslexia font - Font size up to 80 points for low vision users Obtaining Content - Importing and converting Word.doc files to PDF - Convert Word.docx, RTF, and.mobi files to ePub format and import - Text extraction from HTML, PDF, and Plain Text formats - Text extraction from ePub and DAISY publications that don't contain DRM - Audiobooks in compressed MP3 files and DAISY formats - Store and read PDF documents in their original format - Share compatible files with Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive or any other software. - Downloading files using the built-in web browser; Bookshare and Gutenberg - Content organization folders - Full text, highlights, and notes export Navigating - Navigation by sentence, paragraph, page, chapter, highlights, bookmarks, 15, 30, and 60 seconds - Remembers speech and visual location where you stopped - Bookmarking, text highlighting and note taking - Full-text search Voices - Any pre-existing built-in voice on the device - Acapela's premium vocals In-app purchases are available in 24 different languages. Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Catalan, Polish, Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Romanian, Icelandic and Welsh. Important Notes: - It is not possible to load DRM-protected books from iBooks, Kindle and Nook. - Built-in voices do not enable word level highlighting.
I have used Baum's screen reading software (first VIRGO and then COBRA) both at home and at work for more than ten years. One of the primary reasons why I chose BAUM products was their superior support for Braille. I also appreciate COBRA's flexibility in presenting alternative screen views. My success at work depends on my ability to access detailed information quickly and thoroughly; COBRA enables me to work at least as efficiently as my sighted colleagues. COBRA works very well with networks. Other screen readers either froze on the network (causing me to lose data) or weren't usable in our applications.Mary Beth Metzger, USA
COBRA simplifies working with Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP for blind and visually impaired computer users. COBRA incorporates all standard functions of a modern screen reader in an environment also guaranteed for the future. COBRA prioritizes what it does on user's requirements and outputs this important information from the computer screen into speech, Braille or as a magnified form. COBRA 9.1 is considerably faster than its predecessors. It offers a brand new and easy-to-learn, integrated tool to access the Internet. Use either Internet Explorer or Firefox for web browsing. Moreover, COBRA 9.1 fully supports Windows 7 (32 or 64-Bit) and incorporates a powerful screen magnification feature. COBRA 9.1 includes many additional features and improvements and it can work together with even more different Braille displays than before. Also, it supports Microsoft Office more reliably and more extensively. Integrated screen magnification Also available as of COBRA 9.1 is a powerful screen magnification capability with the following features: Magnification from 1x to 32x Full screen or split screen views of the computer screen Edge smoothing with automatic recognition of foreground and background colours Optical aids such as highlighting of the cursor and focusing on borders and mouse pointer Extra large mouse pointer that can be displayed in different colors Indicator that shows where the magnification area is in relation to the full screen Inverse display mode but also only grey-scales, single color-mode and multi-colour-mode are available Shortcuts for fast operation Windows-key+z, direct call to magnification dialogue Windows-key+page up (PgUp), magnification increases one step Windows-key+page down (PgDn), magnification decreases one step
I purchased VDR for my iPhone years ago and it became my most used app. It's absolutely amazing. Recently I purchased VDR for Android and I'm struggling with some basic tasks--like how to get VDR to advance to the second article after finishing the first one. For the life of me I can't figure it out. Also, when I back out of an article, it takes me to the beginning of my list of articles rather than to the location of the article I was just reading. And one more thing, I am very disappointed that the NeoSpeech voice I used in iOS doesn't seem to be available in Android--but I can't criticize VDR for that.
- A Google user
I uninstalled the app and reinstalled and was presented with the ability to download and use voices again. Top Tip - NEVER update this app once you get it to work. It may never do so again. Used the app over 8 years on IOS and Android. Very useful. The latest update lost all of my voices with no ability to use text to speech.
- Yancy M.
Literally life changing. I wish I'd had this while in grad school. I can go through a whole stack of papers in an afternoon rather than it taking a week. It tripled my reading speed at least. Voice to speech also good enough that I can listen while commuting or doing chores. I also just found the regex feature which will make docs with headers so much better. Really, thank you guys for making this.
- A Google User
|Customizable font including OpenDyslexia font|
|Switch between original layout and text-only view for PDF documents|
|Improve focus with reduced text area and auto-scrolling|
|Glitch that keeping flipping the book to the beginning|
|Comes with a price|
|Optical aids such as highlighting of the cursor and focusing on borders and mouse pointer|
|Extra large mouse pointer that can be displayed in different colors|
|Indicator that shows where the magnification area is in relation to the full screen|
|Supports Windows Only|
|Expensive compare to other|
Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.
How can Speechify turn anything into an audiobook?
Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.
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