Nuance Dragon vs Central Access Reader

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Nuance Dragon

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Students,, Writers, Educators, Teachers, Content Creators

Pricing

Nuance Dragon Professional at Nuance for $500

Central Access Reader

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Education

Pricing

FREE

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Nuance Dragon reviews

The software is let down, however, by an outdated aesthetic and poor recording transcription mode, which leaves a lot to be desired. Anyone interested first and foremost in transcribing pre-recorded meetings or interviews will do well to look elsewhere.

- Joel Khalili

Good recognition of the voice, compatibility with almost all the most important software. Buy the professional version to have the chance to use also with EXCEL.

- Anonymous

It is a great time saver when you need to get some letters out and a great way to open word and get to formatting the template. It is a positive review and the price, when bought on sale is worth it.

- Dan F.

Central Access Reader reviews

An intuitive and user-friendly text-to-speech application that reads Word documents out loud, providing users with visual tracking of the text

- Softpedia

Central Access Reader -A FREE screen reader that reads Math accurately, is going to help so many students and individuals who struggle with literacy, processing, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and other print disabilities, as well as those who are visually impaired or aging and simply benefit from hearing the math aloud. "Spencer Graffe, a senior in Central Washington University’s Computer Science Program, has helped develop Central Access Reader (CAR), a free computerized text-to-speech reader program that has attracted attention of institutions across the nation. Marshall Sunnes, Central Access program coordinator and Wendy Holden, Disability and Accessibility Consultant, collaborated to determine what the program should be, how it should look, and what features were most important to include. Graffe had the skills to make it happen. The program, developed as a tool to assist students with print-related disabilities—those with visual impairments, dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder, or other conditions—reads documents that other text-readers can’t handle, especially those with equations or symbols

- *Alyssa Marinaccio - Assistive Technology Coordinator at Keene State College.

Pros & cons

Nuance Dragon

Pros
Adaptive speech technology
Voice commands
Deep Learning

Cons
High price tag
Only suited to single users
Weak recording transcription

Central Access Reader

Pros
Easy-to-use updater
Supports OMML (Word’s Equation Editor) and MathType math formats
Ses SAPI 5 voices

Cons
Not screen-reader compatible
Blind people cannot export content indepedently

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