Read The Words - Convert text to speech, including words you type in, Web pages and upload files. Also can embed in email or Web page.
YakItToMe -Upload documents, cut and paste text or link to feeds. Text reader converts text to speech automatically. Download audio and podcasts.
iSpeech - converts any text on the Web into clear natural sounding audio free. Take your reading on the go
SpeakEasy A very simple text to speech application, which sits in the taskbar. It can be configured to automaticaly read whatever is copied to the clipboard, or the clipboard can be read by pressing a hotkey combination. The software automatically defaults to using the default system voice, however this can be changed in the Settings dialog. Scroll down the site to locate.
Sound Gecko is a free service that turns text articles into MP3 files. Using Sound Gecko you can take an article from a website, paste its URL into Sound Gecko, and then listen to a reading of that article. The conversion isn't instantaneous, but it is relatively quick. You do have to enter an email address in order to get the MP3 file. To remove the copy and paste part of the process you can install the Sound Gecko Chrome extension. Sound Gecko does offer an iPhone app that you can use to organize and listen to playlists of the articles you've converted into MP3 recordings.Compare to Vocalize below
interface for the input of text using a combination of speech and
gestures. A speech recognizer provides the initial guess of the word
TalkTyperis a tool for speech
recognition in a browser (only Chrome). All a person has to do is
enable their microphone on their computer and start talking into the
browser and the text should appear on the screen. It can then be
edited, printed, and shared w/ others.
Online DictationThis is a great tool that lets you transcribe speech as you talk. This tool is also available as a Chrome extension. To start using Online Dictation, just head over to its home page, click on " start dictation" and start talking. You need to have a mic to do this.
DictanoteDictanote is an advanced text editor with an integrated speech recognizer which lets you transcribe your speech. The great thing about Dictanote is that it provides you with most of the authoring features you would normally find in other text editors. You can dictate your speech and customize it the way you want before you copy and share it with others.
VoiceNoteVoiceNote is a notepad that allows you to type with your voice. VoiceNote is available for download from Chrome store for free. Once downloaded, select your language and click on the "mic" button to start transcribing your speech. It also provides several tools to customize your text.
iTalk Recorder a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface.
Online Dictation is a free site that will transcribe your speech for you. To use the site just visit it, click on the microphone icon, and start talking. If the transcription inserts the wrong word (for example it inserted "number" instead of "mumble" when I tried it) just click on that word to replace it. You can copy the transcript and paste it anywhere you like.
Audio Note $4.99 ipad app recording and annotating notes. Can also use text and share notes with others
Speech Recognition For Mac Mac 10.3.x - 10.6.x Mac
OS X comes with built-in speech recognition software. These scripts
allow the computer to type characters, control Safari and FireFox for
hands free web browsing, and control the mouse using voice commands. The
page also has video tutorials on how to customize the commands around
the user’s needs.
Google Voice FeaturesOne feature that may help visually impaired is that you can download voice mails as mp3 files. Also a speech-to-text feature.
Snaptype - Allows students to take a photo of a worksheet and type text on top of it. Great for students with motor skill disorders.
Oweb Voice Input is a free Chrome extension that enables you to use your voice to search on websites. With Oweb Voice Input installed anytime that you see a search box on a website you can speak your query. On some sites Oweb Voice Input can be used to complete forms too.
3x3 Linkssimple bookmaker or start page for a Website
EduClipper The purpose of EduClipper is to give educators a place to pin resources that they can share with other teachers and share with their students. Yes, it's a bit Pinterest-like, but it's focused on discovering and sharing educational materials. video overview
Pinterestvisual bookmarker and social network capabilities
Learnist like Pinterest but for sharing learning resources. On Learnist you can create pinboards of materials organized around a topic. You can create multiple boards within your account and make your boards collaborative. You can pin images, videos, and text to your boards by using the Leanist bookmarklet, by manually entering the URL of a resource, or by uploading materials to your boards. Take a look at the video
SpeakPipe is a service that allows visitors to your blog to leave you voice messages without picking up a phone. With SpeakPipe installed on your blog anyone can click on the "send voicemail" button and leave a message for you. When a visitor clicks the "leave voicemail" button she will be prompted to allow access to her computer. Then the visitor can start recording a message for you. Visitors can, but don't have to, enter their names and email addresses for you. You can listen to and download the messages left for you in your SpeakPipe inbox. SpeakPipe has easy-to-install plugins for Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr. It took me about two minutes to install SpeakPipe on a Blogger blog. For use on other blogging platforms SpeakPipe has a script that you can install manually.
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