text to speech
DeskBot – added 5/4/2006
DeskBot is a Clipboard/Text Reader which uses Microsoft Agent animated characters and Text-to-Speech technologies. It reads the contents of the Windows Clipboard automatically when changed or when character is double-clicked.
DSpeech – added 4/19/2006
DSpeech is a TTS (Text To Speech) program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced upon the vocal answers of the user.
DeskBot – added 12/17/2005
DeskBot is a free, multi-featured Clipboard Reader, Text Reader, Time Announcer, Desktop Application for Microsoft Windows featuring Microsoft Agent Animated, Talking Characters. DeskBot also adds a ‘Read with DeskBot’ item to the Internet Explorer popup menu (when you right-click on a web page). The character, voice, language, balloon, and other advanced options can be customized.
Sayz Me – added 12/17/2005
Sayz Me is a very simple text to speech reader. Copy text from web pages, emails or documents and this free utility will read the words out aloud to you. Sayz Me uses the Microsoft speech engine and synthetic voices. Listen to text and give your eyes a rest. Great accessibility software as you can adjust the font size and color to assist reading. Very simple and easy to use.
FreeVoice – added 11/13/2005
FreeVoice is a Freeware application that uses Microsoft Agent characters to provide Text-to-Speech and Voice Control capabilities. FreeVoice can display up to 15 characters (called agents) simultaneously. You can select which agents are to be loaded automatically on startup.
HELP Read – added 9/27/2005
With this utility you can read aloud documents, text copied to the clipboard and web pages. You get access to hundreds of e-books in the Help Read library. Words spoken out are highlighted and screen magnifiers will track on these words. Includes full keyboard support.
TextReader – added 5/11/2005
Read plain text files like books. Reading text is very easy because it is zoomed, reformatted, and character dialogs are highlighted. You can decide what visual modifications to apply on text.
Natural Voice Reader Standard Version – added 6/29/2003
This is the best text to speech solution which supports high quality natural voices. You can have the computer read any part of the news, weathercast, charting messages, and emails. The application can also read Word documents, Rich Text files, and PDF files. The speaking speed and voice quality can be changed at your wish. You can also save the voice into WAV file, so that you can hear later or burn it into CD. (Too bad it doesn’t come with Boris Karloff’s voice.)