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Reading Assistance

Various approaches to converting printed text to an understandable form.
One hand of an individual holding the Maggie magnifier over a portion of a book which is held in the other hand of the individual, The Maggie has a white screen showing magnified wording from the book.

Portable electronic magnifier for individuals with low vision or macular degeneration.

Video display showing a cut orange attached to a stand with a flat surface below.

A portable video magnifier for people with vision impairments that features a 12-inch full-HD display and magnification up to 19x.

Large square cartoon drawing of two smiling animal faces with an open book in the background.

A reading tutorial, story reading and story writing app designed for use by children with cognitive, communication, language or learning disabilities or autism.

Screenshot of file manager showing a split-screen with documents on both sides and annotation marks on each.

A PDF reader app that can help individuals with communication problems by organizing PDFs of very large size, TXT documents with high-resolution graphics and pictures, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML files, and Safari web archives.

Screenshot of a colorful iPad app displaying the letters "A," "B," "C," and "D." To the left, a cartoon illustration of a boy character points to the letters.

A pre-reading tutorial iOS app designed for use by parents or teachers working with children with developmental disabilities or autism. This app allows a parent or teacher to teach a child to recognize uppercase letters.

Screenshot of word lookup function showing a window for a word at the top and various use options below.

A comprehensive French language dictionary that read text aloud without leaving the current application. It allows the reader to look up a word without knowing exactly how it is spelled.

A dark blue background with a white and red envelope graphic.

Voice-output app that allows users to listen to emails read out loud. The app is gesture-based and was designed to help users quickly sort through unread mail in their inboxes.

A dark blue background with a white and red graphic, consisting of a camera scanning a sheet of paper.

Using the native iOS camera, the app can "scan" paper documents and read the text content out loud.

A dark blue background with a white and red open book graphic.

Uses text-to-speech (TTS) to read digital articles, documents, and books out loud.

Screenshot of main screen with menu button options across the top, a text input window below on the left, and a corrections window on the right.

A writing tool designed to help writers of all skill levels. It helps users compose small amounts of content prior to posting them to an application.