Sensory Readable for Windows is innovative software that assists with reading and writing. It offers real-time spoken feedback, acts as a proof-reader, and provides various tools for easy listening and accessibility. Compatible with Windows 10 and 11, it’s approved for funding by Student Finance England for the Disabled Students Allowance.
About Sensory Readable
Select any accessible text and Readable will speak it. Click and Play in Microsoft Word, Edge, Outlook and more. New “Point and Speak” cursor tracking – move your mouse cursor across the screen, Readable detects the text underneath the mouse cursor instantly. You can choose to hear the word or line only, the whole paragraph spoken or everything from that cursor onwards.
Text-to-Speech performance: Once the text is identified, Readable employs locally installed high-quality text-to-speech to convert the text into natural-sounding speech. You can customise the voice and speed according to your preferences. No internet access need for the text to speech voices to work.
Readable introduces a new technique we call “underline-highlight”. When in Word, Outlook, Notepad, Edge Browser, Wordpad and more, the spoken words on the screen have a subtle underline highlight in a range of colours – no visual disturbance and great for tracking the words as spoken. Readable can also echo words as you type and convert a whole document to MP3 audio file.
Sensory Readable also provides additional accessibility and ease of use for Microsoft Word. When in Word you can easily change the background colour, character, line and paragraph spacing and font sizes of the document. You can easily switch to the tidy focus mode view to help concentration.
Readable supports you writing and proofreading in Microsoft Word. It provides additional accessibility support for these the writing tools such as dictionaries, references, spellchecking or speech dictation. Readable includes a homophone identifier, allowing you to identify and check tricky words.
Readable intelligently detects and announces other relevant information if chosen, such as menus, buttons, links, word prediction or tooltips, that might aid in understanding the content and navigating applications more effectively.
Includes locally installed optical character recognition to convert inaccessible typed text to accessible, for speaking and editing. The “text extractor” will capture and speak text in the area that you select with your cursor. You can also convert a scanned or photographed page using PDF Convert tool detailed below.
Sensory Readable can include a range reading tools to help accessibility and study. The Sensory Readable package available through DSA approved suppliers, includes all the additional tools below plus premium Vocalizer UK & Irish text to speech voices. Sensory Readable DSA package has a current price of £117+ VAT.
Sensory Tint – colour tinting and adjustments for vision difficulties.
Sensory Ruler – a screen ruler to assist with tracking reading and managing screen contrasts. Multiple monitor support. For Microsoft Windows.
Sensory PDF – a dedicated accessible PDF Viewer that can be used as a computer reader for exams or every day PDF listening and viewing. A great PDF viewer for using with Sensory Readable. Sensory PDF Convert – convert inaccessible images of text – either scanned or photographed pages – into accessible PDF files that maintain the original image (looks the same).
Availability & Pricing
Sensory Readable is now available from the main DSA Solutions providers, and can be selected from the SFE quote system. Sensory Readable is available free for evaluation if you are an education professional. We are happy to provide product overview webinars for education and assessment centres. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange a Teams call.
Sensory Readable education license guide pricing for the UK is currently £117+ VAT per copy. This includes Readable, Ruler, Tint, PDF Reader, PDF Convert and UK Vocalizer Premium voices. Site license options are available for schools, colleges and universities, so please contact us for a custom license price.