An Application that greatly helps the visually impared

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Voice Dream, a read-aloud app used globally by more than 100 thousand individuals, has revolutionized how the visually-impaired and reading disabled are consuming information. The app reads books aloud to users which for those with visual impairments and reading disabilities, has enhanced their reading experiences significantly. Voice Dream Reader’s features are organized in an uncluttered, intuitive, highly usable way - thereby creating an unparalleled user-friendly experience.

 

Voice Dream Reader includes a female U.S. English voice and nearly 100 additional paid voices in 20 languages. In addition to English, Voice Dream supports Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Catalan, Polish, Turkish, Greek, and Arabic languages, among others.

 

With the use of Foxit Software, a leading software provider of fast, affordable and secure PDF solutions, Voice Dream extracts text from PDF files and marks them as read while customers use the app. With collaboration from Foxit, Voice Dream is able take text from PDFs so they can be read aloud and highlight text as it is being read, an important feature for users with reading disabilities.

 

Voice Dream also provides the following features for loading and managing reading material:

 

        Text extraction from eBooks in DRM-free ePub format

        Text extraction from plain text, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Apple Pages, RTF and HTML files

        DAISY 3.0 text-based eBooks

        DAISY 2.02 audiobooks

        Audiobooks as ZIP of MP3 files, such as LibriVox

        Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote integration

        Load files using iTunes via USB or WiFi

        Bookshare integration

        Gutenberg integration for over 40,000 free eBooks

        Pocket and Instapaper integration

        Built-in Web Browser to extract text from Web pages

        Copy-paste via clipboard

        Text Editor

        Language translation via Google Translate through in-app purchases

        Folders for organizing content

        Export full text to clipboard, printer, email, and other apps

        Export highlighted text and notes to clipboard, printer, email and other apps

        Open the original Web page in Safari if possible

        Share what you’re listening with friends on Twitter, Facebook, SMS or email (iOS 6+)

 

For listening to text, Voice Dream offers the following:

 

        Remote control enabled Play-Pause

        Remembers where you stopped in each book or article

        Powerful personal pronunciation dictionary

        Configurable default speech rate, volume and pitch for each voice

        Shows elapsed time and remaining time

        Sleep timer

        Previous and next book or article

        Rewind and fast forward by sentence, paragraph, page, chapter, 15, 30 and 60 seconds

        Rewind and fast forward through your bookmarks and highlights

        Change reading speed on the fly. 50-500 words per minute

        Change TTS voice on the fly

        Remembers the voice and speech rate used for each book or article

        Playlist for listening to multiple articles back to backs

        Continues reading when you exit the app or lock the screen

 

For a visual interaction with text, Voice Dream features:

 

        Blazing fast vertical scrolling in two modes: Free and page by page

        Synchronized word and line highlighting plus options to disable

        Full screen mode to hide the controls

        Focused Reading Mode with reduced text area and auto-scrolling

        Full-text search

        Table of contents for ePub and DAISY books

        Page numbers for PDF documents and DAISY books

        Bookmarking

        Highlighting and note taking

        Customizable font and font size

        Includes OpenDyslexia font

        Preset light and dark color theme, plus a fully customizable color theme

        Built-in dictionary

 

 

Voice Dream, with the help of Foxit Software, has made millions of books, documents and PDFs accessible to individuals that never had access to these texts before. Both organizations are proud of the difference they have made in the lives of thousands through the services they provide.