Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking is voice recognition software. This software allows users to talk into a microphone and have their words entered into the computer. It can also control all mouse and keyboard functions through voice commands to provide hands-free access to those individuals with significant physical limitations.

Additional Information & Training Material:Dragon Naturally Speaking Box
Dragon Naturally Speaking Feature How-to Videos
Dragon Naturally Speaking User’s Guides and Quick Reference Cards
Dragon Dictation App


JAWS Professional Edition

JAWS software is for students with visual impairments. Reads aloud electronic text and provides many useful commands that make it easier to use programs, edit documents and read web pages. With a refreshable Braille display, JAWS can also provide Braille output in addition to, or instead of, speech.

Additional Information & Training Material:
JAWS Training Headquarters


Kurzweil Reading

Kurzweil comes in two different models. Model 1000 is for students with visual impairments. Reads aloud electronic text or documents that have been scanned. Model 3000 is for students with learning disabilities as well as those with limited vision. Reads aloud electronic text or documents that have been scanned as well as highlights the words being read for visual input.


Read & Write Gold

Read & Write Gold is a customizable, easy to use toolbar that seamlessly integrates with familiar applications including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Reader, allowing students to access the support tools they need from within mainstream software programs. It highlights and reads text aloud using natural sounding voices and also includes a comprehensive set of support tools for reading, writing, studying, research, and test taking.

How to Install Read & Write Gold on Windows 7

Click on the link below for further instructions:


Read & Write Gold Version 10 EmblemAdditional Information & Training Material:
Read & Write Gold 10 Manual
Read & Write Gold 10 Reference Card
Read & Write Gold 10 Training Guide



Zoom Text Magnifier & Reader

Zoom Text Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.

ZT Version 10 Box Magifier/ReaderGo from this (Small Print) to This (Large Print) on Screen


Additional Information & Training Material:
ZoomText Tutorials
ZoomText Documentation




Please contact the ODR for more information on how to access any of the above mentioned software on campus.