Text-to-Speech Programs

Read&Write

Read&Write is text-to-speech software program to support with reading passages, documents, and online content. The program can also be used for writing support with the built-in spell check feature and dictation tool. Users can also turn spoken words into text. 

You can download the software as an extension on Google Chrome, to your Windows PC or Mac computer. 

To download the program for free, please refer to the directions below:

  1. Login to your MyMCC account
  2. Select the "Students Tab"
  3. Select the "Campus Life" tab.
  4. Scroll down to the "Students with Disabilities" section and select on the "Downloading Read&Write Directions". 

To learn more about Read&Write, please refer refer to the videos and step-by-step directions below: 

For additional information, refer to the TextHelp Youtube channel and the TextHelp website

For technical support, you can contact TextHelp at 888-248-0652 or via email at support@texthelp.com

Kurzweil 3000

The program allows users to customize their learning experience. Kurzweil 3000 provides reading, writing and study support. You can download Kurzweil 3000 on your personal computer by following the steps below:

  1. Login to your MyMCC account.
  2. Select the "Students"tab.
  3. Select the "Campus Life" tab. 
  4. Scroll down to the bottom right hand corner of the page and click on "Downloading  Kurzweil 3000". 
  5. Follow the downloading instructions. 

For MAC users, please refer to the Kurzweil 3000 website for the step-by-step downloading information and select the "Web License Edition Installation Guide". If you need assistance accessing the installation guide, please contatct Kurzweil Education Customer Support.  You may also refer to the Kurzweil 3000 website to learn more about Kuzweil 3000 features for a MAC.

To learn more about the Read-the-Web tool, writing features, and general questions about Kurzweil, and for tutorial videos refer to the Kurzweil 3000 website.

Reach out to our office if you need assistance creating a username or password.

For technical support, you can contact Kurzweil 3000 at 800-894-5374 or email Kurzweil Tech. For additional information you may refer to the Kurzweil Customer Services website. 

Natural Reader

Natural Reader is a text-to-speech program that reads text aloud. Users can access Natural Reader via the web or download a free version on their own personal device. For more information, visit the Natural Reader website.

You can also download the free Natural Reader Google Chrome Extension to read online aloud to you. To download the extension, go to the Google Chrome Store using the Google Chrome browser and search "Natural Reader" in the search toolbar. You will be able to add the extension to your toolbar.

Scanning Pens: Reader Pens

The Reader Pen is a portable, pocket-sized device that reads text aloud. The pen can scan text and read the text aloud to the user with or without headphones. Software is not required for the pen; rather, users can connect the portable pen to their computer with a USB cable. For more information about the Reader Pen, please contact our office. 

Recommended Applications

  • iSpeech
  • Read to You
  • ReadSpeaker
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  • Speechify- Text to Audiobook
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