Assistive Technology And Accessible Library Services


Select and Speak uses iSpeech’s human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) to read any selected text in the browser.

SpeakIt reads selected text using Text-to-Speech technology with language auto-detection. It can read text in more than 50 languages.

Click on a text and Click to Speech reads it out to you.

Boost reading and writing confidence. Offer support for Google Docs/web to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.


Reads out loud any text for you. Natural voices, multilingual. Real time.

Reads out loud any text for you. Natural voices, multilingual. Real time. Free and unlimited.

Typing with your voice and speech recognition. Simple and functional notepad.

Distraction-free clean design. Great both for dictation and regular typing. Lets you edit speech results easily. Auto-saves everything. Great export options.

iPad and iPhone Apps

Type in text and listen with the iSpeech App.

NaturalReader is text-to-speech app that reads webpages, documents, and eBooks aloud to you with quality, natural-sounding voices

Want to listen to audio books but only have PDF/ePubs at hand? Working hard to improve your second language comprehension?

Built-In iPhone and iPad Accessibility Features

Reading Materials in Accessible Forms

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically handicapped (NLS) offers free nationwide library service for people with disabilities. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.

The Andrew Heiskell Library provides talking books and magazines and braille for people who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to read standard print. The library serves residents who live in New York City and Long Island.

Bookshare opens up the world of reading for people with print disabilities. If you cannot read traditional print books because of a visual impairment, physical disability or severe learning disability, Bookshare can help.

For nearly 70 years, Learning Ally, a national nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia. Learning Ally improves the way students learn at home and in the classroom.

NFB-NEWSLINE® is well over 300 publications AND it’s still growing. Four Spanish-language newspapers are available to all subscribers. The service handles thousands of phone calls each day for individuals across the country who now access daily newspapers and magazines as never before. The toll-free centralized call-in center provides service on demand to any subscriber. This also enables those who cannot read conventional print to have access to all content offered on NFB-NEWSLINE® when traveling throughout the United States twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Resources for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language.

The Mission of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations is to enhance the quality of life for people who are Deaf, or who have other special communication needs, through excellence in individually designed educational, vocational or spiritual programs and services.