Kurzweil and Read & Write Comparison
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|Specialized Dyslexia Font||Yes||No|
|Text to Speech||Yes||Yes|
|Support for Visual Impairment Magnification||Yes||Yes|
|Compatibility with other types of AT
such as braille display
|Active reading strategies||Yes||
|Options for dictation||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated Content Sharing||Yes||No|
|Integrated Math Tools||No||Yes|
|Access to One Drive/ Cloud storage||Yes||No|
|Windows/Mac Laptop/Desktop support||Yes||Yes|
|Android/IOS Mobile Support||Yes (web version only)||Yes|
- Both offer text-to-speech, speech-to-text, OCR, and access to the cloud.
- Texthelp includes built-in math support, Kurzweil does not.
- Both offer Windows and Mac support; however, Texthelp offers better web and mobile applications.
- Kurzweil works better for reading Textbooks and PDFs while Texthelp is better at reading websites and EPUBs.
Tag: Assistive Technology , Alternate Format Text
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