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Central Access Reader

Central Access Reader icon. CAR.

Central Access Reader (CAR) is free, open source, text-to- speech application designed specifically for students with print-related disabilities.  CAR reads Word Docs and pasted text using the voice installed on your computer.  CAR has an intuitive interface and many customizable features. 

Download Link

 CAR Download Windows (64-bit only)

 

 Mac (Yosemite)*

Due to IOS updates, CAR for Mac is currently not working.  If you know an Apple coder who would be interested in working on this issue, please have them email wendy.holden@cwu.edu

Features

Microsoft Word Icon Opens Word Documents. 

 Calculator buttons Reads Math and Logic Equations.

Piece of paper and a music note Flexible MP3 Output.

Settings gear icon Customizable Speech.

A color wheel Color Control.

 A clipboard and piece of paper Paste From Clipboard.

Internet icon Export to HTML.

An eye Synchronized Dual-highlighting.

Additional Features/Specs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Developer Bios

*Mac users may need to change the Gatekeeper settings, in order to install CAR: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290

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