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VoiceDream Reader (iOS)

Voice Dream Reader is an accessible reading app for iOS. It supports a variety of formats, including EPUB, and has features that meet a wide variety of student needs. Voice Dream has in-app text highlighting and speech output, dictionaries and note-taking tools, and works well with the VoiceOver screen reader for students with visual impairments.

Voice Dream Reader is a paid app available on the Apple App Store.

Sensory Access Features

Visual Interaction

  • View files with preferred font, colour, and spacing
  • Adjust highlight colour, style, and scrolling
  • Completely hide user interface buttons and controls while reading
  • Focus Reading mode shows only one or several lines of text while reading
  • Select from pre-set page themes

Auditory Interaction

  • Have text read aloud in a variety of built-in voices
  • Set preferred voice and speed on a global or file-specific level
  • Pause for a specified time period (seconds) between sentences
  • Changed speech rate during active reading
  • Adjust word pronunciation (correct mispronunciations)
  • Have a selected word pronounced (even if not using other auditory features)
  • Compatible with VoiceOver screen reader

Tactile Interaction

  • Read text in braille when used with VoiceOver and a refreshable braille display
  • Built-in touch gestures to adjust visual and auditory features
  • Play/pause and fast-forward/rewind from buttons on a Bluetooth headset

Learning Features

Text Highlighting and Note-Taking

  • Add text highlights, notes, and bookmarks
  • Export highlighted text to save in a separate file

Reference Tools

  • Add a variety of dictionaries, including non-English dictionaries
  • Define or search the web for a selected word or phrase

Organizational Tools

  • Ability to organize files by reading lists, read/unread, flagged, and folders