Dragon naturally speaking 10
Uses speech recognition software to dictate, edit and control applications such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer. Headset is available from Loans Desk to use with this software. As the use of this software can disrupt others it can only be used if both computers are booked please contact Access Services staff  to arrange this.
User Guide 
Kurzweil 3000 (Version 11)
Converts scanned print documents and digital files (such as eBooks or email) from text to speech and reads them aloud. Other features include highlighting, text circle tools, annotations, bookmarks and voice notes.
Overview tutorial  | More tutorials  | Kurzweil User manual  (PDF)
Read & Write Gold
Read & Write Gold is a floating toolbar with great tools to help you improve your reading, writing and research including:
- reads text out loud in natural voices from any documents (MS Office, web browsers and text pdf)
- identifies spelling errors using speech enabled dictionaries
- guides correct English pronunciation and grammar
- lists possible words with Text Prediction
Coverts text to MP3 files, which can be downloaded to an MP3 player.
Online Tutorial 
Scansoft OmniPage 16
Uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to transform text from scanned pages or image files into editable text for use in computer applications.
User Guide  - available as WAV, DOC or PDF.
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
Uses Optical Character Recognition and read out load features make it possible to open an image PDF and change it to a text PDF.
Online Help 
Plustek Opticbook 3600+ Scanner
Allows books to be scanned to the very edge of the page without the need to press down on the spine. Use with Newsoft Presto! Page Manager, Abbyy Fine Reader and DigiBook.
The City Campus Library Reserve has the following:
Kurzweil 3000 (version 11) on USB
Allows you to use Kurzweil 3000 on any computer in the Library.
- Portable magnifiers
Both Libraries have headphones (including Dragon headphones) that are for loan from the Reserve.