Text to Speech Software

Natural Reader


A free Microsoft Word Add-In which reads text indocuments. Also has a talking spellchecker. Information and movie tutorials on Microsoft Word Tips page.


PowerTalk is a free program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.

Text to Audio Conversion Tools

There are many software programs around which can create a sound file from a body of text. A number of free online services have also started to emerge.



SpokenText allows you to upload PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, ,RSS news feeds, emails and web pages, and converts them to speech automatically. You can download your recording as an iPod book or mp3 file. Registration is free and every member gets a personal podcast URL , which they can use to download recordings to iTunes or their iPods.

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