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By ADK AccessAbility, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Add features or keep it simple with fab text-to-speech tool.

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What you will—and won't—find in this website.

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age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

The worst website i have seen in a long time.

The website will keep dircting you to pay more to "upgrade" their software without tracking whether you have already paid. It is the most dysfunctional site i have ever used.
age 5+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (1 ):
Natural Reader is an excellent, free text-to-speech program. If you choose to purchase any of the premium versions, the added features are well worth it too. Simplicity is by far its best feature and it just does what it claims in a variety of applications. The voices are as natural-sounding as possible, and the floating toolbar is incredibly easy to use. As kids highlight text and hear it aloud, they’ll be excited to get info that may not have been accessible to them before. That’s a big deal; Natural Reader can be very empowering for lots of kids who need reading assistance for any reason.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : phonics, reading, reading comprehension, vocabulary
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development, working efficiently
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free
  • Last updated: October 10, 2018

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