Office Lens (Microsoft)

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Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word and PowerPoint files too. It is like having a scanner in your pockets.  It will also digitize notes on whiteboards or blackboards.

Scenarios:
– Capture and crop a picture of a whiteboard or blackboard and share your meeting notes with co-workers.
– Make digital copies of your printed documents, business cards or posters and trim them precisely.
– Printed and handwritten text will be automatically recognized (using OCR), so you can search for words in images and then copy and edit them.

Cost – FREE

Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/office-lens/id975925059?mt=8

Natural Reader (PRO)

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Use NaturalReader to upload e-textbooks, eBooks or class notes.  Can listen and review on the go.  Bookmark important pages for easy access.  For both students and writers.  Can also be used as a proofreading tool.

Link – Natural Reader (free) – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/naturalreader-text-to-speech/id598798210?mt=8

Link – Natural Reader PRO (paid) – VPP pricing available  – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/naturalreader-text-to-speech/id835387034?mt=8

 

KNFB Reader

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With the touch of a single button, read virtually any type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class handouts, memos and many other documents. Proprietary document analysis technology determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with high quality text-to-speech. (Click links to read more)  Website – http://www.knfbreader.com/

Cost – $139.99

Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/knfbreader/id849732663?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Claro PDF Pro

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ClaroPDF Pro is an accessible, reading and study PDF tool for all. Annotate, mark up, listen to and save PDF files which are then still fully compatible with other popular PDF apps. Have accessible text PDF files spoken back to you with human quality voice & synchronised highlighting. PDF image files or photographs of text can be converted to accessible, searchable PDF files using the Claro Cloud conversion service. (click link to read more)

Cost – $9.99

Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/claropdf-pro-accessible-pdf/id633997623?mt=8