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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Lesser Known Screen Readers for Windows and Speech Synthesizer Manufacturers

We all know of JAWS for Windows and Window Eyes, but did you know there are others out there to choose from? Here's a list of some alternatives!

Artic Technologies International Inc.
Screen Readers: WinVision
Synthesizers: Synphonix, Trans
55 Park Street
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 588-7370
Fax: (248) 588-2650

Syntha-Voice Computers Inc.
Screen Readers: Window Bridge 2000
304-800 Queenston Rd.
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 1A7
Phone: (905) 662-0565
Fax: (905) 662-0568
Toll-free: (800) 263-4540

Alva Access Group, Inc.
Screen readers: OutSPOKEN
436 14th Street, Suite 700
Oakland CA 94612
Phone: (510) 451-ALVA (510) 451-2582
Fax: (510) 451-0878

EconoNet International, Inc.
Screen Readers: Simply Talker
14211 W. La Sedona Circle
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Phone: (561) 638-0926

Dolphin Computer Access Limited
Screen Reader: HAL for Windows
Synthesizers: Orpheus
60 East Third Avenue, Suite 130
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: (650) 348-7401
>Fax: (650) 348-7403<>BR> Toll-free: (866) 797-5921

RC Systems Inc.
Synthesizers: Doubletalk External, Doubletalk Internal
1609 England Ave
Everett WA 98203
Phone: (425) 355-3800
Fax: (425) 355-1098

Is-sound Corporation
Synthesizers: WebHEARit
P. O. Box 66068
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Phone: 609-773-0007<>BR> Website:

Speechworks International, Inc.
Synthesizers: Speechify, ETI-Eloquence
695 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 428-4444
Fax: (617) 428-1122

Synthesizers: iSPEAK
180 W Election Rd
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: (801) 553-6600
Fax: (801) 553-6707

Contributor: Maria Delgado and Mario Eiland

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