Supported software information

Dolphin EasyReader 6.01

Some advantages of this application are:

  • Ease of use:
    • With EasyReader, opening a book is as simple as opening the reader, and clicking on the CD.
  • Clarity of voice:
    • Most users complain that ZoomText and Adobe's Screen Readers sound "robotic". Dolphin's software has a higher audio quality, and better recognition.
  • Mobility:
    • Assistive Technology will be able to offer this software as "Take-home," so it can be used on home computers or loaned laptops.

Dolphin computer access

ZoomText 9.18

Offers the ability to view any document or image with variable levels of magnification along with basic document reading abilities.

ZoomText access

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10

Speak into a headset and Dragon Naturally Speaking will convert your voice into text, replacing the hours of typing required when writing research projects and reports.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Jaws 9.0

This screen reading software incorporates a synthesized voice, which reads aloud desktop icons, documents, spreadsheets, file names, websites, emails, instant messages, and virtually any other text appearing on your monitor.


TypeWell Transcriber

TypeWell is a transcription system that allows students with hearing impairments, through the use of a hearing transcriber and a laptop computer, to receive a meaning-for-meaning transcription of what is said in the classroom. The students read the transcription in real-time from a second computer and have the ability to type questions and comments to the transcriber during class. They can even take their own notes on the reader laptop. For more information on this service, please visit Disability Services accommodations.


Need more information?

To view a demonstration of software listed above, contact UAF Disability Services at or 907-474-5655 to arrange an appointment.