Features

FOR PARENTS:

Help your child read confidently and independently from home

A simple, intuitive interface that allows your child to focus on what they’re reading instead of how to use the device

FOR STUDENTS:

WizRead makes getting homework done quick & easy

Scan or upload your schoolwork and let WizRead read it to you

Spend more time learning and less time decoding

Reads text aloud
  • Reads text aloud, saving you the time and effort of decoding words
  • Highlights words as they are read so you can follow the text
  • Reading volume and speed controls to personalize your reading experience
  • Save the text as MP3 or WAV files for when you need it on the go
Spells out words
  • Highlight a word and WizRead will spell it for you to improve your spelling
  • The thesaurus lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts for when you just need to find a better word
Syllabication
  • Syllabication is the division of words into syllables, either in speech or in writing.
  • Syllabication is a proven method to enhance literacy skills for people with reading difficulties
Define & Translate
  • Highlight words to get their dictionary definition
  • American Heritage College Dictionary
  • American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus
  • Roget’s II Thesaurus
Sound-alike
  • Displays words that are pronounced similarly, but spelled differently to help students decipher between homonyms, a common struggle for people with reading disabilities
Converts image into text
  • You can scan documents or upload image & PDF files to make your text accessible, and use all of WizRead’s features

Literacy Support Software Comparison Chart

  WizRead & Spell Texthelp Read&Write ClaroRead Plus
General      
Age 7+ 7+ 7+
Operating system required Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP
Operates in conjunction with other Windows applications e.g. MS Word, Internet Explorer Y – Floating toolbar Y – Floating toolbar Y – Floating toolbar
Customizable size and features displayed on toolbars Y Y Y
Internet Explorer compatible      
Mozilla Firefox compatible      
Voice      
Human sounding voices Y – RealSpeak voices Y – RealSpeak voices Y – RealSpeak voices
Speed control Y Y Y
International voices Y – 13 languages available Y – 11 languages available Y – 20 languages available
Reading features      
Spells words aloud Y Y Y
Synchronized highlighting as text is read Y Y Y
Input Y Y Y
Reads information from the web out loud Y – With word highlighting Y – With word highlighting Y
Reads PDF files out loud Y Y Y
Reads Internet email out loud Y Y Y
Screen shot reader; read “graphic” based text such as labels on diagrams and visual text on photos Y Y  
Screen reading Y Y Y
Dictionaries and Thesauri Y Y Y
Monolingual dictionaries Y – English (American Heritage & Oxford); Coming soon: Swedish, German, Japanese, etc. Y - English Y - English
Foreign language/translator Y – Swedish; Coming soon: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and other 10 languages Y – French, Spanish, German and Italian  
Thesaurus Y Y Y
Audible dictionary with sample sentences      
Direct lookup of idioms and phrases Y    
Supports all possible derivatives and inflections Y    
Other tools Y Y Y
Spells words aloud Y Y  
Create audio files from text Y – (MP3, WMA or WAV) Y – (MP3, WMA or WAV) Y
Provides homophones list Y Y Y
Syllabification Y Y Y