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Assistive Technology File Format Compatibility

Assistive technologies support a variety of file formats, but not all technologies support the same file formats. Students often report which assistive technology applications they prefer to use, but are not always familiar with which file format are supported by those applications. None of these players are able to open copyright or DRM protected files.

The following table identifies which assistive technology applications and file formats are supported by each.

File Compatibility Table

  • Yes = Supported
  • No = Not Supported
Assistive TechnologyTXT /RTFHTMLMS WordText - Based PDFEpubDAISYKindle/MOBICost
Balabolka Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Free
CaptiVoice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes License
Central Access Reader No No Yes
(math support)
No No No No Free
ClaroPDF No No No Yes No No No License
ClaroSpeak Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Free and License
Kurzweil 3000 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No License
Natural Reader Yes   Yes Yes Yes No No Free and License
Read & Write Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No License
Text Aloud Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No License