Need a text to speech software

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Hello, i lost 80% of my eyelight but i love to read. My son told me that there is a software that transfer the text to speech. i research already in google but i found only expensive ones. any advice?

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    Most of my blind friends say that Jaws (by Freedom Scientific) is the best software available. Yes, it is expensive but in our country some blind people can get some support from nation-wide society of the blind to buy the license.

    There is also good free software called NVDA, but it is far from the functions and quality of Jaws.

    Jaws is also somewhat complex - you can define multiple rules for every key combination and I know that some blind people spend hours and days creating their own custom profiles for their specific workflows.

    I have experience with many blind and legally blind people and I myself have about 50% of vision since birth, but I'm an avid reader and also working as a software programmer for 10 years already. Lately I became a fan of audiobooks. Amazon Audible service is one of the best. It can get get pricey and not be that useful if you are not an avid reader, though.

    Take care.

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    Hello,

    thanks for your advices. I cant find the prices on the website of jaws. That is mostly time a sign that it is very expensive. 😃 My browser dont like https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/the-best-free-text-to-speech-software but i managed it to download 2 of them. I also try http://www.ttssoft.org/text-to-speech-software/.

    Maybe someone know the price of jaws?

    The prices from the other softwares are ok but im not very happy with the metallic voice. Im still happy for any advice.

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