Sensory Readable

Sensory Readable® for Windows is an innovative software suite that assists with reading and writing.

Reading Assistant

Your proof reader and accessible reading assistant, with tools to improve visual readability. For study and workplace on your Windows PC

Office 365 accessibility

Adds additional speech and visual accessibility for Office 365 and Microsoft Windows

Speak and underline highlight in Readable notepad
Speaks when you need

Select and speak, click to speak and speak under your mouse – with novel underline-highlight method for Office 365 and more


Sensory Readable is the creation of Paul Blenkhorn, Emeritus Professor of Assistive Technology at Manchester University. Paul, the creator of ClaroRead in 2004, has been a pioneer in the field of assistive technology and creates software can that make a difference when it comes to reading and writing.

Sensory Readable is approved for funding by Student Finance England for the Disabled Students Allowance.

A fresh Reading Assistant

Sensory Readable for Windows takes text-to-speech and visual readability to the next level. This innovative, cost effective, software provides real-time spoken feedback of the words under the mouse cursor, making reading more accessible. It can assist with reading difficulties, slow reading speeds, or those who prefer to listen while interacting with their computer. Readable offers:

  • Real-time spoken feedback of text with novel underline-highlight in Microsoft Office
  • Acts as a proof-reader for your writing and speech dictation
  • Can be a reading assistant for research, revision and during examinations
  • Includes the accessible JCQ compliant Sensory PDF Reader for general PDF documents and exams
  • Provides for more accessibility and readability in Microsoft Office 365 (online and installed)and other Windows apps.
  • Screen Tint and Ruler improving visual readability
  • Compatible with Windows 10 and 11

The software’s fresh design enhances the audio and visual experience, making it effortless to listen to research documents, reports, e-mails, news feeds, and more.

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The Sensory Readable Suite

✓ Readable for Windows

✓ Sensory Ruler

✓ Sensory Tint

✓ Sensory PDF Reader (JCQ compliant for exam use)

✓ PDF Convert

✓ UK Vocalizer Premium voices

✓ UK Licenses from £117.00 + VAT

Simple to use assistive software

Text To Speech

Select any accessible text and Readable will speak it. Click and Play in Microsoft Word, Edge, Outlook and more. New “Point and Speak” cursor tracking – move your mouse cursor across the screen, Readable detects the text underneath the mouse cursor instantly. You can choose to speak the word or line only, the whole paragraph or everything from that cursor point onwards.

Proof Reading

Readable supports you writing and proof reading (checking) in Microsoft Word.  It provides additional accessibility support for this leading writing and composition tool such as dictionaries, references, spellchecking or speech dictation. Readable includes a homophone identifier, allowing you to identify and check tricky words.


Sensory Readable also provides additional accessibility and ease of use for Microsoft Word. When in Word you can easily change the background colour, character, line and paragraph spacing and font sizes of the document. You can easily switch to the tidy focus mode view to help concentration.

Get Readable

Sensory Readable is now available from the main Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) Solutions providers, and can be selected from the Student Finance England (SFE) quote system. The cost effective Sensory Readable Bundle is available free for evaluation if you are an education professional or wanting to trial on your organisation network.

We are happy to provide product overview webinars for education and assessment centres. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange a Teams call.

A version of Readable is also available on the Microsoft App Store that uses the Microsoft voices on your PC. Download now as a 30 day free trial.

Cost effective licenses are available for the Sensory Readable Bundle, for education and organisations, starting from £117 + VAT. Please contact us for custom site license or multi users prices for your school, college, university or organisation

Sensory Readable for Windows

Sensory Readable for Windows

Sensory Readable for Windows

Sensory Readable for Windows

Sensory Readable for Windows

Sensory Readable for Windows

Sensory Readable for Windows