Sensory PDF Reader

Sensory PDF Reader is an accessible PDF reader with built in text to speech options. It can also be used as a computer reader for examinations (JCQ compliant). Sensory Readable Suite for Windows includes the Sensory PDF Reader.

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PDF Reader

Sensory PDF Reader is an accessible PDF reader. You can change the background colour and text size of your PDF, and  also speak words, lines or blocks of text if your PDF file is accessible. 

For scanned or inaccessible PDF files or photographs of documents, where the text is not available, you can convert the file using PDF Convert. There are also other services and software that also specialise in converting scanned documents into accessible documents.

Sensory Readable Suite for Windows includes the Sensory PDF Reader and PDF Convert, as well as Sensory Tint and Ruler for enhanced screen adjustments.

Easy to use

Computer Reader for Exams

Sensory PDF Reader for Windows (with built in text to speech voices)  can be used in school examinations and tests as a “computer reader”. We have designed Sensory PDF Reader in line with the UK based Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments rules. Sensory PDF Reader for Windows is installed locally on the PC, requires no internet access to deliver computer reader functions, has no spellcheck or reference material built in. It will open accessible non-interactive and interactive electronic PDF format examination papers. A user can hover the mouse and it can speak the word, sentences or block of text below the mouse pointer.

Sensory PDF Reader will open any PDF containing study material or past papers, so can be incorporated in a normal way of working and a student can practise using the PDF Reader before the exam.

Sensory PDF Reader

Sensory PDF Reader

Sensory PDF Reader

Sensory PDF Reader

Sensory PDF Reader

JCQ Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments for Examinations

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. This download is a extract from the whole Access Arrangements document. The extract covers the rules for Readers (human) Computer Readers and Scribes. The full document is available from the JCQ website.

 

Sensory PDF Reader contains its own text to speech controls and voices (UK), background colour options, annotation for typing notes/answers and freehand drawing. Sensory PDF is included with the Sensory Readable Suite for Windows. the information sheet for Sensory PDF can be downloaded below.