SpeakOUT is a powerful talking tool to support reading and writing. It works with most Windows applications, including word processors, internet browsers and even most 'mind-mapping' tools. It can be used to speak out information on the screen. At the simplest level, just dwell the mouse pointer over something and it will be spoken. The software can also be set to speak characters or words as they are typed. Invaluable for people who have difficulties with reading text.