DynaVox and others are moving beyond Windows-based programs to mimic the touch screens and interactivity of smartphones.
The in-development No More Woof project aims to translate dog brainwaves into human speech through a crowdfunded device.
Users can now hear many books read aloud and use features like Zoom and AssistiveTouch to more easily see and navigate text.
Microsoft continues to flesh out its Bing developer platform with a new speech-recognition control, allowing coders to add speech input to their Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.
According to Patently Apple, the tech giant has filed for a European patent for a system that can translate text into multiple languages and then convert it to speech.
At an accessibility conference, LG debuts the Optimus F3, an Android Jelly Bean phone that includes Google's TalkBack feature.
Today we show off a great Chrome extension that converts text into speech so you don't have to read!
Using a novel method that mimics brain functions, Microsoft researchers say they've doubled the speed at which speech is recognized and results are returned. They've also improved accuracy by 15 percent.