STEMReader has a range of tools and features to help you understand equations and maths notation. In particular, STEMReader allows you to explore equations using audio, text transcription or a map view. You can even find out what unfamiliar symbols mean.

There are 3 different versions of STEMReader with different tools available. These are:

STEMReader Basic: this is the free version of STEMReader. You can still have equations read aloud, but not all the features within STEMReader are available.

STEMReader Basic is available to download 

STEMReader Premium (coming soon): you will be able to experience all the features of STEMReader.

STEMReader Exam (coming soon): this is a locked down version of STEMReader which removes features which would not be suitable to access during an assessment, test or exam. The exam mode is available if you have a valid license for STEMReader Premium.

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Display equation
STEMReader displays the equation
Yes Yes
Read aloud equation
STEMReader will read aloud the equation using your computer’s text to speech voice
Yes Yes
Equation transcription
The text transcription of the equation is displayed on screen
Yes Yes
Read aloud MathML equations
STEMReader can read aloud equations writing in MathML. Copy these via the clipboard or use the tools linked to STEMReader to send them directly.
Yes Yes
Read aloud LaTeX equations
Copy LaTeX formulas into STEMReader and hear them read aloud.
Yes Yes
Notation dictionary
Look up and hear simple definitions of symbols to aid understanding
Yes Yes
Mini View
Reduced size window with just your equation. Optimised for using STEMReader with your source material.
Yes Yes
Example equations
Includes example equations to help you understand how to use STEMReader
Yes Yes
Navigate through the equation using buttons
Use on-screen buttons or shortcut keys to explore your equations.
Yes Yes
Click within equation
Explore your equations through touch or selecting symbols.
Yes Yes
Customise how your equations are read
Choose from options that control how much information about the equation is spoken and how to use the phrase speech output.
Yes Yes
Integrated High Contrast mode
Change the STEMReader interface with the High Contrast mode offering larger font size and yellow on black colour scheme.
Yes Yes
Use ATbar for Windows to capture equations
Use the free text to speech tool, ATbar for Windows to send equations to STEMReader and hear text read aloud.
Yes Yes
Read school level maths
Hear your maths read aloud using language and styles familiar for those studying maths at school.
Yes Yes
Hear and explore advanced level maths
Use STEMReader to read aloud advanced, university level maths for a range of disciplines.
Exam Mode
Switch STEMReader into Exam mode to read maths to remove features that may not be allowed in a test situation.
Microsoft Word Plug-in
Transfer equations directly from your Word documents into STEMReader.
STEMReader Treeview
Use the Treeview to help with navigating through and understanding the structure of your equations.

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