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3 votes, 5.0/5
1.2.14 (latest version)
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, English
By, PowerTalk is giving stammerers and even speechless people the ability to make a presentation in front of people who do not know sign language. Its main feature is to read PowerPoint presentation.

Key Features

  • Users’ disability: PowerTalk can be used to help people with sight problems like visual impairments, blindness or low vision. People with dyslexia can also have access to a PPT document when there is no speaker.
  • Text to speech: this app speaks aloud what is written in a PowerPoint document. More than that, it can also speak hidden alternative text if there are pictures or graphic shapes in the PPT presentation. Apart from that, you are also allowed to add instant narration to presentations without recording speech.
  • Speech option: the voice narrating the presentation can be changed and customized via the “Speech Settings”. These settings can be found on the “Text To Speech tab” (a section of Control Panel.
  • Controlling speech: thanks to this option, PowerTalk’s users can utilize their own voice to add or to speak during the presentation. If not, it is possible to add text on a slide in either a single text box or split into multiple boxes.

System requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP, VISTA, 7 (it should also work on NT 4.0 and Windows 2000).
  • PowerPoint 2000 or later installed
  • Microsoft Speech API 5.1 (MS SAPI 5.1)
  • SAPI Text To Speech (TTS) components [12MB]


  • PowerTalk is practical.


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Alternative spelling: PowerTalk-1.2.14.exe, PowerTalk.exe