The IcanRead app


Having access to the right tools can be life-changing for someone with dyslexia. Science shows that using text-to-speech tools improve comprehension. IcanRead will read any text out loud. Point and Listen.

Beth is a happy user of IcanRead
This will seriously be a life saver for my girls. Thank you so very much. You are an answered prayer.
Beth, mother of two dyslexic girls

How do the voices sound?

IcanRead uses a voice generated by artificial intelligence. It sounds exactly as a real person. That improves comprehension for the listener.

Click below to listen to a sample.

  • English (American)
  • English (British)
  • English (South African)
  • English (Austrailian)
  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu
  • Swedish
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • Arabic (Arab Emirates)
  • French
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Finish

How does it work?

IcanRead reads any text aloud, no matter if its in a book or on a screen, typed or handwriting.

The app works on any mobile phone.

The app has two modes, tripod- and handheld-mode.


The Tripod Mode

The tripod mode is great for when you want to focus on learning and understanding the text.

Put the phone in a tripod

The camera sees your book and the text in it.

When you want to listen, you point at the text in the book.

The app will read the text aloud for you.

The app uses advanced AI to recognize your finger and to see exactly where you point. This mode is perfect for when you study and don't want to be distracted by your phone.

Point at the text with your finger and listen when the app reads aloud

The Handheld Mode

Handheld mode is easy to get started with and is a very quick way of listening to any text. Point your phone at the text, tap and listen when the app reads the text aloud.

Take a picure and the app reads aloud

The Screen Mode

When you have installed IcanRead on your computer you can read any text on your screen. Point the mouse to any text, press Ctrl+I and listen. It works in all other applications such as Outlook, Word, Chrome, Safari etc.

To install, click here.

Screen mode

What languages does it read?

IcanRead supports a large number of languages:

  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Latvian
  • Malayalam
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Mandarin
  • Marathi
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Zulu
  • And more coming...
The globe

The story behind IcanRead

As a parent of a dyslexic son I help him a lot by reading for him. He quickly gets tired from reading and he has trouble taking in the subject. But the truth is that I can’t be there for him all the time. Thats why I developed IcanRead. Whenever my son is struggling with a text, he can use the app. I feel proud to give him the same opportunities to learn as anyone else.

Now I’m excited to share this app with the world. I want as many families as possible to have this chance of leveling the playing field.
Adam, founder of IcanRead
The Boys

IcanRead is now available

You can try the app for free for 10 days and see the blaze in your child’s eyes when they realize how easy it is to POINT AND LISTEN.