Assistive Software

We’ve compiled a shortlist of DSA Assistive Software, with it’s system requirements for easy reference.

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Operating System

Other Requirements

ABBYY (Windows)
ABBYY FineReader (Win)
PC with 1 GHz or higher 1024 MB RAM (In a multiprocessor system
(an additional 512 MB of RAM is required for each additional processor core)
850 MB of hard disk space for typical program installation and 850 MB free space for optimal program operation Microsoft® Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista® / XP
Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2003
For working with localized interfaces corresponding language support is required
• Video card with 1280x1024 resolution or higher • An Internet connection is required to activate your serial number.
• Some FineReader 12 versions support activation by phone in addition to activation by internet.

ABBYY FineReader (Mac)
A Mac computer with an Intel processor N/A Hard disk space: 1.5GB for typical program installation and additional 1GB for program operation macOS Sierra 10.12 / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / 10.10 Yosemite / 10.9 Mavericks / 10.8 Mountain Lion • Keyboard, mouse or other pointing device
• Supported with Image Capture application (ICA) scanners and MFPs, cameras and smartphones
ClaroRead (Windows)
N/A 1GB RAM 500MB hard disk space
plus 150-500MB for each voice.
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2 • Microsoft Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013, or Word 2016
• Sound card supporting text-to-speech.
• Scanner supporting TWAIN or WIA (Plus and Pro).
ClaroRead (Mac)
N/A 2GB RAM 850MB hard disk space (ClaroRead SE, Standard, Plus)
1.3GB hard disk space (ClaroRead Pro)
Plus 200MB-650MB for each voice
Mac OSX 10.7 or above • DVD drive (unless buying by download)
Third party software requirements:
• Microsoft Word 2008, 2011 or 2016
• Pages '09 (V4)

Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium v13 (Windows)
2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor 2GB (32-Bit)
4GB (64-Bit)
4GB Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions), Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions), Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions), Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or higher (64-bit only Edition), Windows Server 2012 • DVD-ROM Drive
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10 or 11 or the current version of Google Chrome of Mozilla Firefox
• Nuance-approved microphone
• Sound card capable of supporting 22 kHz 16-bit recording.
• An internet connection is required for activation.

Dragon Dictate Professional for Individual v6 (Mac)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or faster processor – Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 recommended Minimum 4GB, 8GB recommended 8GB OS X El Capitan (10.11) • An Internet connection for product download, automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process) and access to online help
• Built-in Mac microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone. Some older devices are no longer supported.

Inspiration (Windows & Mac)
N/A N/A N/A Windows® : XP, Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8 & Windows 10
Macintosh® : OS X 10.6 and later
• Internet connection*
• QuickTime® (for Mac only)
• Interactive electronic whiteboard • Microphone
Mindjet Mind Manager
Matchware Mind View (Windows)
Matchware Mind View (Mac)

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