Assistive Software System Requirements

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

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System Requirements

Software

Processor

RAM

Storage

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)

Dolphin SuperNova
1.5 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86 or x64 compatible processor with SSE2 instruction set support. Almost all CPUs manufactured after 2003 will support this. 2GB RAM 5GB • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Minimum screen resolution of 800*600
• DirectX 9.1

Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional v15 (Windows)
Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance Minimum 4GB, 8GB recommended 8GB Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (32- and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 & 2012Server 2012 • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or the current version of Google Chrome for Online Help
• Built-in Microphone or a Nuance-approved microphone
• 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.

Global AutoCorrect (Windows & Mac)
64-bit Intel processor (1.5GHz Processor) 2GB RAM
(512MB on Mac)
512MB RAM • Windows 7 or later (Windows 10 compatible)
• Mac OS X 10.8 or later (Sierra compatible)
N/A

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
Recommended:
• Internet connection*
• QuickTime® (for Mac only)
Optional:
• Interactive electronic whiteboard • Microphone

KAZ Typing Tutor
N/A N/A 1GB • Windows 10, 8, 7
• Apple Mac OS X up to Sierra
Sound Card and Speakers / Headphones

Mavis Beacon Touch Typing
N/A 512MB RAM 600MB Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 Video Card & Sound Card

Medincle Spellchecker


Medincle Plus

Medincle AT Complete
N/A N/A N/A • Windows - XP (SP2 & SP3),Vista, 7 (incl. SP1), 8, and 10
• Mac - OSX Lion, Mountain Lion, Maverick, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra
• Windows programs - MS Office '03, '07, '10, '13 Window 365 and Office 2015.
• Mac programs - MS Office '08, '11, '16 - iWork '09, '13,'15, '16

Mindjet Mind Manager (Windows)
IBM or compatible Pentium® processor (1 GHz or greater) 2 GB RAM or greater 830 MB available disk space • Microsoft® Windows® 10 32-bit and 64-bit
• Microsoft® Windows® 8 and 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit
• Microsoft® Windows® 7 Service Pack 1, 32-bit and 64-bit
• SVGA (1024 x 768 / 16-bit color or greater)
• Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 or higher

Mindjet Mind Manager (Mac)
Intel Processor - 733 MHz or greater (1.67 GHz or greater recommended) 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) 250 MB available disk space • MindManager 10.6 for Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or greater
• MindManager 10.5 for Mac: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
• Broadband Internet Connection
• 1024 x 768 or greater display resolution

Matchware Mind View (Windows)
N/A N/A 150 MB Disk Space
(Full installation 250 MB)
Windows® Vista, 7, 8, 10 (or higher) N/A

Matchware Mind View (Mac)
N/A N/A 300 MB of disk space Mac OS X 10.8 or later N/A

MindGenius Mind Mapping
Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) @ 1.8GHz 2GB 250MB Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 • An internet connection is required to take advantage of automatic activation and cloud storage integration.
• Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010 (not Home and Student), Office 2013, Office 2016 and Office 365 (via downloaded applications) are supported.

Notetalker Edit
Intel or AMD Processor N/A 70MB (Windows)
140MB (Mac)
Windows Vista, 7,8 & 10
OS X 10.11 El Capitan (and higher)
N/A

Omnipage
A computer with a 1 GHz Intel Pentium, or higher, or equivalent processor. Multi-Core processor recommended for advanced performance 512 MB of memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended for advanced performance 250 MB of free hard disk space for the application files and sample images, plus 100 MB working space during installation. An additional 230 MB for RealSpeak Solo speech modules. 150 MB for PDF Create and 500 MB for PaperPort. 30 MB for Nuance Cloud Connector • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions)
• Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit Editions)
• Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit Editions) with Service Pack 2
• Windows XP (32-bit Edition) with Service Pack 3 only
• 1024x768 pixel color monitor with 16-bit color or greater video card
• DVD-ROM drive for installation (unless the software was downloaded)
• WIA, TWAIN or ISIS scanner driver
• 2-megapixel digital camera with auto-focus or higher for digital camera text capture
• A sound card and speaker for reading text aloud.

Sonocent Audio Notetaker
Intel Processor 512MB RAM 300MB • Windows 7 or later
• Mac OS 10.9 or onwards
• If you have an older version of MacOS (10.5.8 to 10.8) then you'll need to use version 2.8 of Audio Notetaker
N/A

Spellex Spell Checkers
Minimum 500 MHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor 256MB 15MB • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
• Mac OS X 10.12 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6
Required Office Suites; Microsoft Office 365, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, 2000 WordPerfect X8, X7, X6, X5, X4, X3, 12, 11 Mac Office 2016, 2011, 2008

Spellex Dictation
• 500 MHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor (Windows)
• Intel, PowerPC G5 processor (Mac)
256MB 5.2MB • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
• Mac OS X 10.12 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6
• Windows: Dragon Professional and Premium version 16 and below
• Mac: Dragon Dictate version 6 and below

Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor
• Pentium II (or equivalent) or greater
• 500 MHz Power Macintosh G4 or greater
256MB RAM 300MB • Windows 98 / NT / ME / 2000 / XP
• Mac OS X 10.1.3 or higher
N/A

TextHELP Gold (Mac)
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz processor 4 GB RAM (Recommended 4 GB RAM or greater) 4 GB of free disk space
(Optional: 300 MB disk space for Texthelp Voices)
Mac OS 10.7 or above • Speakers, Sound Card
• Internet connection for certain features

TextHELP Gold (Windows)
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended) 2 GB Free Disk Space Windows XP SP3 or above • Speakers, Sound Card, Microphone (for speech input)
• Internet connection for certain features
• PDFaloud requires Adobe Reader X or XI or Acrobat Version 9, X or X

Zoomtext Reader / Magnifier (Windows)
2 GHz single core or 1 GHz dual core 2 GB
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
350 MB Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 • Sound card (for Magnifier/Reader only)
• DirectX 9.1

Zoomtext (Mac)
Intel Processor 2GB Memory 500 MB Mac OS X Version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later Hardware Requirements:
• MacBook Pro 2011 or newer
• Macbook Air 2011 or newer
• Mac Mini 2011 or newer
• Mac Pro 2010 or newer w/ Radeon HD5770 or better
• iMac 2009 or newer w/ Radeon HD4670 or better
• NOTE: While Mac Mini's are supported performance on these machines is often sluggish, especially at higher resolutions.

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