Text to Speech (TTS)

Our education system relies on students being able to read to learn. This puts those that struggle with literacy at a disadvantage across the whole curriculum.  Text to speech reads text for students so they are not limited by their literacy.

There isn't one TTS solution, but many.  The best one to use is determined by the device you are using and what needs to be read.  From a Word document to a webpage, there are a number of free TTS solutions which I will detail here.

Instructions - Turn on 'Speak' on a Microsoft Machine - Outlook, Word, and Powerpoint

Instructions  - Turn on Speak on a Mac

Instructions - Turn on Speak on an iPad

To download this information to your own machine.

  1. Open the file by clicking on the name
  2. Once open, right hand mouse click 
  3. Select Save as...
  4. Browse to where you want to save the handout on your machine
  5. Click Save