Accessibility makes doing work or everyday tasks easier for everyone.
Text-to-speech is a type of assistive technology that converts text into speech.
- Built into Android is an option called Select to Speak. Once enabled, all you have to do is tap on the information you want to hear spoken.
- If you have a phone running Android, you can ask the Google Assistant to Read it Aloud. There are a few limitations, such as it cannot read articles that require a subscription.
- For iPhones, you can turn on Speak Selection under the Accessibility tab in the settings.
- ePub Readers
- You can turn on the Text Suggestions on Windows 10.
- Coming fall of 2021, Microsoft Word will have predictive text options.
- If you are not already using it, there is Smart Compose for Gmail.
A screen reader is a form of assistive technology that converts text and image content into speech.
Screen Readers for Windows
- Narrator is a screen reading program built into Windows 10.
- NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is an open-source screen reader for Windows developed by NV Access. You can download NVDA onto your computer. Learn how to use NVDA.
Screen Readers for Macs
- If you have a phone with Android, you can turn on Live Captions for Android.
- Both Google Meet and Google Slides have the option to turn on automatically generated captions.
- Zoom has live transcriptions.
- If you have a Windows computer, you can use Speech Recognition.
- If you have a Mac computer, you can use Voice Control. It’s main function is to allow you to control your computer with your voice, but it can type as well.
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