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‘Speak Selection’ – Convenient Text-to-Speech Built Into iOS5

‘Speak Selection’ – Convenient Text-to-Speech Built Into iOS5 | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

Paul Hamilton writes about Speak Selection, a new feature in iOS5 that offers a TTS tool that can be used by learners who struggle with text.  He also includes how to use the Define within Speak Selection.

 

"This will read aloud any selected text — in a web article, a text editor, an email, in Twitter, in text messages, or just about anywhere. It isn’t perfect. For example, Speak Selection won’t read in Facebook.

 

It is worth noting that Define is another helpful feature that is new in iOS5. This is available whether Speak Selection is turned on or not. Both features, however, are made available in exactly the same way. When a single word is selected, you are offered a Define button. When Speak Selection is turned on, ‘Define’ is offered at the same time as ‘Speak’"

 

Thank you, Paul!


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Text to Speech Apps – Supports for Students with LD

Text to Speech Apps – Supports for Students with LD | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"Text to speech tools provide access to print to struggling readers to support decoding, vocabulary and comprehension skills. With accessibility features of Voice Over and Speak Selection tools integrated into iOS5 on iDevices, text to speech is readily available in many apps (not all) and solidly when accessing Internet-based text using Wi-Fi. The iOS5 speak tools are rather amazing when you turn on Voice Over Triple Click in Accessibility (General>Accessibility>Triple-click Home> Voice Over selected) and have the Speak Selection turned on. 

 

What text to speech options are available when you don’t have Wi-Fi, or have text a student needs to access spoken out loud?"

 

Here are a list of apps with reviews that can level the playing field for learners who struggle with reading.

 

> Speak-it

> Write & Say

> Knowtilus

> Mr. Talker HD

> SpeakText

> Speak it to Me

> Read&Write Web Apps

 

With any of these apps, it pays to have earbuds readily available.


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‘Speak Selection’ – Convenient Text-to-Speech Built Into iOS5

‘Speak Selection’ – Convenient Text-to-Speech Built Into iOS5 | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

Paul Hamilton writes about Speak Selection, a new feature in iOS5 that offers a TTS tool that can be used by learners who struggle with text.  He also includes how to use the Define within Speak Selection.

 

"This will read aloud any selected text — in a web article, a text editor, an email, in Twitter, in text messages, or just about anywhere. It isn’t perfect. For example, Speak Selection won’t read in Facebook.

 

It is worth noting that Define is another helpful feature that is new in iOS5. This is available whether Speak Selection is turned on or not. Both features, however, are made available in exactly the same way. When a single word is selected, you are offered a Define button. When Speak Selection is turned on, ‘Define’ is offered at the same time as ‘Speak’"

 

Thank you, Paul!


Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Text to Speech Apps – Supports for Students with LD

Text to Speech Apps – Supports for Students with LD | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"Text to speech tools provide access to print to struggling readers to support decoding, vocabulary and comprehension skills. With accessibility features of Voice Over and Speak Selection tools integrated into iOS5 on iDevices, text to speech is readily available in many apps (not all) and solidly when accessing Internet-based text using Wi-Fi. The iOS5 speak tools are rather amazing when you turn on Voice Over Triple Click in Accessibility (General>Accessibility>Triple-click Home> Voice Over selected) and have the Speak Selection turned on. 

 

 Here are a list of apps with reviews that can level the playing field for learners who struggle with reading.

 

Speak-it; Write & Say; Knowtilus; Mr. Talker HD; SpeakText; Speak it to Me; Read&Write Web Apps

 


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