There are a wide range of free technologies that teachers can use to allow for text-to-speech across technologies.

For Example:

A student can activate or install text-to-speech software on their classroom computers and teach them how to use it. This could allow students who struggle with the decoding aspect of reading to have greater access to written texts.

Further Reading:

Google Chrome Store – SpeakIt! (free)

Google Chrome Store – Select and Speak (free)

Firefox AddOns – Text to Speech

Microsoft Support – How to configure and use Text-to-Speech in Windows XP and in Windows Vista

Hongkiat.com – How to Activate Text-t0-Speech on iOS

Apple Support – OS X Mavericks: Hear your Mac speak text


Written by: Louis Olander
Reviewed by:  Kristen L. Hodnett

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