Text-to-speech apps: How can my wife “listen” to text on her tablet?
How can my wife “listen” to text on her tablet?
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Yes, there are solutions both for Apple and Android devices.
Apple iOS devices have a built-in text-to-speech agent that is turned off by default. To turn it on, Go to Settings, then General, then Accessibility, and turn on the Speak selection. There is also a text-to-speech function on Android devices. Go to Settings, then Accessibility, and the Text-to-speech output. You may have the choice of Google’s option or the manufacturer’s offering.
However, for additional functionality, the App Store and Google Play both offer a number of text-to-speech apps that range from free to about $15 (U.S.).
Here are direct links to a couple of text-to-speech apps for Apple devices on the App Store:
- Voice Dream Reader (this app is recommended by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
- NaturalReader Text to Speech
Here are direct links to a few text-to-speech apps for Android devices on Google Play: