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snugent
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Text to Speech software

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Does anybody have experience using text to speech software with Canvas? I came across this list of software. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

http://elearningindustry.com/top-10-text-to-speech-tts-software-elearning 

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stephanie_pope
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Hello snugent​,

I have not tried the readers on the link. However, I have done some investigating using NVDA.

Pros:

  • Free download
  • Will read within Canvas
  • Ability to control speech- will read whatever the mouse hovers over (can change this in options)

Cons:

  • Pretty robotic sounding- can adjust in settings
  • It reads content very fast- I'm pretty sure this could be adjusted

Here are some others I've looked into:

Read&Write for Google:

Snapverter- converts any PDF ( for inaccessible documents) and converts to accessible doc

Snapverter feature video- convert ANY doc to an accessible doc- annotate, highlight, screen reader, etc.

Read&Write- Powered by Google for accessibility

Read&Write feature video- shows all the tools i.e. dictionary, image dictionary, speak it, predictor, annotation, vocabulary builder, voice notes, etc.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Stephanie

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stephanie_pope
Community Champion

Hello snugent​,

I have not tried the readers on the link. However, I have done some investigating using NVDA.

Pros:

  • Free download
  • Will read within Canvas
  • Ability to control speech- will read whatever the mouse hovers over (can change this in options)

Cons:

  • Pretty robotic sounding- can adjust in settings
  • It reads content very fast- I'm pretty sure this could be adjusted

Here are some others I've looked into:

Read&Write for Google:

Snapverter- converts any PDF ( for inaccessible documents) and converts to accessible doc

Snapverter feature video- convert ANY doc to an accessible doc- annotate, highlight, screen reader, etc.

Read&Write- Powered by Google for accessibility

Read&Write feature video- shows all the tools i.e. dictionary, image dictionary, speak it, predictor, annotation, vocabulary builder, voice notes, etc.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Stephanie

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ejackson
Community Champion

Our Academic Success Center uses NaturalReader for students with the accommodation of needing tests read. We either have the tests published into a Canvas course and the questions will be read to them, or if it is a test where student have to physically write answers, calculations, etc., we can load the test document into Canvas as a PDF and have NaturalReader read the document to them. It seems to work pretty well.

sonya_corcoran1
Community Contributor

I like the ChromeVox extensions - it works really well in Canvas esp. tabbing through.