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Read Aloud

To have your application read aloud, you may install a Google Chrome extension on your web browser.

Follow these instructions: 
  • If you are not using Google Chrome as your browser, first download Google Chrome and open the browser. 
  • When you open Google Chrome click on the button in the top right corner with the 3 horizontal lines. 
  • Select "More Tools" then select "Extentions"
  • At the bottom of the page click on the link that says "get more extentions"
  • In the "search the store" bar type SpeakIt! and hit Enter
  • A list should populate. In the extentions section of the list, look for the "SpeakIt!" extention offered by  Then click the "Add to Chrome" button to add the SpeakIt! tool. 
  • The page you are now on will allow you to change the speed of speech, create a keyboad shortcut, and more. (Be sure to remember the keyboard shortcut that you create) 
  • Now when you close out of that window and open your application, you can select the text you want read out loud and use the keyboard shortcut you to start the text to speech technology.
  • To stop the reading just type the same keyboard shortcut again. 
  • You will also be able to contol the SpeakIt! extention by clicking the sound/speaker icon that now appeares on the right hand side of the tool bar at the top of your browser (between the star and the button with the 3 horizontal lines that you used earlier).