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How to Use ReadSpeaker on LD.org

arrowThe National Center for Learning Disabilities is thrilled to offer an exciting new tool that allows users to convert written text into speech at the click of a button. ReadSpeaker reads speech out loud to you, thus providing assistance if you have trouble reading text online. Users don’t have to download anything to support this functionality.

How Does It Work?

To listen to a webpage’s content, simply click the audio icon, which is located at the top-right of every article on LD.org. Once you click, ReadSpeaker will automatically start reading the text of the page. A control panel will also pop up. The control panel allows you to:

  • Adjust the volume
  • Pause the reading
  • Stop the reading
  • Restart the reading
  • Choose “No sound?” if your browser does not support flash
  • Choose “Settings” if you want to customize the behavior of the service—including the speed at which the text is read and whether or not words are highlighted as they are read.

If you only want to listen to select text
, highlight the part of the text that you wish to have read out loud. Then, click the audio icon that appears next to the highlighted text.

Founded in 1999, ReadSpeaker is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. Today, the company’s web-based text-to-speech services are used by thousands of websites and millions of users every month.

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