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Text-To-Speech Applications:


There are various text-to-speech tools and applications available FREE for general use. The following is a few suggestions:

  • PDF documents narrator:

(Warning: PDF narrator will ask you to log on to Campus account, may not be responsive to keystroke, and can be confusing to activate and set up)

  • Step 1: Open the PDF document.
  • Step 2: Follow the Instruction below to activate the screen reader:
  • Step 3: Click on the Read Aloud on top menu bar (below):



  • Windows operating system: Narrator is Windows' on-screen reader.

(Warning: Windows Narrator does NOT read PDF document, difficult to control the reading section on the screen, and confusing to set up reading options, etc.)

  • Step 1: Open the document. Press Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter to turn Windows' Narrator on & off.  

  • Step 2: Click on "OK" below:


  • Step 3: Click on "Minimized" below:

  • Mac: You can use VoiceOver 

  • Linux: you can explore options like Orca.

  • Mobile apps: 

    • Many mobile devices have built-in accessibility features or software, like text-to-speech.
    • Additionally, there are apps available for download that specialize in text-to-speech.

* If you have a print document, follow this link: How to Convert Print to MP3 - Text to Speech?

* Please read the Fair Use Guidelines for Copyrighted Materials before you start converting your document to other media, like MP3​