Wednesday, March 19, 2014


TextAloud is "text-to-speech software for the Windows PC that converts your text from MS Word Documents, Emails, Web Pages and PDF files into natural-sounding speech" (, 2000). This software program can be purchased to use on a desktop or laptop computer, and can also be downloaded onto an iPhone or iPad as a portable device.  Software such as TextAloud is great for individuals who are nonverbal as they can communicate with others through the use of text, or for those individuals who have poor vision or are blind.  TextAloud will provide these students and adults with the ability to communicate and learn information by hearing it read aloud, rather than reading or speaking.

The video below gives a demonstration on TextAloud.


Dell, A.G., Newton, A.D., Petroff, J.G. (2012).  Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities. 2nd Edition.

TextAloud (2000-2014).  Home of TextAloud Text to Speech Software.  Retrieved from

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