Snapplify Knowledge Base

Accessibility features

One of the greatest benefits of digital technology is its power to make education more accessible.

Because we believe in this, the Snapplify Reader offers accessibility features including:

  • The ability to have the app speak selected text
  • A specialised font to aid dyslexic readers

Note: These features are currently only available for iOS, and are forthcoming on Android and Desktop.

Activate text to speech
  1. To activate the Speak Selection accessibility feature, follow the instructions below:
  2. Tap on ‘Settings’ on your device.
  3. Tap on ‘General’.Tap on ‘Accessibility’.
  4. Tap on ‘Speech’ and tick ‘Speak Selection’ on.
  5. After activating ‘Speak Selection,’ an option for ‘Speak’ will pop up in the same line as ‘Highlight’ when you select text. Select text as if you were going to make a note or highlight in the Snapplify Reader, and select for it to be read aloud.
Enable the ‘Open Dyslexic’ font

To activate the ‘Open Dyslexic’ font, follow the steps below:

  1. Tap on the ‘aA’ icon in an open ebook.
  2. Select ‘Fonts’ – this is usually set as ‘Default’.
  3. Tap on the ‘Open Dyslexic’ font to change the font from ‘Default’.

This font was created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. Please note that the font can only be changed in reflowable ePUBs and not PDF files.

Useful Tip:

Text to speech is a great way to handle assessments with learners who have exam concessions.

Instead of finding separate venues and readers for each learner, with text to speech function you can simply have the question papers read to the learners over headphones in one venue. This saves teachers from having to find venues and external readers.