Using the text-to-speech feature in the Snapplify app

This article outlines how to use text-to-speech – one of the Snapplify Reader's accessibility features.

One of the greatest benefits of digital technology is its power to make education more accessible. 😁😍🌍 Because we believe in making learning as accessible as possible, the Snapplify Reader offers accessibility features including the ability to turn text to speech – choose to listen to the words rather than reading them.

👉 Note: This feature is currently only available for iOS, and are forthcoming on Android and Desktop.

Activate text-to-speech

To activate the Speak Selection accessibility feature, follow the instructions below:

  1. Tap on ‘Settings’ on your device.
  2. Tap on ‘General’.
  3. Tap on ‘Accessibility’.
  4. Tap on ‘Speech’ and make sure is ‘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 in the Snapplify Reader. 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.

💡 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. ✔️

👉 Another great feature you might enjoy is the specialised font to help readers with dyslexia.

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