ReadSpeaker allows the text on the page to be read out loud to you. It provides assistance in reading text online. By having the text read out loud, you can understand the information more easily. This makes the content more accessible and more pleasant. ReadSpeaker is a tool in Canvas, so you don’t have to download anything!
You simply click the Listen button to listen to the webpage's content:
An audio player appears and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text of the webpage out loud.
In the player you can:
You can use tab/shift+tab to navigate inside the player and press enter to activate a certain button or link.
Learn more about the ReadSpeaker toolbar in our ReadSpeaker Tool Highlights article!
You can select a part of the text that you want to listen to and then press the pop-up Listen button that appears next to the mouse pointer. When you click the pop-up Listen button, an audio player appears and ReadSpeaker starts reading the text you have selected.
In the settings menu, you can: