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Using Apple OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Speech for Text-to-Speech (Mac)

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Using Apple OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Speech for Text-to-Speech

The Macintosh text-to-speech option can be used to provide text-to-speech with the CourseSmart reader. This option is only available if the accessible reader feature is turned on. To turn on the accessible reader feature for your account, email accessibility@coursesmart.com and request that the accessibility feature be turned on for Apple Text-to-Speech.

  • Open System Preferences
  • Click on the Speech & Dictation icon



  • Check the "Text to Speech" tab and then select the “Speak selected text” box.



  • Select the key combination you would like to use for initiating text-to-speech.



  • When you are on the page you want read, use your mouse to select the area of text you want read out loud



  • Click on the “Copy” button in the popup dialog


 

  • Highlight the text within the Copy box by pressing Command-A
  • Press the key combination you chose in the Speech control pane
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