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Accessibility at the Library & Learning Commons

Read Aloud: Listen to a Webpage

Listen to a web page using your web browser:

Adobe Reader: Accessibility Features

Download eBook chapters or articles to PDF format to access the following tools:

  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Read Out Loud Text-to-Speech Tool
    • Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool that is built into Adobe Reader. It reads text contained within a document window. To use Read Out Loud, you need Adobe Reader and a Text-to-Speech engine installed on your system. To activate Read Out Loud:
    1. On the 'View' menu, choose 'Read Out Loud' > 'Activate Read Out Loud'
    2. Again go to 'View' > 'Read Out Loud' and then choose an appropriate option for reading ('Read This Page Only' OR 'Read To End of Document')
  • Reflow text in a PDF
    • Reflow text in a PDF to present it as a single column that is the width of the document pane. This will make it easier to read. To activate Reflow Text:
    1. On the 'View' menu, choose 'Zoom' > 'Reflow'

Microsoft Word: Accessibility Features