Listen to the printed word

Student wearing headphonesEver wished that you could have someone read printed books and journal articles to you?  Now you can!  Robobraille can convert text to speech in minutes.  Submit your text and it will email you the file in the format of your choice, including as an mp3 soundtrack.  Microsoft Word has a built in text to speech function and PDFs also often include text to speech functionality.  There are a variety of apps that work well and for different devices, while if you want to scan, collate and convert text to spoken words.  Some more of the best apps are introduced in “Listening to the printed word”.
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Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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