There are several options for listening to your webtext depending on the level of control you want and any other needs you have.
Below are some common tools for audio output of your webtext, listed from least control to most control.
Read to Me - a tool built into your webtext that will read your page from top to bottom but provides very limited control of where it begins and ends
Kurzweil 3000 - a learning tool that can be installed to read pages for you and offers translation services, highlighting, and other useful tools to help you learn your way
Screen reader - a type of assistive technology that enables you to use your computer entirely from the keyboard and use only speech output without the screen
Fusion - a combination of the screen reader JAWS and the magnification software ZoomText that will let you use both together to get visual assistance as well as screen reading capabilities
The main differences between all of these solutions are their intended audiences and the level of control they provide over information output. The list above progresses from the least control to the most. We suggest speaking to your office of disabilities for more information on any of these options.
If you have any questions, click the Messenger button in the lower right corner of your webtext. You can also contact us using the information below.
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