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Writing Toolkit: Disability Services

NNU Center for Academic Success & Advising (CASA)



Heidi L. Tracht
Director of CASA: Center for Academic
Success & Advising
208-467-8780
htracht(at)nnu.edu

http://casa.nnu.edu/disability-services

How to study

Digital Flashcards

Learning Express
Need to bone up for a standardized
test for certification, entrance exams,
or licensure?  You'll find here practice exams
which can be taken online and graded!

Creating Accessible Documents and Canvas Pages

Questions about Canvas or document accessibility? Contact E-learning: elearning at nnu.edu

Other disability questions? Contact Heidi Tracht in the Center for Academic Success & Advising

Text to Speech / Speech Recognition

Do you need someone to proof read your paper?  Do you struggle with reading? 

Did you know that if you are using a Microsoft Office product you have access to a FREE  tool that will read your research paper aloud to yout? It's really quite easy to install.  Here's how...

Enable text-to-speech

Speak is a built-in feature of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote, in the language of your version of Office. For example, if you are using the English version of Office, the English TTS engine is automatically installed.

To use text-to-speech in different languages, see Using the Speak feature with Multilingual TTS.

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Add Speak to the Quick Access Toolbar

You can add the Speak command to your Quick Access Toolbar by doing the following:

  1. Next to the Quick Access Toolbar, click Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

Quick Access Toolbar Speak command

  1. Click More Commands.
  2. In the Choose commands from list, select All Commands.
  3. Scroll down to the Speak command, select it, and then click Add.
  4. Click OK.
  5. When you want to use the text-to-speech command, click the icon on the Quick Access Toolbar.

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Convert text to speech

After you have added the Speak command to your Quick Access Tool, you can hear single words or blocks of text spoken by highlighting the text you want to hear, and then clicking the Speak command.

Microsoft Office Support Site
[Retrieved from http://office.microsoft.com on September 3, 2013]

Adobe Read Aloud

PDF documents need a different tool.  The link above will take you to the Adobe support website or you can download the complete instruction document here.

Subject Guide

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Amy Rice
Contact:
Ask for me at the Learning Commons Service Desk OR book an appointment with me using the link above
208-467-8609