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Assistive Technology: Microsoft Edge & Word

Assistive Technology resources for a variety of applications.

Built-in Text-to-Speech

Microsoft Edge

Students accessing Brightspace or other web-based content should use the built-in accessibility features in Microsoft Edge to read information on these websites.

Technology for Teachers and Students. (2019, January 28). Microsoft Edge reading view and tools [Video]. YouTube.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has a built in text-to-speech available to users. To enable this option, you should follow these steps:

1. Click the "Customized Quick Access Toolbar" on the top right of your screen for a drop-down menu.

Microsoft Word - Customized Quick Acccess

2. Then, go to "More Commands".

3. Next, choose the command "Speak" under the "All Commands" menu.

Microsoft Word - More Commands

4. Once you click "Add", the speech option will now be available to you under the "Review" tab in the main menu.

Microsoft Word - Speak under Review tab