Brightspace users have access to new screen reader tools to further support accessibility, academic accommodations and reading comprehension. ReadSpeaker is a text-to-speech application that is fully integrated and available to everyone in Brightspace. It can be used to read aloud content while in a course or to download content to listen to offline.
ReadSpeaker tools include:
* All instructional videos are from ReadSpeaker Solutions: Speech Production YouTube Channel.
ReadSpeaker webReader is a screen reader tool that reads html pages in the main course content, quiz and assignment areas of Brightspace.
It will appear as a “Listen” button. The webReader tool includes features to allow you to change the reading speed, highlight text, download the mp3 file, enlarge the text, translate, look up a word, and more.
When you are in Brightspace webReader will appear as a Listen button.
The webReader tool includes features to allow you to:
To change the volume of the audio:
There are also audio controls in the LowerToolbox
To skip forward or back 5 seconds:
ReadSpeaker docReader is a screen reader tool that converts text to audio for the following document types:
ReadSpeaker TextAid is a screen reader tool that reads areas that are not within main course content in Brightspace, such as Announcements or Discussions. It also works on pages that are not in Brightspace, such as external websites.