ReadSpeaker is a text-to-speech tool available in BeachBoard and Canvas. Using high-quality, natural-sounding synthesized voices, it reads aloud text-based content within your courses and helps to increase readers' and listeners' attention.

Attend an ATS ReadSpeaker Workshop or view the recording.

ReadSpeaker features:

  • Supports English and Spanish and can provide translation between the two.
  • Reads all text on the page, including "alt-text" that has been added to images for accessibility purposes
  • Offers a “page mask” feature that highlights lines of text, helping students to focus on what they’re reading.
  • Provides two types of services for reading text:
    • webReader reads the text within the course site content areas.
    • docReader reads external documents that are uploaded to the course.