Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Assistive Technology Tool: Speak It Extension

There is a growing number of great tools for students to use that have special needs.  Some can be very expensive apps or programs that you have to install, but there are some free tools worth checking out.  I will share some in my  next few post.  The first one is called Speak It.  Speak It is a handy extension that can be added to the Chrome browser.  Then you can simply click the speaker icon and play what you have highlighted in the browser.  Here are the steps to set it up.
  1. Open a Chrome browser.
  2. Visit this site to get the extension.

  3. Click Add to Chrome.
  4. Enable the Speech to Text feature.

  5. Visit a website you want read to you and click the extension located on your toolbar.

    This video may be helpful as well.