We're happy to announce our eBooks have a read-aloud feature, and is automatically enabled when you open your book in the RedShelf eReader.
The text-to-speech controls will appear in the top right corner of the screen. Use the "play" icon (a right-pointing triangle arrow inside a circle) to start the text-to-speech feature! A "pause" icon (two vertical bars inside a circle) will replace that image - just activate it again to stop the reader.
In the Main Menu of the eReader, there is a submenu for Text to Speech. Open that submenu and make sure the volume is turned up there.
For more settings and options with text-to-speech, use the triple circle icon labeled "more text to speech controls" to open settings.
What if the Text-to-Speech Tool is on and underlining the text, but I cannot hear the sound?
Investigate the following if you cannot hear the sound:
- Double-check your volume - is it turned up?
- Make sure your device is not in "Silent Mode".
- Make sure the sound is not playing in a Bluetooth connected device like wireless headphones (or use the headphones to listen, if they are)
What if the Text-to-Speech Tool is Not Available?
When text-to-speech is unavailable in your book, you will not see the option to turn it on. In this case, we recommend submitting a Solve ticket to our Accessibility Team using the accessibility request form and we will reprocess your book to the text-to-speech feature.