Text-to-speech is a huge focus for RedShelf's development team and we're happy to announce that many of our eBooks have this feature!
There are options based on which version of our eBook platform you are using: version 5 or version 6. The easiest way to tell which version your eBook is running is by checking the color of the loading dots when you initially open your eBook.
VERSION 6 looks like this:
This is an experimental launch of the feature, so please provide feedback through the Reader on your experience - if you encounter a glitch, we want to hear about it!
To enable text-to-speech, click the four-horizontal-bars icon in the top left corner of the screen to open the menu. Scroll to the bottom of the menu to select "Experimental Features". A new menu will pop up - toggle the "Narrator" from "off" to "on" to start the text-to-speech. From there, you can choose the reader voice, rate, pitch, and volume that works best for you!
A "Start Reading" button will appear in the top right corner of the screen. Click 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 click it again to stop the reader.
And here's what the previously mentioned "pause" icon looks like:
If this Narrator feature does not meet your needs, please reach out to email@example.com and our Accessibility Director will work with the publisher to release an accessible file to you. Please note that RedShelf needs to coordinate with your school's Disability Services Office in order to provide additional files or resources. If you are currently registered, please let us know who you work with at your school - name and email would be most helpful!