iOS Student Learning Tools

Speak Selection (iOS accessibility)

text with iOS tool bar up with speak selection circled

text with iOS tool bar up with speak selection circledFEATURES

  • Built in Accessibility Feature in iOS on iDevices
  • Set up on all District iPads
  • Needs to be  turned on  under  Settings > Accessibility > Spoken Content > Speak Selection
  • Text-to-speech for reading web content or any apps with text capability
  • Reads selected text aloud
  • To use Speak Selection tap the word  you want to start reading from. Then drag the blue dot over the text to be read aloud, then tap Speak.
  • Words may be highlighted (tracked) as spoken (can change in settings)
  • Works in different languages including French


Reading Supports in the Safari Browser 

Speak Selection on iPad  iPad Énoncer La Sélection tutorial


SETBC Literacy Supports on the iPad 

SETBC iPad Accessibility course

Hear iPhone speak the screen, selected text, and typing feedback (Apple)

Read the screen aloud


iPad Tip: Speak Selection