Speak Screen Speak Screen tool bar circles with slow, repeat, play/ pause, forward and fast tools


  • Built in Accessibility Feature in iOS on iDevices
  • Set up on all District iPads
  • Needs to be  turned on under Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech  to work
  • Use two fingers and swipe down from the top of the screen to start toolbar
  • Text-to-speech for reading web content or any apps with text capability
  • Reads selected text aloud
  • Words may be highlighted (tracked) as spoken
  • Works in different languages including French


iOS Accessibility Speech


SETBC iPad Accessibility course (Speech Features are found under Vision)


iPad Tip: Speak Selection and Speak Screen