There are many assistive technology tools that will help convert text to speech.  The following ones have many capabilities that would be beneficial to students who need auditory help when reading.  Often literature selections from the basal readers have CDs that are used to assist students, but there are not the same tools available when reading other text.  Now it is possible to take written directions to tests or quizzes, picture books, novels, student writing, website, PDF, or any text and convert it to speech with these helpful technology tools. 

Read Please is a free text-to-speech download.  If there is a PDF, this site can help convert it to speechOpen source software is software that can be used for free.  Just go to the “search for software.”

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