Narrator for Windows

Use Narrator to read text aloud on your Windows PC!

HINT: Run a search through the Start Menu for "Narrator". Pin it to the Taskbar...a simple click brings up Narrator:

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Accessing Narrator

Narrator reads text on your PC screen aloud and describes events, such as notifications or calendar appointments.

Start or stop Narrator

There are three ways to turn Narrator on or off:

  • On a keyboard, press the Windows logo key + Enter.
  • On the sign-in screen, select the Ease of Access button in the lower-right corner and choose Narrator.
  • Go to Settings > Ease of Access > Narrator, and then move the slider under Narrator .

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Uses in the Classroom

  • Read webpages
  • Read documents aloud
  • Read dialogue boxes
  • Read error messages
  • Use a variety of voices
  • Read at various speeds

You can use Narrator to describe every item on your screen or describe the layout of a web page. It can even read your email to you!


Video tutorials on using Narrator
A basic tutorial on accessing and using Narrator....easy to follow!
Hear text read aloud with Narrator Windows Help
One way to use Narrator - a little tricky, but a clear tutorial!
Windows 8.1 Use Narrator to read PDF eBooks Tutorial

For more resources ...

There are LOTS of tutorials online, and Microsoft offers a number of text support pages as well! Be sure to choose resources for your version of Windows - there are variations between versions!