Speak Selection on iPhone and iPad

Apples Assistive tool

Speak Selection

The Speak Selection tool adds the ability for the students iPhone or iPad to read back text to them. Speak Selection can read webpages, ebooks as well as a student's email.
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How to enable Speak Selection on iPhone and iPad

  • Begin by opening the Settings app.
  • Scroll down, choose General
  • Tap Accessibility
  • Select Speech
  • Then turn on Speak Selection.

Customize Speak Selection

Speak Selection - Assistive Technology for Students

Many students could benefit from this assistive technology.


  • Auditory learners
  • Visually impaired students

For more information on how to use this tool view the short video below:

The Power of the iPad as Theraputic Tool - Speak Selection