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Hear text read aloud with Narrator

If you are a windows operator, or have them in your classroom, it is already equip for many technologies to help out in areas of need. Windows comes with a basic screen reader called Narrator, which reads text on the screen aloud.


Teachers this is a great tool to use with your low readers, and ELL learners!

you could link assessments, and have them read aloud using this technology already built into your classroom computers.


There are many other resources such as :


Read Naturally

Iannotate

Readability-Helps clean clutter from pages

Cruxlight, and Textcompactor-To shorten text


Your computers technology that is already built in to help struggling readers, paired with one of the above free resources, can make for a great learning environment for struggling readers, special education students, or learners new to the English language.

Step by Step Directions With Audio Watch the Video Below.

Windows 7 Narrator Tutorial

Keyboard Shortcuts


Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Get information about the current item



Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar

Read the entire selected window



Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar

Read the items that are selected in the current window



Insert+Ctrl+G

Read a description of the items that appear next to the currently selected element



Ctrl

Stop Narrator from reading text



Insert+Q

Move the cursor backward to the beginning of any preceding text that has different formatting. For example, the cursor moves from a bold word to the beginning of a non-bold word that precedes it.



Insert+W

Move the cursor to the beginning of any text that follows it that has different formatting. For example, the cursor moves from a bold word to the beginning of a non-bold word that follows it.



Insert+E

Move the cursor back to the beginning of any text that has the same formatting. For example, the cursor moves from the middle of a bold word to the beginning of that word.

To Change the speed, volume, and voice follow the directions below.

  1. To open Narrator click the Start button , and then, in the search box, type Narrator. In the list of results, click Narrator.

  2. Click Voice Settings, and then make any of the following adjustments:

    • To select a different voice, click the voice you want to use in the Select Voice box.

    • For a faster voice, select a number in the Set Speed list. The higher the number, the faster the voice.

    • For a louder voice, select a number in the Set Volume list. The higher the number, the louder the voice.

    • For a higher-pitched voice, select a number in the Set Pitch list. The higher the number, the higher the pitch. A higher-pitched voice can be easier for some people to hear.

Resources

Hear text read aloud with Narrator - Windows Help. (n.d.). Retrieved June 3, 2015, from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hear-text-read-aloud-narrator#1TC=windows-7


Windows 7 Narrator Tutorial. (n.d.). Retrieved June 3, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ropou-b-PY