Enable Text To Speech in Google Docs

March 2018

Google Docs (the online word processing software attached to Google Drive) features a built-in accessibility tool called Screen Reader that can be used to read your documents aloud. This quick tip will guide you through the steps to enable this feature in your account preferences.

How To Enable the Screen Reader on Google Docs

Open Google Chrome and sign in to your Google account. Click on your profile picture and go to My Account > Account Preferences > Accessibility:

Click on Screen Reader and toggle this feature On:

Click on Done to apply your new settings:

The Screen Reader is now enabled on your account.

How To Read Text with Google Docs Screen Reader

To activate the Screen Reader, you simply have to highlight the text you'd like to read out and press the press [CTRL] + [ALT] + [X]. You'll also find some interesting options for the Screen Reader feature under Accessibility > Speak:

Published by jak58. Latest update on May 24, 2016 at 04:44 AM by ChristinaCCM.
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