read aloud for pdf files

Read Aloud for PDF Files

If you have students who have difficulty reading or students who are not proficient in written English, you can covert the text to speech in a PDF file.

You have two options to have the PDF read aloud.

Use Adobe Reader TEXT TO SPEECH

  1. Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader DC.
  2. Go to the page you want read.
  3. From the View menu select READ OUT LOUD. Click ACTIVATE READ OUT LOUD.
  4. From the View menu select READ OUT LOUD. Click READ THIS PAGE ONLY (SHIFT + CTRL+ C is used to Pause/Resume).

TIP: Once you activate READ THIS PAGE ONLY you can select any paragraph to have it read aloud. Be sure to download the latest version – Adobe Reader DC – to ensure that the feature will work.

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Use the Chrome Extension Speak It

  1. Get the Speak It Extension here.
  2. To have TechnoKids PDF file read aloud, post it to your Google Drive.
  3. Have students open the file using Kami. (To find out more about the Kami extension, watch this video.)
  4. Select the text.
  5. Click the SPEAK IT symbol in the TOP RIGHT corner of the browser window.

TIP: This is a great extension that will read any web-based text.

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