Text-to-speech in Jed

Text-to-speech screen-shotJed comes with a text-to-speech feature, to read the on-screen text aloud. Each bit of text has a speech bubble next to it, and clicking on that icon causes the reader to read out that text, aloud.

The text reader features a natural-sounding voice, and highlights each sentence and word as it reads it.

Benefits

Text-to-speech makes Jed more accessible for your users. It is of particular benefit for people with special needs that mean reading text is difficult for them. It also helps weaker or reluctant readers, and can give extra confidence to those for whom English is not their first language.

Technical requirements

Jed's text-to-speech works on most modern browsers without any plug-ins, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (iPad), and Microsoft Edge. It will also work on some older browsers if you have Flash installed.

Last updated 9 May, 2016