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Text to Speech on Chromebooks
To select specific text on a page to be read to you, turn on Select-to-speak.
Step 1: Turn on Select-to-speak
- At the bottom right, select the time. Or press Alt + Shift + s.
- Select Settings .
- At the bottom, select Advanced.
- In the "Accessibility" section, select Manage accessibility features.
- Under "Text-to-Speech," turn on Enable select-to-speak.
Step 2: Select and hear text
Important: Depending on your keyboard, you can press the Search key or the Launcher key for some shortcuts. Both keys work the same.
- To select what text you’d like to hear:
- Press and hold the Search key and click a line of text.
- Press and hold the Search key and drag the pointer over an area of the screen.
- Highlight the text and press the Search key + s.
- At the bottom right, near the time, select Select-to-speak . Then select a line of text or drag the pointer over an area of the screen.
- On a touchscreen: At the bottom right, near the time, tap Select-to-speak . Then tap a line of text or drag your finger over an area of the screen.
- Your Chromebook will read the section aloud and each word will be highlighted.
- To stop Select-to-speak while it’s reading, press Ctrl or the Search key . You can also select Stop .