WordTalk

A text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word

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WordTalk is a free text-to-speech plug in for Microsoft Word. It was created for people with reading and writing difficulties and can be used for proof reading and learning another language. This tool is useful for English language learning (ELL) children (older) to improve there reading and writing in English and communicate with parents and staff (ELL). WordTalk can also benefit anyone who just simply need to improve/ develop their reading and writing skills.

Features include:

  • Speaks entire document, paragraph or word
  • Highlights the text as it goes for easy following
  • Its a talking dictionary
  • Can adjust the world highlight  colours
  • Adjustable voice and speed
  • Converts text to speech

How to use WordTalk

Cost:

  • Free

Benefits:

  • Can be installed on multiple machines
  • Can distribute to student, friends & families
  • Can be used for educational and non-profit purposes
  • Supports  all versions of Microsoft Windows
  • Can be used with Microsoft Word 2007-2016
  • Computer synthetic voice (SAP14 or 5)

Challenges

  • Cannot be used on Mac OS X, iPad, Android or Chromebook

Resources

WordTalk converting text into MP3

WordTalk Assist Students with Reading and Writing Difficulties 

 

Author: Markiseme

Currently, I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator and pursuing my Masters in Education.

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