Adobe Acrobat XI Reader (available on Egan Library computers) has a built-in reading function for PDFs. When you are viewing a PDF, go to
View > Read Out Loud > Activate Read Out Loud
Go to Acrobat for more information on accessibility.
Many articles and ebooks are available in PDF format. If you need a text to speech reader, first try opening the file in Acrobat XI and try the read out loud option.
Egan Library offers 10 terminals dedicated for student use and an additional 9 terminals also open to students and the public. All machines have a Windows operating system, Internet access, and an Accessibility Package.
How do I find the accessibility features on a library computer?
You can usually click WIN + U at the same time to review the accessibility features:
You may also go to Start > Control Panel > Ease of Access Center
What accessibility features are available to me?
Note, once you have ended your session, you may have to reset the features next time you use a computer.
Read & Write Gold is a software program for use on a computer to assist with reading, writing, and note-taking of web and other content.
We have a flash drive copy available for 2-hour loan periods for use on Egan Library computers.
Read & Write Gold
at the Egan Library
Articles with HTML full text have the added functionality of a reader (in American, British, or Australian accents) of these articles. Also new is the ability to download the article as an MP3 file – when it is available.