Text-to-Speech (or TTS) lets you hear written text read out loud. Free versions of TTS are available on many devices, platforms and browsers.

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On your PC

Microsoft has built-in text-to-speech in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and OneNote

On your Mac

Have your Mac read out text on screen.


  • In Office 365, have Immersive Reader read text out loud (whilst also changing the background colour and adding a reading ruler).
  • Natural Reader Online - just paste text into the box or upload a Word document or PDF. Choose voice, speed and dyslexia-friendly font.
  • Selection Reader is a simple Chrome extension which reads out highlighted text in the browser.


There are many free text reading apps. Here are some good ones: