Text to Speech Apps

If you have printed text you can use a text to speech app so that it can be read out loud.

There are two free apps that can be used:

Seeing AI - Talking Camera for the Blind by Microsoft - iOS 10.0 or later.  Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text, and objects.

Optimized for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognize: 

Speechify - Text To Speech OCR -  iOS 10.0 or later.  Speechify uses cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to synthesize the highest quality and most natural sounding voices in history.  Designed to help people with Dyslexia, ADD, Concussions, Second Language Learners, Auditory Learners, Super Learners, and Productivity Fanatics.  Upload a PDF, import a website link, copy text into the app, share from Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud, and Speechify will speak the document to you - turn your work/homework into a podcast.  Take a picture of any physical text or book and Speechify will read it to you like an audiobook using OCR and Text To Speech.