[Athen] Ipad lecture/conference session recording

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Thu Sep 29 16:07:38 PDT 2011

Hi Nettie,

I believe this is an option in the recent versions of the Speak It! app.
I am not sure if there is a specific setting (I don't have an iPad
available right now to test), but will see if there is an enable/disable
switch for the highlighting option.

I want to point out, though, that the highlight feature is really just
Speak It using the "selected text" option as opposed to something more
like Kurzweil 3000 or other reading/tracking applications.

Take care,

On 9/28/11 1:11 PM, Nettie Fischer wrote:

> Hi Sean,

> I have Speak It and do not have the highlight function available, is

> this a new version or???

> There are many benefits for my students with the word highlight option.

> Thanks -Nettie


> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu

> <mailto:skeegan at stanford.edu>> wrote:


> Has anyone had any luck with text-to-speech

> software for the iPad?



> There are a few applications that you may want to try out, but there

> is nothing that is the "killer app" (in my opinion) that supports

> the display of a PDF document in addition to high-quality

> text-to-speech.


> Most of the apps I have encountered that provide text-to-speech

> generally require a "copy/paste" model in which you have to copy the

> text content and paste this into the TTS app. Right now, Speak It!

> provides very high quality TTS options. The app will also highlight

> the word while speaking.


> If you have the ability to create DAISY books, another app that may

> be an option to consider is Read2Go. So far, it is one of the

> better DAISY apps I have seen on the iOS platform.


> Here is a page of a number of different iOS apps that students have

> found useful:

> http://studentaffairs.__stanford.edu/oae/at/ios-apps

> <http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/oae/at/ios-apps>


> It has been a bit since I last updated the apps and this does not

> include all apps in existence (I did have a basic criteria for

> apps), but this may be useful.


> Take care,

> Sean


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