[Athen] Mac Text to Speech ("Read Aloud") no longer available?

Bourbeau, Maureen Maureen.Bourbeau at unh.edu
Fri Oct 19 13:12:01 PDT 2018

They moved it! It's now under the Accessibility settings in the System Preferences. It used to be under the microphone icon/ dictation and speech.
Not sure if there is a new resource to point students towards. I'm guessing there is.

From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Susan Kelmer
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 3:58 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Mac Text to Speech ("Read Aloud") no longer available?

Caution - External Email
When working with students with Macs, I've always sent them a link to the instructions for using their Macs to read short pieces, in addition to giving them Kurzweil. I met with a student today, and went to send the link I usually use, and...it's a 404. And all my searching on google only brings up years-old instructions for using the technology.

Has Apple suddenly removed this functionality from Mac OS? I can't believe that they would have, but it appears to be gone. Anyone have any information to say otherwise?

(I am not talking about VoiceOver)

Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder

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