Apple iphones or ipads have many useful features, two very neat accessibility features are Speak Screen and Speak Selection, which let you hear your device read text to you.
Speak Screen and Speak Selection both work with Kindle books, web pages, and any other text you want to listen to instead of read. Speak Screen lets you hear all of what's on your screen, and Speak Selection lets you listen to text that you have specifically highlighted on your screen.
Here's how tit works.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Accessibility.
- Tap on Speech.
- Tap on Speak Selection to enable it.
- Tap on Speak Screen to enable it.
- Tap on Voices.
- Tap on English.
- Tap on the voice you want to use. Note that Alex requires an 869 MB download in order to use it.
Once the features are enabled, you can activate by tapping on the reader view icon, which looks like this:
Swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to have Safari start reading aloud.
You'll be able to fast forward and rewind, pause, or change the reading speed from the mobile browser's onscreen controls.