Upfront offers an audio Text-to-Speech tool to assist students in their reading. When a user activates Text-to-Speech, an automated voice reads the article aloud. Each word is highlighted as it is read, and students can control the speed of the reading.
Select an article that you want to read. Once you’ve opened an article, click the “Text-to-Speech” icon in the toolbar on the left, and the text will be highlighted as it’s read aloud.
The Text-to-Speech controls at the bottom of the screen have three functions:
*Note: You can also click on any word in the article to start Text-to-Speech from that point.