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Disabilities: Databases

Text to Speech is offered in many databases


Listen to Documents in Gale Databases

To hear a document read aloud, click or tap Listen to expand the player and begin playback.

Change the Settings

On the Listen player, you can adjust the reading speed and customize other Settings. By default, the text is highlighted as it is being read.

Download the Document as an Audio File

To download an audio file of the document, use the Download MP3 tool on the Listen player.

Listen to Part of the Document

  1. Select the text that you want to hear read (ignore the Highlight pop-up)
  2. Click or tap Listen

TIP To reset the player, close the player (click or tap the Close Player arrows) or refresh the page. You can then select a different portion of the text or listen to the entire document.

The amount of selected text that the audio player will read aloud depends on your web browser and operating system.


Accessibility in ProQuest Ebook Central

For low vision and blind readers, ProQuest Ebook Central books can be read aloud in Adobe Digital Editions.

Step 1: Download your selected title into ADE.

Step 2: Turn VoiceOver on by going in the menu bar to:  

Adobe Digital Editions > Services > Service Preferences > Universal Access > Turn VoiceOver on or off.

Databases: General

Disabilities is a multidisciplinary topic which may be found under a variety of subject areas. You may wish to start with OneSearch.