How to make Google Docs read your documents aloud

How to make Google Docs read your documents aloud

Sometimes a new perspective can make a difference. Listening to your written words spoken aloud, for example, can help you more easily find those spots that need refinement or rephrasing.

But for those who don’t want – or just don’t have the option – to let someone else read their work, Google Chrome’s accessibility features can provide a good digital replacement.

Here’s how to configure the file speech synthesisfunction and make Google Docs read your text aloud:

For this to work, make sure you have added the ChromeVox extension to your file Google Chromeweb browser on a PC or Mac computer.

1. Open your Google Doc.

2. Click on “Tools” in the top toolbar.

3. Select “Accessibility Settings”.

How to get you to read Google Docs

4. Check the box next to “Enable screen reader support”, then click “OK”. You should now see a new section appear in the top toolbar called “Accessibility”.

How to get you to read Google Docs

5. Highlight the section of text you want to read aloud.

6. Click on “Accessibility”, then on “Speak” followed by “Speak Selection”.

How to get you to read Google Docs

ChromeVox will read the selection aloud to you.

Note, however, that if you have more than one Google Docs page open, ChromeVox may try to read from a different document. You should try with only one document open at a time.

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