Presentation on theme: "Philip Voorhees Adaptive Technology Coordinator Austin Peay State University."— Presentation transcript:
Philip Voorhees Adaptive Technology Coordinator Austin Peay State University
This demonstration will show you how to use Adobe Reader’s free Read-Out-Loud text- to-speech solution with Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) E-Text within the Windows 7 environment and have a conversation on the viability of this free solution and client preference.
1- Selectable E-Text PDF 2- Read-Out-Loud free text-to-speech solution for Adobe Reader 3- how to use Read-Out-Loud to read a selectable E-Text PDF 4- how to configure Read-Out-Loud for reading preferences and use with Windows 7
PDF is often the default format provided by publishers to higher-ed disability service providers for use as an alternative format or for further format conversion/creation. PDF is often the default format for library course reserves and can be a “graphic based” barrier or an enriched searchable environment if created as selectable E-Text.
Free and simple solution for some individuals with disabilities who need alternative format for print accommodations Paradigms and client preference Benefits for students without disabilities
Read-Out-Loud ◦ Introduced with Adobe Reader 6 2003 ◦ Philosophical underpinnings on how AT should be provided ◦ Tool not a Text-To-Speech engine Developed to work with the existing TTS of an operating system Microsoft Sam
What has changed - Windows 7 DEMONSTRATION of Read-Out- Loud with Adobe Reader X
1. Activate/Deactivate Adobe Read-Out-Loud 2. Read this page only 3. Read to the end of a document 4. Select text to read 5. Pause/restart reading 6. Stop reading
1. Reading Order Options 2. Read Out Loud Options Volume Voice Pitch WPM Forms 3. Screen Reader Options.
Selectable E-Text PDF is often the default file format for publisher’s and libraries Read-Out-Loud is a free text-to-speech solution for Adobe Reader not an engine Client preferences are ever changing ◦ Mobility is becoming a key issue in usability Read-Out-Loud can benefit everyone
You can use Read-Out-Loud to read a selectable text PDF You can configure Read-Out-Loud for reading preferences & use with Windows 7
Read a PDF with Read Out Loud Read a PDF with Read Out Loud Adobe Acrobat X accessibility overview Adobe Acrobat X accessibility overview My Information: ◦ Philip Voorhees ◦ Adaptive Technology Coordinator ◦ APSU/Office of Disability Services ◦ firstname.lastname@example.org