The library's databases provide articles and abstracts in two different formats: PDF or HTML.
To use Text-To-Speech
Downloading Text-to-Speech MP3s
You may also download audio files of HTML articles being read aloud to your computer in MP3 format.
For PDF Articles
Adobe Reader & Acrobat both have a read aloud feature. This feature will allow pdfs that are ADA accesible to be read out loud for patrons.
Please Note: The best way to make use of Adobe's accessibility features is to use Adobe in conjunction with your assistive technology screen reader software. UWF library does have screen reader software available at our dedicated workstation on the 1st floor of the John C. Pace Library.
The instructions below are intended for machines that do not have assistive technology installed on them.
If you have opened a pdf document within Adobe Reader
In Windows OS - here is how to turn the read aloud feature on:
To pause, select a specific section, or, read to the end of the document, select view, the read out loud option, and then the appropriate option (pause, etc.)
In Mac OS - here is how to turn the read aloud feature on:
To stop, select Edit at the top of the screen, then select Speech, and last select the option, Stop Speaking