Wales Council of the Blind

Text-to-speech (TTS)

Definition: Text-to-speech is often used interchangeably with "screen reader" to refer to the vocalisation of information from a screen, but strictly speaking a TTS system reads nothing but text. While this can be a useful aid to partial sight, a blind user will need extra contextual information conferred through visual means (for instance that something is a button in a ribbon or dialogue) or formatting (such as a heading on a webpage).

Category: technology

Credit: RNIB


Services mentioning Text-to-speech (TTS)

Optolec accessibility products - (Optelec) Access technology

Optelec products are designed to help with making the most of life: to allow staying in touch with friends and relatives, to participate and succeed in education and the workplace as well continuing to enjoy hobbies. They manufacture a range of Electronic Magnifiers and Text-to-Speech readers.