Today we're going to check out the Android Select to Speak feature. Select to Speak will take the text you've selected on the screen and read it out loud.
This is different from the Android screen reader TalkBack. If we set up TalkBack, it's always on and reading information whenever we use the phone. But Select to Speak reads only the text we've selected. To find out more about TalkBack, check out our Listen with TalkBack series.
If you don't see Select to Speak in your accessibility settings, go to the Play Store to download the latest version of Android Accessibility Suite. For more information on how to do this, check out the resources by scrolling down below this workshop.
And one more thing before we get started, if you'd like to select a different language or voice for all the Android features that read text out loud, see the resources for steps on how to choose different settings.
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