Text to Speech
If you learn better when you can hear what you’re reading or writing, Text to Speech can help by adding an auditory component to books, websites, or homework assignments. Highlight any text and hear it read aloud in more than 70 voices across 42 languages. You can even adjust the speaking rate.
To help with vocabulary and word-building skills, macOS provides word completion in apps like TextEdit and Pages. After typing just a few letters, press the Escape key and macOS suggests words. Select the word you want, and macOS completes it for you.
With parental controls, Mac can be set up to be easier to use for people with cognitive and learning disabilities. Simple Finder reduces the Dock to just three folders. Teachers can limit the list of apps a student can open to only the ones they choose. And files, folders, and apps are displayed in a single window of neatly arranged icons.
If you have a question about a word or phrase, just look it up in the built-in Dictionary app — from anywhere in macOS. Get quick access to definitions and synonyms that help with grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.
FaceTime lets you communicate visually, whether through the use of sign language, gestures, or facial expressions.* iMessage lets you chat with others via text. And Text to Speech lets you hear words read aloud to help with expressive speech development — or even communicates for you by speaking the words you type.