I am have visual difficulties. Does the new software have a "speech" program which can read selected text?

If not, then I have to purchase extra software which will do this for me. I select the text and a voice reads it out.

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • This has been a built-in feature of Mac OS X. Select the text you wish to review, then select the Services menu & Speech. In Snow Leopard the Services menu can be accessed via contextual menu ( ie Control-Click, right-click, etc ). 3rd Party apps not written in Cocoa ( microsoft office ) will not have have the Services menu available. Copy the text to TextEdit for Text to Speech

    Cheers !