Google Translate           
Special Education / ELL / ESL 414
Special Education / ELL / ESL

Special Education / ELL / ESL
Support Tools



Speech to Text Tools

    free online speech to text conversion (Google search) eg./:

  • Talktyper
    • Instructions:
      Click the microphone icon  microphone button and begin speaking. (Depending upon your system, it may be necessary to find and click “Allow” to enable the application). Dictate limited text – between 1-2 sentences at a time. When the speech is recognized, it will appear in red.


      If it's not right, click the "Alternatives" button Talktyper alternatives button to view other 'recognitions', edit the text, or just try dictating again. When the text is right, click the button with the arrow pointing down  down arrow button, and your text will be added to the box at the bottom.

      At this point, it is best to cut the text from that bottom box and paste it into a text editor for further editing if so required. Just as in the top dictation box, the bottom text box is limited in the amount of text content it is able to handle. Repeat this process until you're finished.

      you can also dictate basic punctuation by saying things like "period", "question mark", "new paragraph", etc.

    Adobe Acrobat Text to Speech:
    In Adobe Acrobat Pro
    Go to:


VIEW right arrow Read Out Loud right arrow Activate Read Out Loud

    • Choose page/point at which to start reading
    • Choose between:
      • Read This Page Only (or)
      • Read to End of Document
      (the reading is very un-natural - robotic)


Back to Top

Text to Speech Tools

Back to Top

Sound Editing / Recording Tool : Record Your Own Readings

Back to Top

Online Text Translation

Back to Top

WCI Resources

Back to Top

Some General Internet Resources

Back to Top

Share |
Connect With YRDSB!
York Region District School Board Twitter Feed
York Region District School Board YouTube Channel
York Region District School Board Linkedin
YRDSB Mobile App
Privacy Policy / Copyright / Disclaimer

© York Region District School Board. All Rights Reserved.
60 Wellington Street West, Aurora, ON. L4G 3H2