www.eSymposium.ca/courseNarration

David@eSymposium.ca

 

TTS | MP3 Link | Embedded MP3 | Flash Player | SharedReader

 

Adding Narration to Your Courses


TTS (Text-To-Speech)

 

Use a Free Plug-in

Advantages

 

Disadvantages

 

 

Speaks for Itself: CHV2O Overview (IE not Vista) You must edit the pages you want read)

Download CLiCk, Speak (FireFox only) Works on any webpage.

 

Voices: Mary, Mike and Sam (7.3MB)

Other voices and tools: Text-to-Speech Voice Download Guide

 

 

Use Third Party Software

 


Microsoft Narrator

1.    CTRL-ESC, r, narrator

2.    Then copy and paste text into WordPad

 

Use this keyboard shortcut

To do this

CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

Get information about the current item

CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR

Read the entire selected window

CTRL+ALT+SPACEBAR

Read the selected window layout

INSERT+CTRL+G

Read a description of the non-dependent elements adjacent to the currently selected element

CTRL

Stop Narrator from reading text

INSERT+Q

Move the cursor backward to the beginning of any preceding text that has different formatting. For example, the cursor moves from a bold word to the beginning of a non-bold word that precedes it.

INSERT+W

Move the cursor to the beginning of any text that follows it that has different formatting. For example, the cursor moves from a bold word to the beginning of a non-bold word that follows it.

INSERT+E

Move the cursor back to the beginning of any text that has the same formatting. For example, the cursor moves from the middle of a bold word to the beginning of that word.

INSERT+R

Move the cursor to the end of any text that has the same formatting. For example, the cursor moves from the middle of a bold word to the end of that word.

INSERT+F2

Select all of the text that has the same formatting as the character at the cursor

INSERT+F3

Read the current character

INSERT+F4

Read the current word

INSERT+F5

Read the current line

INSERT+F6

Read the current paragraph

INSERT+F7

Read the current page

INSERT+F8

Read the current document

 

 


MP3 (Recorded)

Advantages

 

Disadvantages

 

Creating/Obtaining MP3s

Use software like Audacity Free Audio Editor and Recorder to record your own voice

or

Use public domain versions of pre-recorded books from LibriVox

Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus - The Letters

 

 

Editing HTML Pages