Echo integrates with the SpeechStream text-to-speech tool

Echo has enabled easy integration with the SpeechStream text-to-speech toolbar, from Texthelp, to improve accessibility.

With SpeechStrem enabled, the Activities toolbar displays a Text to speech button for Assignments and Rich-text activity types.  

Enable SpeechStream

To enable SpeechStream:

  1. Scroll to the SpeechStream card in Domain Settings.
  2. Enter your SpeechStream URL in the designated field. You get this URL when you set up your SpeechStream account with Texthelp.
  3. Save. This setting is applied to all courses and subdomains.

Use the SpeechStream toolbar

With SpeechStream enabled, the Activities toolbar displays a Text to speech button for Assignments and Rich-text activity types.

Pressing the button (which looks like an ear) hides and shows the SpeechStream toolbar that reads the assignment text aloud using the play button.

Depending on your configuration with Texthelp, your SpeechStream toolbar can offer additional tools. (learn more).

Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date.  If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know

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