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Canvas Accessibility by ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker is a certified partner of Canvas and our assistive technology is fully integrated in the LMS. Text-to-speech functionality is simply added as Global JavaScript, so the entire content is instantly speech-enabled with just a click of the Listen button.

Support students and teachersProvide accessibility and inclusionRead aloud all files and documentsAdd voice to assignments and assessments within the Canvas environment


  • Seamlessly integrated and easy to use
  • High-quality, natural-sounding voices
  • Assessment, accessibility, and accommodations support directly within the Canvas environment

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  • Can be activated in Canvas on a school-by-school or theme-by-theme basis
  • Just one click to listen and follow along with the highlighted text
  • Synchronized Highlighting – The text is highlighted by word and/or sentence as it is being read
  • Read Selected Text – Select any text and click the Listen button to listen to it
  • Floating Listen button, player, and menu stay visible when scrolling down on a page and can be conveniently repositioned the by user
  • User Settings – Customize reading speed, highlighting colors, and more
  • Click and Listen allows users to use the mouse to click on the text that should be read, or use the keyboard to navigate to and select the text section to read.
  • Text Mode shows the content in an easy-to-read format, using font, size, and colors of your choice
  • Integrated reading and translation tools
  • Audio File – Download an mp3 audio file of the content for offline listening
  • Quick and easy access to all features through expandable player and menu
  • Fully Cloud-Based – No installation required to use ReadSpeaker in Canvas
  • Customer-specific pronunciation dictionary
  • Online Statistics – The ReadSpeaker Customer Portal contains detailed usage information, including which pages have been listened to and when
  • Step-by-step instructions and a readily-available support team if you should need any help
  • See more ReadSpeaker webReader features

From Our Library

Using ReadSpeaker to Read Canvas Quiz Questions

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Eric Turner of Mt San Antonio College Talks About Why the College Uses ReadSpeaker Text to Speech

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Bringing Voice to ePubs and Documents: ReadSpeaker Within the Canvas LMS

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FAQs about Canvas accessibility

Accessibility for the Canvas learning environment means making sure that content is accessible by all students, including students with disabilities. More than just a screen reader for those with physical disabilities, accessibility addresses all content, even rich content, so that any student can access any course content.

ReadSpeaker for Canvas allows administrators to provide accessible, speech-enhanced content for all students as well as those needing IEPs or other accommodations. Inclusive learning tools level the playing field for all learners and improve learning outcomes for all.

ReadSpeaker for Canvas functionality is added quickly and easily as Global JavaScript, so all content is instantly speech-enabled with a press of the Listen button.

ReadSpeaker supports all major Learning Management Systems and assessment platforms

Our text-to-speech solution integrates quickly and easily into all leading Learning Management Systems, e-learning environments and assessment platforms.

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We knew this tool worked; we knew that it was reliable, and we knew that it was a single tool that could meet the needs of a variety of learners.

– JoAnne Glenn Digital Principal of the Year 2020, Pasco eSchools

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If it’s not easy and intuitive students won’t find it and use it. I think that is why you have seen such a large number of students starting to use it as they are finding it on their own. I mean it says ‘Listen’, how much easier can you get. The general record, play pause icons make it intuitive to other technology that people may have used.

– Eric Turner, Mt San Antonio College

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