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ReadSpeaker TextAid

Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities and Literacy Support. Speech-enables any text making it accessible to all.

Anywhere, anytime, on any device Individual use or easy LTI integrations Reads aloud any content, including assessments; even images through OCR Free Trial Buy Log In (no credit card required)

“I’m a reader!”

Helping students build lifelong learning skills, build confidence, and achieve academic success.

The task of helping struggling readers stay motivated and at grade level is a difficult one. ReadSpeaker TextAid helps teachers, institutions, and parents face accessibility challenges with its reading, writing, and studying tool, helping those with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, and language learners to become confident, autonomous learners.

Users listen to an audio version of assignments, textbooks, web pages, scanned notes, personal documents, and more, while reading along with the highlighted text.

A touch pad, a smartphone and a computer that use TextAid

ReadSpeaker TextAid Helps:

  • Improve comprehension

  • Increase self-confidence and performance

  • Give independence to choose
    when, where & what to read

  • Motivate reluctant readers to read more

  • Students stay at peer level in all subjects

  • Reduce IEP budgets

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Contact us for more information about school and campus licenses, a free demo, and to discuss how ReadSpeaker TextAid can make a difference at your educational institution.

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A Complete, Easy-to-Use Reading, Writing, and Studying Literacy Support Tool for the Classroom or at Home

At ReadSpeaker, our rich experience working with accessibility professionals and educational institutions has allowed us to create the most complete literacy support service available today.

The students and other teachers are really enthusiastic about how easy to use and intuitive ReadSpeaker TextAid is. Just 5 minutes showing it to the students was enough for them to understand how it works.

Higher education teacher

I find TextAid far more user friendly, quicker, and more accessible than other solutions. Plus now I can work independently, on any device. I’m also a fan of working with the OCR and storing my OCR-ed photos of text.

Hubert Jäger

Since our dyslexic daughter has been using TextAid, her confidence has grown beyond expectation, along with her ability to work independently. This has eased many of our concerns as she enters Grammar School education next year. We are now confident that she will thrive with the support of TextAid.

Mother of a daughter with dyslexia


From individual complete subscriptions starting at $4/month to institutional licenses, ReadSpeaker TextAid is the most cost-effective solution available today. Contact us about multi-user licenses, about ReadSpeaker TextAid for Individuals, or to sign up for a free trial.

100% Web-based

No downloads required and ReadSpeaker TextAid and any saved texts and uploaded documents can be accessed anytime, anywhere, from any internet-connected device and browser, whether in the classroom, at home, or on the go. Students can access a reading assignment at school and then log back in at home and complete their homework.

Reading Language, Voice, and Speed

Choose up to five reading languages from the 20+ languages available. Some languages offer multiple voices. Check here for a complete list of available languages. You can also adjust the reading speed to your comfort level.

Copy and Paste

Have ANY text read out loud.

Talking Calculator

Read numbers and calculations.


Text Highlighting

Text is highlighted as it is being read. This text can come from websites, emails, scanned documents, textbooks, PDFs, and more.

Document and OCR Reading

Upload documents in various formats, including scanned documents, images, PowerPoint, PDF, Word,
EPUB, etc.

One-click Web Reading

Read web pages with just one click of the ‘TextAid Web Reader’ tool in the bookmark bar. Or add a free ReadSpeaker TextAid browser extension, available for Google Chrome, Microsoft EdgeMozilla Firefox, and Opera One. They enable a toolbox in the browser, allowing you to listen to web pages, online PDFs, Google Docs, Microsoft Word Online pages, and emails in Gmail and Outlook online, and also offer writing assistance. You can also install the TextAid Chrome Extension centrally on all school Chromebooks.


Word Prediction and Auto-completion

Learns from each individual user to predict and complete words. Please check here for supported languages for this feature.



Highlight passages in various colors to later be collected as a summary of the text that may be edited, printed, or downloaded.


Download Audio Files*

Save an audio version of any text to any device or to Dropbox to access at any time, even while offline.

*Downloads one page at a time to an mp3 file.


Text Selection and Word Lookup

Select any part of the text and listen to only that section. Look up a selected word in the dictionary, look up selected text on Wikipedia, or perform a web search on Google. Please check here for supported languages for the Dictionary tool.


Personalized Settings

Customize TextAid for more comfortable reading. Choose your reading speed, text color, size, and font, including OpenDyslexic, and highlighting colors.



Draw or write text directly on any uploaded document. Use annotations to fill in the blanks in assignments or add notes to learning material. You can save, print, or email your documents with or without the annotations.


Screen Mask and Reading Ruler

Focus on a part of the text, or on one line at a time, for easier reading.



Personal Text Library

Save any document to your personal library and access it from any browser or device. Search and upload Bookshare e-books from a Bookshare account.




Translate text into any of the available languages, then listen to the translation. Please check here for supported languages for this feature.


Text Read Back

Text is read back as it is typed, per character, word, and/or sentence. Please check here for supported languages for reading back per character.


Spell Check

Check your text for spelling errors and choose from the suggested corrections. Please check here for supported languages for this feature.




You can dictate any text: it is written out as you speak with speech-to-text technology. Please check here for supported languages for this feature.


Exam Mode

Teachers and coordinators can speech enable tests, exams and quizzes within secure learning environments, e‑­assessment platforms, even locked browsers and proprietary proctoring systems. Features can be customized or removed for assessments.

User-friendly Interface

A clear and easy-to-use interface available in multiple languages, including Dutch, English, German, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. Check here for a complete list of available UI languages. 

WCAG 2.2 Compliant

ReadSpeaker TextAid satisfies all Level A and Level AA success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 specification. See our ReadSpeaker TextAid 4.11 WCAG 2.2 AA Compliance Statement.

VPAT Compliant

The ReadSpeaker TextAid VPAT Accessibility Conformance Report details the full accessibility compliance level of TextAid for VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) 2.4.

Secure Access

All communication between your device and ReadSpeaker TextAid is fully encrypted.

Group and User Management Tools

Teachers have extensive management and reporting tools. Coordinators can manage groups and users, activate/deactivate certain features, and appoint other coordinators and teachers. See how to add a member, make a coordinator, and how to make a group.


Access to usage statistics for all TextAid coordinators.


Teachers and coordinators can share folders and documents, and students can ‘hand in’ work by sharing a document with a teacher. See how it works here.


Quizzes and exams can be scheduled in advance, and separate exam domains, as well as single seat sessions, make exams secure while allowing for accommodations.


Teachers can assign and notify students of work that they then complete and hand in, receiving a teacher’s grades or comments, all through ReadSpeaker TextAid.

Learning Management System Integration

Easy integration into any existing learning management systems (LMS) and full support for integration into an LMS as an LTI Tool. ReadSpeaker TextAid can be made available to students through the LMS without the need for special user registration/sign-up or additional login, supporting both automatic and non-automatic registration.

Click on the logos below to see how ReadSpeaker TextAid integrates with each LMS:

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FAQs about ReadSpeaker TextAid

ReadSpeaker TextAid is assistive technology for learning disabilities with read-aloud technology and voice-enhanced learning tools to allow all students to listen to audio while following along with highlighted text.

ReadSpeaker TextAid pricing is the most cost-effective solution available today. Individual subscriptions start at $4/month. Institutional and multi-user licenses depend on the number of users.

TextAid works on just about any device, even an old one! A Mac/PC/Chromebook with the latest version of Google Chrome is recommended for best results. Read the TextAid product specifications here.

ReadSpeaker TextAid is web-based, which means no downloads and access on any device. For institutions it can be easily integrated into any existing learning management systems (LMS) and as an LTI Tool. The ReadSpeaker TextAid for Chrome extension and other browser extensions can be integrated directly into your browser.

ReadSpeaker TextAid is web based, so you don’t need to ‘turn it off’. Simply log out when you need to and log back in when you want to use it.

The ReadSpeaker TextAid login (link) can be found at the top of the TextAid page on the ReadSpeaker website, so you can access it from any device. You can also bookmark it for easier access.

Implementing ReadSpeaker TextAid is easy. Just contact us to ‘turn it on’ in any LMS. Having trouble or have questions? Our customer service is here to help.

No. The first time you click on TextAid your account is created. After that you can bookmark the link or use the extension without going through your LMS. If you see a login message when you access TextAid, click on the Login link and enter your institutional email address and LMS password.

A TextAid coordinator or administrator can share books and documents with students. The materials will show under their TextAid library tab “Shared with me.” Students cannot re-share these materials or move them to their OneDrive or Google Drive.

You can add the External Learning Tool to the Global menus in the same way that you add them to course navigation.

If you use a Google domain for your institution, then you can deploy the TextAid extension to all students or a select group of students by doing a force+pin to their Chrome Browser.

Yes. Use the Snapshot tool on the TextAid extension and draw a box around the text. The text will be OCRed (Optical Character Recognition) and read out loud.

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