Answered By: Shanna Pearson
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2018     Views: 41

Yes, some vendors' database platforms have audio functionality built-in that will produce a computer-generated reading of text-based content such as magazine, newspaper, and journal articles or e-book text. 

Things to note about text-reading functionality:

  • Text-reading is only available for HTML full-text content, not PDF documents
  • Some databases do not offer HTML full-text for some or all of their content
  • Search screens and results lists usually do not have text reading functionality

See our Databases with Text Reading Functionality page for lists of those databases at Seneca Libraries that do and do not offer this functionality.

Does Seneca offer students text-reading software?

Read&Write Gold and other software is available through Seneca's ITS department, with further assistance in the use of that software available through Accessibility Services.

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