Course text and simulation step text can be converted into speech. Text to speech provides accessible outputs for visually impaired users. Authors can automatically convert text to audio that is available to the end user when playing the published output. In addition, text to speech allows audio to be translated and used in conjunction with XLIFF files.
Configuring Available Voices for Text To Speech
- Open the proper application template and ensure that text to speech is enabled for simulations and courses. For more information on enabling text to speech, refer to Default Publication Settings: Simulation: General Settings and Default Publication Settings: Course: General Settings.
- If you have not already done so, configure a voice for text to speech. For more information, refer Specifying General Settings: Text To Speech.
- From the Editor, open the course or simulation for which you want to add text to speech.
When inserting a simulation into a course, the TTS audio in the simulation is not included. To include the TTS audio, you must open the simulation in the Editor on a computer that has the MS Speech Platform and any custom voices installed.
- Select Properties....
- Click Text To Speech on the left pane.
- Select one of the following options:
If You Want To
Use the default template voice
Check Use default template voice.
Select a different voice
Select a voice from the Available Voices drop-down list.
Preview the selected voice
Enter text in the Preview Text field and click Play.
- Click OK. Text to speech audio is published within the course or simulation.