Text to Speech Tools
QR Voice,There are many tools now available that can convert written text into speech. This is particularly helpful if you are an auditory learner and remember facts and information more readily when you can 'hear' it. These tools allow you to listen while you read....learning two ways at once. Some tools are software and hardware specific so you may need to find one that is compatible to your computer.
Announcify reads out loud every website you want.
Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG or WMA file.
Free Natural Reader
It can convert any written text such as Microsoft Word, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails into spoken words.
PowerTalk is a free program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows. You just download and install PowerTalk and while you open and run the presentation as usual it speaks the text on your slides. The advantage over other generic 'Text To Speech' programs is that PowerTalk is able to speak text as it appears and can also speak hidden text attached to images.
Select and Speak
Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human sounding text to speech (TTS) to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk.
Free online text to speech converter. Just enter your text, select one of the voices and download the resulting mp3 file to your computer. This service is free and you are allowed to use the speech files for any purpose, including commercial uses.
Voki is a FREE service that lets you create customized avatars, add voice to your Voki avatars, post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile, and take advantage of Voki's learning resources.