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All iPads have assistive technology called Speak Selection to read web pages, iBooks, and other text out loud.

Turning on:
  1. Press the Home Button to go to the home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. In the left menu, if General is not already selected, tap it.
  4. In the right pane, scroll to bottom. Tap Accessibility.
  5. On the right, in the first set of Vision choices, find Speak Selection. If it says Off, tap on Speak Selection.
  6. In the pane on the right, slide the Off button the other way to turn it On.
  7. Below that, adjust the Speaking Rate slider to a speed that's comfortable to you.
  1. Return to the screen you’d like read.
  2. To select text...
    • Tap and hold a word in the section you would like read. A magnifying glass will appear with the word selected.
    • Tap and hold the blue circle on the top left of the selected word. Drag the handle to the beginning of the text you'd like read.
    • Tap, hold, and drag the bottom right blue circle to the end of the text you'd like read.
  3. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap Speak.
  4. You will hear your selected text read aloud.
Turning off:

If you would like to turn the feature off, go back to the Accessibility pane in Settings, then turn Speak Selection off.