By Johan MüllerTue. 12 Mar. 20243min Read

Enhancing Accessibility: How to Enable PDF Read Aloud Features

With PDF read-aloud features, your documents can be more inclusive and user-friendly. Learn how to enable this feature and improve accessibility for all users.
Enhancing Accessibility: How to Enable PDF Read Aloud Features

Tired of the endless cycle of scrolling through PDFs, with your eyes begging for a break? In our screen-saturated world, finding a balance is tough, especially when your daily tasks include sifting through documents.

But imagine transforming those static PDF pages into something more dynamic. We're about to walk you through our PDF Reader Pro guide to make your PDFs talk. Now, you can step away from the screen and stay on top of your game.

Johan Müller
B2B SaaS Content Writer 
Like any other writer, his path crossed with the SaaS industry. For over three years, he has been combining his SEO and writing skills to create informative listicles, comparisons, and tutorial posts.

How to Enable PDF Read Aloud Features on Windows

Enabling the read-aloud feature on PDF Reader Pro on Windows will transform your reading experience. This feature reads your PDFs aloud, perfect for multitaskers and those seeking a break from screen time. Make information consumption effortless and accessible.


Step 1: Let's get started

Open up your PDF in PDF Reader Pro. Look for the TTS button on the left sidebar to bring up the TTS controls. It's your gateway to hearing your PDF out loud.

Step 2: Hit play

See that Play button in the TTS pop-up? Give it a click, and let your PDF start speaking to you. It's like having your own personal narrator.


Step 3: Flip through pages

Want to skip around? Use the Previous and Next Page buttons to navigate. If you're more of a 'set it and forget it' person, tick the Continuous Reading option, and it'll do the flipping for you.

Step 4: Make it yours

Dive into the Language settings to pick a voice that you enjoy listening to. Everyone has a preference, and this is where you can find yours.

Step 5: Your pace, your choice

Use the Speed slider to adjust how fast or slow you'd like the reading. Whether you're a speed demon or a leisurely listener, you've got control.

Step 6: Taking a break

Need to pause? Just click the Pause button. When you're ready to move on, simply click anywhere outside the TTS window to say goodbye to the narration.

"PDF Reader Pro not only allows you to quickly and smoothly view your reference materials with day mode in a bright environment and night mode in a dim environment."
Johan Müller
B2B SaaS Content Writer 
Source: LinkedIn

How to Enable PDF Read Aloud Features on Mac

Elevate your PDF interaction on Mac through PDF Reader Pro's read-aloud functionality. Follow these easy steps to engage with your PDFs audibly and step into a world where content speaks to you.


Step 1: Kick-off

Open your document in PDF Reader Pro and click the TTS icon on the left. This is where the magic starts, and your PDF begins to talk!

Step 2: Press play

Look for the Play button within the TTS dashboard and click it to start the audio version of your document. It's story time, but with your PDFs.

Step 3: Page navigation

Use the Previous and Next buttons if you want to manually move through your document. Or, go for the Continuous Reading option for an effortless listening experience where the pages turn themselves.


Step 4: Customize the voice

Head over to the Language options to select a voice that sounds pleasant to you. It's like choosing the right audiobook narrator for your PDF.

Step 5: Adjust the speed

With the Speed control, you're the DJ of your PDF's reading speed. Slow it down to soak it all in, or speed it up to zip through.

Step 6: Pause and exit

Need to pause the narration? Just hit the Pause icon. Done listening? Click anywhere outside the TTS dialogue box to exit the feature.


These steps are designed to help you quickly start using the read-aloud feature in PDF Reader Pro on both Windows and Mac platforms. However, if you encounter any issues or if the interface has been significantly updated in a newer version, I recommend consulting the PDF Reader Pro help documentation or support services for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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Alternate Methods to Activate TTS

Here are a couple of different ways to get your PDFs to read aloud when using PDF Reader Pro. 

Method 1: Using Read Mode and TTS Mode

Step 1: Activate Read Mode

Right-click on the reading page, select "Read Mode On" from the context menu.


Step 2: Enable TTS Mode

With Read Mode activated, right-click again on the page and choose "TTS Mode On" from the context menu to start the read-aloud feature.


Step 3: Deactivate TTS

To exit TTS, right-click on the page and select "TTS Mode Off."

Method 2: Reading Selected Texts Only


Step 1: Select Text for TTS

Highlight the specific word or block of text you wish to be read aloud. Right-click on the selected text and choose "TTS" from the context menu.


Step 2: Automatic Conclusion

The TTS feature will automatically stop after reading the selected texts.

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Johan Müller
B2B SaaS Content Writer 
Source: LinkedIn

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