Bookshelf has text to speech built-in, listen and follow along as Bookshelf reads to you, using your VoiceOver's built-in voice and speed controls. Tap the Read Aloud button ( ) to bring up the Read Aloud controls.
Using Read Aloud
Tap the Read Aloud button ( ), press the Play button ( ) to begin the read-aloud experience.
Pause ( ), Skip Forward ( ), and Skip Back ( ) within your eBook with the read-aloud controls. You can also pause, play, skip forward, and skip back from the lock screen.
Read Aloud Playback
VitalSource Bookshelf will begin its read-aloud playback from your current position in the book. If you pause read-aloud when you resume playback Bookshelf will pick up where it left off.
If you want Bookshelf to start reading from a specific section in a book, navigate to where you want Bookshelf to begin reading from and press the play button.
When Bookshelf is reading to you, you can navigate throughout the book without pausing the read-aloud function. As you navigate through the book, you can have Bookshelf start reading from where you navigated to in the eBook by pressing the Read from Here pin ( ). Tap on the Recenter button ( ) to return to where Bookshelf is reading.
As Bookshelf reads aloud it will highlight the text (or the paragraph, depending on the title) it is reading in Yellow.
Tap the Read Aloud ( ) button, then tap the Settings ( ) button to access the Read Aloud settings.
Tap the Speed down ( ) and Speed Up ( ) buttons to incrementally adjust Bookshelf's read-aloud speed.
Use the Reading Speed scrubber to fine-tune Bookshelf's read-aloud speed.
Change the read-aloud voice used by Bookshelf by tapping on Voice in the settings. A dialog box will appear with instructions for change the voice used by read-aloud. Tap on Ok to close the dialog box and begin the process of changing the read-aloud voice.
Choose a voice for Speak Screen and Speak Selection
- Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech.
- Select Voices.
- Choose the one voice and dialect you would like both Speak Screen and Speak Selection to use.
Read Alt Text
Toggle the Read Alt Text switch to have Bookshelf's read-aloud feature as read any descriptions the publishers include with pictures, figures, and diagrams.