App that reads text messages aloud?

classie787

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Jul 28, 2010
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My cousin just bought an iPhone (I have no clue why she needs one though). She had a stroke about a decade ago and lost much (but not all) of her ability to read and write. Her old phone had a function in which had an option to read aloud any text messages she received. So my question with the iPhone is...is there an app for that?
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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I don't think so. She can turn on the speak abilities that are in iOS 5. To turn them on, go under Settings>General>Accessibility>Speak Selection and turn it on. You can also change the speed there. Then just tap on a text bubble as if to copy it and click "Speak" in the popup menu. The iDevice will then speak the selected text in the default iOS voice.
 

classie787

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Jul 28, 2010
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Just got it. Press and hold on the bubble you want it to read, then you have two options: copy or speak.
 
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