Pericles: Text to Speech Screen Reader is a speech extension for chrome. also, it is text reader extension and document reader extension. it's a free extension and is featured in Accessibility, it has 30,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 4.22 from 117 rated user, last update is 228 days ago.
Pericles benefits people with disabilities, eye fatigue or those who want to increase their productivity. It helps you read the news, scientific articles, and many other text resources. Built with a varied range of voices for Mac, and a bit more limited for Windows, the app is free. So, enjoy your meal or do your chores while Pericles does the reading. How to start: #1 Click the extension icon → Press play Start reading visible text from the top of the page and continue reading until the end. This option will auto-adjust to page scrolling, however if you need precise control read about the next options. #2 Right click → read from here If you're interested in reading different parts of a document – this is the easiest way. After using this option the app will continue to play until the end of the page. You can use this option while the app is currently playing, it will stop automatically and start from the new area. #3 Right click → read selection In some cases, you just want to read the selected text. Similar to the earlier action, if you have selected any text before right-clicking, the option Read selection will become available. Once the app is done reading the selection it will not read any further down the page.
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Really great extension, for free. I noticed some unpatient people complaining in the reviews that it doesn't work. It didn't work for me at first either. Make sure the page you want it to read is setup and if it's not working then click on the extension -> click the cog wheel for settings -> click the ... -> reload app and then go to then try again. This worked for me. Nothing to complain about when it's a free extension that is very powerful and probably difficult to code. Thank you developer, you are a star
"Something went wrong! Refresh this page and try again or report bug." Consider this my bug report.... Uninstalling
Why would I used a text to speech reader when the overview video voice over doesn't even pronounce the name of your own extension correctly? ("Pear-ih-CULLS"???) If you can't bother with quality control over pronunciation in that why should I expect the screen reader to do a good job?