Test creators can enable or disable Text-to-Speech for questions and answers on the individual question level and independently from each other. The default setting will read questions and answers. You must toggle off this setting to prevent the questions and answers from being read.
Text-to-Speech may also be enabled or disabled for resources. The default setting will not read resources. You must toggle on this setting to have the questions and answers read.
When a content clarifier has been added to a resource only and the Text-to-Speech support is disabled, the test author can override this setting and enable Text-to-Speech for this content clarifier only.
Managing Images for Text-to-Speech
Text-to-Speech can describe images if a test creator assigns alternative text to them during the test creation process. Test creators can apply a similar process of adding alternative text to math language.
Note: Check the Image Properties in your images. Some images have the picture name or random text already in the Alternative Text box. For example, the word "image" may show in the Alternative Text box. Students using Text-to-Speech will hear "image" for this picture. Either type in the appropriate wording or ensure that this box is blank.
Follow the steps below to apply alternative text to images.
Step 1: Select Author and open the assessment.
Step 2: Click the Pencil icon on the question to open the question or resource editing window.
Step 3: Double-click on the image within the question or resource text.
Step 4: Type the words that should be read for the image in the Alternative Text box and click OK.
View the recorded webinar to see a comprehensive overview of the student supports for online testing: