Make Photos Speak In Multiple Languages
Author: Lisa Nielsen
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There is technology that allows you to take a photo of a poster, book, page from a magazine, etc. then convert it to text. From there it can be read aloud, translated, and read aloud in the translated language. It can also be brought into a word processing program for editing in the translated language to increase accuracy.
Here are some ways this technology makes content accessible to learners:
- Visually impaired learners can hear the content read
- Learners who are not reading at the level of the text can have the content read to them
- Learners for whom English is not their first language can have the content translated. It can also be read to them in their language.
Here is how this works:
Next, go to your computer and open OneNote. Then, follow these steps:
· Go to “View” in the menu
· Select “Immersive Reader”
o This converts the photo into text
· Go to the bottom of the screen a select the play arrow
o This reads the text
· Select “Reading Preferences” in the top right part of your screen
· Go to “Translate”
· Pick a language
· Select “Document”
o Now your document is translated
· You can go to the bottom of the screen and select the play arrow to hear the document read aloud
Here is a demonstration:
What do you think? Is this something you might use with your students? How do you see using it?