How Can I Have Email Read Out Loud?

Episode 1618 (2:06:40)

Mark from Farmington, New Mexico
JAWS

Mark's mom has macular degeneration and can't read her email. What can she get to read her email for her? Leo says that Windows does have text to speech (TTS) built-in, so he can try that. Microsoft Outlook also has voice commands. Leo usually recommends contacting the local Foundation for the Blind. Maybe they can set her up with a JAWS screen reader. He could also try a web-based solution through an email provider. They may have accessibility features like using Google Text to Speech. He could also tie email into an Amazon Echo and have it read that way.