Did you know that your Macintosh has the ability to read to you? Just follow the steps below to learn how.

  1. From the screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-4-05-22-pm Menu, select System Preferences
  2. Select Dictation and Speech
  3. Click the “Text to Speech” tab and make sure the box is checked next to “Speak selected text when the key is pressed”
  4. By default the key combination is set to “Option+Esc”, but you can change this if you like by clicking on the “Change Key” button and selecting a different key combination by following the instructions in the box.
  5. Exit out of System Preferences by selecting Quit from the “System Preferences” menu
  6. Now, all you have to do is select text in any application and then press the Option AND Escape keys simultaneously to have the Mac read you the text!