SCU is pleased to provide two key accessibility and productivity tools - ReadSpeaker and TextAid are available to all Southern Cross University students and staff.
ReadSpeaker is a 'Text to Speech' tool available to all SCU students and staff through MySCU Blackboard. ReadSpeaker looks likein the lower left-hand corner of your screen when in MySCU Blackboard.
Text on the screen is read aloud with synchronised text highlighting and customisable colour highlighting, modifiable speed and volume, as well as the ability to download an mp3 file for offline listening.
TextAid is a reading, writing and studying tool integrated into every Blackboard site.
You will find it in the Blackboard Tools area of every one of your learning sites. Look for
TextAid features include:
Both ReadSpeaker and TextAid are 100% web-based and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. All you need to do is log into mySCU Blackboard first!
Important information about Internet Explorer
Please note that due to development having ceased on Internet Explorer, this is no longer a supported browser while using the Blackboard learning environment. If you are currently using Internet Explorer versions 9, 10, or 11, please switch to an alternate browser in order to gain the best possible experience while using your Blackboard account.
Supported browsers include: