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Unlock the Power of Speech Synthesis on iOS

Date & Time
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 2:20 PM PST  
Grand AB  
A comprehensive discussion of the state of speech synthesis and spoken content on iPhone and iPad, both from a user perspective as well as the developer. We discuss how and why to use features like Speak Screen and Speak Selection, exploring settings both specific and general. We discuss how to make the most of features like Zoom, Magnifier by using speech. We share user scenarios and perspectives to teach how to get the most out of iPhone and iPad. Recent advancements in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are demonstrated to show new voices, language support, and options that are now available. Finally, we demonstrate new developer tools to show how using SSML and Speech Synthesis Extensions can enable new voices for the first time on iOS and iPadOS.  
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Learn how to incorporate speech into your digital life by mastering Spoken Content features on iPhone and iPad. Speech synthesis has a wide range of applications and built-in features native to iOS, and can benefit users in education and business.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
  • Development
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Education
  • Mobile Technology
Session Type
General Track  


  • Darren Minifie
    Apple, Inc.
  • Dan Golden
    Apple, Inc.

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