Text to speech: BlackBerry PRIV

Use these steps to use text to speech to have messages read out loud on the BlackBerry PRIV.

 

 

 

Set up

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output.
  2. Tap the Settings gear next to Google Text-to-speech engine.
  3. Tap Install voice data, tap the desired language, then tap the down arrow next to the voice you wish to use.

 

TalkBack settings

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack > Settings.
  2. Adjust the following settings as desired:   
    • Speech volume
    • Use pitch change
    • Keyboard echo
    • Speak when screen is off
    • Use proximity sensor
    • Shake to start continuous reading
    • Speak caller ID
    • Speak phonetic letters
    • Speak usage hints
    • Vibration feedback
    • Sound feedback
    • Focus speech audio
    • Sound volume
    • Explore by touch
    • Automatically scroll lists
    • Single-tap selection
    • Show Context Menu as list
    • Launch "Explore by touch" tutorial
    • Manage gestures
    • Manage custom labels
    • Manage keyboard shortcuts
    • Talkback suspend and resume shortcut
    • Dim screen when TalkBack is enabled
    • DIim screen shortcut
    • Resume from suspend
    • Open TalkBack at the Play Store

 

Text to speech settings

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output.
  2. Adjust the following settings as desired:   
    • Speech rate
    • Listen to an example
    • Default language status

 

Turn on TalkBack

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack.
  2. Tap the switch to turn TalkBack on.