Text to speech: BlackBerry Classic

Use these steps to use text to speech to have messages read out loud on the [Device Name].




Set up

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings >Accessibility >Screen Reader.
  3. Tap the Screen Reader switch to enable.
  4. Tap the screen twice with two fingers to start using the Screen Reader.
  5. Quickly pressing the power key three times to disable Screen Reader.


Text to speech settings

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap Screen Reader.
  5. Choose from the following settings:
    • Enable Screen Reader using Triple Tap: Turn on Screen Reader by quickly pressing the power key three times.
    • Confirmation Message: Show a message to confirm you want to turn on the BlackBerry Screen Reader.
    • Dark Screen Mode: Enable or disable Dark Screen Mode (10% Brightness)
    • Volume: Adjust the volume of the Screen Reader.
    • Pitch: Adjust the pitch of the Screen Reader.
    • Speed: Adjust the speed of the Screen Reader.
    • Verbosity: Adjust how much of the screen is read.
    • Punctuation Verbosity: Adjust how much punctuation is read.
    • Screen Reader sounds: Enable or disable sounds for Screen Reader.
    • Silent on Calls: Silence the Screen Reader when on a call.
    • Keyboard Echo: Have the Screen Reader read back what letters you typed in.
    • Screen Reader Language: Choose the language the Speed Reader reads in.