ReadSpeaker is a Learning Tool Integration (LTI) available within the Illinois State University Canvas environment that provides online and offline text-to-speech solutions to help meet accessibility needs.

Note: As with any LTI, instructors are responsible for ensuring any software solution used within their course meets the relevant accessibility needs of their students. Technical support on campus for any LTI may be limited and may require the instructor to work with the vendor directly to resolve any issues.

ReadSpeaker Resources

Below are links to vendor-provided videos and guides regarding the use of ReadSpeaker:

ReadSpeaker Guides/Training Aids:

Contains links to guides, videos, and other resources

Video Resources:

Unable to Hear ReadSpeaker

If you are unable to hear ReadSpeaker even though it appears to be reading text, check your volume controls, both in the ReadSpeaker controls as well as on your computer. If these appear to be adequately set, ensure you have logged into Canvas using the ISU-specific URL:

How to Get Help

  • Instructional assistance and knowledge for Canvas are available through the Center for Integrated Professional Development by phone at (309) 438-2542 or by email at
  • Technical assistance and knowledge for Canvas are available through the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, by email at, or by Live Chat at