Listen to the printed word

Ever wished that you could have someone read printed books or journal articles to you?  Now you can!

Robobraille can convert text to speech in minutes.  Submit your text and it will email you the file in the format of your choice, including as an mp3 soundtrack.  Microsoft Word has a built in text to speech function and PDFs also often include text to speech functionality.

There are a variety of apps that work well and for different devices, while if you want to scan, collate and convert text to spoken words, Office Lens are among the best apps available.