I created a "flash-card" solution in FileMaker for my grandson to study his math tables. I use the script step
Speak [<text to be spoken>]
It works well on Macintosh to allow him to get verbal clues when needed.
I'd love to be able to push this to his iPod or iPad.
And if there's a way to make this x-plat (not needed on server, of course), that would be great!
I can see all kinds of possibilites for using Speak.