Text To Speech on iPad
I have written a progam to help a friend who has MS, and cannot speak. He uses it to type messages, build phrases, etc , and have them spoken for him. It works perfectly on a laptop - the text-to-speech program is triggered when text is copied to the clipboard.
I want to use the convenience of the iPad and its inbuilt text-to-speech functionality. The problem is that it expects the user to highlight the text then select the option to 'Speak'. That is a step too far for my friend - so my question is does anyone know a way to make the speech to automatically work without that extra confirmation step?
I have tried using the 'Copy' script step (which works perfectly on a laptop), and I have tried 'Set Selection', and the text is selected with the shaded highlight and the handle-bars - but in fact even then the standard options of Copy, Speak, etc do not show up, so they can't even be selected.
All ideas gratefully received.