Today I had a moment to read a newsletter sent out by http://www.edutopia.org/ I knew from the subject line that I would be interested. It was entitled - Technology that Enables. I didn't have time to read it back in July when it was sent out. I am so glad I did today. It highlighted a 2 minute video about enabling technology including that Acrobat Reader now has built in a Reader function. It will read the text out. It is not perfect; however, a free tool that students can apply to any PDF document is amazing. You could even print your own documents as a PDF and have them read back to you. Then you can hear if your sentence structure made sense.
I get a lot of email and will often delete email from newsletters or magazines based on their title. I would have lost this nugget had I not be captured by the subject line.
PC - File Menu - Read Out Loud
Mac - View Menu - Read Out Loud