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Sandra Oliver

Default Web Reader Voice on Chromebook is eSpeak arabic?

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I'm just trying to see if the default voice on the Bookshare Web Reader is determined by some setting in our Google Admin dashboard or is it possible that this is something that Bookshare might have selected? Every time we set up a student account and login on one of our district issued chromebooks -> the default web reader voice is eSpeak arabic

This does not happen on Mac or Windows machines

Has anyone else seen this?

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Yes and cannot find a solution. It seems to happen only on student chromebooks. Voice can be changed, but has to be done every time a new book is opened. Have you found a solution? I contacted BS and was told to do the following: 

1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and install “Chrome OS US English Female HQ.”
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-os-us-english-fema/efdojdlmjknacnljjdedapanceanigkh
2. Close all Chrome windows, “Sign out” from the Chromebook, and sign back in.
Once the book is loaded, open Settings by selecting the Gear icon on the toolbar, and ensure this voice is selected from the voice selection drop down box near the bottom, then select Save.

I did those things, plus everything else I could think of, and nothing fixed this weird glitch.

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