For a long time, we've wanted to add support for Text To Speech (TTS) in Wordalist. There are a number of commercial services offering TTS capability for websites and apps, but they're quite expensive and not attractive as long-term alternatives.
A few years back, development got going on a browser based Web Speech API and now more and more modern browsers support it, allowing websites to use built in browser text to speech functionality with a quite decent quality.
At Wordalist, we're keen to try this out, so we've added a play button to play questions out loud.
There are a few kinks to work out though, so bear with us while we're sorting them out:
Our TTS uses browser features and is not yet supported by all browsers. It should work well in later versions of Chrome, Safari and Firefox as well as in some mobile browsers on iOS and Android. Internet Explorer has no support as of yet.
Here's a link showing which browsers and versions support the TTS feature: http://caniuse.com/#feat=speech-synthesis
We'd love to have your feedback so let us know what you think using the green support tab in the lower left corner!