AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


TTSMP3 - Text to Audio File (MP3) 

Cost: Free | Platforms: Website 

If you are new to creating mp3 / audio files from text then this website is an easy way to try the experience. Converting text into an audio file can give you more options like adding the audio files to your phone and listening back to the audio files as you walk with headphones or listening to the audio in the car. 

This TTSMP3 website has a 3000-character limit (not 3000 words) so this means you may have to make several audio files for a long piece of text. Remember to name the audio files then – essay part 1, essay part 2, essay part 3 ... 

Most useful for: many reasons. Some people retain information more easily by listening, others are better at proof listening than proof reading and for others audio files fits into their lifestyle more easily than carrying notes and books. 

Its key features are: 

  • The website is very simple and does 3 things – the first is simply reading back the text you pasted into the box. 

  • The second feature is related to selecting the voice you want to read out or to be used for the mp3 / audio file. Take time to choose a voice that you can comprehend and listen to easily. 

  • The third feature is turning the text into an Mp3 / audio file, that downloads straight away. Paste the text into the box and select the button ‘Download as Mp3’ 

Our Top Tip: 

Sometimes we don’t have the time to sit and read so converting your notes/ reading material into audio files means you can listen to your notes as you walk and travel. 

Demo of TTSMP3 in Action 


Video source: DekoTv YouTube channel 

Go to the ttsmp3 Website> 

Advice about more Mp3 options:  

  • If you are a student in Higher Education, speak to your Assistive Technology Officer or Disability Officer /Learning Support Officer.  

  • If you are a Student in the FET/ETB then it may be possible to speak to an Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support Coordinator, Student Access Officer, Student Support Coordinator or a Disability Support Officer for more information about assistive technology.  

  • If you are an Employee and are interested in this technology then speak to your Disability Liaison Officer (public service) or your Line Manager to start the conversation. 

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