Text to speech (TTS) is a software, which converts text into audio. It is a common feature of screen readers and some web browsers.
TTS is used by people with dyslexia or other reading disabilities, and by those who find it faster and less exhausting to listen to audio than read on the screen.
Text to speech is often used as an accessibility feature that can be used by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The first text-to-speech technology was created in 1952 and became commercially successful in the 1980s.
Often TTS is used in schools to provide a way for students that have a disability or English as their second language to understand what they are reading. This has been the case for years now in many different countries all over the world. It also lets them read at their own pace with no pressure from others around them.
In summary, text to speech is the act of turning text into audible speech. People may use this technology for various reasons, including reading aloud text messages or emails out loud so they can be heard or for accessibility purposes.