Reading text

You can instruct Read&Write to read text in your document. More specifically, you can:

If preferred, you can change the system voice. You can also customize the way the system pronounces words.

You can instruct your operating system to read aloud information on buttons and toolbars when you hover your mouse over them. To activate this, go to System Preferences, Accessibility, VoiceOver and then make sure Enable VoiceOver is selected.
Remember to check that your speakers are switched on.