Screen readers do an amazing job pronouncing most words; however, there are some words - especially names - that are mispronounced. iOS 10 has a new feature that enables users to manually change the way VoiceOver pronounces words. Here's how:
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap General.
- Tap Accessibility.
- Tap VoiceOver.
- Tap Speech.
- Tap Pronunciations.
- Tap the Add button in the top right corner of the screen (plus sign).
Type the word or phrase in the Phrase text field - use the real spelling.
- You can choose to dictate the word instead of typing the phonetic spelling.
Example: VoicerOver pronounces the word "Walmart" as "Walmert". I would go through the steps above and type "wall mart" into the Substitution text field.
You can also choose when the new pronounciations will be used:
- Ignore case
- Apply to all apps
NOTE: You can also correct VoiceOver pronunciations on the Mac. Learn how from the Tech-Ease article, Changing the VoiceOver Pronunciation Settings.