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                <h1>Experimenting with <code>speechSynthesis</code></h1>

<p>This is a simple <code>speechSynthesis</code> example.</p>

  <p>In the work that we do on the Web (as well as in our daily lives), we’re often confronted, informed, or judged based on averages. I never really stopped to think about it, beyond being bugged by the fact that averages aren’t truly representative of reality. Then I listened to 99% Invisible’s episode “On Average”. It was incredibly enlightening and the stories shared in that episode provide sage wisdom that is very relevant to the work that we do.</p>


                body {
  padding: 0 1em;


                	var $buttons = document.createElement('p'),
      $button = document.createElement('button'),
      $play = $button.cloneNode(),
      $pause = $button.cloneNode(),
      paused = false,
	if ( 'speechSynthesis' in window ) {

    window.addEventListener('beforeunload',function(){ window.speechSynthesis.cancel(); });
	  // content to speak
    to_speak = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance(
    // set the rate a little faster than 1x
    to_speak.rate = 1.4;
    // Event Handlers
    function play() {
      if ( paused ) {
        paused = false;
      } else {
        window.speechSynthesis.speak( to_speak );
    function pause() {
      paused = true;
    // Play Button
    $play.innerText = 'Play';
    $play.addEventListener( 'click', play, false );
    $buttons.appendChild( $play );
    // Pause Button
    $pause.innerText = 'Pause';
    $pause.addEventListener( 'click', pause, false );
	  $buttons.appendChild( $pause );

	} else {
	  // Sad panda
	  $buttons.innerText = 'Unfortunately your browser doesn’t support this feature.';
	document.body.appendChild( $buttons );