Aloud4ie is a handy download that adds text-to-speech capabilities to Internet Explorer. Basically, the program reads text on Web pages, so you can surf the Web while you multitask on the computer. Aloud4ie works as an unobtrusive toolbar on the browser, offering basic play and pause controls. You'll be able to open the program when you want to, and make it disappear whenever you'd rather read the text yourself.
Aloud4ie automatically reads every line of text on a Web page. You can also turn this option off and have the program read only the text that you've highlighted. This is a far better option for listening to news articles and other similar content.
Also, it can be configured to speak many common languages. The English version offers two voices and seven speaking styles.