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There's already read text aloud programs but they don't really understand python indentation and won't read it in a way with pauses that reflect things like indentation and creating variables. The read aloud program might blitz through a few lines then go slowly through some when in real life you would read code aloud differently.

For example, - is not read as minus. * is not read as "times" / is read as slash as opposed to divided by

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    - is not read as minus? What else is it in Python? – Thomas Weller May 12 '16 at 18:44
  • If you know how you want it being read, why not perform a simple search/replace operation before? – Thomas Weller May 12 '16 at 18:45
  • I could but its a considerable amount of work to do all the edits if you think about it. Some programs might have large blocks of #### some programs might have - in comments, and how would you replace parenthesis for example? Would you really put "left parenthesis" for every ( ? I'm wondering if someone has made some sort of slick program that can read code aloud like a person would. Imagine I'm blind. Not that blind people code very often. – LongApple May 12 '16 at 19:37
  • Good point. How do you want parenthesis be read? – Thomas Weller May 12 '16 at 19:54

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