I have used Ubuntu as the OS for about 1.5 years on our desktop.
I am also dyslexic so the eSpeak text reader is a huge Help!
I put the 11.10 Ubuntu on our AMD 64 laptop. espeak doesn't work on 11.10.
MS Windows has great freeware to do this, try "ReadPlease 2003" however ReadPlease 2003 is for Window only and will NOT run in Wine.
If someone has does so or could explain to be how to compile the source for eSpeak so that it could run on 11.10 Ubuntu i'd be grateful??