Who Uses Text to Speech (TTS) Anyway?

First things first: what is TTS? TTS or Text-to-Speech technology converts text into spoken speech. If you know Siri or those handy voice GPS directions on smartphones, then congratulations! You’re already acquainted with TTS. Since 1000 AD, humans have strived to create synthetic speech, but it didn’t enter the mainstream until the mid 1970s – […]

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6 Reasons Why You Need Text-to-Speech Technology

People today are more selective about the websites they visit, as most are inundated with information daily. Websites must have updated content, but it must also be dynamic and accessible, and give all visitors the choice to experience them in multiple ways and on multiple devices. Text to speech (TTS) is an exciting technology that […]

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Text-to-Speech Technology Can Help Retain Students

October is when the reality of being in school drags down the excitement they had felt when starting the fall semester. Students often struggle to keep up the pace with school work and obligations, and finding a school/life balance, especially with reading assignments, writing exercises, and finding the time to study. Often the fear of […]

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October has also been named “Dyslexia Awareness Month”, a largely misunderstood learning disability that affects 1 out of 5 people. – What is dyslexia? It is characterized by difficulties learning to read. Often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities, if dyslexia is not detected early on, it can […]

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International Literacy Day: How Text to Speech Helps Struggling Readers

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the International Literacy Day on September 8th, 2016, we would like to offer our thoughts on how text to speech (TTS) can help eliminate illiteracy. At UNESCO, this milestone has made 2016 the year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes ensuring quality education and […]

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ReadSpeaker to be at Blackboard World 2016 Las Vegas

ReadSpeaker is looking forward to attending Blackboard World 2016 in Las Vegas! We’ll be at booth 4608 from 12-14 July. As a signature partner of Blackboard, ReadSpeaker is proud to be fully-integrated into the LMS, so your learners can listen to course content on any Internet-connected device. Text-to-speech technology is a proven tool for increasing […]

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Tacoma Community College presents: ReadSpeaker in Canvas

Tacoma Community College opened its doors in 1965, and has been a two-year college ever since. With over 15,000 students enrolling each year, and an average student age of 28, Tacoma Community College offers college and vocational education to both traditional and non-traditional college students. In the summer of 2014, Tacoma Community College decided to […]

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Corporate Learning Partner: Business Lease

In this case study we see the successful partnership between corporate learning and text to speech. Business Lease uses audio support from ReadSpeaker in its Learning and Development program. Geert van de Wouw, Knowledge Development Consultant at Business Lease, discusses their experience with the services from ReadSpeaker. ReadSpeaker:  What role does eLearning play in the Learning […]

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