Should you pay for a text-to-speech application?

If you type ‘text to speech’ into your preferred search engine, you’ll receive a large number of results. Text-to-speech applications nowadays come embedded in different devices (computers, smart phones, tablets, e-readers, and more), and consequently, you may wonder why you should pay for an additional text-to-speech service. Compounding the issue, should you go looking for […]

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TextAid Feature: Folders

This is post 9 of 25 in the series “TextAid Features” Welcome to the ninth post in our in-depth series about the different features in TextAid. This week, we’ll have a look at the folder feature in TextAid. Watch our quick video to get a feel for this tool. Folders are a useful way to […]

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Zanzu: Your Body in Your Language

Zanzu is the product of a collaboration between Sensoa, the Flemish Expertise Centre for Sexual Health, and BZgA (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung), the German Federal Center for Health Education. According to, “migrants that arrive in [Belgium] are often under-informed about pregnancy, contraception, and sexuality. Or even worse: sometimes they are misinformed. To do something about this, the Flemish Expertise […]

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ReadSpeaker TextAid LMS integration via LTI

ReadSpeaker is pleased to announce that ReadSpeaker TextAid now fully supports integration into an LMS as an ‘LTI Tool’. First of all, what is an ‘LTI’ tool? LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability and gives us a standard way of integrating different learning applications with learning management systems or other educational environments. LTI is important […]

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A few thoughts about accessibility on the web

By Katarina Hjärtmyr, guest blogger. Katarina Hjärtmyr is a Learning Technology Consultant at the Centre for Academic Development (PIL) at Örebro University in Sweden. Katarina works with support and administration of Blackboard and other digital tools available at the university. Katarina is also the system administrator for Urkund. At the 2015 Blackboard Teaching and Learning […]

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