ReadSpeaker docReader

Make your documents accessible to more people by letting your users view and listen to them on any device with no plugins required.

The Document-Reading Experience

Your user will see a Listen button next to your online document link. Clicking the Listen button opens ReadSpeaker docReader in a new window or tab with your document ready to be listened to.

Or you may embed docReader inside your webpage as shown below.

A toolbar at the top of the page enables the user to browse, read, and listen to the document. When your user clicks the Listen button in the toolbar, the full page will be read section by section in the order defined in the document.

Hovering over a section of text enables users to click to listen to that section. Your users can also explicitly select a section of text to be read. They can also control the layout mode, reading speed, and both text appearance and highlighting.

Supported Document Formats

  • ePub (.epub)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.pps, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • OpenOffice/OpenDocument Presentation (.odp)
  • OpenOffice/OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods)
  • OpenOffice/OpenDocument Text (.odt)
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

Product Sheet

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Optimizing Document Viewing and Listening

  • Your online documents will be viewable in all browsers, even on mobile devices.
  • The docReader interface can now be completely customized using CSS. Add your logo and styles to create your own branded version of docReader.
  • You can now configure the reading options available to your users, including the possibility to download the audio file of the document.
  • ReadSpeaker docReader has a touch-friendly user interface and HTML5 support for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and newer Android devices.
  • Users can easily navigate through the document table of contents if it exists or use thumbnail navigation to go directly to each page.
  • Auto-tagging of untagged PDFs: ReadSpeaker docReader will guess the structure of the document if there is no structure markup (i.e. untagged PDFs) to optimize the display of the document.

Supported Languages

  • Arabic
  • Basque
  • Catalan
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (American)
  • English (Australian)
  • English (British)
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Galician
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (American)
  • Swedish
  • Valencian

Try It Out

Click the ReadSpeaker docReader Listen button next to any document link on this site or click the play button below to listen to the following document.