KidsHealth.org is the #1 site devoted to children’s health and development in English and Spanish. Each year, over 200 million parents, kids, and teens turn to KidsHealth.org for expert answers, making it the Web’s most-accessed site on children’s health. KidsHealth comes from Nemours, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit pediatric health systems. KidsHealth.org implemented ReadSpeaker® audio functionality for users with reading difficulties and those who prefer to read along with highlighted text. The ReadSpeaker® audio functionality significantly improves the site’s usability.
The ReadSpeaker listen function on KidsHealth.org has more than 1 million activations per month, which represents 3% to 5% of the pageviews.
The ReadSpeaker software is ideal for online visitors with reading handicaps such as dyslexia or anyone who prefers to have information read aloud. Readspeaker® also makes our website more accessible to a larger audience, some of whom may not have any other source for online health information.
Neil Izenberg, MD
, founder and editor-in-chief