ReadSpeaker provides a building block for quick and easy integration of speech-enabled learning tools into the Blackboard environment. Students and teachers have easy access to audio for all content within the learning environment.
ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology has been a key tool to improve accessibility of courses at Wayland Baptist University, and is an integral component in aligning our courses with Universal Design for Learning principles.
Student testimonials and assessment results confirm that courses designed using UDL benefit all students, not just those with accessibility challenges. Giving students multiple ways of consuming content has proven very effective. ReadSpeaker TTS tools allow students to listen to content, or choose bi-modal learning where they see and hear content simultaneously.
ReadSpeaker TTS is a great cost-effective accessibility tool!
-Patricia M. Ritschel-Trifilo, Ph.D, director of Wayland Baptist University online (Virtual Campus)
The simple and quick implementation along with easy to access support speak for themselves.
– Sandra Stevenson-Revill, University of Derby