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Accessibility and Text to Speech

Embracing accessibility with ReadSpeaker solutions

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One of ReadSpeaker’s main aims is to provide clients with tools that effectively improve accessibility.

Our solutions have been developed to give every individual an equal user experience in accordance with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

ReadSpeaker text-to-speech solutions provide improved digital accessibility to populations with learning and speech disabilities, visual impairments, and low literacy challenges across devices and platforms, so your organization’s message is clear and comprehensible to everyone. ReadSpeaker voices can also be fully integrated within our clients’ pre-existing assistive technology solutions, delivering natural-sounding voices to support accessibility.

Here are just a few areas where our expertise is especially in demand.

Literacy Solutions

Illiteracy affects around 750 million adults worldwide. Additionally, an estimated 15-20% of the world’s population has a language-based learning disability like dyslexia. Enabling audio through text-to-speech tools on your website and mobile applications is one way to guarantee that your content reaches all audiences who struggle with low reading skills. We offer natural-sounding voices to support accessibility in over 50 languages, which means you will also be improving accessibility for non-native language speakers who will benefit from an audio alternative. ReadSpeaker’s solutions also address digital literacy. Many older people do not find online navigation intuitive; adding a text-to-speech component to your platforms can help bridge the gap between users of all ages and digital experience levels.

 

Educational Content

ReadSpeaker supports an inclusive learning environment. Students across all ability levels need to be able to access materials in a way that best matches their learning style because the reality is that we all learn differently. Studies show that adding text-to-speech technology to educational content helps to improve comprehension, language skills, and autonomy of struggling or reluctant readers.

 

Audio-Enabled Websites

ReadSpeaker solutions are cost-effective, easy-to-use, and a highly-functional way to offer an alternative means of accessing website content. Our solutions turn text-based content into audio to enable more users to access and understand information. With a simple click of the mouse, users can listen to text-based content aloud, avoiding the need to struggle through the difficult, or sometimes impossible, task of reading. Personalization features like text highlighting, text enlargement, and adjusted reading speeds allow users to customize their experience on your website. Our web-reading solutions are also fully keyboard accessible and work well across screen reader devices and with magnifying tools.

 

Daisy Digital Talking Books

ReadSpeaker supports DAISY Digital Talking Books for the visually impaired, including audiobooks and other forms of digital content that utilize text to speech, offering bookmarking and adjustment of the speech rate on DAISY Readers.

 

AAC & Communication Devices

ReadSpeaker is also the ideal partner for Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and other communication devices providers used by those with a speech impairment. The devices facilitate the translation of the user’s selected symbols or typed text into one of ReadSpeaker’s natural-sounding voices, perfectly generating speech for those who can’t produce it naturally.

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Text To Speech Online

Add speech to your website & apps to make your content available to a larger audience.

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Speech Production

Produce your own audio files with our natural-sounding text to speech voices.

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Embedded, Desktop & Server

Give a voice to robots, public announcement systems, IVRs and more with text to speech.