Niclas Bergstrom photoReadSpeaker’s CEO and Founder, Niclas Bergstrom, will participate in a popular annual seminar at The London Book Fair, a conference from April 12-14, 2016. Niclas will speak about automatic production and embedding of speech in EPUB 3 on Wednesday, April 13th, from 10-11am, coordinated by The PA’s Accessibility Action Group. This seminar, Accessibility: Beyond the Basics How to treat rich and complex content and improve user experience, will look at how publishers can tackle the accessibility challenges for those people who struggle with reading standard print due to sight loss, dyslexia and other reading disabilities. It will also provide insight on how to make online content more accessible so that publishers may reach a larger population.

The London Book Fair

Celebrating its 45 year anniversary in April 2016, The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Staged annually, The London Book Fair sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the show to learn, network and kick off their year of business. The London Book Fair Logo 2016

ReadSpeaker and EPUB3

Earlier, automatic creation of Digital Talking Books (DAISY Generator) using text to speech was a challenge due to lack of electronic sources from publishers. Today more and more content is “born digital” and uses open and powerful standards such as EPUB3. EPUB 3.0.1 is the latest version of the EPUB format, a widely used and flexible format for representing digital publications. EPUB 3 is based on the latest HTML5 standard, which means EPUB publications can now contain video, audio, and interactivity, just like websites in modern browsers. ReadSpeaker offers various solutions for speech-enabling EPUB3 publications, for offline as well as online reading, using high quality text-to-speech products and services. Attend the seminar and learn more from Niclas on how ReadSpeaker enhances EPUB3 files by adding text to speech to create talking books.