Southern Arkansas University Tech (SAU Tech), a two-year community college in Camden, recently added a new feature to its delivery of online courses. Starting spring 2012, students will be able to use the ReadSpeaker online text-to-speech feature to listen to their syllabus! The feature has also been added to online course work in WritingII, Freshmen Seminar, General Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. Students do not have to download any extra software; they simply click and listen to HEAR the contents of their courses. With so many mobile devices today, the student can listen to their courses while driving or doing other activities. The text is highlighted as it is read to the student. This is great in courses where students are developing their reading skills. ReadSpeaker makes course content more accessible to students with learning disabilities and vision problems and provides multitasking opportunities for learners. SAU Tech’s Blackboard Administrator, Debbie Tucker, stated, “The ReadSpeaker technology is a service that our online students have never had access to and we hope that it will improve online academic performance for all students and especially students with learning disabilities.” “Online text to speech is rapidly becoming an integral part of the elearning environment. ReadSpeaker is proud to provide SAU Tech with a service that creates an audio version of online educational content that students can access from anywhere and with any device, including smartphones and tablets,” said Joop Heijenrath, ReadSpeaker Cofounder and responsible for ReadSpeaker’s business operations outside of Europe.