ReadSpeaker has worked with Gale Cengage to speech-enable different libraries across the MindTap platform and others since 2013. As of June 2015, ChiltonLibrary has become the latest library to make ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech functionality available. ChiltonLibrary supplies ‘do-it-yourself’ solutions for students and automotive enthusiasts. With access to ChiltonLibrary, users can discover solutions for any skill level. The library provides critical data on thousands of domenstic and imported models of automobiles beginning from 1940. With text-to-speech now available in the ChiltonLibrary, content becomes more accessible. According to ChiltonLibrary,

  • Users simply click the new Listen button in the Tool Bar. Pause and Stop abilities are also there. With the Settings button, users can change speed, highlighter color, and font size.
  • ReadSpeaker technology helps individuals who have lower reading levels comprehend details in Chilton content.
  • ESL/ELL users can better comprehend the content by hearing the English pronunciations.
  • Audio content from the Repair section can be downloaded in MP3 format for users to save and access offline.

(Source: Gale Cengage Learning blog)

ReadSpeaker looks forward to hearing feedback from ChiltonLibrary’s users about this new feature!