It’s amazing how much text content gets created every day on the web. Think about all the blog posts, news articles and updates which generate billions of new text each day. Dynamic content brings about enormous volumes of text each second. Now combine that with how much of this text content gets increasingly accessed from mobile devices. According to Comscore’s report, half of the total U.S. mobile population uses mobile media. The mobile media user population (those who browse the mobile web, access applications, or download content) grew 19 percent in the past year to more than 116 million people at the end of August 2011. The problems with reading text from mobile devices for users are that:
- They can’t engage in other activities or tasks while reading
- They might have reading disabilities that keep them from accessing the written content
- The level of comfort offered by smaller screens is not always adequate
Having an online text to speech feature solves those problems and enables content owners to distribute their text on the fly into audio. The speech-enabling of the content that is displayed on mobile devices also increases the value of the text since it has both a written and audio output. Contact us if you want to find out more about how you can unmute your online text content.