Empower learners and teachers with text to speech accessibility technology for education and learning.
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Help students stay at peer level, and improve literacy, comprehension, motivation, and self-esteem with assistive technology for education. Audio plays a vital role in IEP and 504 plans. Read more.
Attract and retain students by improving accessibility and supporting diverse learners, helping them complete their course. Read more.
Accommodate the needs of test takers and level the playing field for exams, tests, quizzes, and assessments. Read more.
Ensure that all employees have equal opportunity to successfully complete their professional training. Read more.
Courses, textbooks, assessments, STEM content, research, training materials, personal documents, and more, allowing learners to listen while following along with the highlighted text.
Listen to content in 50+ languages and 200+ voices. Text is highlighted to read along as you listen
Personalize reading speed, highlighting preferences, font, font size, colors, and more
Text is displayed at the bottom of the page in large font
Content is shown in plain text format for distraction-free reading
A horizontal bar moves with the lines being read and shade the rest of the screen
Download an audio version of content for offline listening
Easy-to-understand instructions, right in the player
A pop-up menu allows you to listen, translate, or look up selected words, phrases or paragraphs
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Instantly create an audio version of courses, textbooks, assessments, STEM content, research, training materials, personal documents, and more, allowing learners to listen while following along with the highlighted text.
“Oh my! Can I say that I love speakUp! Wow, what a tool. I am very impressed.”
Whether for learners with digital equity issues, no Internet, or in a rural setting, or for reading complex assessments in a lockdown browser, SpeakUp is an easy-to-access application allowing for offline reading of documents on Windows devices.
See how students and teachers are using text to speech:
Multiple reading and translation languagesListen to text in a wide variety of languages.Research toolsLook up words or text on Wikipedia or perform a web search directly in the interface.Personalized settingsPersonalize voice and text settings such as reading speed, text color, line spacing and more.And more …See all the things you can do.
With the readily-available Listen button, usage is better than other audio solutions.
Looking for a specific dialect, voice style or institutional branding? ReadSpeaker’s digital voice design team can develop a unique voice for your needs.
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Accessibility in education focuses on providing equitable and inclusive education learning for all. It is about presenting material in a way that any learner can access it, removing any barriers that may limit the user’s ability to consume content.
Accessibility isn’t just concerned with physical impairments, but also addresses the large population of those with learning disabilities. Whether it be using education technology or designing courses using universal design for learning (UDL) concepts, accessibility is about being inclusive and providing the best education for all students.
Often used in special education and for students and childrens with learning disabilities, accessibility technology services level the playing field for ALL students by using technology to eliminate the mechanics of acquiring knowledge so that the content and the meaning of the content can be focused on and assimilated.
Accessibility technology has many benefits such as giving struggling students autonomy, improving learning results, encouraging reluctant readers, improving self esteem and motivation, levelling the playing field as well as supporting teachers as they educate a diverse population of learners.
Making content accessible for students entails firstly designing courses properly to ensure they are accessible from the outset. This may include tagging, using alt texts, providing simple text formats or closed captioning videos.
Secondly it’s about providing education technology tools that enable those with physical impairments, or learning disabilities to access the content, such as text to speech, screen readers and speech synthesis tools.
Not to be confused with speech to text, speech synthesis for education, or text to speech (TTS), converts text into spoken voice output. Speech synthesis is a key component of assistive technologies that offer a computer-generated spoken voice to ‘read’ text to the student.
Speech synthesis is surprisingly easy to provide to students. There are free assistive technology tools on most devices. However, for it to really help students,it is important to find a high quality paid for service.
Not only as technology in the classroom, these services can be used by individuals or by entire organisations by integrating speech synthesis in the Learning Management System.
*Terms of Service - This demo is for evaluation purposes only; commercial use is strictly forbidden. No static audio files may be produced, downloaded, or distributed. The background music in the voice demo is not included with the purchased product.