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Text to Speech Assistive Technology for Assessments

Level the playing field for all students by instantly creating an audio version of exams, tests, quizzes, assignments and other assessments.

Accommodations budget and resource management Improved exam results Confidence and autonomy Customizable features accessible directly within the learning environment

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Make assessments and assignments accessible with ReadSpeaker text-to-speech assistive technology

Our text-to-speech tool is assistive technology that supports learners who benefit from accommodations by offering them the opportunity to listen to exams and assessments, using high quality natural-sounding voices, in order to better understand and succeed in their tests and evaluations.

Exams, Assessments, and Accommodations

Help students understand instructions and exam questions, while freeing up proctors to focus on monitoring and evaluating learning.

Study Tools

Make study tools accessible and effective, improving learning results for all students.

Instantly create an audio version of exams, quizzes, and other assessments.

Compatible with all leading LMSs, browsers and assessment platforms.

Use the Listen button to speech-enable tests, exams and quizzes within your own, secure learning environment, e‑­assessment platforms, even locked browsers and proprietary proctoring systems.

 

Ideal for remote and online testing

Provide the same text-to-speech testing experience across multiple platforms 

Eliminate sourcing, planning, and budgets associated with human readers, IEPs and 504 plans

Meet accessibility and accommodations requirements of ADA, IDEA, and JCQ

Our excellent pronunciation is vital to successful assessments.

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“ReadSpeaker works seamlessly in converting our text content into high quality audio. It fits nicely into the Universal Design for Learning principles and appeals to all students with various needs.”

“Ensuring that our courses are multimedia rich and suitable for all learners is something that is central to our mission. ReadSpeaker was a natural fit. The Listen button gives all of our students an audio option…Within seconds, we enabled it on a course level and within all lessons, so VHS students can have all course web pages and documents read to them with one click of a button. Since implementing the technology, we’ve been encouraged by how popular it’s been.”
– Storie Walsh, Director of Instructional Technology, Virtual High School See how VHS integrated ReadSpeaker

“We are seeing an increasing demand from the market for reading assistance technology. By integrating Readspeaker’s tool into ‘AssessmentQ’, which is our study and assessment platform, we can easily offer our customers and their users this added value. In addition it fits perfectly within our eco-system. It just makes sense for us to leverage text-to-speech experts such as ReadSpeaker, allowing us to focus on our own core competence.”

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Offer ‘Most Accurate TTS Voices’ *

Reduce network traffic during peak assessment periods 

Fine-tune pronunciation with a customizable dictionary

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*As voted by Voice Information Associates.

FAQs about Assistive Technology for Assessments

Assistive technology includes hardware, software and services that are used to support students with disabilities, whether cognitive or physical. They may include tools such as text to speech, speech to text, read aloud functionalities, page masking, special fonts, and word prediction capabilities, among others.

Assistive technology and text to speech is a key element in accommodations. It can be integrated into LMSs and assessment platforms to level the playing field for all students.

Assistive technology tools using speech synthesis allow educational institutions to relieve staff from reading out text to individuals for assessments or assignments. This allows the institution to manage their budgets and resources more efficiently.

Assistive technology supports children in the classroom and at home by providing tools that help with reading, decoding and other cognitive disabilities that affect a student’s ability to consume content rather than understand it. These tools level the playing field for a child with learning disabilities and help him or her stay at peer level in all subjects.

Assistive technology tools that use speech synthesis can be included in a student’s IEP plan, giving them autonomy for studying and allowing struggling readers to be assessed fairly.

ReadSpeaker is embedded in quizzes in all major LMSs. For Respondus LockDown Browser or other locked browsers, the student will see the Listen button or will click the Activation Tab which launches the Listen button. In most LMSs, the student will need to highlight what they want to read and then click Listen.