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Text to speech developed by ReadSpeaker allows students in kindergarten, elementary or secondary education (K12) to listen to any text, using high quality natural-sounding voices.
Students stay at peer level in all subjects. Text to speech improves student engagement, comprehension, motivation, and self-esteem.
Whether for coursework, personal documents, or assessments, assistive technology tools support a diverse population of learners. Whether for coursework, personal documents or assessments, assistive technology tools support a diverse population of learners and help meet the accessibility and accommodations requirements of the ADA, IDEA and JCQ.
Accommodations resource management
Audio plays an important role in IEP and 504 plans, and teachers have extensive management and reporting tools.
Anywhere, any time, for any content
Students can use our assistive technology on all devices (smartphone, computer, tablet, etc.) to read any type of content.
“Knowing that we could use the ReadSpeaker tool to read aloud text to them, because many of them are developing readers… we felt like that was going to be an important piece in what we could offer… it is a single tool that can meet the needs of a variety of learners… It has become an ingrained part of my school”
“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. It 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
We work with students who have varying levels of English proficiency. When we show teachers and their students the simple text-to-speech and translation functions within ReadSpeaker, we are greeted with smiles, deep appreciation and even applause. ReadSpeaker is essential to the work we do.”
ReadSpeaker has been bringing text to speech to education for over 20 years. Contact us to learn more about how audio can help your students and your organization succeed.
Since those with reading disabilities can listen to the text while following along with the highlighted text, students can assimilate content without dealing with reading challenges. This helps students with reading comprehension and therefore, to stay at grade level in all subjects.
Text to speech technology, or read aloud technology, is a type of assistive technology. It uses speech software to read text out loud to learners. It is often accompanied by text highlighting and various other speech tools and education technology tools.
Assistive technology tools relieve individuals with dyslexia from constant decoding work, allowing them to concentrate on the subject matter and therefore staying at peer level in all subjects.
Quality speech synthesis is pleasant enough to use that it can be used for large quantities of text, to relieve schools and teachers from assisting learners and as a part of IEP plans and accommodations.
There are many different types of edtech tools, one of which is text to speech technology. Text to speech automatically reads content out loud and is an important feature of various different assistive technology tools, accompanying any number of learning tools.
Ideally those requiring assistive technology should make sure that the text to speech element uses high quality voices to ensure optimal use.
ADA, IDEA and JCQ are a set of legislations and organizations that promote equality for all students. They allow for certain arrangements and accommodations to allow those with special education needs or disabilities to access free appropriate education and fair assessments.
An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a plan developed to provide any child with a disability, who is attending an elementary or secondary school, with the appropriate specialized instruction and services. A 504 Plan is developed so these students receive accommodations to ensure academic success and access to the learning environment.
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‘Using Text to Speech for Struggling Readers.’
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