Illiteracy affects around 750 million adults worldwide. Additionally, an estimated 15-20% of the world’s population has a language-based learning disability like dyslexia. Enabling audio through text-to-speech tools on your website and mobile applications is one way to guarantee that your content reaches all audiences who struggle with low reading skills. We offer natural-sounding voices to support accessibility in over 50 languages, which means you will also be improving accessibility for non-native language speakers who will benefit from an audio alternative. ReadSpeaker’s solutions also address digital literacy. Many older people do not find online navigation intuitive; adding a text-to-speech component to your platforms can help bridge the gap between users of all ages and digital experience levels.
ReadSpeaker supports an inclusive learning environment. Students across all ability levels need to be able to access materials in a way that best matches their learning style because the reality is that we all learn differently. Studies show that adding text-to-speech technology to educational content helps to improve comprehension, language skills, and autonomy of struggling or reluctant readers.
ReadSpeaker solutions are cost-effective, easy-to-use, and a highly-functional way to offer an alternative means of accessing website content. Our solutions turn text-based content into audio to enable more users to access and understand information. With a simple click of the mouse, users can listen to text-based content aloud, avoiding the need to struggle through the difficult, or sometimes impossible, task of reading. Personalization features like text highlighting, text enlargement, and adjusted reading speeds allow users to customize their experience on your website. Our web-reading solutions are also fully keyboard accessible and work well across screen reader devices and with magnifying tools.
Daisy Digital Talking Books
ReadSpeaker supports DAISY Digital Talking Books for the visually impaired, including audiobooks and other forms of digital content that utilize text to speech, offering bookmarking and adjustment of the speech rate on DAISY Readers.
AAC & Communication Devices
ReadSpeaker is also the ideal partner for providers of Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and other communication devices used by those with a speech impairment. The devices facilitate the translation of the user’s selected symbols or typed text into one of ReadSpeaker’s natural-sounding voices, perfectly generating speech for those who can’t produce it naturally.