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Choosing the Right Partner for Your Digital Publication

The term “responsive magazines” is heard a lot these days. At the most basic, a responsive magazine adapts. For example, no matter what device it is being accessed from, a responsive magazines will adjust the screen size and formatting to match the device. Digital publishers that use PDfs mean to replicate their print edition on an electronic device. This is ...

Tools for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired to Access Electronic Information

It is estimated that there are over 10 million vision impaired people in the United States today. For children pursuing their education, being visually impaired can be a challenge, but now there are many options available for assistance that we never had before. So much of the information that we receive these days is obtained through digital technology, and assistive technology ...

Assistive Technology – An Overview

There are many methods available for a visually impaired person to access digital content (websites, documents, etc.). Some of the most common are screen readers, including text-to-speech (TTS), screen magnifiers and braille displays. The majority of screen reader software will simply read the text on a web page or document in a uniform, static way, from top to bottom and ...

Text to Speech as an Educational Tool

When it first appeared in educational circles as a potential teaching tool, some felt that using text-to-speech educational technology to help struggling readers was sort of cheating. More like a crutch. Fortunately, as teaching methods evolve and technology becomes completely amalgamated in learning and teaching, TTS is becoming more common in today’s classrooms. TTS, which is software that reads text ...

Text To Speech in Special Education

Text-to-speech (TTS) is an assistive technology. Briefly, assistive technology (AT) is considered any device, piece of equipment or system that helps a person with a disability work around his or her challenges so he or she can learn, communicate and function more easily. TTS is software that reads digital text aloud. It is sometimes referred to as “read aloud” technology. With just ...

How Text-To-Speech Improves Commerce

For people who make their living with words, and for businesses who want to really communicate with their customers, Text-to-Speech technology is a fantastic tool. Writers, bloggers, editors and content producers are discovering that Text-to-Speech makes proofreading and editing faster and much more accurate. Hearing copy read aloud makes it easy to identify grammatical and spelling mistakes. All commerce to ...

How Text-to-Speech Software Facilitates Learning

In a nutshell, Text-to-Speech software takes written text and transforms it into speech. This technology offers several benefits to consumers, businesses, publishers, personal users and educational, and social institutions. This next-generation communications technology can expand learning and financial opportunities in many ways. Digital publishers can offer their clients an easy way to access information and leisure. After a long day ...

Text-to-Speech Applications: Benefits and Uses

Text-to-speech systems, also known as TTS, were first developed to aid the visually impaired by offering a computer-generated spoken voice that would "read" text to the user. TTS software in general is considered an assistive technology tool that can be used in many ways. Another early application of this technology was to help people who have trouble reading. The amendment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education ...

Content Curation is Here to Stay. Publishers Must Embrace It

Content curation is basically the process of gathering information relevant to a particular topic or area of interest. Services, including curating apps or people that implement content curation are called curators. Curation services can be used by businesses as well as end users. Content curation is often confused with, but is very different from content marketing. Content marketing often includes ...