Text reader: 3 reasons why it can improve your life
Following the evolution of technology, using a text reader has become quite common over the past years.
There are several types of text readers, also known as speech synthesizers available on the market. The numerous benefits that they bring are definitely worth giving them a try.
In this article we’ll explain what a text reader is, and then go over the reasons why using such a software can improve your day-to-day life.
What is a text reader?
Speech synthesizers are softwares powered by an AI technology called text-to-speech (TTS). As you might guess from the name, these tools are built to convert any written text into audio. Text readers take advantage of TTS technology to process any type of files (.PDF, .txt, .html, sometimes even .jpg pictures) and read their text out loud with natural sounding voices.
These softwares provide users with several features to read text aloud, such as different languages and voices, which can also differ in gender, age, tone and accent. For instance, you could choose to get your text read either in American or British English. The most advanced tools also allow users to adjust the reading speed and to change the font size. Moreover, some voice synthesizers also offer the “karaoke effect” option while reading the text: the parts of the text being read are highlighted, following the voice’s speed.
There are different types of text readers on the market. Among the most popular are mobile applications downloadable on the App Store and Play Store. Compared to other web-based softwares, apps are easier to get and very accessible for a daily use. You just need a good internet connection, and you’re set!
3 reasons why you should use a text reader
Below are the three main reasons why we think you could benefit from using a text to speech tool.
Boost your productivity
Text readers can save you a lot of time. You can use them to convert any text to audio: natural sounding voices will read it out loud for you. This way you can listen on the go and get more done at once. Probably the most interesting feature that could help you boost your productivity is setting the reading speed. If you’re in a hurry, you can simply increase the speed and read as fast as you prefer.
Speak and express yourself the way you like
This is actually what most text readers, including Speak4Me, were born for! You can just choose one, input or paste any text in the field, press play and hear it spoken out loud by natural sounding voices. Text to speech apps and softwares allow anyone who has speech difficulties to speak clearly at any time. Often, users can also save the phrases they use more frequently in the favorites for an easy access in case of need.
Needless to say, speech synthesizers prove to be extremely useful especially for those people who have trouble speaking. Be it because of vocal cords surgery, tooth removal, aphasia or any other reason, these tools have got your back!
Improve your comprehension
Research has proven that reading and listening to a text at the same time improves comprehension. Engaging both sight and hearing at once helps to break down reading barriers, especially when the “karaoke effect” feature is available.
Therefore, text to speech apps are widely adopted by educational institutions such as schools, colleges and universities. Students of any age can use text readers at their own pace to improve their reading skills and pronunciation. All this in the comfort of their home.
Moreover, voice synthesizers can provide assistance to anyone who suffers from learning disabilities, like dyslexia or ADHD, and empower them to speak, read and comprehend like anybody else.
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