With the launch of its new audio service, ReadSpeaker, Global News is bringing content to a wider audience while providing people with a more customized experience.
Global News online visitors will not only be able to read up on and watch the latest news — but can now listen to any print story with the click of a button.
The new tool allows users to simply click the “Listen” icon, and, well, listen. Nothing needs to be downloaded or installed to your computer or device.
Simply click on the “Listen” icon. Global News
Simply click on the “Listen” icon.
When activated, ReadSpeaker Enterprise Highlighting opens the player and starts reading the content from the page. The text is also magnified and highlighted while it is being read, reinforcing a better understanding of the text. The service can be paused or stopped at any time.
Global News is the first news organization in Canada to offer the text-to-speech technology tool.
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ReadSpeaker will help provide a vital news service to those with poor vision, a reading disability, and those who may be learning English.
It can also be a convenient way for people to multitask while getting their news fix. It’s a simple, efficient way for people on the go to catch up on the day’s biggest stories, totally hands-free.
The service works on all devices, on all browsers, across all operating systems.
WATCH BELOW: Accessibility and inclusion specialist Frederic Fovet tries out the new text-to-speech function on the Global News website
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