ReadSpeaker TextAid has many tools which assist people with Dyslexia, ADHD and medical conditions which cause fatigue and concentration difficulties. It is a text-to-speech web app which reads aloud any text as well as additional tools to support understanding text.
- Improve comprehension
- Increase self-confidence and performance
- Work more quickly.
- Give independence to choose when, where & what to read
- Motivate reluctant readers to read more
TextAid is a web app so all tools can be used in any web browser on any device.
The web extension allows you to read websites including on your phone/tablet.
Web Reader allows anyone visiting your website to have text read aloud with highlighting, translated and change the way it looks so it’s easier to read.(Site licence only)
Award winning, natural sounding voices including Welsh
It’s a web app so you can use it in any browser on any device including phones and Chromebooks.
Use Text Mode to make any document easier to read
Documents are automatically accessible because it OCRs as you open it
Translates very quickly – full documents or selected text
Webpages can even be read to you on a tablet or phone
Use the page mask and reading ruler to help to follow the text
Listen to your typing automatically read aloud to check for errors.
Very easy and quick to look up the meaning of a word and correct spellings.
Dictate and it will type for you so you can quickly save your ideas.
Annotate a document with text, post-its, shapes etc on any device. Great for form filling and making notes on a document.
Capture using border styles as well as colours to summarise a document.
Keeps all of your tabs open for next time and automatically saves
Natural sounding voices read any text
Use in any browser on any device
Use Text Mode so it’s easier to read (background colour, spacing etc)
Easily annotate documents
It OCRs in the background
Sentences and individual words can be highlighted including in a browser
Quickly move from using a phone to laptop (especially for image to text and save to MP3)
Saves documents automatically
Just one click and it translates
Many jobs involve reading and writing to some extent so employees who find it difficult to read or concentrate on text can feel anxious about completing their work on time or sending emails without mistakes. TextAid helps employees work more confidently and efficiently. All these tools reduce anxiety and increase productivity.
Being able to listen and see the words highlighted reinforces meaning. There’s no need to decode individual words. Annotating documents helps understanding of the text.
Increase self-confidence and work more efficiently
Removing the need to read means you work more quickly. Being able to have your work proofread reassures you that what is written is what you intended to write and minimises errors.
Reduce fatigue and stress
When writing you must think about content, structuring sentences, finding the right word, punctuation and spelling which is very tiring if you’re dyslexic or have a condition which causes fatigue. The tools in TextAid assist with this by reading for you, suggesting words, checking spelling and formatting your work to make it easier to read.
Gives independence to choose when, where & what to read
Because TextAid is web based you can access your account on any device. Any text can be read, even on a piece of paper or picture. Annotations can be added to aid understanding and you can listen to the audio without looking at a screen.
Increase motivation to read more
TextAid does the reading and by removing this barrier it motivates and increases confidence.
How do you use TextAid?
TextAid is an online solution. You can access it from any device which is ideal if you hot desk or work on multiple devices including a tablet or phone.
● Listen to any text read aloud with a natural sounding voice and highlighting.
● All documents are saved into your Library so you don’t need to remember to save.
● Save as an audio file so you can listen anywhere, even while commuting which saves time.
● Use the reading ruler and screen mask to help follow the text.
● Add post-it notes, text, shapes and highlighting to help you to understand text.
● Extract key information to summarise long documents.
● Help with spelling and understanding vocabulary with word prediction, spell
checking and word look up.
● Translate text to another language.
● Listen to text in an image, on websites and online emails even when using your phone.