Text-to-Speech and Assistive Technology for Libraries

Assistive technologies have come a long way from guiding drivers on the road with the use of speech-enabled GPS devices to enabling endless possibilities for the visually impaired in communicating and learning. Libraries in America are acknowledging the need for integrating assistive technologies to accommodate the visually impaired patrons. One example is the New Jersey […]

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Text-to-Speech In The Classroom

Since 1950’s, Text-to-speech (TTS) technology has gone through a dramatic change. Today, TTS is affordable and a great asset in learning and education. Learners and students with vision impairments, like dyslexia, and struggling readers benefit from TTS. The benefits of TTS and its practical applications are made known by famous personalities such as Stephen Hawking, […]

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Books That Read

Children with learning disabilities like dyslexia can benefit from both audiobooks and text-to-speech (TTS). Kids can listen to the text being spoken as they look at the words. Much as they accomplish the same thing, audiobooks and TTS differ in a lot of ways. The Difference Between Audiobooks and Text-to-Speech An audiobook is a voice […]

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Text-to-Speech Technology and International Literacy

September 8, 2016 marked the 50th year of International Literacy Day which was proclaimed in 1966 by the General Conference of UNESCO and the theme for this year is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. This year is a celebration of the global engagement and progress made to eradicate illiteracy over the past five decades. […]

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Virtual Home Visit Training Tool Wins Teaching and Learning Award

On August 26th, the commercialization efforts of staff and students who are developing new technologies, products or services from Curtin research were recognized at the Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards. Anne Furness and her team from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science won the Teaching and Learning Award for their Virtual Home Visit (VHV) Training Tool. […]

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