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Advice sought for ReadSpeaker


From: Patrick Dunphy
Date: Jul 19, 2010 9:12AM

I did a search of this discussion forum on "ReadSpeaker" & saw this
discussed 5+ years ago. As we all know, that's an eternity in internet
time. Has anyone dealt with this product recently?

I usually don't take "Accessible" type widgets very seriously - but I've
been looking at this and have to admit to being impressed. Continuing to do
your due diligence in making sure your site is accessible as possible is
still an absolute must. But once that's complete you could compliment your
native accessibilty initiatives by leveraging a product such as
ReadSpeaker. Doing so could help make your content available to a much
wider audience as it's primary benefactors are those that suffer from
cognitive disorders as well as ESL & those with poor reading groups. That
combined with the fact there's no plug-in required have me thinking it's a

Having said all this, I'm still on the outside looking in. Does anyone have
any recent hands on experience with this product? If so can you share your
experiences & opinion on this product?