The Advantages of Text-to-Speech
Text-to-Speech software takes written text and transforms it into speech. This technology offers several benefits to consumers, businesses, personal users and educational institutions. Whether you’re a business looking for your next competitive edge or a personal user looking to learn a new language or to find your new voice, Text-to-Speech software can be implemented in a variety of ways to help you achieve your goals.
In this post, we’ll dive into the numerous benefits of using text-to-speech for personal users, businesses and educational institutions. But first, here is a quick overview of some of the key advantages of using text-to-speech software, both for organizations and end users.
Advantages of Text-to-Speech for Personal Use
After a long day at work, it is time to give your eyes a break. Text-to-Speech allows you to relax and listen to the latest news, gossip, and trends without having to read a word. For example, apps like NewsSpeak readily transform recent entertainment, sport, health, business, technology and world news into audio content with a simple click of a button.
For people wanting to learn a new language or take an online course
One of the essential elements of learning a new language is to hear the sounds, words and sentence flow of that language. Text-to-Speech allows you to see how a word is written in a different language and simultaneously hear how that word is pronounced. This can remove the need for an expensive tutor and give you the freedom to learn any time and anywhere. Text-to-Speech software can also be applied to many other online course materials and e-learning.
For people with learning disabilities
Text-to-Speech enables students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, to excel. Using TTS, you can hear a sentence you have written out loud to ensure it says what you intended. This eliminates the stress of having to rely solely on visual cues to ensure your written content is correct.
Text-to-Speech technology is also beneficial for people with difficulties pronouncing words. Our TTS has a range of speeds and volumes, which can be adjusted as you wish. This can be used to allow the user to slowly hear the specific pronunciation of a word so you can learn exactly how to say it.
For people with physical disabilities
Text-to-Speech can also help people with physical disabilities too. A great example is enabling someone who is mute to communicate. TTS can be used on many devices, including smart phones and tablets, allowing TTS to be available at all times of the day. This enables people who are mute to communicate by simply typing in what they want to say and pressing a button.
Text-to-Speech can be utilized to help people with a variety of other physical disorders as well, such as Stephen Hawking who has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and uses TTS to communicate his brilliant ideas.
For people wanting to develop their literacy skills
Text-to-Speech improves reading comprehension and speed. Not only can TTS help with pronunciation, but it can also be used for editing and proof-reading purposes. TTS can help highlight spelling and grammar issues in a written body of text. By hearing your text read aloud, you can hear that a sentence is too long or that a word has been spelt incorrectly. And just to make it as simple as possible, our TTS engine highlights the text that is being read aloud so you know exactly where you made a mistake in order to fix it.
For people wanting to learn through multiple mediums to solidify learning
When we use as many of our 5 senses as possible when learning, we absorb more information and are much more likely to recall that information later. Text-to-Speech allows you to add an audio component to your learning so you can gain knowledge in multiple ways and solidify your learning.
Advantages of Text-to-Speech for Businesses and Educational Institutions
For writers, bloggers, and content producers
Text-to-Speech takes the hassle out of proofreading and editing. NeoSpeech’s TTS enables you to hear your text aloud so you can easily identify grammatical and spelling mistakes. It also highlights the text that is being spoken so you can pinpoint the exact word or sentence that needs changing.
For businesses who want to reach more potential customers
By making your website read-only, anyone with learning or reading-related disabilities may get frustrated and simply decide not to work with you. You could also be alienating people on their mobile phones who do not want to strain their eyes. By adding Text-to-Speech to your application, you can differentiate yourself from the competition by offering consumable content for all your users.
For businesses looking to give consumers more freedom and control
Some consumers may want to read your content; others may prefer to listen to your content, and some consumers will want to do both. Give your customers the freedom to choose how they learn about and interact with your business by adding TTS functionality to your applications.
For educational institutions looking to enhance student learning, recall and comprehension
Some students learn best with audio content, some learn better with written content, but comprehension and understanding are best when students learn in both ways. Text-to-Speech helps improve word recognition skills and increases their pronunciation capabilities. Students who use TTS have improved reading compression, accuracy, and ability to recall information.
Start Using Text-to-Speech Technology
Are you interested in using text-to-speech technology in your everyday life? Or perhaps your organization is interested in integrating TTS into your next product, service or class? We’d love to help! If you have any questions or want to chat about more about Text-to-Speech, feel free to fill out our Sales Inquiry form and our friendly sales team will be happy to help.
Want to learn more about Text-to-Speech? Head on over to our Text-to-Speech 101 blog series to find out everything you need to know about TTS software.
Or, if you’d like to see some more specific applications of Text-to-Speech, check out our Areas of Application page to see the full range of products and services that we can integrate NeoSpeech’s high quality text-to-speech into.