It’s difficult to overstate just how important our eyesight is to every day activities. While the likes of iOS devices will be incredibly restrictive to those who are blind, apps like Voice Reader Web ensures that the partially sighted have a much needed tool to help them read web sites.

Voice Reader Web is a regular web browser with a very important feature: it can read all text displayed aloud in up to 21 languages with 32 different voices. It means that users can understand what’s on a website without reading it themselves, making it incredibly useful for the partially sighted as well as those who just want to listen in rather than read.

An added benefit comes from Voice Reader Web‘s ability to save sites for offline viewing/listening at a touch of a button. As part of the browser’s text mode, images and advertising can be faded out to ensure the focus is on the text helping those trying to read the information displayed.

As a disability aid, Voice Reader Web looks to be fantastically useful. There are other benefits to for the likes of car drivers or people who just want to relax and listen to a website rather than read huge amounts of text. Audio segments can be saved in a variety of different formats too for later consultation. It’s an all round useful app indeed.

Voice Reader Web is out now priced at $1.99. In-app purchases are available for those wanting to buy different voices. Each is priced at $0.99 per voice.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-19 :: Category: Productivity