When I look at a touchscreen device, I often wonder to myself how someone with visual impairment would be able use it effectively. Imagine how dumb I felt when I discovered that upon closer examination the device is far more accessible than I could have ever thought. In fact, text-to-speech functionality has been crucial to expanding the audience of both the iPhone and especially the iPad. Unfortunately this feature is applied unevenly across third party apps, and can exclude the reading of email with anything other than the default Mail app, leaving those attempting to productively use a different client in somewhat of a difficult place.
Thankfully Linguatec Apps have seen this unique need and swiftly moved to fill in the gap with the release of their new tool, Voice Reader Text to Speech. All it takes is a simple copy and paste from your application of choice and Voice Reader will do all of the rest in countless different languages, voices and dialects. There are numerous different ways that an application like this could be useful. How do you think it could make your life easier?