Tired of sitting, tired of reading? With Natural Reader App for Desktop Linux just click a button, jump on your bed, and have the article read aloud to you. You can choose from many available male and female voices.
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Features of Natural Reader:
- Neat Interface with Light and Dark Theme.
- Natural reader saves whatever it reads so user can quickly access it later.
- Natural Reader can read selected text, edit it and search it in Dictionary.
- Natural Reader support over 100+ Voice presets with different voice accents.
What is Text-to-Speech?
Text-to-speech (TTS) is an assistive technology that reads digital text aloud. It’s sometimes called “read aloud” technology.
With a click of a button or the touch of a finger, TTS can take words on a computer or other digital device and convert them into audio. TTS is very helpful for kids who struggle with reading. But it can also help kids with writing and editing, and even focusing.
How Text-to-Speech Can Help Your Child
Print materials in the classroom—like books and handouts—can create obstacles for kids with reading issues. That’s because some kids struggle with decoding and understanding printed words on the page. Using digital text with TTS helps remove these barriers.
And since TTS lets kids both see and hear text when reading, it creates a multi-sensory reading experience. Researchers have found that the combination of seeing and hearing text when reading:
– Improves word recognition
– Increases the ability to pay attention and remember information while reading
– Allows kids to focus on comprehension instead of sounding out words
– Increases kids’ staying power for reading assignments
– Helps kids recognize and fix errors in their own writing
Other Applications of Text-to-Speech
Speech synthesis has long been a vital assistive technology tool and its application in this area is significant and widespread. It allows environmental barriers to be removed for people with a wide range of disabilities. The longest application has been in the use of screen readers for people with visual impairment, but text-to-speech systems are now commonly used by people with dyslexia and other reading difficulties as well as by pre-literate children. They are also frequently employed to aid those with severe speech impairment usually through a dedicated voice output communication aid.
Speech synthesis techniques are also used in entertainment productions such as games and animations.
In recent years, Text to Speech for disability and handicapped communication aids have become widely deployed in Mass Transit. Text to Speech is also finding new applications outside the disability market. For example, speech synthesis, combined with speech recognition, allows for interaction with mobile devices via natural language processing interfaces.
In addition, speech synthesis is a valuable computational aid for the analysis and assessment of speech disorders.