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ReadSpeaker Launches New Vesion of Enterprising Highlighting Solution

Features include automatic scrolling and text selection.
Posted Nov 9, 2012
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ReadSpeaker has unveiled Enterprise Highlighting 2.5 with new functionalities that allow Web site owners to provide users with a fully customizable and accessible online text-to-speech product.

ReadSpeaker Enterprise Highlighting 2.5 provides end users with new features, such as automatic scrolling; the page scrolls as the text is read and highlighted so that longer pages can be easier to follow. Highlighting options of the words and/or sentences being read now allow the user to choose the colors used. The text selection functionality enables users to only listen to certain parts of the page with the new audio player appearing near the selected text.

New customization options enable customers to better match the style of the ReadSpeaker audio player to the design of their Web site, the company said. The new player has full support for HTML5 audio, which means that more features will be available on more devices and browsers without the need for Flash to be supported on a user's device.

The audio player is completely keyboard accessible and works well with both screen readers and magnifying tools. The service adapts to the audio capabilities of the user's browser and uses the best available playback engine.

"The new version of ReadSpeaker Enterprise Highlighting provides an even more user-friendly, accessible, and customizable experience for both our customers and their users, said Niclas Bergstrom, CEO of ReadSpeaker, in a statement. "This has been a major focus for this release, along with more flexibility, better quality, and an improved graphical design."


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