ReadSpeaker Speech-Enables AARP Foundation's W.I.N. Web Site

AARP Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people age 50 and over, has implemented ReadSpeaker's online text-to-speech functionality on its AARP WorkSearch Information Network (W.I.N.) Web site, an online employment guide that covers the entire job search process from start to finish.

Through its workforce programs, AARP Foundation supports adult and older workers as they remain in or reenter the workforce by facilitating their navigation of the public and private workforce system, providing access to training that will allow them to remain competitive in the job market, and providing connections to companies that value their experience.

Web site visitors can now click the Listen button on any page of the W.I.N. Web site and have the text of the page read aloud to them. ReadSpeaker also highlights the text while it is read, reinforcing a better understanding of the content. No downloads are required, which means that people using public computers or mobile devices to access the W.I.N. Web site can also benefit from the audio feature.

"ReadSpeaker makes W.I.N.'s online content more accessible to people who have difficulty reading online information and mobile users," said Emily Allen, vice president of the AARP Foundation, in a statement. "Adding the ReadSpeaker tool to the W.I.N. website reinforces our constant efforts to provide improved means for our users to access our online information."

"We are proud to power the online speech-to-text feature of the W.I.N. Web site. Supporting adult or older workers with a talking version of the site enhances the learning experience and facilitates better access to W.I.N.'s online employment guide. All users can now simply click and listen to access the entire job search process provided by W.I.N., and that is a great comfort tool for an easier access to the online text content," says Joop Heijenrath, co-founder of ReadSpeaker and head of its business operations outside Europe.

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