Taylor & Francis rolls out Readspeaker

Text to audio option offers improved accessibility.

Taylor & Francis Online has introduced Readspeaker, a new ‘text to audio’ option for all its journal content.

Users can select a journal article and listen to it by highlighting or hovering over specific sections, or by pressing play to listen to the entire article from start to finish.

Readspeaker also allows users to download an MP3 recording of the journal article to listen to on the go or choose from fifteen different languages to hear it in – without the need to download any extra programs.

The development was implemented to leverage the latest technology to provide multiple ways to access academic research, as well as to make content available to a larger audience, including those with literacy difficulties, partially sighted users, learning disabilities, or new language learners.

This new feature is accessible to all Taylor & Francis Online registrants, so any users who prefer to learn by listening to audio rather than reading, or those who are simply busy and want to learn while on-the-go will be able to.

Source: Taylor & Francis.