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Feature Announcement: Read Aloud

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We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking addition to our platform - the Read Aloud feature 

🎤 What is Read Aloud?

The transformative feature Read Aloud, also known as text-to-speech (TTS), is an advanced technology that converts written text from any language into a natural local accent audio snippet ready to be consumed by readers who might prefer audio over text that transcends traditional reading, bringing a harmonious blend of technology and accessibility to the forefront.

This cutting-edge technology opens up a world of possibilities for digital publishers, providing numerous benefits that enhance user engagement, accessibility, and overall content reach.

Feature Applicability

📝 This feature is available for publishers under Growth, Advanced, or Premium Tiers

Get Started

  • Publishers can raise requests or give consent to activate this feature on the website
  • Mention the voice option - Female/Male voice

Once enabled, read-aloud will be automatically available for all your new posts that are published post-feature activation. Also, when any existing posts are re-published/updated, read-aloud will be available for those posts and the audio generated will be based on the voice being set

Features available in Read Aloud for both Mobile & Desktop

  • Male/Female voice one-time setup
  • Play/Pause option for the audio
  • Duration of the total time of the audio
  • Playback speed settings 

 

Desktop | Read Aloud in post

Desktop | Read Aloud

 

Mobile | Read Aloud in post

Mobile | Read Aloud

 

How does this feature help Digital Publishers?

📊 Analytics Insight for Tailored Content

Read Aloud isn't just about consumption; it's about gaining insights. Analytics tools can track user engagement, providing valuable data on which content resonates most with auditory audiences. Publishers can leverage this information to tailor future content strategies.

💡 Empowering Authors and Content Creators

Authors and content creators find a new medium to connect with their audience. Read Aloud empowers them to showcase their work in a different light, offering a unique dimension to storytelling and expression.

🌐 Breaking Down Barriers: Accessibility Redefined

It opens doors for individuals with visual impairments or learning disabilities, ensuring that digital content becomes a realm accessible to everyone. The barrier between the written word and comprehension is dismantled, fostering a more inclusive digital environment.

🌍 Global Engagement: Beyond Language Borders

Read Aloud facilitates just that by offering multilingual support. Content becomes universally accessible, transcending linguistic barriers and welcoming a diverse audience from every corner of the globe.

🎤 Customization Options: Elevating the Experience

Users often can customize the reading experience. This may include selecting different voices, adjusting the speed of the narration, and choosing other preferences that suit their needs.

🎉 Versatility Unleashed: A New Era of User Experience

Users now have the flexibility to seamlessly switch between reading and listening, adapting their consumption based on preference or context. This versatility injects dynamism into the user experience, promising a more engaging and immersive journey through digital content.

Efficiency Redefined: On-the-Go Accessibility

Users can now absorb information while on the move – whether commuting, exercising, or engaging in daily activities. The feature not only saves time but also introduces a seamless and efficient way to consume digital content.

📚 Educational Empowerment: Learning Elevated

Complex subject matter becomes more digestible, and studying takes on a new dimension as users absorb information through the auditory channel. Educational content is not just read; it comes to life.

🔍 Innovation in Accessibility Compliance

Read Aloud is not merely a feature; it's a commitment to accessibility standards. In alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), this technology ensures that digital content is accessible to all, promoting an inclusive online environment.

💰 Monetization Opportunities: Paving the Way for Growth

Creates potential revenue streams by offering the Read Aloud feature as part of premium subscription plans. Attracts users willing to pay for premium audio content.

 

Embark on a journey of innovation and inclusivity with Read Aloud – a feature poised to redefine the way we engage with digital content. As the written word transforms into a symphony of voices, the digital landscape evolves into a space where accessibility, versatility, and monetization converge in harmony. Welcome to the future of reading! 🚀🔊

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