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It is often much easier to understand a block of text by listening to it, particularly if you struggle to read. This feature reads aloud with dual highlighting text found in documents or on the web.  You can select your preferred reading voice and set the pitch, speed, and volume to suit your individual needs.  You also have the option of reading word by word, one sentence at a time, one paragraph at a time, or continuously.

Individual words are highlighted in one color as they are spoken while the sentence is highlighted in another color - this dual color highlighting has been proven to raise comprehension levels by 20%.


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demo of text to speech, with selected text highlighted

Last modified July 19 2012 03:49 PM

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