UPPSALA, Sweden and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - ScootPad, the leading online learning platform for elementary grades and ReadSpeaker®, the leading online text-to-speech service, have teamed up to enable "voice/read-aloud" support for students on ScootPad.
ReadSpeaker's "click & listen" feature enables all K-5 students using ScootPad's platform to instantaneously listen to the math and reading practice questions & answers. Hearing the questions, and having each word (and/or sentence) visually highlighted at the same time, helps students improve word recognition skills and vocabulary, as well as improved reading comprehension, fluency, accuracy, and concentration.
ReadSpeaker makes online educational content more accessible to students with cognitive issues, learning difficulties, and/or vision problems. ReadSpeaker's online text-to-speech solutions also help students who use English as a second language. Additionally, it provides multitasking opportunities for learners and portability of content to other devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
"We're excited to partner with ReadSpeaker to seamlessly enable voice support on ScootPad across any device. The read-aloud feature has been valuable in enhancing vocabulary and comprehension for students in lower grades (K & 1st), English Language Learners (ELL) and those with special education needs." said Bharat Kumar, ScootPad Cofounder & CEO.
"We are thrilled to be part of ScootPad's growing platform. Adding text-to-speech capabilities to ScootPad's math and reading lessons helps all of their K-5 students better understand, perform and succeed. The ReadSpeaker audio and highlighting features that ScootPad now offers, brings a new, useful and fun approach to learning," said Joop Heijenrath, ReadSpeaker Cofounder and responsible for ReadSpeaker's business operations.
About ReadSpeaker (http://www.readspeaker.com)
ReadSpeaker® is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. In 1999, ReadSpeaker pioneered the first-ever speech-enabling application for websites. Today, the company's web-based text-to-speech services are used by thousands of websites/mobile apps and millions of users worldwide every month. ReadSpeaker speech-enables online content on the fly in 35+ languages and 100+ voices. The company provides a portfolio of web-based text-to-speech solutions for websites, mobile sites, mobile apps, RSS feeds, online documents and forms, as well as online campaigns. More than 5000 corporate, media, government, and nonprofit customers around the world use ReadSpeaker online text-to-speech solutions.
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a technology company based in Silicon Valley. ScootPad's online learning platform provides the ultimate way to engage students in mastering skills with personalized, self-paced and stimulating learning experience. ScootPad is Free and currently available for all elementary grades K-5 (Math & Reading). ScootPad empowers teachers & parents with invaluable insights and actionable data to track progress and proficiency in real-time. For more information, please visit http://scootpad.com.
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