A Free in-browser renderless web-to-speech app for iOS.
Read4Me.io provides powerful web-to-speech technology that allows you to convert a website to a natural human-sounding voice. The interface controls also allow you to increase or decrease the speed of play, pause or resume, skip forward or backward to the next or previous sentence or paragraph.
Whether you are a struggling reader with learning differences, or a scientific researcher, Read4Me.io empowers you to learn at your own pace. Although our app is designed to be used by anyone, we’re hoping to facilitate and learn from those with neurological differences like dyslexia, ADHD, APD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, LPD, NLD, visual perceptual, dyspraxia, executive functioning and memory.
About the founding team :
My name is Tyler Fox and I’m passionate about empowering students with technology for accelerated learning. As the founder of Read4Me.io, and someone who was diagnosed with a learning difference, I want to revolutionize the way people learn about, organize and share web content by reinventing the way people use a web browser.
To help illustrate what problem I’m hoping to solve, I would like to share with you a story from my perspective as a student who was diagnosed with a learning disability.
I was diagnosed with ADHD while attending my third year in college so I turned to technology to look for answers. This is when I discovered some audio recordings of the course lectures that I was able to listen to instead of reviewing my unorganized notes.
That was a day I will never forget. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoyed learning. Not only did I enjoy it, I found that I was able to listen to these lectures at sometimes four times the regular speed. I compare it to being Neo in the Matrix when he enters the training simulation with Morpheus by plugging that thing into his neck and then he magically learns KungFu. I couldn’t get enough. I began to search the internet for audio and video that I could control the rate of play, and finally learned how to learn.
Learning to learn might sound strange to some people but this was a game changer for me. It opened the doors to a successful technical career, professional experience, and relationships that I don’t believe would have been possible for me otherwise.
I believe that I am just one person out of millions across the world who was lucky enough to have access to the technology and resources that empowered me to change my life for the better.
I want to empower anyone in the world with the tools and resources to discover their learning abilities and the joy that comes with lifelong learning.
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