This is quite old news really. Text-to-speech software sounds out words through voice syntheses, all very interesting especially if you would like to sell a computer in the 80s.
If you have a problem with auditory processing (a “symptom” of dyslexia and other neurodiversity types), listen to people talking to me can still lead to some confusing alternative understandings of what has been said. This can lead to argument, confusion, laughter and the dyslexia usual suspect “hurdle”, low self esteem.
It is an agreeable article, however one expects there to something more being said about the failure of text-to-speech software with dyslexic users. Our experience is that it is a great tool for proof reading, but for absorbing and understanding new information have a look at the SuperReading course that we provide and what a change it has made in peoples lives. Including the director of NeuroKnowHow Joseph Aquilina. At the start of the coursehe was amongst the lowest 2% of the UK population for reading speed and comprehension. After completing the 8 to 10 week course, he was amongst those who are better than 61% of the population for reading speed and comprehension, and still improving.
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