Talklets screen reader brings websites to life by instantly converting web page text to high quality lifelike speech and allowing text to be saved to MP3 and moved to iPod. Convert RSS to talk or podcast instantly.
Version: 1.90Talklets text to speech screen reader from Textic brings websites to life and increases accessibility by instantly converting ordinary web page text to high quality lifelike speech and allowing selected text to be saved to MP3 and moved to iPod for later listening.
License: Free To Try $12.00
Operating System: Windows
Install the toolbar, set up a simple account and you are up and running. Create your own instant 'Internet radio station' and convert RSS to talk or podcast instantly.
A selection of voices and languages are optionally available but the standard service is available with either male or female UK voices. Talklets is available for individual use on any website visited or can easily be embedded into web pages to provide instant text reading accessibiliity for all visitors.
On Internet Explorer, Talklets installs as a simple launcher toolbar but it will also operate on Firefox and Safari as a Favelet to initiate the talk service on any web page visited. The Talklets Toolbar once switched on provides simple point and play controls as well as 'play page content' controls.
There are also useful visual controls to allow text highlight colour and text size to be adjusted to assist with reading difficulties such as colour blindness, low vision or dyslexia. The 'Lite' account is free and includes 30 minutes talk time per month.
Subscribing to the service for unlimited talk time costs just 99p per month in six monthly units. This will allow reading and saving of content from any website visited.
Version 1.90: Launcher application installs Textic Talklets as IE toolbar but Talklets is also useable as Favelet in Firefox and Safari. Reading speed and voice quality increased for 2007. Lite accounts have free 30 minutes talktime per month.