FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Surrey, BC – June 28, 2005 – Until now it has been difficult, if not impossible, for those with disabilities that affect reading to access and enjoy the Internet. Browsealoud, an innovative new audio solution developed by TextHelp Systems Inc., is expanding horizons for users with disabilities while increasing reading retention levels for those without challenges. The subscription based application reads website content aloud for visitors. Early adaptors of the new service include Google, MSN, Yahoo, Canada.com, Canada Benefits, the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, and the Independent Living Resource Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
As an authorized Canadian reseller of Browsealoud, Soaring Eagle Communications’ Principal Glenda Watson Hyatt says, “With the increasing need of creating websites that are accessible to people with disabilities, the needs of those individuals who have difficulty reading, for whatever reason, are often overlooked. Browsealoud offers a simple solution by allowing these individuals to simply listen as web content is read aloud to them. It means the web now opens up opportunities to them that didn’t exist before. It is actually quite exciting, quite liberating.” (more…)