Text-to-Speech Technology: 6 Ways it can Improve Your Business

  • June 8, 2021
  • Author: Keith Young

Text-to-speech seems like a simple tool, but there are far more benefits to it than most people realize. You can increase the reach of your business, reach out to new people, improve employee training, and make productivity easy with this great service!

Accessibility for people with disabilities

There are a huge number of people who aren’t able to use the services that the rest of us take for granted. 

Technologies like text-to-speech allow us to reach out to those people and give them access to our services. Depending on your business, they might not have many alternatives.

Text-to-speech technology improves accessibility for:

  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with dyslexia and similar conditions
  • People suffering from blindness and others with visual impairments
  • Elderly people 
  • And many more

Improved training modules

Many businesses utilize digital training modules for new employees. These will often come in the form of documents and presentations. Implementing text-to-speech can improve existing training materials significantly. Being able to read and listen at the same time will improve the quality of learning for your trainees, and it takes little time to implement when compared to setting up a proper recording.

Ease of use for non-native English speakers

Text-to-speech can be a lifesaver for people who don’t have a perfect grasp of English yet. The synthetic nature and methodical tempo to the voice may be simpler and easier to understand. With many text-to-speech engines, the speaking speed can be adjusted, making it even more user-friendly!

This can also enable you to reach outside of English-speaking communities, and maybe even to other countries.

Save time and money on recording for brand material

If your business has an automated call-answering system, using text-to-speech makes it easy to create and edit custom recordings. 

Rather than getting your receptionist or someone else to record themselves every time you want to make a change, you can simply type in the text that you want, and you’re all set.

If you’re making advertisements or other promotional material, you can implement it there as well. There’s no limit to what you can do, and you’ll save time, effort, and money by skipping over the recording process entirely.

Passive listening

Text-to-speech gives you the rare opportunity to do two things at once. Say you’re in traffic, and you’ve got to go over some documents once you get to the office. If you’ve got them downloaded on your phone or laptop, you can play them using text-to-speech and listen while you drive instead! This could save huge chunks of time by turning even the commute into low-effort, productive time.

A tool to give your business more versatility

Your business can clearly benefit greatly from the use of text-to-speech. From saving time and effort, to increasing accessibility for non-native speakers and those with disabilities, there’s no reason not to implement this tool. 

If you’re interested and want to learn more, get in touch with us today!

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