McGraw-Hill Education Launches ReadSpeaker Functionality on the Silverchair Platform


November 29, 2018 (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA & FOXBORO, MA): Silverchair announced today that it has partnered with ReadSpeaker to offer market-leading text-to-speech capabilities through the Silverchair Universe, a framework for rapidly integrating complementary products and services with the Silverchair Platform.

ReadSpeaker offers dynamic solutions in online and offline text-to-speech, providing high-quality, lifelike voices. ReadSpeaker serves and supports publishers by providing a range of tools and solutions for online reading and speech production, enhancing the accessibility of published content for all those with differing needs, including reading and comprehension disabilities.

The Silverchair Universe offers ReadSpeaker features as a seamless integration into publisher websites on the Silverchair Platform. The addition of text-to-speech from ReadSpeaker means that users can listen along to highlighted text. Silverchair clients may speech-enable any web content on the platform (including math and science reading) and customize pronunciations.

McGraw-Hill Education, the learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences, is the first client to go live using ReadSpeaker on the Silverchair Platform.

“The addition of ReadSpeaker to the Silverchair Universe reinforces our commitment to content accessibility for all of our users,” said Silverchair Chief Product Officer Jake Zarnegar. “As accessibility awareness continues to be at the forefront in the scholarly publishing world, we’re thrilled to partner with ReadSpeaker to deliver this crucial functionality to Silverchair’s clients.”

ReadSpeaker North American General Manager, Steve Moore, noted, “Publishers are looking for ways to increase the reach and impact of their digital content. Our partnership with Silverchair represents an opportunity to help publishers reach this goal through state-of-the-art and customizable speech enablement.”



About ReadSpeaker
ReadSpeaker is a global leader in text-to-speech (TTS) technology. We offer dynamic solutions in online and offline text to speech, providing high quality, lifelike voices. ReadSpeaker’s unique end-to-end technology platform allows control for real-time adjustments. This makes for​ a better user experience with constantly improving voices. Adopted by thousands of websites and mobile apps, our web and online document reading solutions enable millions of users to listen to content on all kinds of devices. ReadSpeaker speech-enables content in real time in 50+ languages and 200+ voices.

About Silverchair
Silverchair integrates and delivers scholarly and professional content from a single omni-format hosting platform – journals, books, video, custom formats, and more. The Silverchair Platform provides distinctive online sites, unique products, and advanced technologies to STM and humanities publishers, professional societies, and the federal government, propelling their content to greater reach and impact.


For more information, contact:

Stephanie Lovegrove
Marketing Manager

Rebecca Wildenhain
Marketing Director, NA

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