AudioEye Communications, a Tucson based company, has teamed up with several students from the University of Arizona’s Department of Management Information Systems to help people with certain disabilities search the web more easily.

They have developed a technology that will convert text on a webpage into audio. They are also developing technology to provide captioning for video files. This technology helps users navigate a web site via sound, and was specifically developed for individuals with visions loss, dyslexia, or motor function loss.

AudioEye Communications: Turning Web Text to Audio

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​It is hoped that this technology will soon be adopted by all University of Arizona colleges, as well as higher-learning institutions nationwide.

It is encouraging to see such steps being taken by colleges and universities to make them more accessible to students with learning disabilities.

​To read more about this project, visit the Daily Wildcat.