Now available free of charge to UK schools, more than 100 Schools have already applied for ROKTalk

ROKTalk - it speaks for itself ROKTalk has been designed to help anyone who finds that using the Internet is a difficult experience. Because the Web is primarily a visual and text-based medium, it poses problems for a large number of users. ROKTalk includes assistive features that have been created specifically to help



Leading text-to-speech service for websites to be given free of charge to 5,000 schools across the country in a 600,000 website accessibility and usability initiative.
 
As you may have read last week, ROKTalk, the text-to-speech service for websites designed to ‘make websites talk’ through converting written text on websites into real-time, real voice, audible speech, announced it is to gift the service to up to 5,000 primary and secondary schools across the UK this year through it’s not-for-profit organization, The ROK Foundation.
 
Under the terms of the plan, the first 5,000 schools to apply for the free service before 31st July will have it installed and operational on their websites in time for the next school year in September.

Schools may apply for the free ROKTalk service to be added to their websites by completing the online application form www.roktalk.com/school-signup.html
 
Approximately 10 million people, or 15% of the population, in the UK suffer from some form of disability which presents them with a challenge, to a greater or lesser extent, to internet access – resulting in a barrier to the socio-economic benefits of being ‘web-enabled’. These disabilities include dyslexia and cognitive and learning difficulties through to visual impairments, including blindness.
 
ROKTalk has been specifically developed to take website accessibility and usability to the next level through providing website owners with usability functions to include cap-height adjustment and colour-contrast changers, in addition to text-to-speech, as well as enabling website visitors to download text as audible MP3 files.
 
“The enormous development in website accessibility and usability that ROKTalk delivers is obvious, particularly for those with a learning disability such as dyslexia and those who are visually impaired, but so is the fact that most schools are hard-pressed financially with little or no budget to license new technologies.” Said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROKTalk. “This is why we have taken the decision to give ROKTalk free of charge to as many schools across the country as we can.”
 
ROKTalk, available free of charge to UK schools, is usually priced at between 120 and 2,500 per year depending on the nature of the customer (whether they be Commercial, Governmental or Charitable), the services they license and the number of visitors to their websites.

The full ROKTalk service, currently being licensed to website owners worldwide, includes a multi-language text-to-speech translation service.

Bruce Renny

Marketing Director

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