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AM570 LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader

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Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs!

As digital content becomes more prevalent, accessibility becomes more important.  One example of such accessibility is the LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech device.  The LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader makes it easy for people with visual impairments, reading disabilities, and other disabilities to access and manipulate text-based content.  

With this innovative technology, everyone can stay informed and connected while they learn, entertain, and communicate.  LyriQ is a text-to-speech (TTS) reader that converts written text into spoken words, allowing users to listen to written content.  

With the LyriQ, you can read a book, an envelope, the letter that came in it, a prescription label, and anything else!  All actions with the LyriQ can be controlled with either hand gestures, buttons on the base, or an optional keypad (sold separately), making it “extremely easy” to control.  To listen to a document, place that document on the device’s base surface.  The LyriQ will automatically scan it and start reading the contents aloud.

Overview of LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader:

  • Control reading speed
  • Forward and backward navigation by sentence
  • Variety of different languages and different voices
  • Built-in speakers, audio output jack, or Bluetooth connection to headphones
  • Folds flat when not in use
  • Save multi-page documents (such as a book) onto a USB flash drive
  • Weighs 3 pounds

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That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m —— filling in for Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.

One comment:

  1. What are the main features of the LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader and how does it facilitate accessibility for individuals with visual impairments or reading disabilities?

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