The news portal "Porto." now provides the talking version of its online text, with the added ReadSpeaker functionality. This Text-to-Speech technology not only allows people that suffer from reading disabilities, dyslexia, and visual impairment to access the news website but also assists non-native Portuguese users and people who choose not to read from screens or who don't have the chance to read.
This added functionality is available by clicking the "listening" button on top of the news title, on the left side.
The Inclusion Office, under the Social Cohesion Directorate of Porto City Hall took the initiative to establish a more user-friendly interface.
The ReadSpeaker functionality is already accessible on the Institutional Site of Porto City Hall (www.cm-porto.pt), on the web portal and shortly it will be accessible on the Porto. app (for use on iOS and Android platforms).