Newly-launched assistive app reads emails aloud to help people with reading difficulties
Australia-based mobile and web app company Appetiser App Development and digital startup Hear Me Talk have launched Hear Mail, an intelligent new app that helps people with reading difficulties by reading emails out loud.
Hear Mail reads text aloud, enabling users to check their inboxes easily and hands-free. The app also allows users to skip from a current email to the next, or delete spam at any point along the way.
Shane Kerr, Founder of Hear Me Talk, came up with the idea for the app. Initially, he wanted a solution for email backlog to help users get onto other business matters quickly and efficiently. Over time, however, he realised the app could help visually impaired people and disabled people to read emails with ease.
Shane commented: “Initially I was frustrated that I didn’t have enough time to read my emails and wanted an easier solution to manage both work and emails. Then the idea morphed into something more powerful: an app that can bring accessibility to the visually impaired and disabled. I’m really excited about how the app can help people who really need it.”
Appetiser Apps ensured Hear Mail incorporated useful assistive features such as text-to-speech technology, voice commands, and touch controls. The email reader works with Google and Microsoft applications, including G Suite and Office 365.
Hear Mail has a one-time registration fee of £5.99 and is available on both iOS and Android devices. For more details, visit the website