Make your computer read selected text from any application with a single keystroke

Released on = July 7, 2006, 8:51 am

Press Release Author = Rich Speech

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Select text from any program, press hotkey and enjoy clear
natural voice!


Contact: Konstantin Artemev
Phone: +7 8512546183
Address: 69-16/1, 28 Army Street, Astrakhan 414056, Russian Federation

Make your computer read selected text from any application with a single keystroke.

Astrakhan, Russian Federation (September 18, 2005) Rich Speech has released 1st Read
It Aloud!, a text-to-speech utility for the Windows operating system that reads
selected text from any application with a single keystroke.

Our kids frequently ask us to read something aloud. However, the adults often need
somebody to read for them too. That is why 1st Read It Aloud! was created. Since
now, Windows user is able to make his documents, emails, web pages, books and
written thoughts sound with the voice he prefers and with the pitch, speed, and
volume he would like to. 1st Read It Aloud1 doesn\'t need text for reading to be
copied into clipboard so user will save his previous clipboard content. The program
supports numerous voices in more than twenty different languages. It also supports
both old SAPI4 and new SAPI5 speech synthesis technologies. User is encouraged to
let computer talk with him and read him aloud as his parents did in childhood.

1st Read It Aloud! can use several different voices with the different texts or
applications. For example, you may prefer the female voice of Julia to read your
e-mails and the male Sidney's one to read your Word documents. 1st Read It Aloud!
offers the solution of this problem called Voice Slots. Each Voice Slot contains its
own voice with pitch, speed, and volume presets and can be activated with individual
hot key.

Unlike other soft of this kind 1st Read It Aloud! will read selected text from any
Windows application and not only from popular text editors and browsers. 1st Read It
Aloud! has several tools which can correct mispronunciation of words and prevent
some unwanted characters (like slash, brackets. dash, etc.) from being read.

Key features
0 Just select necessary text in any application and enjoy listening
0 Choose one of the tens different voices
0 Use different voices for different hot keys
0 Change voice\'s speed, pitch and volume in one click
0 Correct the pronunciation of any word
0 User-friendly and handy interface

System Requirements:
1st Read It Aloud! will run under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003. The program requires
32MB of RAM, 5MB of disk space and sound card.

Price and Availability:
1st Read It Aloud! costs only $29.95USD and may be purchased securely online at Multi-user options are available on
the order form. A trial version and additional free voices are available from the
Rich Speech web site at

About Rich Speech:
Established in 2004, Rich Speech, based in Astrakhan, Russian Federation, has been
developing and marketing high-quality text-to-speech and voice recognition programs
for Windows operating system.


Direct download link:

Screen shot:

Additional free voices for several languages:

Web Site =

Contact Details = Address: 28 Army Street, 16/1, app. 69, Astrakhan
Russian Federation

Phone Number: N/A

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