Telephone Reader Information Delivery System

Recorded voice and text-to-synthesized-speech, all in one unit

Imagine picking up the telephone and dialing up your local newspaper. Use the touch-tone buttons to go right to the section you want, to skip forward and back, and even adjust the speed of the reading. Or maybe you'd like to select from an archive of recently broadcast radio shows. Or listen to the TV Guide to see what's on tonight. That's what Telephone Reader users do, every day. If you'd like to learn more about using the Telephone Reader system, click on the Getting Started link. If your organization might consider operating a local Telephone Reader system, read on....

Telephone Reader is a turnkey voice information system, combining recorded voice readings seamlessly with text-to-speech synthesis. It is based on custom software developed by and for reading services to serve print-disabled persons. Telephone Reader is the easiest way for a radio reading service to provide newspapers by telephone and internet.

Telephone Reader is not just for newspapers. You can use the system to provide rebroadcasts of your most popular programs. Anything you put on the air, and more, can be made available 24 hours a day to your clients:

  • Recorded Newspapers
  • Text-to-speech Newspapers
  • Radio Reading Service Schedules
  • Bus Schedules
  • Theater Information
  • TV Guide Listings
  • Restaurant Menus
  • Organizational Newsletters
  • Book Readings

If you are interested in using the Telephone Reader system to hear your local newspapers, visit our Getting Started page to find cheat sheets for the pushbutton controls, and a listing of Telephone Reader systems in use in North America.

If you are interested in operating a Telephone Reader system in your area, visit the FAQ page and our System Details page.