The Speech Central is a text to speech app for individuals with communication, cognitive, developmental, or learning or speech disabilities. Users can interact with web sites and RSS feeds and pick articles to be read aloud by using headphone or Bluetooth hands-free buttons. Functions of those audio buttons can be customized which results in high productivity and accessibility. The app is accessible with VoiceOver, and can be used as an assistive technology and helper for people with visual impairments and disabilities like dyslexia (dyslexia friendly font is included in the app). Bookshare, an accessible online library is integrated into the app.
The app is not just a voice reader of the internet content. Users can import various text file formats to be read aloud. Supported document types are: Microsoft Word (.docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx), OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt, .odp), .html, .txt, supported ebook formats are .epub, DAISY and .fb2 and emails in .eml format. All those formats will work only if a document has no DRM.
Latest iOS features including 3D Touch, Spotlight Search, Dynamic Type and Apple Watch are fully supported. The app can be used with any of 27 languages that have text-to-speech support on iOS, and all major languages are supported for the full automatic recognition.