Credo Adds Text to Speech through Partnership with ReadSpeaker®

BOSTON, OXFORD, England and HUIS TER HEIDE, Netherlands, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced it is integrating technology from ReadSpeaker, the world leader in online text to speech, into its Literati solutions. ReadSpeaker's text-to-speech technology is one of many recent additions to the innovative learning technologies that Literati combines with authoritative scholarly content and customizable services to help libraries do more.

The new text-to-speech technology is now available to the growing number of libraries that subscribe to Literati Public, the SIIA CODiE 2013 winner for Best General Reference Service. Text to speech will soon be added to Literati Academic, a CODiE award finalist for Best Education Reference Solution, as well as to Literati School and Literati Student Athlete, which were both launched earlier this year.

"At Credo, we're focused on making authoritative information accessible to all users. Text to speech removes barriers for auditory learners, learners who are visually impaired and those who are learning English as a second language," said Carol Helton, Credo's Executive Vice President of Marketing and Customer Solutions. "ReadSpeaker pioneered online text to speech in 1999, so we are very excited to leverage their experience, expertise and technologies to make Literati an even stronger solution for libraries and the diverse user base that they serve."

"Literati is unique in that it helps individuals hone information skills that transfer beyond the classroom to the workplace and everyday life," said Joop Heijenrath, ReadSpeaker Cofounder and responsible for ReadSpeaker's business operations. "We are proud to partner with Credo to enhance Literati and support such an important mission."

About ReadSpeaker
ReadSpeaker® is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. In 1999, ReadSpeaker pioneered the first-ever speech-enabling application for websites. Today, the company's web-based text-to-speech services are used by thousands of websites/mobile apps and millions of users worldwide every month. ReadSpeaker speech-enables online content on the fly in 35+ languages and 100+ voices. The company provides a portfolio of web-based text-to-speech solutions for websites, mobile sites, mobile apps, RSS feeds, online documents and forms, and online campaigns. More than 5000 corporate, media, government, and nonprofit customers around the world use ReadSpeaker online text-to-speech solutions. For more information, visit http://www.readspeaker.com or contact Aloisia Gabat at press@readspeaker.com.

About Credo 
A 2013 SIIA CODiE Award winner, Credo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed.

To help people achieve their academic, professional and personal goals, Credo partners with libraries, educators, publishers and technology providers to deliver solutions for developing information skills. Founded in 1999, Credo has offices in Boston and the UK. For additional information about Credo and its Literati solutions please visit http://corp.credoreference.com.

Credo Media Contacts:
Mary Kay Jezzini, 212.352.1404
Lynn Brainard, 714.771.4397
publicity@credoreference.com

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