Capti Narrator – Receives FCC Chairman’s Award, Adds Instapaper Support, and Now Reads Digital Content in 26 Languages With Over 150 Voices

Having received the FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancing Accessibility last week, today Charmtech Labs LLC released an update for Capti Narrator for iPhone adding over 100 new high-quality synthetic voices speaking in 26 languages. Capti can be used to listen to news, blogs, and documents from the Browser, Dropbox, Google Drive, Clipboard, and now also Instapaper.

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Stony Brook, New York (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

Charmtech Labs LLC today released Capti Narrator v1.6 for iPhone adding over 100 new high-quality synthetic voices speaking in 26 languages. Capti can be used to listen to news, blogs, and documents from the Browser, Dropbox, Google Drive, Clipboard, and now also Instapaper. Despite being the most comprehensive productivity app for listening to digital content, Capti Narrator remains free.

Capti Narrator has been revealed in January 2014 at the Consumer Electronics Show and has been available on the App Store to English-speaking customers around the world. Today’s release makes Capti multilingual and enables customers to listen to their content in 26 languages. To the initial 25 English voices, Capti added 35 free and nearly 100 premium ($1.99-$4.99) synthetic voices speaking in multiple languages and accents. This release makes Capti the most comprehensive productivity tool for listening to digital content worldwide. “Capti is excellent for anyone who wants to listen to content instead of reading it from the screen,” said Dr. Yevgen Borodin, President and CEO of Charmtech Labs LLC. “We are literally developing Capti for ourselves; for instance, the top three places where I use Capti the most are in the gym, in the car, and in the kitchen.”

The ability to read in 26 languages will also help language learners improve their comprehension skills by listening to their own reading materials. Capti automatically detects the language of the added content and narrates it with a voice in the corresponding language, making the listening experience seamless. “I can understand 6 languages, so, needless to say, I could not wait for Capti to become multilingual. Capti has already received a lot of traction internationally, in part, thanks to English learners. But now, Capti will empower anyone to learn a new language simply by listening to foreign texts and study materials,” said Dr. Borodin.

Capti also added Instapaper as a “source”, allowing anyone with a premium Instapaper account to import content to Capti. Those without a premium account can add Instapaper content via Capti Browser from instapaper.com. “Read-later lists quickly turn into bins filled with content that you didn’t have time to read when you added it to the list and, likely, won’t have time to read later,” said Glenn Dausch, Usability Expert at Charmtech Labs LLC, “With Capti, I can listen to the backlog of my Instapaper content during the commute.”

In addition, Capti Narrator is also a valuable tool for people with vision impairments, dyslexia, and other print disabilities. In recognition of its commitment to universal accessibility, Charmtech Labs LLC was distinguished with the FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancing Accessibility in the category of Mobile Web Browsers. “I’m glad that these awards can help spark the development of new and creative technologies that furthers the important goal of making communications accessible for all Americans,” said Chairman Wheeler. The award was presented at the M-Enabling Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. “We are truly honored to receive such a prominent award from the FCC,” said Dr. Borodin, “This award only strengthens our commitment to making information universally accessible to all.” Two months prior, Capti also received the Delegates’ Award in the Web Accessibility Challenge at the International 2014 Web for All Conference in Seoul, Korea.


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