Like many of its competitors, Panasonic ensures it delivers accessible devices by adding features like text to speech. Here's how it works.
Text to speech Panasonic
The Panasonic Holdings Corporation is one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of consumer electronics. The company is responsible for creating everything from mobile phones to headphones to TVs to the popular Panasonic Toughbook field laptop used in grueling outdoor work conditions.
Like many of its competitors, Panasonic ensures it delivers accessible devices by adding features like text to speech.
What is text to speech?
Text to speech, or TTS, is a technology that can process characters, words, and entire paragraphs of digital text and convert it into speech using speech synthesis software and AI or computer-generated algorithms.
Here are some of its benefits:
It helps people with reading disabilities.
It can read aloud text for people with visual impairment.
It helps people read and absorb information faster.
It can work on any mobile and desktop device.
How to activate audio description TTS on a Panasonic TV
Many TVs today, like the Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TVs, Sony Smart TVs, and others, feature multiple accessibility features. However, a must-have on almost all devices is a text to speech app.
Panasonic solutions don’t offer anything less.
Panasonic TVs come with a built-in feature designed to make TVs accessible to visually impaired users. It adopts similar TTS technology as mobile devices and desktop computers and describes on-screen visual elements.
Here’s how to activate the feature:
Press the “Menu” button on the Panasonic TV remote.
·Navigate to the “Sound” or “Sound Mode” tab.
Go to the “Broadcast Option” menu.
Select “Audio Language.”
Select “English AD.”
These steps will enable the voice guidance service and help make navigation and watching content easier.
How to activate Microsoft Narrator on Panasonic Toughbook laptops
Panasonic TVs aren’t the only Panasonic devices that have TTS support. For example, Panasonic Toughbook laptops work with Windows 10 and 11 operating systems.
Microsoft offers both OS with the built-in Narrator. Narrator is a Windows service similar to a TTS app that can read on-screen text aloud for visually impaired users and people with reading disabilities.
Here’s how to turn on Windows Narrator:
Go to the Start menu and click the “Settings” button.
Navigate to the “Accessibility” menu.
Click the “Narrator” option.
Enable the “Narrator” app.
Click “OK” to begin configuring Narrator to your liking.
Select the volume, narration speed, and voice you want from the Narrator “Settings” menu.
You can also click the “Complete guide to Narrator” option if you want an in-depth tutorial on how to use the service for various tasks.
Alternatives to Narrator
Narrator is helpful, but like its mobile built-in TTS reader counterparts, it’s not the best solution for Panasonic laptops running Windows. Instead, you can use third-party TTS readers for a better experience and added functionality.
Dolphin Screen Reader
The Dolphin Screen Reader software is a TTS app that assists the visually impaired in Windows tasks and applications. It supports many braille keyboard and voice commands and will read aloud in synthetic and natural voices in over 30 languages.
Unlike many other screen readers, the Dolphin Screen Reader enables the full use of Windows Panasonic laptops. It includes a real-time speak-as-you-type function and integrations with popular Windows and browser apps. Essentially, it’s a one-stop shop for making Windows systems accessible to the visually impaired and enabling them to work alongside sighted coworkers.
The NaturalReader TTS app uses natural-sounding voices to read Microsoft Word files, HTML text, PDFs, emails, and other forms of digital text. It’s an easy-to-use screen reader using OCR technology to extract locked text from images.
In addition, it offers a pronunciation editor that you can use to customize the voices.
The free version of NaturalReader has decent functionality and quite a few high-quality voices. However, you can get more out of the app with a premium subscription.
JAWS is short for Job Access With Speech. It’s one of the first screen readers ever developed and still a popular choice for the visually impaired. It enables users to access and use their devices with speech and braille commands and can read information aloud from the screen.
The JAWS voice to text function can help you type, browse the web, run, use applications, etc. Its speech function also has many integrations with typical Windows apps and browsers.
The app differentiates itself through human-like AI-generated speech, superior playback control, and multiplatform support. Moreover, Speechify isn’t limited to a Windows Panasonic Toughbook laptop. A Speechify membership will give you access to the service on all desktop and mobile devices, including Android smartphones, iPhones, iPads, etc.
Naturally, Speechify works online and offline, allowing users to convert digital text into mp3 and WAV audio files.
Try Speechify for free – Start your trial today
You have many options regarding text to speech functionality on a Panasonic laptop. However, few come close to the voice realism and narration accuracy of the Speechify app. You can test Speechify with a free trial and immediately access multilingual support and natural-sounding voices.
Alternatively, you can upgrade to Speechify premium and access human-sounding speech, celebrity voices, more accents, translations, and many other features.
What is the battery life of the Panasonic voice recorder?
The Panasonic RR-US570 and RR-US590 digital voice recorders have a battery life of 45 hours.
What is Panasonic’s slogan?
In the late 2000s, Panasonic changed its slogan from “Panasonic ideas for life” into “A better life, a better world.”
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