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15% to 20% of Americans are affected by learning disorders. A national study found that approximately 5% of children in the United States had learning disabilities while another research conducted in 2006, found that 4.6 million school-age children were already diagnosed with learning disorders. Text to speech technology helps people with dyslexia which causes difficulty reading large number of texts or words. It also helps people with other learning disability. If they have trouble reading or understanding texts, Text to Speech software or apps converts them to perceptible words.
Google Text-to-Speech is one of the most used applications for text to speech converting purposes. It is a screen reader app developed by Google Inc. for their Android OS and was initially released on November 6, 2013. It allows a text to be read aloud in different languages. It is commonly used for reading books aloud, reading translations for other languages, and for hearing the right pronunciation of words. The current version of Google Text-to-Speech supports the following languages; Bengal, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.