I’m in the midst of reworking the e-Literate web site. I do this every few years to tweak the usability and aesthetics. This time I’m working on a stripped-down, minimalist approach with a strong emphasis on reducing cognitive load. None of the discoverability features I implemented over the years to help folks find older posts seems to make much of a difference compared to site search, Google, and LinkedIn. So I’m removing all of that stuff, focusing on readability and findability.
Coincidentally, I received an outreach from my old friends at ReadSpeaker. Their product was one of the first MindApps we implemented for Cengage MindTap. It was incredibly popular with students.
Text-to-speech is a feature I’ve wanted to have on e-Literate for some time, both to increase accessibility and for convenience. (Sometimes it’s nice to be able to listen to a long article while doing other things.) Now you can.
Try it out by coming to the web version of this post.