Audiopoint has announced an agreement with Earthlink, one of the nation’s leading internet service providers, that will give Earthlink’s users the ability to access speech enabled Web information from their telephone. The News and Information Service combines EarthLink’s popular Email By Phone application with Audiopoint’s voice-enabled Web content. News, weather, stock quotes and other customized Web information is now available from any telephone using a simple voice activated menu system. The keypad interface is replaced with voice commands and the content is read to the subscriber from the phone, ideal for users who need to access information on demand, those with limited internet access, and the visually impaired.
Sounds like a good combination of text-to-speech and voice recognition, providing what are mass-market services to a niche market. I’m becoming a fan of ‘speech-to-text’ services – check out my upcoming article soon…..