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Google said Thursday that it’s adding more “human-sounding” voices to its Select-to-speak feature on Chromebooks. Select-to-speak lets Chromebook users hear selected text on their screen spoken aloud. The new voices are aimed at making that spoken text more fluid-sounding and easier to understand. They’re currently available in various accents in 25 languages, with more on the way, Google says.
Reading on a screen can be difficult for people with dyslexia, someone learning a new language or people who struggle to focus on busy text, the search giant noted. To develop the feature, Google worked with people with dyslexia, as well as educators…