New Xerox Audio Documents App, Listen Up!
By: Greg Matsis, Regional Account Manager
Be honest, if there is a movie you are interested in that happens to be based on a book, are you going to read the book first or just watch the movie? I’ll be the first to admit that I would not even give reading the book a thought as I regularly gravitate towards digesting media and information in an audio/visual manner. If you are this type of person, work-life just got a heck of a lot better for you! Introducing the Xerox Audio Documents App. Xerox Workplace Assistants now feature an innovative new app that allows the user to take a text heavy document, transform it into an audio file, and conveniently listen to it instead. It is easy to use, great for on the go and can actually benefit employees with disabilities. Here are three reasons why you should check it out:
Compatibility for Days
There is currently similar technology out there but most utilize restrictive WAV files. With the Xerox Audio Documents App all files are transformed into MP3 files instead which are much more device-friendly. Once a document is scanned at the Xerox ConnectKey-enabled device, a link to the MP3 file is emailed to the user and from there they can add it to their laptop, tablet, smartphone or any other device.
Great for on the Go
If you’re like me and travel a lot for work, the Xerox Audio Documents App will become your best friend. Researching a specific industry and just found a great relevant article at the end of your work day? No problem! Copy and paste it to a text document, scan it through the Xerox Audio Documents App and listen to it on your commute home. Or perhaps you’ve just been hired at a new company and are required to read over a plethora of training materials. Scan that content into audio format and listen to it on your way to work.
Exceptional Alternative for the Visually Impaired and Those With Reading Disabilities
Some office workers may be visually impaired. The Xerox Audio Documents App is just another tool that can be utilized to assist those with this disability. Additionally, people that suffer from reading disabilities like dyslexia, for example, can utilize the app to assist with their needs whether it’s in the office or at learning centres.
With more and more people trending towards podcasts and audio books, why not apply it to your multifunction printer as well? The Xerox Audio Documents App is just one of the many new apps that were recently launched on the AltaLink and VersaLink platforms. So, throw those headphones on and work smarter, not harder!