‘YFile’ piloting new text-to-speech accessibility feature

Woman enjoying listening to something with headphones on

YFile has launched a new pilot project which aims to improve accessibility to its content.

YFile stories now offer text-to-speech capability, allowing readers the opportunity to listen to YFile via artificial intelligence-generated voices. Readers can click on the grey bar at the top of each article – including this one – to initiate the audio version of the story. Look for the text “Click to listen to this story.”

As this is a pilot project, with room for growth and improvements, the YFile editorial team welcomes feedback at yfile@yorku.ca.