This is a text recorded in digital version such as MP3 or WAV, according to the customer’s need. Audio files are suitable for blind or visually impaired people, for those who have a learning disability or a motor disorder. The final sequences can be copied on a USB stick or sent electronically.
Benefits of an Audio File
Many documents can be read using a speech synthesizer (computer voice), but after a while, users may find it irritating or monotonous. The intonation, the human voice and even the music allow an immersive experience.
Audio also allows to multitask and saves time for both people with and without disabilities. Another very interesting aspect is that audio takes up less space than a paper book.
Before production, it is important to clarify the guidelines with our clients in order to deliver an estimate that reflects their expectations.
Some questions to consider at the beginning of the process
- Would you like to have a single narrator for bilingual documents (for example, the same voice in the documents in English and French)?
- For which target group is the audiobook intended (blind, visually impaired persons, etc.)?
- In what context will the audio sequence be listened to (with headphones, in a room, etc.)?
- Would you like us to add producer notes throughout the text?
- Is this your first audio production experience? If not, do you have examples of previous projects that we could use as inspiration?