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21 September, 2021

New way to hear news

Readers can now listen to The Express news online

By Carl Portella

OVER the past year and a half, The Express has seen a lot of change. From increased distribution to the doubling of staff, The Express is now better than ever.

One of the most recent changes we have made at The Express is our level of accessibility specifically, that of people’s ability to view our website and social media platforms.

Instead of having to physically read every single article, you now have the option to listen to it online via the website.

Just below the featured image of every article is an audio player that will read out the title, author, and content of each piece we publish; you even have the ability to speed up or slow down the pace of the narration by pressing the default ‘1x’ button on the bottom left corner of the player.

You will notice, too, on the bottom left corner of the audio player, the name of the company that helped us put all of this together. 

Ad Auris is a narration tool designed for independent publishers to transform written work into a sophisticated audio experience. 

One of the main goals of Ad Auris is to help publications such as The Express become more accessible.

In doing so, they also increase readership that choose to use the service, as having audio players attached to articles makes it more convenient for readers to access articles at any time of day, without having to give their undivided attention to the page, or a screen. 

It is not just people with disabilities that audio services like the ones Ad Auris provide are helping; the CEO of the company, Logan Underwood, himself, used to commute to school, and found it difficult to read articles in the morning while he was commuting. 

Thanks to Ad Auris, The Express articles are now readily available to listen to when you are studying, for example, and have your eyes on something other than your screen or our paper. 

So have a look at the top of this article underneath the featured photo, press the play button and listen to it for yourself.

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