We have created an app for listening to email called Speaking Email. We think this would be useful for blind users.
I would be grateful for any feedback on what changes we might need to make so it works better for blind people. It is a paid app so if you would like a free copy you are welcome to email me for a promo code on email@example.com
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The app reads out the contents of your inbox continuously (ie speaks each email in turn). You can swipe to skip or go back and double tap to archive the current email.
It is a not a replacement for an email client but rather an additional way of accessing your existing inbox in a more passive way - requiring fewer manipulations. We've designed it to be usable while driving, and we would like to see if it is useful for blind people, and what changes we might need to make to make it more accessible.
Speaking Email uses native quality text-to-speech with proprietary algorithms for detecting email signatures, disclaimers and other email-specific clutter - making for a smooth and seamless reading experience.
It is compatible with 95% of email services - works with Gmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, IMAP and POP. All connections are secured via SSL/TLS.