Children with reading difficulties (including dyslexia) face several obstacles in learning to fluently read written material. Technologies, such as text-to-speech (TTS) synthesisers, are valuable tools for supporting reading activities. But manually adjusting the speed of the speech synthesis to match the desired reading speed of the child might be difficult and time consuming. Gary is an application that combines speech synthesis with eye tracking, allowing readers to more easily adapt the speed rate of the synthesised voice to their pace of reading.
Schiavo, G., Osler, S., Mana, N., & Mich, O. (2015.) Gary: combining speech synthesis and eye tracking to support struggling readers. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 417-421. (link)