Provide summarized content generated automatically

This feature is to reduce text content with automatic summarization algorithms in order to create summaries or keywords that retain the most important points of the original content. Providing condensed content can make it easier for people with visual or cognitive impairments to read documents and webpages, as well as help all people speed up reading, searching, and understanding.

Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)


Summarizing text content can make it easier to read and understand with a screen reader.

Low Vision

Summarizing text content can make it easier to read with low vision.

Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy

People who have difficulty reading or understanding text content may find it easier to read summarized content.

Existing Products

Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.

Free, not necessarily open source

These products are free to use, but may have strict restrictions on viewing and modifying source code.

  • Summly – Yahoo! (acquired from Summly Inc. in 2012)

Commercial, with free trial

Learn more about digital literacy and digital skills.

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Learn more about low vision, its causes, types and impact on everyday life.

The development of a software robot that can view any webpage or computer screen and create a semantic model of all of the information there sufficient to represent it to a user in a functioning and equivalent interface of another form.   The robot can use keyboard or mouse to explore the screen.


by MojoJolo

TextTeaser is an automatic summarization algorithm.